Noble Jerky – Chipotle

Vegan…jerky? Of course! Now that we’re all lusting over vegan burgers, jerky is a no-brainer for companies wanting to lure vegans (and vegan-adjacents like myself) into the land of tastiness. And this jerky just may fool your more carnivorous friends. 

How?  By processing their soy product into stringy pieces that peel into shreds just like the real thing. This jerky is more of the “soft chew”type; no shoe-leather strips here. I don’t know how they got these tidbits to shred so well – heck, even out of the bag there are pieces that look like they’ve got striations – but I’m so glad they figured it out. 

There are lots of chili flakes and seeds scattered on every piece, and I love that artisinal look. But the taste? So delightfully chewy. There’s a nice blend of umami from the soy and sweet chili heat from the chipotle flavoring. It’s not too spicy, but leaves a little tingle on the tongue. Just enough for you to want another pieces. I see what you’re doing, Noble. And dammit if you’re not succeeding. *orders more jerky* 

You get a whole lot from these 2.47 ounce bag. They say each bag holds two servings, but there’s several nibbles to be had…and demolishing the entire bag in one go isn’t tough to do either. (Why is everyone looking at me?) Pack ‘em in your day hike bag, bring ‘em to the ballpark (they pair exceedingly well with an ice cold brew), or just grab a few bites to enjoy on their own. But I warn you, you’ll be digging in the bag for more before you know it. 



Denise Kitashima Dutton has been a reviewer since 2003, and hopes to get the hang of things any moment now. She believes that bluegrass is not hell in music form, and that beer is better when it’s a nitro pour. Besides GMR, you can find her at Atomic Fangirl,, or at that end seat at the bar, multi-tasking with her Kindle.