Why You’ll Love It
Jackfruit, Onion, Vinegar, Line, Evaporated Cane Juice, Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Garlic, Cumin, Coriander.
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Reviews For Chili Lime Jackfruit Carnitas
Based on 11 Reviews
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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