The Weird Thing People Are Sprinkling On Their Watermelon

Watermelon is a summertime staple, and if you’re like me, you live for the point when the sweet fruit is finally in season. But apparently, there’s a way to make watermelon even better!

Trader Joe’s Chile Lime Seasoning Blend hit stores last year, but if you haven’t picked it up yet, don’t feel bad! The blend has really just started making waves recently — but it’s not because it’s being used on your favorite grilled meats. The label describes it as “Just the Right Amount of Salt and Heat,” so it may seem odd that it’s meant to top fruit, but that’s exactly what it’s for! It’s mainly popping up on watermelon, and the pictures look so good.

The seasoning — made of salt, chile powder, and lime juice powder — also brings other fruits to the next level! People have been all over Instagram posting pictures of their apples, mangoes, strawberries, pineapples, cantaloupe, and even avocado (which is a fruit, by the way) covered in the seasoning. The 2.9-ounce glass shaker retails for $1.99.

This is a popular street vendor snack in Mexico by the name fruta con chile y limon — simply meaningfruit with chili and lemon. The combination makes sense if you think about it! The sweetness from the fruit contrasts with the tart lime and chile powder. So … when does watermelon season start again?