People Are Putting Mustard on Their Watermelon And Apparently It's Not Bad

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Another day, another random food trend taking over the depths of the internet. This time, that trend involves watermelon and mustard, so it's safe to say we've all officially lost our marbles. It all went down on TikTok as people started trying this new snack idea so, of course, I had to too.

Singer and songwriter Lizzo duetted a video from TikTok user @yayayayummy who seems to have started the trend. The original poster pointed out that using French's yellow mustard was the key to the combo.

Photo credit: Alexis Morillo
Photo credit: Alexis Morillo

Lucky for you, I had a huge watermelon on my counter waiting to be cut into and a big bottle of French's yellow mustard in my fridge for the upcoming grilling season. I went ahead and smothered a watermelon slice with the mustard and bit into it.

I hate to tell you this, but...I kind of liked it. It tasted really good in the weirdest of ways. The vinegar from the mustard and the sweet, juicy watermelon counterbalanced each other in a way I wasn't expecting. During the summer, my family makes this vibrant watermelon salad with herbs, red onion, and tons of vinegar, so it reminded me of a quick hack to accomplish that same taste.

My final thoughts are that watermelon and mustard make a surprisingly good duo. I wouldn't necessarily go out of my way to grab a bottle of mustard to pair with my melon all the time, but if they're next to each other on my next barbecue spread...why not?

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