U.G.L.I. You Ain’t Got No Alibi


Enter the Ugli fruit from Jamaica 🙂

It’s a hybrid fruit made up of combining a grapefruit, orange and tangerine.

Sounds good huh? 

With some tang, bitterness and sweetness, this fruit was a good find on a recent grocery store trip.

I was skeptical to buy it because of it’s name, but it was mixed in the middle of the orange and grapefruit displays, so I thought I might as well give it a try.


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The skin was loose fitting.  It peeled really easily, in 3 big pieces.

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A good source of Vitamin C and fiber!

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Acidly sweet and juicy!

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Plump, full of juice and nearly seedless, the Ugli fruit makes a great snack!




Have you ever tried an UGLI fruit?


What is an exotic fruit that you’ve tried and loved?

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15 Responses to U.G.L.I. You Ain’t Got No Alibi

  1. Does it taste like a clementine!?

  2. I’ve not tried it, but I totally giggle every time I see one (and sing that song , too!)

    You know, I haven’t really tried any exotic fruit. I live near a Korean market, and they have some CRAZY fruits. Some are bigger than a watermelon. I’ve been tempted to try some, just to say I did.

  3. I’ve never tried it but I like that you say it peels easy. I love citrus fruit but usually only eat clementines because I’m a lazy peeler. I don’t think I’ve tried anything exotic unless you count magos as exotic. I’ll only eat them is someone else cuts them up for me also, are you seeing a trend?

  4. Donna says:

    I’m definitely going to have to try this out! With a name like that i would probably just have walked straight past it
    Gorgeous photos 🙂

  5. i’ve seen these in my grocery store but never been brave enough to try. i’ve also noticed in my store they changed the name to the uniq fruit!

  6. BrittFit says:

    I’m not big on exotic fruit but wow this looks delish …it’s making me thirsty too haha

  7. Jenny says:

    I’ve never had that before but it looks good. Orangy maybe? lol

  8. Hahaha, love the title post — very cute. Now that “song” will be in my head all day!

    Hmm, weird fruits…I tried this one weird fruit in Nicaragua that I don’t recall the name of (it had a spiky exterior), but I didn’t love it.

  9. Despite its name, your photos make it look amazing!

  10. Meri says:

    I haven’t yet, but I want to! I think all that was standing in my way was not really knowing what it was and not wanting to waste my money if I didn’t like it. Looks like a pretty standard citrus though!
    Love your sunny citrusy pics!

  11. Nichole says:

    I have not tried the UGLI fruit but thanks to you I will have to try it out!

  12. Mindy@FSL says:

    Jamaica has a ton of vegetation that most people haven’t heard of. When I went there, I tried gennup which was like a giant grape with a pit, I’ve tried calaloo which was a garlicky spinach. I’ve never tried ugli! It sounds great though

  13. Yes, I love Ugli fruit! Just tried one for the first time a few months ago! I love the sweet and tangy taste!

    I also love starfruit! And how cute are they?!

  14. Olivia says:

    I tried the ugli fruit before and mine was SUPER sour!! Maybe I just had a bad one because it looks like all the other commenters loved ’em!

  15. That sounds delicious even if it doesn’t look so great from the outside 🙂 I wonder how the combination of those three fruits resulted in that bumpy, green exterior!

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