I was sent some samples from Primal Spirit Foods and asked to blog what I thought about them. Basically, these are single serving (vegan) meat alternatives in a jerky style. There are many flavors: Thai Peanut, Mesquite Lime, Texas BBQ, Hickory Smoked, Hot & Spicy, and Teriyaki. There are no GMO’s, they’re 97% fat free, and they’re primarily made from soy, seiten, and shitake mushroom. You can read more about them on their website.
To begin, I have to say that this is the kind of snack that I don’t normally consume. Indeed my diet is all vegan (the main reason why is here), but most of my diet is unprocessed, fresh, organic, raw foods. However, I do find times in life where snacks like this can be useful. For example, I can imagine having one or two of these with me if I were on a road trip. The couple of bites I had were full of flavor. That being said, I decided that in order to get a fair review, I’d ask some friends and family to try these and give me their thoughts.
The first person is, D, who is a newbie vegan. I gave him a couple of varieties to try and he went ape sh*t??for them. He was a big fan. He immediately asked me where he could buy them.
The second person, R, is not only an omnivore, but I would consider him a??cruelty-jerky aficionado. Sorry, but it’s true. He’s still a friend, though. He was pleased with them and would eat them if they were around the house, but he wouldn’t go out of his way to buy them. Remember though, he’s a pretty hard core omnivore so I consider his pleased review to be a good sign!
The third person, my vegan husband, thought they were pretty good. He’s never really been a jerky fan, but he would eat these again. He had his first one as a snack in the movie theater and he noted that it didn’t seem like the easiest packaging to open and the sauce inside made it a tad messy. Nonetheless, he still liked it.
The last review comes from my dog. I gave him a few bites and as you can guess… he was begging for more. He’s a big fan.
Bottom line: the overall consensus is that these get a thumbs up. I’m sure there are plenty of vegans who would love them as a regular snack. But not only that… I think they can be a great way to introduce omnivores to the land of herbivore snacks, with smiles all around.
I’ve had to take a tiny break from blogging for a few days because I’m in the nesting and resting mode right now. I have some Kristen’s Raw projects to finish up (hopefully) before baby arrives, along with the usual…. organize, clean, rest, plan, etc. Any day now and my labor will begin. I’m so excited!