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Hello, I am new to vegetarianism. I was just going to stop eating pork, and change my eating habits slowly, but I have decided to go full vegetarian, (not vegan for now).

I really liked beef jerky. I am going on a trip, and I am looking for a vegetarian jerky. I did a search and found out they do exist. I was wondering if anyone has an opinion on them or if anyone has tried them? Are any brands or flavors better than others? Are they any substitute for the real thing? I know they wont taste just like the real thing, but are they yucky?

Thanks, Michelle
 

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some are definitely better than others. And opinions vary (of course)

Tofurky jerky is almost universally loved.

Primal Strips are really good. I love em. A few people have said they don't like them.

Stonewall Jerky has the flavor and texture of Dog kibble, if you ask me. There are a few people who like it. I'm not one of them.
 

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Tofurkey Jerky = Two thumbs up

Primal Strips =
I'm in the minority here, but the stuff reminded me of raw meat.


Stonewall's Jerquee = Meh. Not the worst stuff I've ever tasted, but certainly not something I'll buy again. It's edible ... barely.

Tasty Eats Soy Jerky =
If anything is worse than Primal Strips in my book, this is it. The texture was OK, but it had some weird whang to it that literally made it sick to smell. Passed it on to a vegan friend, and she disliked it almost as much as I did. Even the dogs wouldn't eat it.

Vegan Dream Rawhide Jerky = Yum! But apparently an acquired taste. I bought it by the pound for awhile. Others have argued that it tastes like shoe leather.
 

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Lol okay, it sounds like Stonewalls is definately out
. I am glad I checked here, because thats the one I almost ordered. I looked at the primal jerky, and I am really curious about the Shiitake mushroom and thai peanut flavors, looks like there are alot of varieties. I think I will try some of those, and it sounds like its safe to order bulk tofurkey jerky. Thanks very much for the advice!
 

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I like the shiitake one and the bbq one. the thai peanut is okay. One of the things I like about the Primal Strips is that there are different varieties made from different ingredients: shiitake, tofu, seitan...
 

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I guess I'm one of the few that likes stonewalls....I couldn't get past the texture of the primal strips though...icky.
 

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You have to order in bulk, but you can get Tofurky Jurky here: http://www.mothernature.com/search/i...&Type=Products

I ordered a box of the original flavored TJ about 3 months ago, and I've learned that 12 packages go a loooong way...

ETA: You can also order it from Food Fight! http://store.foodfightgrocery.com/tofurkyjurky.html

I've never ordered anything from FF, so I can't vouch for them, but I'm sure others on VB can.

You can ALSO order it online from Amazon.com, which I tried to do last year. The TJ from Amazon is actually shipped from ShopNatural, and I would rate that seller a zero, if I can figure out where to go to rate that seller. I ordered five packages; despite the fact that the shipping invoice SAID Tofurky Jurky, what was actually in the box were five packages of beef jerky. Real beef. And you have to go through this deal to send the stuff back, like sending them an email and then getting their approval. I would not order anything from ShopNatural either directly or via Amazon ever again.
 

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Tofurkey Jurkey is AWESOME. It's better than beef jerky. I love all three flavors. It is really hard to find so I usually stock up on it when I go to Austin (I live in Dallas and it's hard to find even in our big giant city).

Primal Strips are okay, but I have to be in the mood for one. They're extremey juicy and the texture gets weird if you think about it too much.

When I bite into a piece of Stonewall's, a little burst oil comes out. Like one of those Gusher's fruit snacks. And before the burst of oil it just tastes like cardboard. Nasty.

There's also one called Cajun Jerky, but I've never had it. I've experimented with making it myself in a dehydrator out of tofu or eggplant, but I guess it wasn't that good because I obviously don't make it anymore.
 

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Uh oh ... I'm one of those who just LOVES Stonewall's jerky. I guess it's one of those "one man's (woman's) poison is another's passion" situations
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My particular favorites are the Teriyaki and Original Wild. I know that a lot of people don't like the softer texture that Stonewall jerky has. It can be left out to dry out for a while, though, if preferred.

I'm a big fan of Tofurkey jerky, too. The Primal Strips I like, but can't say I love. I agree with a previous poster who didn't like the consistency.

Oh, I say just try them all and find your particular favorite. It's a fun and harmless venture!
 

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I"ve had Tofurky jerky. It was ok. Primal strips were great! I loved the texture and taste of those. I have not tried any other brands nor have I been brave enough to try making my own.

Cactus jerky? That sounds interesting.
 

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I've tried and really like Primal Strips. The BBQ tofu and the teriyaki seitan are both really good. The texture and taste are both good (although they sometimes have soft spots in some places where the jerky is kind of...mushy; I avoid those parts because they kind of gross me out).
 
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