Today is National Jerky Day. If you don’t know what that means, we’re probably not friends, either because you don’t eat meat or have issues with syntax. For those of you who can appreciate a day as exciting as today, Happy National Jerky Day!
I have a love/hate relationship with jerky. It’s awesome and full of protein but also generally laden with enough sodium for a week. So, when the good folks over at Krave Jerky offered to send me some of their stock to try out, I was more than willing and happy to do so!
Two days ago I came home to this box full of jerky. I got four flavors of Krave Jerky’s all natural, no added MSG, Somona, California created jerky awesomeness:
Black Cherry Barbeque Pork Jerky
Grilled Sweet Teriyaki Pork Jerky
Lemon Garlic Turkey Jerky
Chili Lime Beef Jerky
Immediately I tore into adorable packaging that told me to “Follow your snot” and “Tame that growling stomach”. While I’m a fan of beef jerky, I had never before had turkey or pork jerky, and especially not in such creative flavors. I was a little apprehensive but for the most part was blown away.
Out of the four flavors, the Chili Lime Beef was my favorite, followed by the Black Cherry Pork for a close second. The Lemon Garlic was a very unique flavor and the turkey was surprisingly tender.
I wasn’t terribly fond of the Pork Teriyaki, but that’s more due to the fact that I’m not a big teriyaki fan in general, rather than a slight against the jerky.
One of my biggest complaints about beef jerky is how tough it can be, as it IS dehydrated meat. I was pleasantly surprised to find Krave Jerky’s beef jerky to be deliciously soft and easy to chew, not to mention that the pieces were quite sizeable.
I should post a picture of me eating the jerky, but there’s nothing cute about watching me gnaw on meat. I will however say that this jerky was game-changing. Gone are the days of buying drugstore sold jerky, chock full of MSG. For a quick and healthy protein fix, Krave Jerky has me hooked!
Note: I received this product for free for my honest review.