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Beef, evaporated cane syrup, low sodium gluten free soy sauce (water, soybeans, salt, alcohol), water, honey, spices (including paprika), vinegar powder, sea salt, citric acid, celery juice powder.
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Why You’ll Love Beef Jerky - Sweet Chipotle
Leading scientists have figured out that it’s not only top athletes that need a steady amount of high quality protein, but it’s everyone who leads a busy life. If that someone is you, than look no further than Krave Sweet Chipotle Beef Jerky to keep the body fueled and the mind alert throughout the day.
Krave searched far and wide to find the absolute best beef to use for their sweet chipotle jerky and found it right in the heart of California. This beef is all-natural, containing no MSG, chemical impurities, nitrates or artificial colors. But the good news doesn’t stop there—to make their beef jerky, they use only the highest quality lean cuts of whole muscle beef that have been certified by the USDA. These are just a few things makes Krave Sweet Chipotle Beef Jerky an excellent snack that everyone can feel great about.
Krave makes their Sweet Chipotle Beef Jerky only with straightforward ingredients that do not need to be deciphered: all-natural beef, sweet chipotle peppers, honey, cane sugar, and gluten-free soy sauce The jerky is then topped with white vinegar, garlic powder, paprika, and crispy sea salt—that’s it!
This mouthwatering jerky is also an excellent source of protein while remaining remarkably low in fat. Each serving contains 8 grams of protein, which is roughly 16 percent of the daily recommendation. At the same time a serving only has 0.5 grams of fat—that’s barely 1 percent of the daily recommended intake.
What does gluten-free mean?
Because Krave Sweet Chipotle Beef Jerky is gluten-free, it’s also a great option for those who have been diagnosed with Celiac disease or have a gluten intolerance.
Gluten-free just means that the food you’re about to eat does not contain rye, wheat, or barley, however, it’s not just limited to wheat-centric foods. Soy sauce, for example, can contain gluten. But have no fear—the soy sauce used by Krave for their Sweet Chipotle Beef Jerky is not only gluten-free, but it’s also low in sodium and all-natural.
Want to know the difference between a wheat allergy, a gluten intolerance, and Celiac disease? Let’s discuss them below:
1) Wheat allergy is an adverse reaction to wheat, much like an allergic reaction to peanuts or shellfish. After consuming food with gluten, the affected usually have stomach pain and skin rashes.
2) Gluten intolerance is when your body has a sensitivity to gluten. Some studies have linked gluten intolerance to things like abdominal pain and headaches. Mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety have been reported in more severe cases.
3) Celiac disease is a digestive disorder where the lining to the small intestine is damaged when consuming foods with gluten. To the affected, gluten damages their intestines and make it difficult for their bodies to absorb vital nutrients such as calcium and iron. Symptoms can range from intense abdominal pain to mild digestive problems. Many cases go undiagnosed, but leading medical experts believe that around two to three million Americans have Celiac disease.
Health benefits of chipotle peppers
Chipotle peppers (found in Krave Sweet Chipotle Beef Jerky) are a type of jalapeno that has been smoked dried. What makes chipotle peppers so great is that they are rich in essential nutrients such as iron, magnesium, and potassium as well as vitamins A, C, and K. Research has shown that when paired with a sensible and balanced diet, they can help reduce cardiovascular diseases, improve the metabolism, boost the immune system, and aid in digestion.
Be warned, however, chipotle is a variant of jalapenos and can be very hot. That being said, have yourself a nice cold glass of something to drink and enjoy this sweet and spicy treat!
A brief history of beef jerky
Jerky is simply pieces of meat that have been stripped of fat, cut into strips, and then dried with spices and salt. In the same manner, Krave Sweet Chipotle Beef Jerky is bathed in a secret marinade for 48 hours before it is baked to tender perfection.
Academic researchers theorize that jerky came from hunters during ancient times. They discovered that dried meat allowed them to store food for longer periods of time while being substantially easier to carry and divvy up amongst their people. There is plausible evidence that beef jerky was eaten in ancient times and we know for sure that it was popular in South American civilizations.
Krave has partnered with acclaimed athletes and athletic programs such as celebrity personal trainer Jillian Michaels, USC Athletics, Michael Phelps, and more. Their partnership was based on a mission to spread the message of healthy and attainable foods to the public.
Recipes for things to go with Krave sweet chipotle beef jerky
Krave Sweet Chipotle Beef Jerky is great by itself, but pair it with something else like a smoothie for a well-rounded snack. Try some of Thrive Market’s favorite recipes below that go greatly with these beef sticks:
This immune boosting smoothie has a kick of fresh ginger that gives heat to this blueberry-banana smoothie, made with almond milk.
This detoxifying and energizing smoothie of peaches, carrots, and turmeric is refreshingly perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up.
This easy to make smoothie combines the powers of kale and coconut that will rev up the metabolism and keep the body going strong.
Reviews For Beef Jerky - Sweet Chipotle
Based on 38 Reviews
Beef Jerky - Sweet Chipolte
This one is my favorite. Moist, sweet and spicy all rolled up in one.
different but better
This jerky was softer than most. It had a very good flavor. However, I was disappointed in the size of the package.
Very delicious, except for 2 ingredients
The Sweet Chipotle is amazing! It's really hard not to eat the entire package all by yourself. Sweet, spicy, smokey. The biggest downside is that it contains soy and cane sugar. If it were made with alternatives (i.e. coconut aminos and maple syrup or coconut nectar) I would eat this everyday.
Best jerky ever
I just got my free bag and I would eat the whole thing if I wouldn't be so nice and want to share with my husband
Jerky usually is hard. This jerky is so soft and sweet and chewy with a little bit of a bite. I love it!!!!!
Love the flavor! The bag is gone! Have to order more! :)
Not a fan of sweet chipotle but I wanted to try it. Not bad, not bad at all!
Best tasting beef jerky.
This is probably one of my all time faves. Sweet at the beginning and a bit of spice at the end. Super tender. Super yummy.
Jerky is tender with a nice texture, but flavor was just okay.
This is seriously the best jerky Ive ever had.
I was surprised just how good this was. The meat was tender and the spice just right. I'm ordering more!
THE SECOND BEST
ABSOLUTELY THE SECOND BEST JERKY I'VE EVER EATEN . . . . SECOND ONLY TO THE BASIL-CITRUS.
I love how this is chewy without being too tough. Perfect amount of sweet and spicy.
5 thumbs up!
This jerky is very good and has a little bit of a kick. The meat is tender and easy to chew. The only thing is Wal-Mart sell this for about $4.
Way softer and chewier than most jerky found in stores! I'm a huge Jack Link's lover but that adoration just might shift to Krave! (P.S zero nitrates!)
A+ for texture!
The texture of this jerky was top notch! It's moist, exactly the way jerky should be, at least in my book. If you've tried the "Primal" brand that TM sell's, this is the polar opposite! You can chew this, without having to worry about a filling coming out, or your TMJ flaring up. As far as the sweet chipotle taste is concerned, well it's not bad, but it's not amazing either. However, because Krave nails the texture so well, I'm beyond eager to try every flavor I can from these guys!
Good! Sweet and texture of beef is nice. Easy snack.
This jerky has great flavor and does'nt last long at our house. I noticed though that my local grocery store sells this same jerky at the same price as Thrive.
Too spicy for our tastes. Good flavor, though.
Best jerky in the whole wide world.
I'm not kidding. You will probably eat the whole bag once you get a taste. My girlfriend doesn't eat red meat, only fish, until now! That's right, I got a 10-year pescatarian to eat beef with this jerky. It's moist and chewy, not all dry and leathery like other jerky. This flavor packs some serious heat, so if you're not into spicy foods, you'd better go with the Teriyaki. If you do like spicy, the sweet/spicy/meaty combination rocks.
The best thing is that there's no nitrates or MSG in this stuff! When you buy jerky from the gas station or even the grocery store, you're playing roulette with the ingredients list. So glad I found a jerky that's just the good stuff!
- Isaac Goodwin
Can't get enough
I never cared much for jerky, but now I can't get enough of it! This brand and flavor are out of this world awesome. It is a great high-protein snack that fills you up without a ton of carbs and calories. I've always felt as though jerky was overpriced, but I definitely do not feel that way with this brand. It is high quality, tender, and the taste is awesome.
This flavor is perfectly sweet and spicy. If you like spicy foods then you are in for a treat.
- Clyde W
Favorite jerky EVER!
This stuff is good, like, hide-it-when-people-are-visiting good. I made the mistake of leaving some out when my girlfriend came over. I saw her going for some and didn't want to miss out so I went to join her. We devoured the whole bag. It's so moist and juicy and tender, and it's a great snack if you can pace yourself. I'd tried the lemon garlic flavor and thought it was good too, but this sweet chipotle is where it's at. It's mostly smoky and savory with just enough sweet to tie everything together. My girlfriend ended up ordering some more because it doesn't have artificial ingredients; it's really just a nice bonus for me but that's important to her so I'm glad to know of a snack we can both share.
- Stephen S.
So good. Definitely on the spicy side for those of you who can't handle, but I love it! It has a nice little sweet kick to it. I would buy it again and probably try all the other flavors also.
- Andrea I.
Nice sweet heat
Delicious flavor and nice soft texture. Easy to chew. Addictive!! Had a hard time saving some for my husband. He waited too long and I couldn't resist eating the rest! Will order again!
Love this jerky! Super delicious!
First time trying Krave Jerky. This is a very tasty, moist jerky. I wanted to eat the entire bag. I will definitely be purchasing some more of this and other Krave jerky!
Delicious and tender!
It's the best beef jerky I've ever had!.
I love this product, and all of the Krave products. It's spicy and has a sweet chipotle taste. Unlike most too hard to chew jerky snacks, these won't break your teeth off trying to chew it.
All of the flavors are great, but the sweet chipotle is definitely my favorite!
- Claire Bowden
My husband is an absolute nut for chipotle. He likes that flavor in so many things. I bought these for him and we both love them. i like the mix of sweet and spicy. I also love that these are such a healthy snake made with healthy cuts if beef.
I feel good about buying these and eating them, and I don't even mind sharing!
- Tia Snuggs
Sweet & Spicy
Needed an on-the-go solution for something to eat at work. Jerky has always been a favorite, and I thought I'd give this a try. I love other Krave branded Jerky, so I was expecting good things. It ended up being pretty good. It has an interesting taste. It's a mixture between the sweet taste and the spicy taste. I'm not sure how they manage to do both at once, but they do. It also has a good chewing texture. It's not too hard while also being chewy. I wish it wasn't quite so sugary, but it balances out with the spicy taste.
My hubby loves it
I bought this for my husband on a whim. He loves chipotle and he loves jerky but he's super picky and hates "health food." This definitely won him over.
He loved the flavor, the texture and the ingredients (surprisingly). Now he has me order him some every month! I've created a monster!
- Jenny Starkes
Best price on good jerky
Krave puts out a lot of really good products, but the chipotle jerky's at the top. My dad used to make jerky when I was a kid, mostly out of venison, and it was good. This is better.
It's not rock-hard, but moist and packed with flavor. The sweet chipotle puts it over the top, not too spicy, but with enough of a kick to wake up your taste buds. Also, Thrive has it for a dollar less than Amazon, another reason I'm glad I have a membership here.
- Tara M.
Wow this is good
A lot of jerky at the store is just dried leather with no taste. A lot of the organic jerky is good, but some are better than others. Krave also makes a great turkey jerky, but for beef, this one's it.
It's real beef, but it's not hard, and the flavors are wonderful. I've always liked sweet and savory together, so having it in a jerky is fantastic. Great buy.
Superior to all others
I eat a lot of jerky, some store-bought, and some online. I heard about Krave's jerky, and I love chipotle, so I went for it.
This is a great piece of dried beef that doesn't even feel like jerky. It's not dry or tough, but moist, flavorful with a sweetness that brings it all together.
- Teresa McGuire
oopss never mind, I just found it...
I would like to see an ingredient list. I have many food allergies and need to know what's in my food.
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