Vegan Jerky Review – First Taste

Louisville Vegan Jerky Co Review

First off, thank you for checking out our first vegan product review – a vegan jerky review! I decided to start with a product I’ve seen and been wanting to try out, the Louisville Vegan Jerky Co vegan jerky. I want to start off by saying all our reviews will always be 100% straight up honest. We will never give out positive reviews just because someone sent us free stuff or wanted to sponsor us. If those things happen, we’ll be fully transparent about it. Having said that, if you have a product and would like to send us free stuff, send away!

So, without further ado…

Vegan Jerky Review

We tried 3 different flavors for this vegan jerky review. Reuben’s Smokey Carolina BBQ, Pete’s Smoked Black Pepper & Paulette’s Maple Bacon. I picked them up at Whole Foods for $6.99 a bag. A little expensive, but pretty on par for a bag of jerky.

Reuben’s Smokey Carolina BBQ

The Smokey Carolina was by far my favorite. It has a sweetness and a strong vinegary tang. It is a punch of flavor with every bite. The texture is a bit more chewy than a regular jerky and this was the case for all three flavors. I could of easily tore through the entire bag. The Smokey Carolina was the only flavor that left me wanting to wipe my hands off from the ‘sauce’. Something to keep in mind if you’re on the go. It has 12g of protein per serving with 3 servings in the bag.

Pete’s Smoked Black Pepper

Slim Jims. If you liked Slim Jims before you made the switch to vegan then this one is probably going to be the one for you. It has a subtle peppery taste… wait why am I even bothering – it tastes like a frickin’ Slim Jim. Just without the grease. The Black Pepper was Jen’s favorite, my second. 21g of protein per serving, 3 servings in the bag.

Paulette’s Maple Bacon

Remember when you were growing up playing little league, and you’d get the beef jerky in a can. You’d put it in your back pocket so it looked like you had a can of chew like the big leaguers. No? Just me? Alrighty then, moving on. Well, if you DID try that beef jerky in a can (do they still make that?) the taste will take you right back to those days on the little league field. The maple bacon flavor definitely comes through, but it’s not too much. Just like the black pepper, the maple bacon has 21g of protein per serving.


Really enjoyed all three flavors of the vegan jerky. Would I buy again? Yes. Probably about the same way I bought jerky pre-vegan. Once in a while as a snack. It’s good, but at $7 a bag it’s not easy to pull the trigger.

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