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Turkey Perky Jerky
The name wasn’t chosen just because it rhymes. It’s because the jerky is flavored with guarana—a caffeine-rich fruiting plant from the Amazon—which naturally makes you, well, perky. We already reviewed their beef jerky here. Now the company has rolled out a turkey version for those who either avoid red meat or just prefer the taste. With a slightly sweet taste, tender texture, and few calories (50 per serving), this snack gives you protein and energy on the trail. Bummer: In keeping with the company’s forward-thinking “no preservatives, no MSG” stance, some of us wished the turkeys were free-range. $3 for a 1-oz. bag, $5 for a 2.2-oz. bag; perkyjerky.com



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