From hot dogs to chicken nuggets, there seems to be vegetarian substitutes for just about any kind of meat out there. One thing that I never thought I would see is meatless jerky - until now. The good people at Primal Strips contacted me to see if I would be interested in trying their vegan jerky. Being unfamiliar with this company and their products I did a bit of research before responding. I was pleased to find that the jerky is all natural, preservative free, and has a very short list of recognizable ingredients. Additionally, I couldn't find a negative word out there about this company or the jerky.
I accepted the invitation to sample the jerky, but with one request. It's not as fun if only I get to try it, so I asked that I be able to offer one of you a shot at winning a package of jerky to try as well. They accepted my request, so I am happy to announce my very first giveaway featuring Primal Strips. More on how to enter after we talk jerky.
Primal Strips Vegan Jerky is available in six different flavors: Teriyaki, Thai Peanut, Hot and Spicy, Mesquite Lime, Texas BBQ, and Hickory Smoked. The first four flavors are wheat protein based (vital wheat gluten), and the last two are soy based and gluten free. On average these strips are 100 calories and have 10 grams of protein each, which makes for a light protein packed snack.
Biting into my first strip I was immediately shocked by how flaky, moist, and tender it was. You will need a napkin, because the sauce will leave you with sticky fingers. The sauce on each variety has great flavor but is never overpowering. Great example, I am not a fan of smoky flavors, so I was not anxious to try the Hickory Smoked flavor. It did turn out to be my least favorite flavor, but the sauce was mild enough that I did not hate it. My absolute favorites are Thai Peanut, Teriyaki, and Texas BBQ.
The timing for me to encounter Primal Strips could not have been more perfect. I have been on the lookout for easy to pack, nutritious snack foods to bring with me on my trip to India (now just a week away!). These strips will be great tucked away in my pack during tiger sightseeing safaris, rafting in the Himalayan Mountains, or perhaps to enjoy with a cup of tea in Darjeeling. That is if they survive the 15 hour flight over!
So, you say you want to try vegan jerky too? Alright, giveaway time! This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only. I will accept entries until 11:59 pm on March 5. I will use a random number generator to determine the winner and announce it on Saturday, March 6.
You may enter up to 3 times by doing the following (leave a separate comment for each entry):
1. Leave a comment, any kind of comment will do
2. Tweet about the giveaway
3. Mention the giveaway on your blog and link back to me