Unboxed: 5 plant-based jerky brands that deliver
Welcome to the latest edition of Unboxed, where Delicious Living's Senior Food Editor Jenna Blumenfeld reviews the latest natural food and beverage products that have crossed her desk.
This week: Jerky.
There are a few left out of the jerky parade. Thankfully, there is a hotbed of innovation stirring for vegan jerky—a seemingly contradictory product. Instead of meat, nuanced new brands are putting plant-based ingredients such as soy protein, seitan, eggplant and even coconut through the jerky-making process to craft delicious, protein-rich snacks that maintain flavor, but leave the steer, pig, turkey or chicken out of the equation. Here are a few notable examples.