BBQ Jackfruit

10.6 oz

Retail Price: $5.99

Our Price: $4.69 (Save 22%)

10.6 oz

Why You’ll Love It

Upton’s 100% vegan, barbecue jackfruit “carnitas” will take your salads, sandwiches, wraps, and rice dishes to the next level. Non-GMO and free of gluten and soy, jackfruit has a consistency similar to pulled pork and a robust flavor that’s sure to delight vegans and meat-lovers alike. Plus, these "carnitas" are a timesaver in the kitchen: Just fry with a small amount of oil (optional) and cook for 1-2 minutes or until heated, stirring occasionally.
SKU: 851070006016


Jackfruit, tomato paste, vinegar, molasses, filtered water, onion, evaporated cane juice, sea salt, garlic, black pepper, chili powder, paprika, liquid smoke.

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Serving Size 2.65 oz (75g) Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 45 Calories from Fat 0

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 250mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 4g
Protein 1g

Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 4%
Iron 2%

Reviews For BBQ Jackfruit

Based on 19 Reviews


Been looking to eat less meat and soy products. This is the way to go! Had a bbq salad with this and it was so good! I was nervous to try it based on texture preconceptions, but I thought the texture was great.

- Michelle

Not bad but...

It's not the product's fault, it's my fault. I loved the flavor but the texture was too slimy even after heating it up in the skillet. I guess one has to get used to it. It's the first time I tried jackfruit so I'm not an expert.

- Mary

Enjoyed the texture, but not the flavor

I enjoyed the texture, but wasn't a fan of the overly vinegary BBQ flavor. I am not a wimp when it comes to spice or tanginess but there was waaay too much vinegar in that BBQ. I threw out the excess BBQ sauce and added ketchup and some brown sugar and ate it on a roll with relish.
I'm not a vegan, but I really enjoyed jackfruit and would like to try it again.

- Jeanne Masich

Spicy but Tasty

I liked the overall flavor, but it was so spicy that I had to throw half the package away. Maybe I have wimpy taste buds!

- Carla


Instead of shredded chicken, I use this. My husband can't even tell the difference. Really good in BBQ stew!

- Bethany Pitts

Surprising taste and texture

I served this over wild rice and it was a definite hit.

- Shirley

Nice for a change

Jackfruit is most certainly not for everyone. It is an acquired taste and texture,but the flavor of this one is wonderful.

- Suzanne

The BEST Vegan BBQ Substitute, EVER!!!!

Let me preface this with the fact that I am a former omnivore who now finds the aroma of animal protein repugnant. My husband is still omnivorous, but I eat a plant-based diet. I grew up eating jackfruit (in the Philippines), so I am familiar with its stringy texture. That being said, this product will be my go-to for barbecue when I crave it. I ate mine on a sprouted pizza with vegan mayo and cheese. I would give this 10 stars if I could.

It's tangy and a bit spicy and it is a gorgeous meat substitute. Texturally, it might as well be the meat I grew up eating. Brilliant!

- Veronica

Great soy free choice

My brother is vegetarian and I'm very soy allergic. Family gatherings can be difficult as he doesn't like most soy free "meats." Although I prefer old fashioned meat I ate this in a traditional Memphis BBQ/slaw sandwich and liked it quite well. My brother said it was okay and would eat it again, so Hurray, Jackfruit!

- Wendy Crowley


I have never tasted jack fruit before, and so I purchased this out of curiosity. I heated it up in a pan and was really pleased with the flavor. I mixed it with a box of sprouted Korean BBQ rice that I had also purchased through thrive, and some sauteed broccoli. IT WAS SO YUMMY. The texture reminds me somewhere in the middle of artichoke hearts and pulled pork, and the flavor is tangy and sweet. My husband and two toddlers approved and we had no leftovers. We have been trying to go a little lighter on meat, lately, to try for a more sustainable diet, so this is a fun option for us. It's also quick to heat up, so I could see it being a good fall back for nights where I need a quick dinner option. Overall, I was pleased, and I can't wait to try the chili lime carnitas flavor in some tacos next!

- Jackie

Actually yummy. Fav flavor from these folks.

Very usable and enjoyable.

- Heather Ashcraft

Very good BBQ pork substitute!

This is an awesome choice for vegans/vegetarians/people who don't eat pork. I cooked and shredded this up on the stove and added it to a toasted bun with sauerkraut, lettuce and homemade pickled radishes. It was delish! I'm not even a huge fan of BBQ flavor, but I was very satisfied with this.

- Brittany

Pretty Good

Pretty good! Definitely better than I thought it would be. It's a little on the tart side, but that's fine. It's to be expected using a fruit. I made wraps with this and some cheddar cheese. Definitely satisfying. I did add a little of my own BBQ sauce to it which I think kicked it up a notch. It's definitely something I'll keep on hand in my kitchen for those times I'm craving bbq.

- David

Super tangy

The texture is nice and the cuts are perfect sizes for lots of recipes. However, the sauce itself was incredibly tangy. I needed to balance it out with vegan "dairy" to calm my tastebuds down.

- Amber

Very versatile

I'm in love with this pre-packaged Jackfruit. It's a great addition to any meal you want to add a nice BBQ flavor to! It's easy to prepare, I put it on a skillet and as it gets softer I break it up with a fork and add in other veggies (shredded carrots, bell peppers, onions, etc.) I love adding it into wraps or tacos.

- Alicia


I tried this on a whim. Threw it in a skillet, and shredded it with forks as it cooked. On first taste, it was a little tart, but after adding minced onion, some assorted spices, and a dash of liquid smoke it was perfect. Makes delicious bbq sliders!

- Andi

Great texture

I had purchased this flavor and the other one offered, and while i preferred this one, it has a bit of a tangy taste (which i assume is inherent in the jackfruit) similar to that of an artichoke. My husband really liked it though, and for a meat substitute, it was good. I would purchase again.

- alexandra

tasty and versatile

pretty unique, tastes great, put it in tacos, with rice, on pizza, very versatile and tasty

- Umar


My friend and I have always wanted to try BBQ Jack fruit after seeing it in a Buzz Feed video, so when I saw it on here, I got it. My friend and I both enjoyed it as a sandwich. It was quick and easy and tasted great, kinda like pulled bbq pork but vegan. Definitely going to be buying more of it.

- Anthony

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