Trader Joe’s Watermelon Spread Makes Any PB&J Taste Like Summertime

One taste and you're going to want Trader Joe's watermelon spread in your life—and pantry.

While Trader Joe’s might be known for its Two-Buck Chuck, irresistible mini chocolate peanut butter cups, cauliflower gnocchi and more, some of the most exciting merchandise are the new items that come and go. You never know what you’ll find when you walk through the doors.

We were pretty sad to see Trader Joe’s Organic Fruit Watermelon Spread go off the shelves last year, but luckily, this summertime favorite is back. Each ten-ounce jar retails for $2.69 and according to the grocery store, it flew off the shelves last year, so you might want to grab one while it’s still available. While you’re there, don’t forget to pick up more of Trader Joe’s new items this month.

What Is Watermelon Spread?

Trader Joe’s watermelon spread consists of 60% organic watermelon purée, which makes it a wholesome, fruity jam. (Learn the difference between jam and jelly.) It also means it’s packed with real, refreshing melon flavor. The spread gets sweetness from organic cane sugar and a little tartness—and pink color—from cherry juice.

How Do You Use Watermelon Spread?

The possibilities are practically endless. You can use this spread anywhere you might use jelly or jam. For example, as a fun twist on your typical PB&J, as an unexpected glaze for cheesecake or simply smeared on top of a nice piece of buttered toastMmm!

Can You Make Watermelon Jelly at Home?

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Absolutely. If you can’t make it to the store, this watermelon jelly recipe is a great way to preserve the taste of summer. All you need is watermelon and a few ingredients you might already have in your pantry. Don’t forget to save the rinds because you can make watermelon pickles, too

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Krista Garcia
Krista has had 20 years of media experience. For eight of them, she's been freelancing for various food and travel brands like Taste of Home, Eater, The Kitchn and Fodor's. As a writer for Taste of Home, Krista’s specialty has been sharing all the latest food news from new types of candy to restaurant updates to viral TikTok cooking hacks. A food blogger since the early 2000s, Krista founded the site Goodies First, although these days she's focused on the digital commerce space. At the same time her blogging days tapered off, Krista moved back to Oregon (where she grew up) after a long stint in New York City.