I've always found that watermelon is not a particularly easy flavor to replicate in a candy. that's why i prefer these jelly belly watermelon jelly beans. they do a good job of recreating the taste of watermelon. maybe that's because one of the ingredients that's listed is "watermelon juice." if you want the genuine taste, use the genuine article. and if you can eat these in moderation, i've got good news. each jelly bean is just four calories.