Pete's Bourbon Smoked Black Pepper Vegan Jerky

3 oz pouch

Retail Price: $7.99


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3 oz pouch

Why You’ll Love It

Pete's bourbon smoked black pepper flavor is our most neutral, mild jerky. Subtly spiced with nutmeg, garlic, onion powder and sweetened with Kentucky proud sorghum (sourced from a farm 50 miles away). If you're craving a salty, robust & chewy snack, you're going to love this flavor.
SKU: 867905000005

About This Brand

Louisville Vegan Jerky Company was started in my home kitchen back in 2012. Having spent some time in Oahu as a child, I was craving manapua one night and decided I would try to create a vegetarian version. Typically manapua is made by stuffing char sui (bbq pork) into a sweet dough and steaming it. I got an old recipe for the char sui from my mother and decided to bake the soy protein I was using instead of sauteing it. I was busy trying to get the dough ready and chatting with roommates when the smell of bbq hit my nose. I realized I didn't set a timer. I ran into the kitchen grabbing the baking sheet out as quick as I could only to find overdone faux char sui. I was going to make another attempt from scratch when I decided I'd try the burnt char sui anyways. I couldn't believe it, it was the worst char sui I'd ever had, but the best vegan jerky in the world! I scooped up what was on the tray, put the new jerky creation into ziplock bags and went to my favorite local bar...
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Ingredients

Textured soy protein, tamari (water, soybeans, salt, alcohol [to preserve freshness]), olive oil. Contains less than 2% of the following: sorghum, garlic, onion, spices, vinegar, natural smoke flavor.


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Serving Size 1 oz (28g/1/2 cup) Servings Per Container About 2.5

Amount Per Serving

Calories 70 Calories from Fat 30

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.5g 5%
Saturated Fat .5g 3%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 500mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 7g

Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2%
Iron 10%

Contains soy.

Reviews For Pete's Bourbon Smoked Black Pepper Vegan Jerky

Based on 35 Reviews

Interesting Texture

I haven't tried many vegan jerky varieties, but I'd heard good things about this brand so I gave it a shot. The flavor is great, but the texture was kind of... different. It was softer and chewier than I thought it would be - kind of like the texture of dehydrated fruit. It's not necessarily off-putting, but it can take some getting used to. I think this would be good cut up or crumbled and added to a tofu scramble or stir fry as a meat alternative.

- Brittany

Interesting Texture

I haven't tried many vegan jerky varieties, but I'd heard good things about this brand so I gave it a shot. The flavor is great, but the texture was kind of... different. It was softer and chewier than I thought it would be - kind of like the texture of dehydrated fruit. It's not necessarily off-putting, but it can take some getting used to. I think this would be good cut up or crumbled and added to a tofu scramble or stir fry as a meat alternative.

- Brittany

Delicious

Tastes just like beef jerky! In my opinion the texture is better than beef jerky though. I was so surprised that this is as good as it is. I will definitely be purchasing this again, along with a couple of the other varieties.

- David

Hard to Describe

At first bite it's kind of weird. If you're used to 'regular' jerky this one is really soft and doesn't have much chew resistance, but the more you chew on it the better it gets. Flavor is kinda addicting, so watch out.

- Cory

A great snack

This vegan jerky is really awesome!! It can also be cut up and used in recipes. I used the maple bacon variety with some Veganegg, peppers, onions, and nutritional yeast for an excellent faux omelette!!

- Amy

Salty!

Wow is this salty! I'm a salt lover but it's too salty for me. As for flavor, I can't get past the salt to tell. It does have a good texture and is chewy, small portion size for the money.

- Barbara

Great Vegan Snack

Best vegan jerky that I have had. Great chew to it, not mushy and swimming in liquid like some brands. Great flavor, a little spice from the pepper but not too overpowering.

- Avery

Amazing!

I've been looking for a vegan jerky for a while now, and this is as close as it gets to the real thing, and I love it! This is my favorite flavor so far, with chipotle being a close second and sesame teriyaki third. Looking forward to trying sriracha bacon next!

- Cat

AMAZING

never cared for meat substitutes, but I got this on a whim... and I love it. Great taste and texture.

- Ralitza

Surprising

I just finished eating my pack of this vegan jerky and I was pleasantly surprised! Of course, it doesn't have the EXACT same texture as actual tough jerky made from meat, but the seasonings were spot on! The smoky flavor was a major element that pulled this vegan jerky off.

- Victoria

yumm

very yummy, tasted light which i've noticed about fake meats, very good i love it will definitely buy again

- Kaeley

Different

Even though I'm not vegan I wanted to try this. The flavor is good, the consistency is a little weird.

- Elizabeth

Seasoned soy curls

They aren't bad, but they are just seasoned soy curls. I much prefer primal strips.

- Jillian

jerky

Item was somewhat satisfactory - expected better flavor, but texture was good.

- aslgrandma

Best jerky

This brand is by far, my favorite vegan jerky!

- Nicole

TASTES LIKE REAL JERKY!!

i was slightly skeptical before getting this stuff but i must say ITS AMAZING!!!! tastes literally just like teriyaki jerky, I'm obsessed, 10/10 would recommend, the only thing i dislike is that the bag is pretty small & i want more i want more! :)

- Janessa

Yum!

These are so good. It's really hard to not just sit there and eat the whole bag in one sitting. Usually why I order multiple bags.

- Jill

Best Vegan Jerky!

We tried them all and found this one to be the tastiest!

- Rebstar

great flavor

This is a great vegan jerky - smokey, full of flavor and addictive. I got it for my husband but then did not want to share it. (I still shared though)

- Karen

Delicious

Even the serious carnivores in my house love this. So delicious, and gluten free!

- Lori

AMAZING!!

I have had many types of vegan "jerky" (aka. stringy fake meat) but this is by far the most delicious tasting I have ever had. I had my meat eating husband try and he enjoyed as well. I couldn't put the bag down. Truly delicious snack and I love the fact that it is non-gmo and no artificial ingredients. This is HIGHLY recommended. Can't wait to try the other flavors. This kind of reminds be of a slim jim flavor without the garbage in it.

- Brittany

Salty

Overwhelmingly salty! You can tell there are other good flavors in there, and the texture is great, but it is just too salty.

- Arielle

Nice and Savory

These are great on a hike or camping trip. Now I don't feel left out when my carnivore friends are chomping on their jerky.

- Monica

Buy these

best vegan jerky I've ever tasted! Polished off the whole bag in one sitting!

- Kat

Surprising

I think I've tried one other vegan/vegetarian jerky. Before I was not impressed so was skeptical. This was good. I plan to order more for backpacking.

- Dodi

great quick and delicious snack

I like having a bag of the vegan jerky sitting on my desk. Feels sinful but it's not!

- Lorie

Best of their flavors

This is by far the best of all the flavors

- Christine

INCREDIBLE

I will now be ordering this regularly because as a former beef jerky lover who is now vegan, I AM SO HAPPY TO HAVE FOUND SUCH A PERFECT VEGAN JERKY!! <3 A++++ :)

- Hannah

Best vegan jerky we've ever had!!!

We have tried all the flavors (except for the one with sugar in it). Our faves are this one and the one with maple. SEVERAL of these bags only last a very few days around our house. Can't believe how tasty this stuff is!!

- kji

Addicted to this stuff

Hands down, best food EVER. I always get this whenever I order from Thrive.

- Stephanie

Really Good

I am a new to the vegan, gluten free world, but this was a sight for sore eyes. It isn't actually meat-but you could have fooled me! It is so good!

- Oliver T.

Delicious vegan jerky

It's hard to find a flavorful and tasty vegan jerky-next to impossible really. I searched here on Thrive Market and found this and it was pretty affordable so gave it a try. It's delicious! I was not expecting such great flavor from this jerky, but it was light and peppery with a hint of sweet in it. I really love this jerky!

- Bart Wilson

Excellent

Silly me didn't realize this was meat-free jerky! Fooled me!! Tastes better than beef jerky I've tried so far. Really really tasty. Can't wait to try the other flavors

- Elie

Love this Jerkey

Now my favorite Jerky brand. Love all the flavors!

- B

So good!

Low expectations for vegan jerky, but this blew me away. Incredibly good. Ridiculously high sodium though.

- Tara

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