Beef jerky is kind of like candy, or should I say crack, in our place. It’s an easy, delicious, go-to paleo snack that has become a staple of my weekly shopping trip to Trader Joe’s. I have to admit that I don’t think there’s been a single trip where I’ve made it out of the parking lot before digging into a fresh pack of jerky. Woops. I actually try to not eat toooo much of it because it does contain a lot of sugar. However, I’m comforted in knowing that Trader Joe’s jerkys are made with all-natural ingredients and no scary chemical preservatives. Ingredients: beef, sugar, water, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, salt, flavorings, paprika, natural smoke flavoring. That’s all!
Yesterday as I was browsing the jerky selection something other than the usual original beef or turkey jerky caught my eye. I blame it on the bright orange package.
I was extra excited to get to the car to rip open this new guy and give him a try. Pretty darn good! There was a definite spicy kick to the buffalo jerky, which I really liked. Also on the positive side, although the label says ‘sweet’ there was no more sugar than the other varieties. I think I’ll add this in to the jerky purchases some weeks, but original beef still has my heart. And stomach.
I threw this in my bag along with some sliced orange bell pepper strips and a carrot for morning snacktime….quite the orange-themed snack! I’m off to finish some planning for tomorrow and compiling my updated to-do list for the rest of the afternoon/evening.