Nestlé-owned Sweet Earth Foods has launched a plant-based jerky snack as its first shelf-stable product.
The new offering, which contains 13g of plant protein per serving, is said to provide the same meaty taste and texture as traditional jerky. It comes in two flavors: Spicy Kung Pao Jerky and Sweet Korean BBQ Jerky.
The Spicy Kung Pao Jerky, which is made with the ‘flavors of the Szechuan province’, including savory and spicy ginger and cracked red peppercorns, will be available at select retailers across the US, including Hyvee and Kroger, as well as via Amazon, beginning this month.
Later this year, Sweet Earth Foods will offer the Sweet Korean BBQ Jerky, which features soy sauce and gochujang peppers.
Sara Wheeler, Sweet Earth general manager, said the new plant-based Jerky addresses flexitarian consumers’ need for a convenient, on-the-go source of plant protein.