Oh yes I did. Seriously, who could resist that pun?
So these "new" oranges showed up at our local Farm Boy a couple weeks ago and I've been hooked ever since. Where have these oranges been all my life? Cara Cara they are called, and they are not regular oranges. Sure, outside they look just the same, but inside they are a deep red-orange color. But it's really the flavor that sets them apart; they taste like a cross between a ruby red grapefruit and an orange. How did they know I've been looking for just such a thing?
A quick search confirmed my impression--Wikipedia states that they are indeed a hybrid of grapefruit and orange, with a resulting lower acidity than a regular grapefruit. They have been around since the 1980s but I haven't seen them until this year. Of course, I have to admit I never look for anything new in the orange section and I don't think I'm alone in that.
Is it just me or are there others out there who Cara Cara about them as much as me? Okay I'll stop. Enjoy the photos.