Note: For a more current taste review open up KRAVE – Chili Lime Beef Jerky (Recipe #3).
The KRAVE Jerky brand name is distributed by Krave Pure Foods, Inc., located in Sonoma, California. The company was envisioned by Jon Sebastian in 2009, while training for the NYC marathon. Today, KRAVE Jerky has an impressive distribution network in Canada and the USA. Their jerky is entirely gluten-free, and devoid of nitrites, MSG, and corn syrup.
Ingredients: Beef, Cane Sugar, Low Sodium Gluten Free Soy Sauce (Water, Soybeans, Salt, Alcohol), Garlic Chili Sauce (Chili, Garlic, Vinegar, Sugar, Salt), Salt, Contains 2% of Less of the Following: Lemon Juice, Lime Juice Powder, Granulated Garlic, Onion Powder, Paprika, Chili Powder, Crushed Red Pepper. Allergen Warnings: Soy
The sugar level is high at 8 grams of sugar per 28 grams of jerky. Our preference would be 3 grams of sugar or less per 28 grams of jerky. At least cane sugar is one of the better sweeteners out there. The salt level is also high at 440mg of salt per 28 grams of jerky. Our preference is 350mg of salt or less.
The size of the strips vary from medium to small. They are mostly sliced to a medium thickness. This texture almost qualifies to be a soft and tender, which results in relatively easy jerky to chew. There are no signs of fat, and handling this jerky leaves no oily residue on your fingers.
It does not take long to pick up on the lime flavor, which remains at a good level. There is also a spiciness detected that slowly builds as you eat more strips. It levels off at about 1/5 or 2/5 on the heat level scale, depending on your tolerance of heat.
There is a light garlic/onion combination. The soy flavor is not all that noticeable. While this is a pleasing flavor, and as advertised with both lime and chili flavors, it is a tad too sweet tasting.
This 3.25 ounce/92 gram bag sells online for $7.00. That works out to $2.15 an ounce, which rates as an average price. This jerky is a decent buy for people who appreciate a lime based flavor mixed with some spiciness.
This is a standard resealable plastic bag. Everything is imprinted directly on the bag itself, both on the front and back. There are no labels affixed. This a bright, eye catching bag design. There are many random images and jerky sayings in the red part of this bag.
The KRAVE Jerky logo is of a person running. Some slogans printed on this bag are “Live a Cut Above”, “Move. Eat. Live. KRAVE.”, and “ENJOY”.
Order their jerky online: www.kravejerky.com