We here at Jack & Friends® believe in inclusivity—especially when it comes to food. That’s why we’re on a mission to make snacks you can feel good about eating, regardless of your lifestyle or diet. Our jerky is carefully crafted to ensure as many people as possible not only can consume our product, but also enjoy it. Who said you have to choose between function and flavor? Not us.
Two ingredients form the foundation of Jack & Friends® and are responsible for our jerky’s ability to mimic the texture and appearance of real meat: jackfruit and pea protein. Jackfruit is a fruit grown and popularized in Southeast Asia that is proving to be a versatile food ingredient because of its neutral flavor, white color, and meaty texture when unripe. It contains a large amount of minerals and fiber, making it nutritionally favorable as well. Pea protein is a hypoallergenic and vegan alternative to soy, wheat, and dairy proteins, which are three of the eight major allergens. Despite being derived from plants, it is a complete protein, meaning it contains each of the nine essential amino acids necessary in the human diet. While jackfruit and pea protein create our jerky’s texture, additional ingredients are used to develop flavor. In our flagship Jack & Tom jerky, tomatoes, poblano peppers, and a signature blend of spices pack each bite with bold, savory flavor and a spicy kick that keeps you coming back for more.
Jack & Friends® is always conscientious of its consumers, including their health. That’s why we designed our jerky to provide as many benefits as possible through both the inclusion and exclusion of specific ingredients. Although jackfruit and pea protein play important roles in developing texture, they also qualify our product to be a good source of fiber and protein, meaning each serving contains at least 10% of your daily recommended intake of these two nutrients. By excluding unnecessary ingredients, we ensured Jack & Friends® jerky would be low fat and contain no added sugars as well. Our flagship Jack & Tom flavor specifically contains 7g of protein, 4g of fiber, and only 80 calories per serving, so you can indulge in snacking and feel good about it.
We at Jack & Friends® embody our mission of inclusivity by striving to make our food as suitable and desirable to as many people as possible—no matter your lifestyle. Whether you’re a a vegan fitness enthusiast in need of plant-based protein or an overworked analyst looking for convenient desk snacks, a health-conscious student buying fuel for study sessions or a parent purchasing food for an allergen-sensitive family, we want to be your solution. Life is full of enough tough choices, but choosing what you can and want to eat should be easy. Let us take some of the thinking out of your day (and taste great while doing it).