Every time I'm in this one little grocery store near me and I see Primal Strips by the register, I get more and more tempted to buy them. What are Primal Strips, you ask? They're "meatless vegan jerky seitan which provides high energy and high protein" according to the website. I'm not a vegetarian (or a vegan, for that matter), but I do love branching out in the meat-free world from time to time, so I picked up a package of the Thai Peanut Primal Strips to try out.
The first thing I noticed about this product was that, well, it isn't really jerky. Meaning, it doesn't have that dry chewiness that regular beef/ turkey/ bison jerky has. I opened the outer package, and then struggled a bit to open the inner one (these snacks are double sealed for freshness, they say). I took a bite of the seitan jerky and chewed, pondering. I really liked the flavor - the Peanut and Thai spices blended together really well, and added zip to the meatless base. The texture was a little hard to get used to, though; still,
after a few bites, I was really loving this savory snack.
Each 1 ounce package of the Thai Peanut Primal Strips provides 74 calories, 3% and 5% of the daily value for total and saturated fat, 15% of the DV for sodium, 1 gram of fiber, 4 grams of sugar and 10 grams of protein.