In December, each Spaniard consumes an average of 1 kilo of mandarins. Christmas smells of this citrus fruit, which makes this month the best for the fruit in terms of sales. Other products that also see their consumption double during this period are wine and prawns; however, only in the islands do the sales of POD protected wine exceed those of mandarins.
In any case, these are not the only produces that see their consumption increase when compared to the period between February and October. Not surprisingly, marzipan, nougat and polvorones (a Spanish shortbread) are the flagship products of the month, according to the information supplied by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.