Vegan jerky is one of the few plant-based foods that's always missed the mark for me.
However, after ordering Noble Jerky, I can finally say there's a vegan jerky I don't have beef with.
About Noble Jerky
Noble Jerky is a Canadian vegan business that sells its products online and at various brick and mortar stores across the US, Canada, Australia and the UK.
The business has gained widespread success among vegans and meat-eaters, even outselling all other dried meat options on Amazon.
Noble Jerky's growth shows a shift towards plant-based non-GMO alternatives in the West.
Noble Jerky Flavors
Noble's vegan jerky comes in a variety of flavors including:
I don't have a favorite to recommend just yet as I've only tried the Original. However, I'm excited to get through this list.
Noble Jerky has stated Teriyaki is their best seller.
Noble Jerky Taste, Texture & Ingredients
What does Noble Jerky taste like?
Jerky is a chewy, meaty, and flavorous snack that's been difficult for plant-based alternatives to truly replicate.
But Noble Jerky has really nailed it.
Noble's vegan jerky tastes like real jerky. In fact, it was too meat-like for my partner, who hates anything that tastes like real meat.
The color and texture also resemble beef jerky, so it's really difficult to tell the difference.
They are also packed with 7 grams of protein per serving making them a great protein source.
What is the vegan jerky made from?
Noble Jerky is made from soy protein, which is how they create that realistic texture to the jerky. The jerky also includes a variety of spices to give it that jerky taste.
The jerky is also non-GMO certified.
Here is a full list of ingredients (original flavor):
- Soya protein (non-GMO)
- Vegan sugar
- Sea salt
- Canola oil (non-GMO)
- Rice vinegar
Is Noble Jerky worth it?
In my opinion, there are three types of people vegan jerky is ideal for.
- Vegans who miss the taste of jerky and have been seeking a vegan alternative.
- Those seeking a healthier jerky alternative.
- And those who want to convince their friends or family that vegan jerky is actually good.
Overall, this vegan jerky is almost exactly like beef jerky - just without the cruelty.