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March 1, 2010

Primal Strips Giveaway

 
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

Good luck!

39 comments:

  1. Your recipes look tasty, I can't wait to try them and will check back often for more. Yum!

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  2. Also, I sent you a shout-out on Twitter.

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  3. YAYA!! Primal strips are amazing!!!!!!

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  4. Gave you a shout on Social Workout too! http://www.socialworkout.com/2010/03/02/primal-jerky-giveaway

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  5. I'm in the same boat as you, never having tried veggie jerky... but I'd be game to give it a shot!

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  6. The last time I tried a veggie jerky it was super dry. Thanks for sharing this review. (did a RT too)

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  7. Have a great trip Sarah and be sure to take tons of photos!

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  8. I've never tried vegan jerky, but you make it sound so tasty!

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  9. Never tried vegan jerky. Interesting!

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  10. Never tried vegan jerkey. Looks like it might be something good to stuff in a jersey pocket on those long bike rides for a salty snack.

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  11. Mmmmmmmmm....Thai Peanut?!?!? That sounds glorious.

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  12. I have recently adapted a strict vegetarian diet (not quite ready to go vegan), and I must admit, I am very excited about this product!!

    demureprincess7(at)gmail.com

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  13. Yum! I've tried the mesquite lime before, it was tasty!

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  14. I've never tried vegan jerky, I'm game!

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  15. http://foodmadeoffood.blogspot.com/2010/03/oh-my-goodness-giveaways.html

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  16. mmm, vegan jerkyyy...

    so happy to have found your blog! great photos and your kitties are adorable! in the words of arnie, i'll be back!=)

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  17. Just found you blog and love it- I've been veggie since i was 12 (so a long time) and I love reading vegetarian blogs for inspiration and ideas.
    This Jerky sounds great!! I have a major weakness for vegan jerky (salty chewy goodness) and have never tried this brand, so I hope i win :)
    Thanks
    meangreenmom[at]gmail[dot]com

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  18. I was laughing when I read this because we're always looking for ways to sneak healthy items into the kids' backpacks for snacks. Our older son actually got hooked on tofu because he thought he was eating "chicken". He figured it out after about a year, but tofu is still his favorite protein. Just wish it was available in a happy meal. Anyway, I think these may turn out to be equally successful with him. Have a safe trip!

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  19. I'm following you now, Sarah! Thanks for hosting this giveaway! :D

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  20. Oh and I linked your contest back to my blog!

    I am really excited to try this vegan jerky. I hope I win! But if not, I am always happy for the winner!

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  21. I haven't found a veg'n jerky I'm wild about yet, so hopefully this will be a winner!

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  22. I just discovered your blog and I love it! The vegan jerky sounds fascinating with lots of great flavors and I'd love to try it. princesspat22@gmail(dot)com

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  23. These sound delish! Count me in :)

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  24. Tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/calidreamin87/status/9993210096

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  25. I love primal strips, but I wish their packages were easier to open in the car! I take them on road trips and always end up sawing at the plastic w my keys. Mesquite Lime is my favorite.

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  26. Loooove your blog. I've never tried Primal Strips but I've heard they were really good! The flavor options sound amazing :D

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  27. This is my first visit to your blog. What a great find! I am a vegan newbie and am loving finding new exciting recipes to try. Thank you so much for sharing your recipes with the rest of us.

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  28. The mesquite lime ones are AMAZING!!! I could eat a sammich made of 'em.

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