Primal Spirit Foods is located in Charleston, West Virginia and was founded in 2001. The company is a division of Primal Spirit Inc. Primal Spirit Foods is a food company making plant-based jerky alternatives that are vegan, non-GMO, free of preservatives, free of artificial colors, free of cholesterol, high in protein, and kosher.
Primal Spirit Foods jerky is made primarily out of a blend of soy, seitan, and shiitake mushrooms. They call their jerky product line "Primal Strips", and they are available in several different flavors: Teriyaki, Texas BBQ, Mesquite Lime, Hot & Spicy, Hickory Smoked, and Thai Peanut. Products made by Primal Spirit Foods are commercially available in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
In 2004, Primal Spirit Foods was recognized by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) during their annual Proggy Awards for being one of the companies "that exemplify animal-friendly progress in 21st century culture and commerce".
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