The mandarin orange, also known as the ‘mandarine’, is a small citrus tree with fruit resembling other oranges. Mandarins are usually eaten plain, or in fruit salads. Smaller and oblate (rather than spherical like common oranges), the taste of a mandarin is considered less sour, as well as sweeter and stronger. A ripe mandarin is firm to slightly soft, heavy for its size, and pebbly-skinned. The peel is very thin, with very little bitter white mesocarp, so they are usually easier to peel and split into segments. Our MONIN Mandarin syrup offers a lovely aroma and taste; offering a balance of both sweet and tart, and gives a medium finish with a slight viscosity.