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What the heck is TikTok’s mustard & watermelon craze?

Published: 4/Jun/2021 21:18

by Virginia Glaze

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Forget pineapple on pizza: TikTok has come up with another totally over-the-top food combination that has users scrambling to see if it’s as good (or disgusting) as people say.

In the age-old debate of whether or not mayonnaise goes with french fries or if it’s acceptable to put cheese on apple pie, another contender has entered the ring — and it’s apparently pretty tasty.

TikTok is home to a slew of challenges and trends, and a new one is quickly vying to take the throne of weirdest things we’ve ever seen on the viral video app: Mustard on watermelon.

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It’s not unusual to see watermelon (or any other seasonal summer fruit, for that matter) paired with Tajin or chili sauce, but mustard is an entirely different beast — one that’s got the entire internet in an uproar lately.

@yayayayummy🍉 + 💛 SOOO GOOD!! ##watermelon ##mustard ##hotfoodtake♬ original sound – yayayayummy

Summer is here, and with it come all sorts of signature summertime foods like corn dogs, home-grilled hamburgers, and watermelon… but it seems like TikTok has decided to combine all these elements in a seriously odd way.

The app’s latest obsession is putting French’s yellow mustard on pieces of watermelon, and apparently it’s actually good — but don’t take our word for it. Grammy Award-winning music artist Lizzo was hilariously confused as to why the two actually worked well together after taking notes from TikTok star “yayayayummy’s” viral video promoting the melon/mustard pair.

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@lizzo##stitch with @yayayayummy ummmm I ended up just eating it w tajin 🤭♬ original sound – lizzo

It’s understandable that one would be a tad skeptical of this combo, and YouTuber-slash-news reporter Phillip DeFranco was also unsure if it was worth the hype. However, after trying it out himself, he was “mad” that it was actually good!

 

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So… is it worth the hype? Every person’s taste buds are different, and what someone thinks is a rave-worthy food combo might not be everyone’s cup of tea. But sometimes, adding a little spice or savory sauce to a sweet fruit could add a certain “Je ne sais quoi” that you just can’t live without.