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September 5, 2007 2:01 PM   Subscribe

Sick of beef jerky? "Trade it in" for a dark chocolate oatmeal cookie. Yes, it's a promo from Kashi, but at least their email is opt-in instead of opt-out. And they're mailing out free cookies, bless their souls.
posted by ericbop (40 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Sorry, they shot themselves in the foot by picking a far too delicious-looking picture of a salami. After checking out the side by side pics, I'm not exactly craving a - what was it - chewy trail mix granola bar, or whatever.
posted by Wolfdog at 2:04 PM on September 5, 2007


So I don't usually post about pepsi blue, but dude....

reminds me of This.
posted by Lord_Pall at 2:05 PM on September 5, 2007


I'll have your jerky, thanks. No slim jims (ok two or three slim jims for later), thanks, thank you.

Divine_Wino
Rural Route 1
Brooklyn NY
11215
posted by Divine_Wino at 2:08 PM on September 5, 2007


I take offense at the beef jerky smear campaign...

7 types of grain? Who gives a fuck.

Artificial vs. Non-artificial ingredients? What the fuck

Dietary Fiber? Well, fine they get that.

A metric fuckton of sugar vs. No sugar? Beef Jerky FTW.

Buncha no-good starch peddlers if you ask me.
posted by Lord_Pall at 2:08 PM on September 5, 2007


Sick of beef jerky?

What are you, fucking crazy?

The answer is no. No, I'm not. Nor will I ever be.
posted by billysumday at 2:08 PM on September 5, 2007


Ohhhh yeah unh huh.
posted by Wolfdog at 2:09 PM on September 5, 2007


Can't you just put some slices of beef product in your Kashi cereal instead of bananas and call it a day?
posted by Burhanistan at 2:15 PM on September 5, 2007


To save others the bother of going through the whole process, it's for residents of USA only.
posted by winston at 2:16 PM on September 5, 2007


Kashi rules. Their frozen entrees (at somewhere between 300-350 calories) are fantastic. I can't recommend them enough.
posted by ryanhealy at 2:18 PM on September 5, 2007


Thanks a lot; now I have to stop at Walmart on the way home for a bag of jerky. (What kind of dummy would choose a sweet snack over a salty one? Or anything else when jerky is available?)
posted by uncleozzy at 2:20 PM on September 5, 2007


And of a community weblog there can be no greater praise than this: that it led to the mailing of me a cookie.
posted by ND¢ at 2:21 PM on September 5, 2007 [3 favorites]


I ordered a cookie. I will be using it as the basis for a delicious salami sandwich.
posted by boo_radley at 2:22 PM on September 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


mailing out free cookies

Have we checked this isn't a terrorist attack?
posted by cillit bang at 2:25 PM on September 5, 2007


More like a happyrist attack.
posted by ND¢ at 2:33 PM on September 5, 2007


Their frozen entrees (at somewhere between 300-350 calories)

300 calories is an appetizer. Maybe if you're a 100 lb woman does that qualify an an entree.

And a hearty "me too" on the jerky love.

er, uh, yeah
posted by GuyZero at 2:36 PM on September 5, 2007


You've be surprised at how filling they are GuyZero. I was.
posted by ryanhealy at 2:37 PM on September 5, 2007


What kind of dummy would choose a sweet snack over a salty one?

The same dummy who suggests that instead of nachos, maybe I would enjoy some crackers sent to me in the mail.
posted by Gary at 2:40 PM on September 5, 2007


Sorry, the sarcasm didn't come through on my fpp. Obviously, one can never truly tire of jerky. But one never tires of free cookies through the mail either.
posted by ericbop at 2:41 PM on September 5, 2007


Just last night I picked up three bags of jerky and three of those big Jack Link kippered cow logs. Same as last week.

Oatmeal is for fattening up cows. For jerky. Don't break the circle.
posted by krippledkonscious at 2:43 PM on September 5, 2007


What can I get for my delicious bacon?
posted by blue_beetle at 2:44 PM on September 5, 2007


Damnit, my browser must be set to block cookies because none appeared when I clicked on this thread. I had my beef jerkey jammed in the drive slot and everything.
posted by quin at 2:45 PM on September 5, 2007 [2 favorites]


This is why I hate farmers.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 2:50 PM on September 5, 2007


I find it hilarious when processed food caters to the organic/natural/quality fad.

Crunchy Chocolate Almond Bar, with my emphasis on things that I either sure as hell wouldn't use in my cooking and probably can't even buy in a store, or don't even know what the fuck they are:

Brown Rice Syrup, Soy Protein Isolate, Evaporated Cane Juice Crystals, Crystalline Fructose, Kashi Seven Whole Grains and Sesame® Blend (Stone Ground Whole: Hard Red Winter Wheat, Oats, Rye, Barley, Triticale, Long Grain Brown Rice, Buckwheat, Sesame Seeds), Almonds, Oat Fiber, Mechanically Fractionated Palm Kernel Oil, Cocoa, Rice Flour, Rice Starch, Honey, Toasted Soy Grits, Vegetable Glycerin, Corn Grits, Chicory Root Fiber, Wheat Bran, Corn Flour, Natural Flavors, Salt, Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa (Cocoa, Potassium Carbonate), Calcium Carbonate, Corn Bran, Magnesium Oxide, Soy Lecithin, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Nonfat Milk, Vanilla Extract, Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E), Zinc Oxide, Ferrous Fumarate (Iron), Annatto (Color), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Folic Acid and Vitamin B12
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim at 2:54 PM on September 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


Meh.

Soo Jerky is a local (for me) outfit that's been around since I immigrated to Canada as a small lad.

With so many varieties (and they've much much less salt than most Western supermarket jerkies) it's hard to get tired of jerky.

Getting tired of the beef (which comes in several flavours and styles)? Try the pork jerky. Tired of the pork jerky (also in several flavours and styles)? Try the salmon jerky. Getting tired of the salmon jerky? Go back to the tried and true beef.

They can keep their hippie food and chocolate.
posted by porpoise at 3:03 PM on September 5, 2007


Real hippies eat jerky.
posted by Divine_Wino at 3:44 PM on September 5, 2007


Real jerks eat hippies.
posted by Burhanistan at 3:50 PM on September 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


Kashi isn't hippie food at all. It's pretty mainstream stuff, once you get past the bit of sanctimonious marketing.
posted by Burhanistan at 3:51 PM on September 5, 2007


Kashi's peanut butter flax bars, granola bars and cookies are delicious. I had a draft saved about this for my blog, thanks for reminding me.

Mmmm....COOkie!
posted by misha at 3:53 PM on September 5, 2007


I just ate a delicious Kashi trail mix bar....but now I want jerky!
Buffalo jerky!
Jerky jerky jerky!
posted by Biblio at 3:55 PM on September 5, 2007


I just ate a delicious Kashi trail mix bar....but now I want jerky!
Buffalo jerky!


Sounds like you want pemmican. It's the best of both worlds.
posted by Burhanistan at 4:00 PM on September 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


We should have a MeFi Jerky Swap. I'll send some Oberto.
posted by vito90 at 4:06 PM on September 5, 2007


Oh, boy!
posted by tristeza at 4:20 PM on September 5, 2007


Real eats jerk hippies.
posted by quin at 4:22 PM on September 5, 2007


Cookie Blue.

meh
posted by oddman at 5:15 PM on September 5, 2007


For example you could trade them for your microwave popcorn.
posted by salvia at 5:20 PM on September 5, 2007


...Soy Protein Isolate...

Why in the hell does anyone add any kind of protein to a chocolate oatmeal cookie? Why add an ingredient that is also a common food allergy? What is wrong with these people? Why do they keep trying to kill me? It's a trap, I tell you, a ruse to get me to eat the yummy cookie and then itch and itch and itch.

I bet they sell Benadryl and Benadryl cream, too. [gnash, gnash]
posted by dilettante at 5:43 PM on September 5, 2007


*kills hippy capitalist snack people*
*dries them to create hippy jerky*
*mails it in*
*feeds cookie to roaches*
posted by jonmc at 6:05 PM on September 5, 2007


Ohhh, they's so gonna get a talkin' to from the boys in Minong!
posted by washburn at 6:16 PM on September 5, 2007


So what about us soy jerky eaters?
posted by WinnipegDragon at 8:07 PM on September 5, 2007


Kashi promotions often involve a freebie or sample, which I always appreciate. I've received several little granola bars and whole grain cookies from them over the past few months, and I like getting a chance to try the product before I buy a boxful*.

When a company provides samples, it suggests to me (note well, eavesdropping marketers) that they believe in their product rather than their advertising, and if they can just get people to try it, customers will discover how much they like it.

*Also, I'm glad I didn't pay for those snacks, because about one third of them tasted like oatmeal-laced, berry-flecked cardboard.
posted by Elsa at 11:45 AM on September 6, 2007


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