When Doug from Jerky.com said they’d like to send me some of their jerky to review, I took at peek at their website and was excited at the idea of receiving some Beef or Buffalo and thought ‘what a perfect snack to pack for Disney’. So imagine my surprise when I opened the package to find pineapple jerky. During my gym rat days (yes, I still go), jerky was my go-to snack and I had not even imagined that fruit was now being made into a jerky.
Now, I had to use all my will power not to rip into these lovely looking packages of nature but I wanted to save them for Disney.
So, initial impressions: nice packaging, pineapple looks like high quality pineapple and the ingredients: pineapple and honey. We rip into them, bite, chew, and ahhhh….sweet, flavorful pineapple. I think pineapple is sweet enough as is but I can also appreciate that the honey seems to highlight the flavor. And there is not tons of honey, just a drizzle. In fact, this pineapple jerky would also be a perfect snack when you are craving something sweet and is a healthy option for dessert. And you all should know that if you are going to use a sweetener, make it something natural like honey, not a fake substitute. And here is my favorite part about this: its’ portability. This was great to bring with us to the park and is not one of those snacks that will get easily crushed or bruised. Ever carry a banana in your purse? Ugh.
I am thrilled that jerky.com also offers so many varieties of jerky including: turkey, elk, buffalo and alligator. They also have links to low-carb and No MSG options (such as pineapple and buffalo-my favorites). So go ahead, and try some for yourself (link to left) and as a real incentive, free shipping. If you are in the military, you even get 10% off. If you want to try to win some free jerky, add your email to their mailing list.
By the way, see that pretty button at the top right of the page titled ‘Tastiest Blog’? well, some sweetie out there nominated me and if you wish, you can vote for me every day. Just a thought.