What are Wonderful Halos?
Wonderful® Halos® are mandarins; however, while every Halo is a mandarin, not every mandarin can be a Halo. That’s because to earn their halos, every fruit must meet three requirements – easy to peel, seedless, and super sweet. Moreover, Halos are non-GMO (non-genetically modified), and just the right size for kids’ hands. For snacking, kids’ lunch boxes, and families on the go, they’re nature’s perfect treat. Learn more by clicking: Wonderful Halos mandarins.
What is a mandarin?
Mandarins are an easy-peel citrus variety. There are many types and subtypes of mandarins in the world, which grow in a number of places from California to Australia, Spain, Morocco, South Africa, Chile and Peru.
What kind of mandarins are Halos?
Halos include three mandarin varieties: Clementines, W. Murcott Afourers and Tangos.
Where do Halos grow?
From November through May, Halos are grown in California, in the rich, fertile soil of the San Joaquin Valley, where abundant sunshine makes them sweet and delicious. From August to October, Halos from the Southern Hemisphere are available in limited markets.
How do I keep my Halos fresh?
To keep your Halos delicious and juicy, store them in the refrigerator. They’ll stay sweet and ready to eat for up to two weeks.
How are Halos seedless?
The reason most citrus fruits contain seeds is because the flowers on the trees are pollinated by bees. However, we’re able to make Halos seedless by keeping bees away, either by protecting the trees with nets or by situating our groves far from where the bees live (forage). We also use traditional plant breeding techniques to minimize the number of seeds in our mandarins. We regularly test our fruit for seeds, but occasionally a seed or two will slip by.
Are Halos genetically modified?
Halos are non-GMO (non-genetically modified organisms).
Where did the name Wonderful Halos come from?
The name “Halos” was inspired by the Pure Goodness of the product. Nature’s perfect snack, Halos are portable, convenient and healthy. And as wonderful as they are, the “Wonderful” in our name actually refers to the Wonderful family of brands, which includes other healthy products like Wonderful Pistachios and POM Wonderful.
Where and when can I purchase Wonderful Halos?
Wonderful Halos will be available nationwide at grocery, mass and club retailers during Halos season (November–May). From August to October, Halos from the Southern Hemisphere are available in limited markets. Click here to see if Halos are available at a store near you.
Is the water you use to grow Wonderful Halos safe?
California farmers use a wide range of water resources to irrigate their crops. Some of this water is naturally generated from oil production. Rather than allowing this “produced water” to go to waste, it is carefully treated, tested and approved for agricultural use, highly regulated, and well within safe drinking water standards. To demonstrate its quality, fruit and nut testing was conducted and showed absolutely no difference whatsoever regardless of the water source. Wonderful Halos stands 100% behind our promise of “pure goodness.” Our Halos mandarins are nutritious, wholesome, and above all, safe for kids and families everywhere.