If there’s a better way to celebrate all things meaty than with bacon jerky, please let us know.
Our friends at Chef’s Cut Real Jerky have somehow turned crisp, salty, juicy bacon into the popular, portable, protein-packed snack that’s taking the indie food world by storm. And they’re bringing it in two ways: Sriracha Uncured Bacon Jerky and Applewood Uncured Bacon Jerky.
The Applewood starts with thin-cut, nitrite-free bacon that gets dunked in a sweet marinade of apple juice, salt, pepper and maple syrup, then infused with applewood smoke until it reaches ultimate crispness. It’s sweet and a little spicy from the pepper, and not at all greasy or soggy like you’d expect.
The Sriracha follows the same process, but instead gets dunked in a hot marinade of Sriracha, soy sauce, honey and red wine vinegar. No, this is not a dream.
We double-hog dare you to try not to eat the whole bag. At 6 grams of protein and just 140 calories per serving, these make for a powerful desk drawer snack. Grab a few strips for breakfast if there’s just no time to cook, or crumble over a salad of butter lettuce, avocado, sesame seed and mango to replace that shaker of bacon bits. Just keep some napkins handy – these are some seriously saucy slices.