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IMG_2104Happy National Jerk Day! The folks over at Krave sent me over some samples to try. I have to admit that I wasn’t a big fan of jerky…I always thought, it’s tough… and leathery, just wasn’t for me. Krave has changed my mind about jerky! Krave is nitrate and hormone free. There are no artificial flavors and it is gluten free. Krave is 97% fat free and the meat is double marinated.

IMG_2111Krave comes in a variety of flavors: black cherry barbecue, chili lime, lemon garlic, grilled sweet teriyaki, basil citrus, garlic chili pepper, pineapple orange and sweet chipotle.

Here are some great pairing choices for the chili lime flavor:

  • Beer
  • Corona, Pilsner, IPA
  • Wine
  • Brunello di Montalcino Super Tuscan, Chardonnay
  • Spirits
  • Tequila!

IMG_2113Pairings for the grilled sweet teriyaki flavor:

  • Beer
  • Filtered & Unfiltered Wheat Ale, Weiss, Witbier, Weizen Bock
  • Wine
  • Merlot, Chinon (France), Pinot Noir, Beaujolais
  • Spirits
  • Bourbon, Scotch (lighter styles)

IMG_2114Pairings for the basil citrus flavor:

  • Beer
  • Marzen, Bock, Pale Lager, Amber Lager, Pilsner, Dunkel/Dark Lager
  • Wine
  • Sauvignon Blanc, Non Reserva Chianti, Moscato, Ice Wines
  • Spirits
  • Citrus Vodka, Gin (lighter style), Reposado Tequila

IMG_2117Pairings for the lemon garlic flavor:

  • Beer
  • IPA
  • Wine
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Spirits
  • Gin

IMG_2118Check out the Krave website for great recipes. The teriyaki had a very strong smell, but the taste was sweet and mild. The chili lime had a little bit of a kick to it that I really liked – probably my favorite of the bunch. I was very surprised at the texture – it wasn’t tough at all, quite the opposite in fact. Let Krave change your mind about jerky!!

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