Chili Lime Jackfruit Carnitas

10.6 oz package

Retail Price: $5.99

Our Price: $4.69 (Save 22%)

10.6 oz package

Why You’ll Love It

Turn up the flavor of salads, sandwiches, tacos, and rice dishes ten notches or more with Upton’s vegan chili-lime–infused jackfruit “carnitas”. Non-GMO and free of gluten and soy, cooked jackfruit has a consistency similar to that of 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: 851070006009


Jackfruit, Onion, Vinegar, Line, Evaporated Cane Juice, Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Garlic, Cumin, Coriander.

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

Amount Per Serving

Calories 35 Calories from Fat 0

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 290mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 2g
Protein 1g

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

Reviews For Chili Lime Jackfruit Carnitas

Based on 11 Reviews

Was scared

I was worried about the texture, but I honestly couldn't tell I wasn't eating meat. And the flavor was so good, definitely spicy, but even my husband could eat it! I'm obsessed now. We had it in tacos and I had it in a salad, so having it with other ingredients is probably the way to go.

- Michelle

Tasty but....

Nice flavor-tried it plain with rice and in soup. However it is not like any meat I ever had and not a meat replacement.

- Charles


The flavor was good, we had veggies and Korean bbq rice with it, and it turned out way too spicy for me. My husband loved it. Liking the jackfruit though!

- Ilona Byrd

Something different

Very tasty treats that I stir fry with vegetables and eat as is or spread on paleo friendly wraps. Bought them not knowing what I was getting. Will be opening next pack soon!

- Vicki

Deceivingly packaged as meat substitute - it isn't

This was my first experience with jackfruit. I'd heard time and time again that texture-wise, it is the most convincing meat substitute there is. Despite that, I had low-expectations knowing that it's a fruit/vegetable. Even so, I found this product to be completely inedible. It was disappointing not only as a meat substitute but as a fruit/vegetable, let alone comparing it to carnitas - that's just ridiculous. So awful, it will be a long time before I try jackfruit again - if ever.

- Brittney

Great Taste but NOT a Meat Substitute

While my husband and I enjoyed the flavor, which is similar to pickled artichoke hearts, unfortunately, the texture is also similar to artichokes, NOT meat. If you are looking for something that really reminds you of meat, this is not what you are looking for. That being said, we did enjoy the flavor, and will purchase again to have on hand for a quick meal to serve over rice. I would not recommend eating it on its own, but over or mixed with something else, it's great.

- Regan

Not great

I sauteed this with some veggie crumbles to try and bulk it up a bit and served it over cauliflower rice. The jackfruit itself had a bit of a pickled flavor that I wasn't a huge fan of. I wouldn't say that this product served by it self is a meat substitute, it just needs something added to it like maybe some additional veggies or black beans might be good. Overall, I wouldn't purchase this particular flavor again, but will be open to trying the BBQ variety.

- Cara


I really like this product. I haven't tried anything like it before. It goes great with a taco salad. I was able to split this one package into two meals, so it's a decent size.

- Carol

Not the best vegan meat substitute

So this was decent...I will try the other flavor, BBQ before I completely judge the product. I can tell you, though, that it will be very hard for anyone to enjoy this. 4 people in our fam, and not one could eat more than a couple of bites. Very weird texture and awkwardly tart/salty taste.

- Samson

Great on salad

These pack a good amount of heat and are a bit odd texture-wise on their own. However, the carnitas are perfect when eaten as part of something such as salad.

- Kerry

Nice addition to a taco

We tried these both alone and mixed with taco meat. The flavor was a bit overwhelming on their own, but when cooked with hamburger they made a great taco filling. The kids loved it too. Didn't need any additional seasoning. Will buy again to spice up our tacos and salads.

- Gcb465

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