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This is a crying shame

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created May 25, 2012 at 12:41 PM

http://www.primalspiritfoods.com/products_flavor_details.php

I encountered these at the cafeteria at work and thought "Wow, a Paleo/Primal brand." Then I read the ingredients. These guys should change the name of their product. What do you think?

9f54852ea376e8e416356f547611e052

(2957)

on May 26, 2012
at 12:39 AM

Not only that, but it's "vital" gluten.

14e1dbdd25db00d2c9db36d6a695f6cb

(159)

on May 25, 2012
at 10:55 PM

Yeah! Marinated grass fed flank steak, thrown in the dehydrator...yum!

4b5be253ac1981c690689cab7e4bf06d

(3043)

on May 25, 2012
at 01:37 PM

Mmm, ancestral Dr. Pepper.

4ec0fe4b4aab327f7efa2dfb06b032ff

(5145)

on May 25, 2012
at 01:36 PM

Or the vegetarians who rave about the bean burritos at Taco Bell.

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4ec0fe4b4aab327f7efa2dfb06b032ff

(5145)

on May 25, 2012
at 01:16 PM

I like how they feel that they need to go out of their way to rename gluten as "wheat protein".

9f54852ea376e8e416356f547611e052

(2957)

on May 26, 2012
at 12:39 AM

Not only that, but it's "vital" gluten.

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36ba71ea8bc4f736f4113433fde572bd

(347)

on May 25, 2012
at 01:31 PM

The sad thing to me is how far this is from "whole foods." It's like, if you want a snack, eat an orange... Vegetarianism or veganism as concepts don't really bother me, except when they're invoked to support this sort of industrially concocted ersatz food. I remember vegetarians in college who'd go to McDonalds and order a hamburger with fries and a coke, and ask for no patty, and pat themselves on the back for "eating healthy," because, doncha know, the french fries were fried in vegetable oil and not that unhealthy beef tallow. le sigh.

4ec0fe4b4aab327f7efa2dfb06b032ff

(5145)

on May 25, 2012
at 01:36 PM

Or the vegetarians who rave about the bean burritos at Taco Bell.

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Medium avatar

(1536)

on May 25, 2012
at 12:55 PM

Meatless vegan foodstuffs. Nice! Where do I sign up? How about a side of Paleo Tofu and we can wash it down with an ancestral Dr. Pepper.

4b5be253ac1981c690689cab7e4bf06d

(3043)

on May 25, 2012
at 01:37 PM

Mmm, ancestral Dr. Pepper.

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6b365c14c646462210f3ef6b6fecace1

(1784)

on May 25, 2012
at 02:43 PM

this tickled my kidneys a bit.

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5ef574d7893bc816ec52e04139e9bc09

(6097)

on May 25, 2012
at 12:47 PM

These makers of this should be commended for being hilarious.

2
61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on May 25, 2012
at 12:45 PM

I saw these the other day and couldn't believe the ingredient list. And vegan? No, thank you. Bring on the real jerky.

14e1dbdd25db00d2c9db36d6a695f6cb

(159)

on May 25, 2012
at 10:55 PM

Yeah! Marinated grass fed flank steak, thrown in the dehydrator...yum!

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 26, 2012
at 05:29 AM

I can't see myself ever getting excited by something that looks like it might be a factory made "paleo" or "primal" snack food. I remember the days when paleo was about non-processed foods. *Sighs and gazes off into the distance...

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1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

on May 25, 2012
at 09:39 PM

Obviously they are called "Primal Strips" because they are meant to simulate beef jerky and provide an easily transportable source of vegan protein. vegan's know it is vegan because they are the ones the product is marketed towards. IF they didn't know it was vegan, the company would be out of business and we would not see them at every whole foods/natural foods store.

Also, it's not false marketing, like you guys have stated. False marketing would be " Beef Jerky." That's like trying to sue the company that makes the "Magic Bullet" because you bought a blender and found out it had nothing to do with magic or bullets, let alone the two of them. OR like buying a box of "Beggin' Strips" and eating them, only to find out they're actually dog food and you didn't read the whole label.

Do you think Sisson's "Primal Fuel" meets primal standard? Last time I checked maltodextrin came from corn which is the off limits, sugar contains fructose which damages your liver, and guar gum comes from a bean, which is also off limits (except coffee, of course, because where else are you going to get your stamina from when your glycogen depleted and adrenal exhausted?). Oh, but you can always just take "take therapeutic amounts of testosterone...to balance out high levels of cortisol."

But yes, the ingredients look horrendous I would never let that thing go near my mouth, even if I were I vegan.

1
43dc6da5605c3f306100b41bbfffabc4

(420)

on May 25, 2012
at 07:04 PM

GROSS... and yes time for a name change.

1
276a5e631b62f8e0793987c0496364bb

(1644)

on May 25, 2012
at 01:38 PM

I saw one of these at the checkout of the local health food store and got all excited.

But then I read the ingredients. :(

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2e5dc29c61f97d335ffb990508424719

on May 25, 2012
at 12:54 PM

Looks like garbage to me. Educating your self is vital. It is the only way not to fall for false marketing.

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14e1dbdd25db00d2c9db36d6a695f6cb

on May 25, 2012
at 10:57 PM

This is migraine in stick form.

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7cf9f5b08a41ecf2a2d2bc0b31ea6fa0

on May 25, 2012
at 01:47 PM

93% Fat Free

Meatless Vegan Jerky

NON-GMO VITAL GLUTEN (WHEAT PROTEIN)

UNREFINED EVAPORATED CANE JUICE

Sweet!!

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