Thursday, March 26, 2009

Pineapple Jerky


Today I got a great package in the mail...PINEAPPLE JERKY! I have been curious to try it and just got the opportunity to test it out.
Let's be honest...when we think jerky, we think of mountain men with big beards and flannel shirts. Really, though, jerky is for anybody who wants a little more protein and a lot less fat in a snack. We have brought jerky with us on long road trips and love it eat it as a filler so we can stop less often.
I have a husband who LOVES jerky, so I think we will be frequenting jerky.com often to feed his inner mountain man. Jerky.com has free shipping on a lot of items and pretty low prices. There are a lot of animal choices, too, from beef jerky to buffalo jerky to ostrich jerky. (I think one day I might be brave enough to try the ostrich...do you think it tastes like chicken?)
And for those of you who don't go the way of the meat, there is pineapple jerky, which I tried today. It was so yummy. The ingredients are simple: pineapple and honey. It was made in Maui, and when I think pineapple, I think Hawaii, so I knew this would be a good thing.
Every bite was delicious. After I finished my first piece, I wanted more, but decided to save some for tonight (and for Bart, get his opinion of a non-meat jerky) I like the sweetness of it, and I like that unlike a can of pineapples, it tasted very fresh and sweet, not tangy. I also liked that the fruit was chewy, so I could savor the flavor and have each bite last a little bit. I think these will be great to take on our trip as we drive home from Louisiana this summer...and they will be a LOT healthier then the reeses pieces and gummy bears we usually snack on.


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Lexi said...

I might have to try the pineapple jerky. I can never do the meat jerky because the smell/texture kinda creeps me out but I do love dried fruit!

I checked out the site and it doesn't look like they coat it in sugar {thereby taking something that could have been healthy for you and making it into basically candy}. Just a touch of honey. Thanks for the heads up!

Megan R. said...

Oh, I totally thought it was beef jerky marinated in pineapple juice!! That is one of our favorite ways to marinate steak! Hmm, I may have to have my dad make pineapple beef jerky!! He has a dehydrator!

Gwengom said...

Sounds interesting..worth trying, I would say. Maybe we can take Karen up on her pineapple farm trip one of these days and make our own?!

Xazmin said...

Ooh, that sounds delicious! I love beef jerky, but that pineapple jerky is something I'd definitely like to try!

Xazmin