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How do you find snacks to take with you on your adventures?

If you’re like most people, you grab whatever looks good at the grocery store. If you’re like me, you examine labels, run the numbers, research the sources of the ingredients, analyze the manufacturing methods, and see which products match what the latest research says is going to be the best fuel for your body… before giving up and choosing whatever looks like it will taste the best.

But if you’re like my friends Matt, John, and Greg, you make your own!

It all started after college graduation when these fine gentlemen embarked on a journey that lasted a few thousand miles and took them through America’s great national parks. It left them substantially hungry, too, which is why I’m now holding this bag of Pure Provisions Turkey Jerky, the first snack they released into the wild.

pure provisions turkey jerky

Turkey jerky?!

I know what you’re thinking. When it comes to jerky, you want red meat. Something manly. Something that makes you feel like a hunter, not a gatherer.

Beef is perfect. Venison, even better. But turkey, nah, it just doesn’t work.

I felt the same way at first. I’ll gladly grab a turkey sandwich at the deli, but don’t replace my ground beef with ground turkey or my beef jerky with turkey jerky.

Well, this Orange Ginger flavored turkey jerky is an exception to that rule!

pure provisions turkey jerky in hand

I mean, how often do you come across an orange ginger flavor?

Maybe you can find orange ginger bodywash, or you can order an $8 orange ginger smoothie at one of those fancy juice bars, but orange ginger is about as far from a typical beef jerky flavor as you can get. I’m a huge fan of chipotle, mesquite, teriyaki, etc., but it’s nice to switch things up sometimes!

Upon opening the bag, it smells nothing like beef jerky. Which makes sense – it’s turkey.

It looks different, which also makes sense – it’s white meat. It’s very thin and light colored, almost translucent, and sort of orange.

It might look odd, but it tastes oh so good!

I could taste both the sweetness of orange juice and the unique spiciness of ginger. It’s more sweet than anything, but there’s enough garlic and ginger to balance it out.

It’s an interesting combination – I’ve never had anything else quite like it.

How good was it?

I wasn’t even hungry, and I only planned to have one or two bites, but once I opened the bag, I just couldn’t help myself. I had to eat it all!

(And yes, the one I opened was the bigger bag!)

It’s like the orange juice soaked through to the center of each piece of jerky. The flavor is not just a coating. It’s like the turkey marinated in orange juice and fresh sliced ginger for a week. It’s so tender!

It is jerky, and it must have been dehydrated somehow, but it’s soft and juicy still!

pure provisions turkey jerky packages

It’s pretty healthy, too.

Ingredients: Turkey Breast, Gluten-Free Soy Sauce, Brown Sugar, Water, Orange Juice, Granulated Garlic, Ginger.

Each 60-calorie serving provides 11g protein and only 3g sugar.

It’s low in calories because it’s pure protein! There’s no fat.

As with any jerky, you’re not going to avoid the sugar and salt, but with this stuff, you do avoid the added nitrates that accompany almost all processed meats. (And I consider that to be the bigger health risk.)

pure provisions turkey jerky sizes

This turkey jerky is worthy of packing for your adventures.

The packs come in two sizes, the jerky is fun to eat, and it’s satiating.

Obviously I like the idea of the big size, but the smaller size pack is easier to carry in a jersey pocket, jacket pocket, or stuffed in a small daypack. It’s about the size of your hand and packed tight.

The other bag is way bigger and best left in your cupboard at home.

pure provisions jerky packs at overlook

My final verdict is…

This jerky made it into my gift guide for a reason – it’s delicious, it’s different, and it definitely gets my recommendation. It’s an excellent choice for any time you want a high-protein snack to fill you up and fuel your journey.

Official website: www.PureProvisions.com

Product Review Details
Company: Pure Provisions
Product: Pure Provisions Turkey Jerky
Reviewed by: Coach Levi
My Rating: 4.0 out of 5
Date last updated: 2014-12-23
Obtained Product: Free sample from company.
CoachLevi.com Advertiser: No.

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