“Hi, my name is Debi and I am addicted to jerky.” That’s how the story used to go and my attraction and consumption of jerky used to be my dirty little secret. That’s because jerky as we all knew it from our youth was greasy, tough, oily, salt-laden, and generally perceived as a negative thing – and especially so, if you were a girl.
Let’s flash forward to 2014 – if no one else was around, I might buy a package or two of your standard jerky, chug it down with as much water as I could get my hands on because it’s so salty, and I’d love it even though I knew the health value was probably pretty bad. Then I’d go to craft shows or fairs and find people making it at home, and I’d try to act like that was so much better for me, even though at the end of the day they were using the same preservatives that the packages contained. It just cost me
a little a lot more for the very same thing.
And then it hit me – I received a package of goodies when I became an ambassador for a company. Included in the package was a couple of samples from Shurky Jurky. I snickered to myself thinking I didn’t even have to sneak around to get it – this jerky made its way to my house on its own – but then I tasted it.
This jerky is different, and not just in taste but in everything! Their logo says it all:
We are changing the way people think about jerky. think. good. LUXURY. JURKY.TM
The first Pure Protein. Refined for HER. Savored by HIM. Adapted to ALL.TM
Naturally balanced for a REAL lifestyle. Simply your choice.
I wanted to know right away, “what’s in this stuff that makes it taste so great?” so I went to their website and read up a bit. I’ll share what I learned: Their product is all natural and there are no additives or preservatives. They use sustainably sourced FREE-RANGE beef, pork, turkey & bison raised in the Pacific NW. The product is flavored with real fruit using fresh pineapple, and there is no refined sugar added or non-natural flavorings. No soy sauce. Without any added sodium. No chemical preservatives like MSG, nitrites or sulfites.
Ingredients: Pacific NW meat, fresh pineapple, vinegar, anchovy paste, various spices including black pepper, cayenne pepper, guajillo chili pepper, onion, garlic, tamarind, and smoked paprika; and either (i) Bragg Liquid Aminos (Traditional Marinade) or (ii) Coconut Secret Aminos (Whole30 Marinade).
Head over to their website and pick up some for yourself! Shurky Jurky is VERY connected! You can find them on their website, or on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+, tumblr and LinkedIn!