Today we are reviewing three offering from a new jerky company called The New Primal. We came across this company as a promotion for entering an online contest. They sent everyone who entered the contest a coupon to try their jerky. We saw an opportunity to get some great new content for the site while eating jerky, what else could be better.
The New Primal is a jerky company which prides itself on using quality ingredients to create healthy jerky options. Their beef is sourced from grass-fed cattle raised naturally in New Zealand without any antibiotics or growth hormones. Their Turkey comes from Pitman Farms in Central California, where they are raised antibiotic-free. In addition Pitman farm uses non GMO feed and allows their Turkeys to be free-range. Using these cuts of meats The New Primal provides a superior product that is good for you.
Jerky tends to get a bad wrap but it is increasingly becoming seen as a great snack option for people looking to eat healthier and make better food choices. Jerky offers a high-protein snack that is grab and go which is the perfect post work out snack. Thanks to the portability of jerky everyone is looking for healthier and tastier versions, especially ones that use high quality ingredients. The New Primal is offering just that and we were excited to see how this products stacked up to the taste and flavor of traditional Jerky sticks. Often when you think of Jerky sticks the first image that comes to mind is Macho Man Randy Savage yelling "Snap it to a Slim Jim". We can assure you these jerky sticks are much more sophisticated and below we will be looking at the Beef, Spicy Beef and Turkey offerings to see which tastes best and if The New Primal gets a Should Eat.
The Original Beef stick is just that your classic beef jerky stick. It has a great smoked meat scent reminiscent of kielbasa. The stick itself has an exterior casing that provides the classic snap. Once you get past the snap your taste buds are hit with an intense beef flavor. It was noticeable from the first bite that this jerky was made from quality meat. The grass-fed beef has a natural flavor that you can't quite place but it is really goos. While the stick may seem dry it has plenty of fat inside keeping it from being too dry. This is a quality jerky stick that has the flavor to back up the quality of the ingredients being used. The Original Beef Stick offers 6 grams of protein and at 70 calories provides the perfect snack to keep you going in-between meals.
The only difference between the Original Beef and the Spicy Beef is the level of heat in the meat. When you bite into the Spicy Beef is tastes almost identical to the original Beef until you start chewing. After a few seconds the chili peppers start to kick in and the heat starts to tickle your tounge. While the heat is not over powering it does elevate the flavor to another level making this a great option for those who enjoy a bit of spice.
The turkey also has that great smoked aroma but packs a much more mild flavor compared to the beef sticks. Turkey jerky if often too dry, especially compared to beef jerky but this stick is still moist. The flavor is on point, the natural turkey flavors really shine through and are complemented with the spices. With turkey being a leaner meat we would say that of the three this jerky stick is by far our favorite.
Should or Should Not Eat:
After trying each of these flavors we would recommend any one of them. They all have great flavor and the quality of the ingredients comes through in each bite. It is nice to know that the food you are eating is healthy and that these sticks provide a nice source of protein. We highly recommend the Turkey Jerky out of the three. It was by far our favorite. The New Primal is a Should Eat for us and we look forward to trying the rest of their products in the future.