Gardein, which is known for its chick'n, turk'y, beefless, porkless and fishless products, is venturing into the creation of plant-based jerky snacks in Original, Teriyaki and Hot & Spicy flavors. Notably, the alternative jerk snacks are marinated and prepared just like regular beef jerky snacks, including the fact that they are hardwood smoked. Because of this, the new Ultimate plant-based jerky snacks are said to be category-disrupting for their meat-like flavor and texture. Additionally, the snacks are packed with 11 grams of protein per serving and are made with non-GMO ingredients.
While many brands are creating jerky-like snacks from dried fruits and vegetables, these new plant-based jerky snacks seem to be reminiscent of the incredibly meat-like burgers that are winning over flexitarians.