This Viral TikTok Trend Makes Cucumber Taste Just Like Watermelon

A spoonful of sugar goes a long way!

April 13, 2021


Hands of senior woman cutting cucumber with knife on board in kitchen at home

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You may not be able to dance your way through this video, but your tastebuds will be just as energized after you try out this latest TikTok trend! If I’ve learned anything from TikTok this past year, it’s that it is chock-full of culinary discoveries like this one: cucumbers + sugar = watermelon. Yes, that’s right. TikToker’s everywhere have been going crazy over sliced cucumbers with a sprinkle of sugar on them.

Apparently, this unlikely combination (when eaten together) creates a flavor that’s a lot like watermelon. And, while it’s easy to be completely blown away by this pairing, it makes sense when you think about it. Cucumbers are actually a fruit — and they belong to the same family as watermelon. Aside from their size and the thickness of their outer rind, one of the main differences between the two is the level of sweetness. Cucumbers are mild and refreshing, watermelons are much sweeter. It’s almost like cucumbers are tiny, sugarless watermelons. Think about that!

Don’t believe the hype? Try it yourself next time you’re craving watermelon. You’ll never have to wait for warm weather again. Just sprinkle some sugar on your cucumber and enjoy the sweet flavor of everyone’s favorite summertime fruit!

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