Skip the protein bars. Electric Jerky is easily digestible evaporated cane juice for energy and 18 g of protein per bag for long lasting fuel. Electric Jerky was created to mimic the brain’s psychological response to eating meat. Using leading plant based technology, they are able to trigger the same neural receptors without any animal products. This jerky is truly ELECTRIC. Simple natural ingredients like non-GMO plant protein, spices, and vegan evaporated cane juice is used. Their jerky is currently sold in the USA, Canada, and Australia. This Electric Jerky brand name is distributed by Electric Snack Brands Inc., and they are based out of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Urbani Foods Inc. is the private labeler for this Electric Jerky brand.
The first review on Electric Jerky will focus on a 2.47 ounce/70 gram bag of their chipotle flavored vegan jerky. This flavor is described as being everyone’s favorite chili sauce with a hint of sweetness. The bag was purchased at a Winners store in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.
Ingredients: Non-GMO Plant Based Soya Protein, Spices, Non-GMO Canola Oil, Vegan Cane Sugar, Soy Sauce (Water, Soy Beans, Wheat, Salt), Garlic, Rice Vinegar, Sea Salt, Non-GMO & Vegan Natural Flavors. Allergen Warnings: Soy, Wheat, Packed In A Facility That Processes: Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Mustard, Sesame.
Non-GMO soy protein is a controversial food with respect to health benefits. Non-GMO soy protein contains all of the essential amino acids that your body cannot make. Some concerns about non-GMO soy protein are that they contain phytates, are isoflavones that can interfere with thyroid function, and phytoestrogen that can disrupt natural hormone levels in the body. As a result, the highest ingredient rating that can be awarded is a Good (8/10) rating.
The liquid marinade consists of non-GMO canola oil, a decent brand of soy sauce, and healthy rice vinegar.
The sugar level is high at around 7 grams of sugar per 35 grams of jerky to lose a rating. Our preference is 4 grams of sugar or less for a hot based flavor. The salt level is acceptable at around 360mg of salt per 35 grams of jerky. However, the salt level is ignored because healthy minimally processed sea salt is used.
This jerky does qualify to have no sodium nitrite or any other similar unhealthy preservative. Admirably, this jerky does qualify to be MSG free.
Decent (7/10) – Ingredient Rating
Written by guest jerky reviewer Paul Rekker
When I open the bag I smell nothing. That may be because of the time lapse since receipt of the jerky, which is on me. The pieces are medium in both size and thickness. The jerky is soft and moist, and it leaves an oily residue on your fingers.
The first flavours I encounter are salt, pepper, copious amounts of sweet, which I do not enjoy. The sriracha spice is quite noticeable though, which is a good thing, just not much else about this particular jerky is impressing me.
Vegan jerky aside, I want my jerky to taste like “more”, and this jerky fails miserably as I have stopped eating it after 4 bites. As a general rule, 3 to 4 bites should be sufficient to assess whether I approve of a jerky flavour or not, and I definitely do not.
There is not enough of anything drawing me to consume any more of this jerky, and I cannot go any higher than a high 5 or a low 6/10. Gentlemen?
Written by guest jerky reviewer Stéphane Leclerc
I tried this thing, as much as I could and the taste is just terrible. It almost makes anyone envy their dogs and their ability to lick their own asses in order to change the God awful taste in their mouth.
The taste and texture of this thing are not good. The seasoning and spices may be tasty but the medium does nothing to convey their taste and aroma.
I can’t honestly call this jerky, the taste; the texture, and the after-taste are simply not appealing to me. I guess I should rate this 3 or 4 out of 10 and the reason is that I did not puke all across the room. Although, I may have puked a little in my own mouth and it may even have tasted better than the dried up dirty dish rag like texture of this abomination.
Here is what Mark had to say about this Sriracha vegan jerky flavor from Electric Jerky: “Kind of hard to disagree with either of you. Vegan jerky is not for us. To my surprise, our whippet mascot Lexi initially liked this flavour, but she stopped after one strip. The heat is at a respectable level. In my opinion, the sweetness is at too high of a level. The typical vegan flavour is present with a decent rendition of Sriracha. With Stephane at a 4, Paul at 6, and myself at a 7, an Alright (6/10) taste rating will be awarded.”
This 2.47 ounce/70 gram bag was purchased for $4.99, which works out to $2.02 an ounce. That rates as an average price.
This resealable plastic bag has everything imprinted directly on the bag itself, both on the front and back. There is a white label on the back affixed over a USA nutrition facts table, and the sticker price tag.
There are no slogans printed on this bag. Some facts printed on this bag are “Plant Based Jerky”, “Vegan”, “All Natural”, “Dried Soya Snack”, and “Non GMO”.
Some bag categories missing are a blurb printed about Electric Jerky or this sriracha flavor. As per Canadian law, French translations are provided.
First I’m not a vegan.
Was gifted a bag from a vegan friend that thought I would be in need of something spicy as I am home with Covid.
It’s definitely moister than beef jerky. Not the usual shoe leather.
I’m having difficulty not just wolfing down the whole bag.