In the San Joaquin Valley of California, there's a citrus grove that stretches as far as the eye can see. It’s here that Halos mandarins are grown. Halos are a sweet, delicious snack loved by both kids and grown-ups alike. While every Halo is a mandarin, not every mandarin deserves to be called a Halo. In order to earn their Halos, each one of our mandarins is grown and selected to be seedless, super-sweet and easy to peel.
Moreover, Halos are non-GMO verified. Launched in the fall of 2013, we’re already on our way to becoming the number-one mandarin brand in the country in our first year of operation. And with our brand-new, state-of-the-art citrus packing facility, we’re able to deliver Halos mandarins at their peak of freshness to families from coast to coast.
Sweetened by Mother Nature on the branch, Halos mandarins make a great alternative to candy and sodas.
Unlike many mandarins, Halos mandarins are seedless. So there‘s nothing to get in the way of pure enjoyment.
Halos mandarins have a soft, thin skin, which makes them easy to peel for kids, and easy to enjoy for everyone.
When Halos kids grow up, they deserve to enjoy a healthy planet. That’s why our farmers at Wonderful Citrus are committed to sustainability. They grow all fruit with Good Agricultural Practices (GAP). That includes using environmentally safe pesticide alternatives, saving water with drip irrigation and carefully controlling soil erosion.
To make sure every single fruit meets our high standards, we use only the most advanced systems. We use multiple control points to ensure accurate grading. An on-site laboratory tests the Brix-to-acid ratio (an important measure of fruit sweetness) for consistent flavor and balance. High-speed optical technologies check the sweetness of the fruit before packing. And our full-time quality control experts supervise the process every step of the way, from harvesting all the way to packing.
Wonderful Citrus owns the world’s largest citrus processing plant and, along with it, one of the biggest customer-owned rooftop solar plants in the U.S., generating 2.7MW of power. And when combined with the 1.6MW fuel cell, which produces electricity from natural gas with no combustion, more than 50% of the plant's energy need is derived from “green energy” generation.