What’s The Deal With Trader Joe’s Watermelon Jerky?

I’m a wannabe vegan, kind of healthy-ish foodie. And I love all of the healthy foods and snacks that are rolling out lately, especially at my local Trader Joe’s. I try my best to keep healthy snacks around because snacking in quarantine is a whole different beast.

Courtesy of Yasmine Singh

On a recent trip to Trader Joe’s, I forgot to get something and made a mad dash through the aisles. I grabbed what I needed but a pink bag caught my eye. I thought, oh this looks new. The bag was labeled Watermelon Jerky. I picked it up then immediately put it back. I paused for a moment thinking, how will jerky made out of watermelon even taste? I was intrigued but thought should I even bother trying it? I decided to try it. It’s vegan. It’s healthy-ish. It’s a snack. And so, I went home with a bag.

When we got home, we did our whole routine of sanitizing everything. When we were all done, I had to try this “watermelon jerky”. I popped the bag open and well…

Courtesy of Yasmine Singh

It wasn’t what I expected. I had “jerky” in mind when I bit into the first piece. I guess I was expecting a fruity piece of jerky. However, it was simply freeze dried watermelon pieces. But it was interesting nonetheless. Although it wasn’t what I was expecting because of the name chosen, it was really good. So what does it taste like?

Courtesy of Yasmine Singh

When I posted a picture on Instagram everyone was curious and at the time I had no idea how to describe it. But after snacking on this for a few days, I’ve finally figured out what it reminds me of…cotton candy. It starts off crunchy with a hint of watermelon but once you start chewing, it kind of tastes like cotton candy and gets a little sticky. The only downside is…well… they still have seeds! Other than that, I love it! Although “jerky” may not be the best way to describe it, it definitely caught my eye because of the name.

Courtesy of Yasmine Singh

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s