Primal Strips Review - Meatless Vegan Jerky

I'm vegetarian which means I don't eat animals. This includes cows, pigs, chicken, duck, fish, frogs, turkey, crickets, what have you. With that in mind, beef jerky is not something I've had in nearly a decade, so when I saw the Primal Spirit Foods* range of meatless vegan jerkys I was thrilled. These jerkys, called Primal Strips, are all natural, vegan, & non-GMO. They have no preservatives, artificial colors, or cholesterol. Primal Spirit Foods was kind enough to send me 12 individual strips in 6 different flavors. Woohoo! Now to test them out...aka eat them! :D



The flavors are Thai Peanut, Hickory Smoked, Mesquite Lime, Hot & Spicy, Teriyaki, & Texas BBQ. From this selection, the jerkys range from soy jerky, seitan jerky, & shiitake mushroom jerky. I didn't eat all these by myself; I got a couple other people to try them too. The verdict was clear: Delicious. Everyone loved these mini protein packed snacks, whether they were vegan, vegetarian, or not.



Texturally, I would choose any of the soy options. It had a nice chewiness to it. Other than that I'm not sure how to describe it. Texas BBQ was my #1 favorite. My boyfriend & I were oooo-ing & aaaah-ing the entire time we were eating it, wiping drool off our faces. I loved the smoky seasoning.

Mesquite Lime had a slight tartness to it. Perfect for those of us who like a little kick. Teriyaki had a salty & somewhat sweet taste -- likely due to the mix of cane juice & soy sauce. Mmm mm good. I would truly say that you can't go wrong with any of these flavors. You can cut them up for salads, stir frys, sandwiches, & whatever else your heart desires. I recommend trying them & figuring out which taste you enjoy the most.



Pictured here is the scrumptious Teriyaki vegan jerky made from seitan. Most of the jerkys were chewy like normal jerky but a little more moist. I liked the power of the flavors as well as the kick from biting into it. Primal Strips make for a wonderful snack to have at work. One of the best parts is they have a ton of protein! These ones ranged from 6g of protein to 10g of protein; the shiitake mushroom one having the lowest protein while the soy meatless vegan jerky had 10g.

From what I can recall, these sell for around $1.85 a piece. There are retailers in the US, UK, & Canada, so check out the Primal Strips retailers if you're interested in these yummy treats. I have bought these before & would buy any of these again. Are you vegan/vegetarian? Would you ever try these? I'd totally love to know! :]

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* Disclaimer: These products were received complimentary from Primal Spirit Foods in exchange for an honest review. All opinions in this review are 100% mine aka Carmen's. :]

48 comments

  1. I have never eaten or taste jerky. Is it good? I know I can find it here in London, but I've never been captivated enough to buy it ahah.

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    1. It's pretty good. I like the vegan ones. Jerky in general is not for everyone. :]

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  2. My friend is a vegan so I'll definitely have to recommend these to her! x

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  3. Great alternives for vegans!

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  4. I am not a vegetarian though I'm not a big meat eater either. I rarely eat it mostly because I don't like the taste. I do love chicken though, which is probably my main reluctance in not going all vegetarian! I've never had beef jerky, the idea repulses me actually lol. I'm Australian so that's probably why I don't get it. I wouldn't mind trying the vegetarian kind though, the idea of a flavoured soy sounds delicious, especially the Peanut Thai one! Mmmm

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    1. Beef jerky is literally dried beef haha. I assume it was originally created in times of dire need so meat wouldn't spoil. Anyway, it's a cool thing for me to try. I normally don't have it. :]

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  5. This looks interesting...don't know if I could get into it. Definitely a lot healthier than traditional jerky
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    1. I had no idea people were so repulsed by jerky. Haha. :]

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  6. Looks sooo interesting - there are so many great food alternatives out there :)
    Edita
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    1. So true. It's nice to not feel left out as a veghead. :]

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  7. I have never liked beef jerky in the first place. But they sound amazing the vegetarian version:)
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  8. oh wow :O I´m a vegetarian as well so I might try to get my hands on some of these! THough they look a bit weird :D And I dont really like meet anyways haha

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    1. They definitely have an interesting look to them, but as a fellow vegetarian, I'd recommend buying a couple to cut up for salads or stir frys! :]

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  9. Really interesting for vegans!!!
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  10. I've never heard of vegan jerky - what a great idea! The BBQ one sounds fab!

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    1. BBQ is too good. I was happily surprised. :]

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  11. These look really interesting, I think I might give the bbq one a try!

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    1. You should, if you're open to experimentation. :]

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  12. These look...ummm....interesting??? as opposed to appetizing (A Canadian being polite)

    I don't eat meat either and I hate the smell of regular jerky. I like the idea of high protein though.

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    1. HAhahaha! Oh Suzanne. It may not be for everyone. Tastes goo though. :]

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  13. This sounds really cool. I'm a vegetarian too and it's hard to find new snacks to get excited about. Thanks for sharing.
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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I'll check it out. :]

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  14. I love those! My favorite vegan place in San Jose is Happy Bamboo, I go every time I'm home!
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    1. I'll have to go there next time I'm in San Jose. I have some subscription buttons on the left: Bloglovin, Google+, etc. :]

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  15. I haven't tried these type of products. Looking tasty though. I have to admit that you're doing so good for not eating animal. I'm not a vegetarian even though I'm a natural love eating fruits and vegetable. i can live without meat but not fruit and veggies otherwise my body is screaming at me:). I would try these. Thx for sharing.

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    1. It's been os long without meat, it's so easy for me. Going without eggs or dairy is much harder. :]

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  16. The range of flavours sounds so gooooood! Jerky is so yum :) I'm so happy u got a great alternative choice that's meatless! xx

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    1. Thanks. It's nice to just eat something different!:]

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  17. This looks very interesting :) I really want to try these :)

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  18. That is pretty neat. Cool stuff!

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  19. nice food ;)
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  20. I wish we that over here too. Sounds great!

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  21. Yummy!! I want to try this!

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  22. I became vegetarian this year, and jerky is something I miss! I am totally going to check this brand out! Thanks for the recommendation!!

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    1. You're so welcome. It's perfect to curb that craving! :]

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  23. I love these! Teriyaki is by far my favourite and they are so cheap. I stumbled across them a few years ago helping out at a vegan festival and since then always have a stash in the cupboard! They are a great source of protein as well.

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    1. Sooo good, right? Such a treat. A simple way to get a bulk of protein. :]

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  24. wow so interesting! I will have to pass this along for sure.
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  25. great post and nice pictures i good to see this i want to buy can i use voucher saving for this ?

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