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Morels the Vegan Butcher Jerky Review

Posted on Jun 4, 2013 by in Recipes and Reviews | 6 comments

Morels Vegan Butcher Jerky

The swag bag from Vida Vegan Con was epic. So epic, in fact, I had to FedEx most of it home because I couldn’t possibly fit it all in my carry-on. As such, it would take me one million years (not even exaggerating) to review all of the amazing vegan products stuffed inside the glorious swag bag.

Even though I won’t be reviewing everything, I did want to highlight some of the standout products (in my opinion) that really made me stop and take notice. One of those products is the Morels the Vegan Butcher Jerky. I am a sucker for vegan jerky, just as I was a sucker for jerky before I went veg. I think it’s a texture thing: I like that it’s firm, yet chewy, and that it is a truly portable snack.ย Being portable is an essential part of jerky for me, because it is a staple on hikes or camping trips.

Vegan Jerky

This vegan jerky is unlike any other I’ve had, and it definitely set itself apart in a good way. Firstly, unlike other vegan jerky brands, Morels uses soy curls as the base – genius! I love me some soy curls, so turning them into jerky is a double win. The texture you get from the rehydrated/redried curls is chewy, yet not overly chewy so that you can’t get through it on the first bite. Also, it comes in small pieces, which is nice because you don’t have to worry about making a wet mess with one big piece.

Not to be forgotten, the flavors are dynamite. The spicy chipotle variety isn’t too spicy, but it packs just enough kick to wake up your tastebuds. There is an undertone of black pepper, too, which notches up the zest. The original flavor blend has that zest of the black pepper, but not the additional kick of the chipotle. The smoky flavor on this one is very pronounced and is a great choice for fans of BBQ.

Morels Vegan Butcher Jerky

This jerky is made in Kentucky, and you can purchase their jerky on FakeMeats.com, or you can check out their website for other retailers. Also, I saw on their website that they make wraps – I’m now on a mission to figure out how to get them shipped to me – asap.

  • I think this was in the Vegan Cuts swag bag, which sadly, I never picked up! I’m bummed since I love Soy Curls and have been curious about this jerky for a while. I’m going to have to bite the bullet and just buy a bag the next time I’m in a town where it’s sold!

    • Oh, you might be right – so much swag I can’t even remember where it came from ๐Ÿ™‚ If you like vegan jerky I definitely recommend picking some up!

  • Jess

    I am so glad you wrote about this because I was so curious about it!
    My gut reaction was undercooked soy curls = my worst nightmare (okay, of soy curl proportions) so I wouldn’t like this, but you’re pushing me to reach into the cute little bag sooner than later!

    • Do it! ๐Ÿ™‚ It definitely isn’t soggy or mushy like I assume undercooked curls would be. It’s got a bite to it.

  • These were so good. I think I ate them one night for a midnight snack while in Portland.

    • Perfect! Now that I think about it, the saltiness and heat of them would make them a perfect beer companion ๐Ÿ™‚

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