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Old 02-04-2013, 01:35 PM   #1
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Whatcha think about this beef jerky?

Because of the sugars and such I pretty much gave up on beef jerky but a friend gave this to me this weekend ...

srvg size: 1oz - 3 srvgs per container
cal: 40
fat: .5g
sodium: 450mg
carb: 1
fiber: 0
sugar: 0
ingredients: beef, salt, dry honey (refinery syrup, honey), spice, sodium nitrate

Its hard but keeps me chewing (a good thing when I wanna snack ... kinda like a little will go a long way)
Anyway, I thought would be okay - the dry honey has me a little verklempth so thats why I'm asking.

I try to stick to original Atkins but we all know how hard it is to find beef jerky and I aint makin mah own! *hands on hips*
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Old 02-04-2013, 02:12 PM   #2
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I think that jerky sweetened with dry honey is probably only slightly better or pretty much the same as jerky sweetened with high fructose corn syrup or sugar. Be careful of portion size and watch to see if it makes you more hungry.

It is so annoying that one can't find reasonably priced jerky without added sweeteners. One would think that it was normative in this country to eat chicken breasts and steaks with honey or sugar on top; who decided meat needs sweetener?
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Old 02-04-2013, 02:33 PM   #3
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I have not found it with out sugar.
As far as I am concerned sugar is sugar.
I went to a lot of trouble to make beef jerky with out sugar and it did not turn out edible for me. I have given up and eat salami or pepperoni that I can find with out any added sugar.

I don't understand why sugar is added to jerky. I guess they sell more when they do that. I would never sprinkle sugar on my steak!
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Old 02-04-2013, 02:41 PM   #4
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It looks delicious but I agree that sugar is sugar even if it is dry honey (will have to look that up). There is also a lot of salt on that but I guess that is to preserve the meat. To me, though, the combo of the salt, meat and sugar would be addictive and I'd have to keep eating it.
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If I had to hazard a guess I'd say it is very difficult to make jerky without some amount of sugar that taste good enough to gain a toe hold in the market. Anecdotally we know that is the case because the sugar-free craze has been going on for how many years but jerky remains outside the fold. It is hard to believe that the industry is intentionally not interested in cornering that market.

When it comes to jerky as long as the carbs are super low I do not worry about the added sugar. But I eat moderate protein so jerky isn't something I'd eat a ton of anyways.
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:32 PM   #6
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They have sugar free honey - I use that in my BBQ sauces - If I could/would make jerky, I;d use that
Thanks guys - just thought the carb/sugar count was better than any other jerky - I dont see a spike in my hunger/cravings though - I've had the bag since yesterday and have only had 3 small pices and about 10 more left.
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I would not touch it because of the ingredients. But I admit I am picky about what goes into my body. Others may not be so picky.

I don't eat jerky; I have never seen any that contains only healthy ingredients.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:15 PM   #8
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I found some BACON jerkey at walgreens that has no carbs or sugar listed.It is good.
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I found some BACON jerkey at walgreens that has no carbs or sugar listed.It is good.
Wow! That does sound good!
I am going to get me some bacon jerkey!!
Thanks Jade!
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:13 PM   #10
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lol made my mouth water
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:23 PM   #11
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I found some BACON jerkey at walgreens that has no carbs or sugar listed.It is good.
Shut the front door!?!? That's like the most perfect combo ever! Is it with all the jerkies? Lol.
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:29 AM   #12
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Here's a beef jerky I made last year, or possibly the year before. There is some lime juice and Worcestershire sauce in the marinade, but no added sugar. This is a MUCH lower carb beef jerky than you will find in any store. One of the differences is that you won't get that shiny glazed look. Shiny and glazed = sugar. Fortunately for me, I prefer smoke and spice to sugar and shiny.


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Old 02-05-2013, 03:05 PM   #13
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I just saw this. Yes it is with all the other jerkeys and nuts,etc. I think it is their own brand. HTH.
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Because of the sugars and such I pretty much gave up on beef jerky but a friend gave this to me this weekend ...

srvg size: 1oz - 3 srvgs per container
cal: 40
fat: .5g
sodium: 450mg
carb: 1
fiber: 0
sugar: 0
ingredients: beef, salt, dry honey (refinery syrup, honey), spice, sodium nitrate

Its hard but keeps me chewing (a good thing when I wanna snack ... kinda like a little will go a long way)
Anyway, I thought would be okay - the dry honey has me a little verklempth so thats why I'm asking.

I try to stick to original Atkins but we all know how hard it is to find beef jerky and I aint makin mah own! *hands on hips*
With one carb per serving, I would Totally eat that. What brand is it? As long as you know what one serving is, and watch to see if it makes you hungry or craving, it's ultimately up to you. I just read an interesting post the other day in the Atkins frozen food thread about how Dr A did not make some proclamation about not eating this or that- that has come with time.

If it works for you, enjoy it. But, I am kind of a rebel that way.
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:37 AM   #15
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There are people that just use water,liquid smoke,salt and pepper around where i am but this ie the recipe that i use,it is really tasty

3lb of meat (fat free) cut about 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup worchester sauce
2 tsp accent seasoning
2 tbs liquid smoke
2/3 tsp garlic powder
2/3 tsp onion powder
1 tsp black pepper
1 tbs cajun seasoning (optional)

marinate for 24 hrs ...Dry in oven at 175 degrees for 6-8 hrs

When i dry this i hang meat from toothpicks with foil underneath to catch the liquid and i leave the over ajar (just a crack) to let the moisture out.

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I just make it myself. Easy and cheap. If you don't have a dehydrator you can easily do it in the oven. Give it a try, very worth it.
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I have been getting my beef jerky at the butcher shop - didn't realize that 'sugar' was added to make beef jerkey - thought I was going au natural. OOPS!
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I'd also like to know the brand. I don't eat jerky very often but it's a nice snack to take out on the boat and I usually buy Mingua Brothers but it has 2 carbs per 1/2oz serving.

I have bought the bacon jerky at Wal-Mart and it's okay but a tad to chewy for me. I don't like chewy bacon, I like mine done.
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It sounds similar to the jerky I buy, but I don't know the ingredients off hand. I know mine has liquid smoke in it so I don't think it's the same. But I buy No Mans Land beef jerky. I don't how widely available it is, it's made in Oklahoma, but I know you can order it online. It's pricey, but it's the purest Ive found. It also has 40cals and 1g carb per 1oz serving. I can get a huge huge huuuuuuuuuuuuuuge bag ($15) and eat it all, hypothetically, for 320 cals and 8g carbs.
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I love a product called Grass Fed Jerky Chews- super clean ingredient list, they are just made with grass fed beef and spices like sea salt and pepper. They are super flavorful as well and actually taste like meat unlike commercial beef jerky that just tastes like chemicals and is way too sweet.
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Jaded, bought some bacon jerky today! Can't wait to try it tomorrow
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Because of the sugars and such I pretty much gave up on beef jerky but a friend gave this to me this weekend ...

srvg size: 1oz - 3 srvgs per container
cal: 40
fat: .5g
sodium: 450mg
carb: 1
fiber: 0
sugar: 0
ingredients: beef, salt, dry honey (refinery syrup, honey), spice, sodium nitrate

Its hard but keeps me chewing (a good thing when I wanna snack ... kinda like a little will go a long way)
Anyway, I thought would be okay - the dry honey has me a little verklempth so thats why I'm asking.

I try to stick to original Atkins but we all know how hard it is to find beef jerky and I aint makin mah own! *hands on hips*
good stats but it has nitrates
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