Thursday, March 29, 2012

#Review - #Vegan Jerky from Primal Spirit Foods

I tried the Meatless Vegan Jerky Strips from Primal Spirit Foods, while I definitely didn't expect it to taste anything like meat I was amazed with the texture and consistency.

However, I have learned 2 things while on my meatless jerky adventure.
(1) Vegan Jerky does not satisfy my craving for Beef Jerky
(2) I have to be in the mood for Vegan Jerky to find it appetizing.

Please don't let me leave you with the impression that I do not like the vegan jerky. I do like it. I like most people on the meat/non-fence unfortunately have a strong meat memory. The flavors and textures are all interesting and uniquely vegan. The vegetable spices at times we're sweetened a tad too much with the cane sugar for my liking. This was the case with the Texas BBQ, in my opinion. Again that depends on my mood, the amount of sugar (if any) that I put in my tea varies from day to day.  The Texas BBQ was my least favorite out of all the varieties.

I was pleased to see that they had options for Gluten Free diets. Both the Texas BBQ and the Hickory Smoked are made with Soy Protein. Primal Spirit Foods offers Non-GMO's, Vegan/Kosher made with all natural ingredients. They contain no preservatives or artificial flavors. These jerky strips are high in protein and I would love to see them offer a low Glycemic line in the future.

Now back on the sweetness train, the Mesquite Lime was sweet and sour and I enjoyed it much more then I thought I would.  The show stopper for me was the Hot and Spicy Shiitake Mushroom, it was my favorite. The consistency was the closest to meat out of all that were tried. I really would like to see more flavors made from Shiitake mushroom.

Disclaimer: I received samples of this product from Primal Spirit Foods in exchange for my honest review. No additional compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

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