Kooee! meat sticks
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Product review: Kooee! meat sticks

Kooee meat sticks are the better quality answer to cabanossi. Made with great quality Australian free-range meat and natural ingredients, these are great portable snacks for when you are on the go.

Kooee! meat sticks

Kooee! is a Tasmanian-based company that sells meat snacks such as jerky and meat sticks. Their products are made with Cape Grim free-range and grass-fed beef and free-range pork.

Kooee! meat sticks are low in sugar and gluten-free and have a decent amount in protein. The sticks come in 5g packs that can be bought in 20-pack boxes or in 10-stick sample packs.

Ingredients

  • Free-range pork stick (classic): Australian free-range pork (95%), sea salt, black pepper, honey, beetroot powder, collagen casing, acerola cherry juice powder, culture, antioxidant (rosemary extract)
  • Organic beef stick (sea salt): Australian organic grass-fed beef (95%), sea salt, black pepper, honey, beetroot powder, collagen casing, acerola cherry juice powder, culture, antioxidant (rosemary extract)
  • Organic beef stick (spicy): Australian organic grass-fed beef (95%), sea salt, black pepper, honey, habanero powder, beetroot powder, collagen casing, acerola cherry juice powder, culture, antioxidant (rosemary extract)

Nutrition information

The table below shows a comparison per serve of each flavour.

Nutrient Pork
Per serve (25g)
Beef (sea salt)
Per serve (77g)
Beef (spicy)
Per serve (77g)
Energy (kJ) 451 311 311
Protein (g) 5.4 6.4 6.4
Fat, total (g) 9.3 5.1 5.1
– Saturated (g) 2.6 2.0 2.0
Carbohydrate, total (g) 0.7 0.7 0.7
– Sugars (g) 0.2 0.2 0.2
Sodium (mg) 411.0 401.0 401.0

Taste test

If you’re used to the ultra-processed cabanossi sticks, you will find a difference in taste and texture in Kooee! meat sticks. They are less firm and fatty and taste “cleaner”. However, the biggest difference in my opinion is the feeling after eating them. If you’re anything like me, conventional cabanossi and salami cause some degree of indigestion, which I haven’t experienced with Kooee!’s meat sticks.

My favourite flavours were the spicy beef, followed by the pork one.

Summary and recommendations

If you eat meat and are looking for a portable gluten-free, high-protein, low-carb snack, give these a go.

As mentioned before, these are terrific snacks for when you’re on the go (e.g. hiking, cycling, doing an ultra-marathon), but they also make great additions to cheese/nibbles platters.

More information

Check out Kooee!’s website for more information about their products and to order online.

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