Morels the Vegan Butcher Jerky Review
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. Being portable is an essential part of jerky for me, because it is a staple on hikes or camping trips.
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.
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.