There's also no preservatives. No nitrates. No fat. No MSG. Nothing in the ingredients list you can't pronounce.
So what makes it perky? Guarana. It's a natural ingredient added to energy drinks and there's apparently some in here, too. We don't care about that part.
What we do care about is that this is a meaty, peppery snack that's perfect for before or in between cigars. It's satisfying and even just a little salty. It's a heck of a lot more convenient and less messy than, say, smoked salmon. Plus, you can tote it with you to the cigar lounge or campground.
Compared to another national brand turkey jerky, a one-ounce serving of Perky has just 110mg of sodium vs. a whopping 490mg. And of course the other stuff has nitrates, which I might be willing to ingest under certain circumstances (like bacon) but not here.
The texture of individual pieces can vary from tough to tender. Each bag seems to contain a few pieces that are a little sinewy, but still tender. Some people may not like that but to me, it adds variety. The worst thing I can say is that the flavoring is vaguely teriyaki-like and some pieces tend to absorb it differently than others. For instance, the sinewy pieces tend to be a little more sticky and saturated in the stuff, whereas the most tender bits can taste a little under-seasoned by comparison. It's jerky for crying out loud, not fresh carpaccio, what do you want?
Turkey Perky Jerky is a good, savory, satisfying snack that would make a nice pre-game ritual with, say, a nice Padron. At around $5 a bag, it's not cheap, but then again, cheap jerky is dog food anyway.
Target stores often have it on sale for $4. If you go, maybe think about paying cash.