Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I buy KOOEE! products?

You can buy our products on this website. We’re also regulars at the Launceston and Hobart farmers’ markets, so keep an eye out on our Facebook page for our next appearance. We’re also available in specialty retailers around Tasmania.

Wait, jerky can be healthy?

Jerky is basically dried, seasoned beef; with a bit of care it is possible to make a healthy jerky. KOOEE! Grass-Fed Beef Jerky is exactly that. It’s high in protein, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, and has no added sugar, preservatives, nitrates or anything artificial.

How much salt is in your snacks?

Our snacks have approximately 570mg of sodium. By comparison, a leading store-bought jerky has over 1200mg per serving.

KOOEE! Grass-Fed Beef Jerky is a healthy addition to a balanced diet. Reasonable salt intake is essential to regulate healthy amounts of fluid in your body (especially if you’re an athlete); essentially it is a case of moderation. We use sea salt to preserve and dry our beef jerky the good old-fashioned way. This is necessary because we do not add any sugar, preservatives or nitrates.

Does your Jerky have sugar in it?

There’s no added sugar or any type of sweetener in our jerky, which is quite uncommon. We think there is far too much sugar in conventional store-bought foods, so we’ve tried to provide a healthier alternative with KOOEE!

I’m allergic to certain foods. Can I eat this snack?

Our products are permissible to most people with eating restrictions.

Gluten-free: Our products are gluten-free, and we do in-house gluten testing.
Soy-free: We do not use any soy products.
No nuts: There are no nuts in our products, and no nuts in our production area. One exception is coconut (although this is technically a seed!).
No lactose or dairy.

Our products do contain less-common allergens – coconut, and sesame seeds.

When should I eat this snack?

After a workout, in the office, on a hike or after a surf—it’s up to you! Our Grass-Fed Beef Jerky is an unprocessed source of protein. Whenever you need to fuel those aching muscles, replenish your reserves, or boost your energy levels, grab a pack—and don’t forget to KOOEE!

Do you ship internationally?

Unfortunately no. At this time we do not have an export license and will not ship internationally

Where does your beef come from?

We use 100% Tasmanian grass-fed beef

What does 100% grass-fed free-range beef mean?

The animals we use for our beef have had continuous, free-range access to pastures throughout their lifecycle, and have never been confined to a feedlot. It probably goes without saying that beef is packed with protein. When compared to regular, grain-fed beef, grass-fed beef contains up to five times as much Omega-3 fatty acid, and is loaded with more CLA, Vitamins A and E and micronutrients.

Is this product Paleo-friendly?

Yes, it meets the strictest standards of the paleo diet.

We use whole-muscle cuts of grass-fed beef for our jerky, it is minimally processed. It is free from gluten, soy, dairy, added sugar, and added preservatives.

What is the Paleo diet?

At its simplest, the Paleo diet is based on the premise that we should revert to eating real, whole, unprocessed foods, including pasture-raised meats, fish, lots of vegetables, fruits, tree nuts and seeds, and little starch and no sugar. The core message is to move away from the traditional Nutrition Pyramid and our reliance on highly processed foods. There are many interpretations of the Paleo diet with varying levels of strictness. Our products can be enjoyed by people on all points of the spectrum.

Why did you pick KOOEE! as the name of your snacks?

Because we love the outdoors! Learn more in our About Us section.

What is the difference between biltong and jerky?

Biltong and jerky are both dried meat products, but there are a few differences.

Most importantly, South Africa is the spiritual home of biltong. If you’re lucky enough to find a special biltong product, then you can be confident that a South African is involved in one way or another!

There are also differences in the product. Making jerky begins with slicing whole cuts of meat. It is then spiced and dried. Traditionally, biltong is made by drying whole cuts of meat. It is only cut after drying, and is normally flavoured with coriander and vinegar.

We love biltong, but for now our focus is jerky.

Is your beef jerky Halal?

No. Unfortunately our beef jerky is not Halal.