Irresistible grass-fed beef jerky

By Amy Sherman

Spend any time shopping for jerky these days and you might start to feel like Goldilocks. This one is too sweet, that one is too salty, the next is too soft, and the next too dry and tough. Fortunately your search for the perfect jerky is over, because we’ve found the one that is just right: Field Trip.

Started by three friends who were initially inspired after tasting craft jerky on the ski slopes in Vermont, Field Trip makes a variety of flavors and we're highlighting three of their high quality, protein-rich snacks. The original beef jerky is made from grass-fed beef, seasoned with gluten-free soy sauce, sweetened with a blend of apple juice, pineapple juice, and brown sugar, and finished off with a bit of hickory smoke, garlic, ginger, and white pepper. And there’s not a thing on the label you won’t recognize.

If you’re looking for a lower calorie snack that’s still protein packed, the turkey jerky is also a winner. It’s spiced similarly to the original beef jerky but with some added black pepper for a bit of a zing. At just 70 calories and 12 grams of protein and no fat, it’s positively virtuous. The maple BBQ jerky is made from pork, with pure maple syrup and chipotle chile powder giving it a distinctive sweet and smoky flavor that is simply irresistible.

Remember those scary beef sticks at the gas station counter? Yeah those. Field Trip reinvented them with flavors like pepperoni and jalapeño. More great taste, just as convenient and delicious, and made with the best stuff around.

In most conventional jerky you’ll find all sorts of unexpected additions: nitrates, preservatives, artificial ingredients, added MSG, hydyrolyzed corn protein, celery juice powder, disodium inosinate, fructose or corn syrup, maltodextrin, and sodium erythorbate, the list goes on. Anything but conventional, Field Trip nevertheless keeps their jerky old fashioned in the best of ways—simply made with all natural ingredients.

Word on the Street

  • Bicycling magazine raves, “Field Trip is here to be gobbled up.”
  • Health magazine calls it “Tasty, really enjoyable, satisfyingly beefy jerky that won’t leave you gasping for your water bottle.”
  • Field Trip Jerky is noteworthy for what it doesn’t have: corn syrup, preservatives, or MSG,” says Outside magazine.
  • Field Trip snagged a spot on StyleCaster’s list of “20 Healthy Snacks.”

Stash It

Jerky is the perfect snack, so stocking up makes sense. Now you can have a healthy snack whenever and wherever you might need one:
  • At work, in your desk drawer to get you through the day
  • In your day pack for hikes
  • Stored in your gym bag for post workout munchies
  • In your carry-on to take on the plane
  • Tucked in the glove compartment for snack emergencies