Citrusy Pop Rocks found in Mother Nature

May 18, 2014 at 5:00 a.m. ET
Image: Photos Shanley Farms

The citrus caviar of finger limes pop delightfully in your mouth for tart bursts of flavor. Who knew Pop Rocks grew on trees?

 Pop Rocks Found in Mother Nature!

Photo credit: Shanley Farms

In the past year, finger limes have been popping up all over the food world. From bloggers to chefs, food lovers everywhere have been experimenting with the fun and novelty of these citrus fruits.

Finger limes are small, pinkie-finger-shaped fruits that are packed with clusters of little juice-filled pearls. Bite into those pearls, and you're pleasantly shocked with a burst of intensely tart lime juice. The flavor is a bit like a cross between a lemon and a lime and is strong enough that a little goes a long way.

Finger lime season runs from July through January. If you don't see finger limes in your local grocery store or market, then you can order them online directly from Shanley Farms in California.

 Pop Rocks Found in Mother Nature!

Photo credit: Shanley Farms

Grilled oysters with finger limes recipe

Serves 2


  • 8 large oysters
  • 2 finger limes


  1. Heat a grill on medium-high.
  2. Place the oysters directly on the grill rack, and grill for 6 to 8 minutes, until they have popped open slightly.
  3. Use a hot pad to carefully pull the oysters apart, and then use a knife to separate the oysters from their shells.
  4. Top each oyster with finger lime caviar, and serve hot.

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