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These steak strips (jerky) are tender, moist, and…

Disclosure: The author of this review received a sample of the product from the brand or its representative in exchange for a review.

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: tested or reviewed it for the manufacturer

Summary

These steak strips (jerky) are tender, moist, and flavorful.

Pros

  • Tender
  • Moist
  • Good flavor

Cons

  • Ingredient list contains "natural flavor"

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Lorissa’s Kitchen premium steak strips are great for boosting protein on the trail with 10 grams of protein, 2 grams of fat, 6 grams of carbohydrate, and 80 calories per serving. The strips are made with 100% grass-fed beef with no added nitrites, MSG, preservatives or growth hormones.

The texture of the jerky was good; moist, tender, and chewy. I always prefer the plain flavors of jerky products, especially on a long, high-altitude trail where I never know what back-flips my stomach might be doing. True to form, I liked the Classic flavor the best. The Korean BBQ and Chicken Teriyaki had good flavor if you’re looking for jerky with more complexity.


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Lorissa’s Kitchen also makes beef sticks in Original, Smoky Sweet, and Jalapeno flavors. I love the convenience and ease of consumption of a beef stick when I want a savory snack on the trail. While I enjoyed these, I preferred the jerky, probably due to the fat content that tasted a bit greasy. The beef stick contains 11 grams fat (6 grams of protein, zero carbs, 130 calories) while the jerky strips have only 2 grams of fat. People following a ketogenic diet might prefer the beef sticks due to the higher fat content.


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I like the ingredient list with one exception. The beef, water, cane sugar, sea salt, soy sauce, pepper, and pineapple powder are good, wholesome ingredients for the Classic steak strips. The ingredient I don’t care for is “natural flavor” which can be a catchall term for all sorts of unidentified ingredients that are allowed on labels by the FDA. There may not be anything unhealthy in Lorissa’s but it leaves an open question. I hope Lorissa’s will consider removing that term and instead list the exact ingredients. 

Disclosure: The reviewer received a sample of this product from the brand or its representatives in exchange for a review.

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