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Sumo Oranges Are Going Viral On TikTok Right Now. Here’s Why.

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Sumo Oranges are trending on TikTok. That may seem a little random and weird, but I totally get it.

It’s not like I’m an orange aficionado or anything, but this particular Sumo Orange is as sweet as a Cutie, but as fat as a Navel Orange.

In the viral TikTok video, posted by elizabethanneventer, a lady in line at Trader Joe’s is singing the praises of the Sumo Orange. She is legit talking to every single person within the sound of her voice.


There is no sound to the video, but the lady, who obviously LOVES Sumo Oranges, can be seen waving her hands around and talking to all the people in line around her.

She is wearing a mask, but it is obvious, from her animated conversation, that she is hella passionate about these oranges.


Obsessed with this woman [in] line at the 72nd Street Trader Joe’s convincing everyone else to buy Sumo oranges too.


This Sumo Orange lady is so passionate about these oranges, that she talks her fellow shoppers into purchasing the sweet orange fruit.

The end of the TikTok video shows baskets full of these Sumo Oranges. Like, does she work for the Sumo Orange farmers? LOL!!


So, what the heck is so great about these Sumo Oranges?

What Is A Sumo Orange?

These oranges — which are a bit larger than a navel orange — have a rough and dimply skin.

They are called Sumo Oranges, because they have a top nub that looks like the top knot of a Sumo Wrestler’s hair.

Oranges can be in season at all different times of the year, but it just so happens that Sumo Oranges are at their peak of deliciousness NOW.

They are “in season” from January through April, and available in grocery stores everywhere as we speak.

I have gotten them at Walmart, but you can get them almost anywhere — including Trader Joe’s, as you can see in the TikTok video.

Some people say that Sumo Oranges have the sweetness of a Cutie or a Mandarin, but they are huge, with thick skin. They more closely resemble a Navel Orange — if a Navel Orange had super thick skin and a nubby hat.

This makes sense, because The Sumo Orange is actually a cross between a Mandarin and a Navel Orange. Lucky for us, these oranges were nurtured and developed in Japan over a 30 year period.

So basically, run out to your nearest grocery store, and stock up on a few Sumo Oranges. They may be a little bit pricey, but at least you can say you tried them!!

You can watch the Sumo Orange TikTok video by elizabethanneventer HERE.

Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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