A Healthy Chew For The Holidays.

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It’s not your favorite trucker treat of yore. This “new” jerky is natural, gluten-free and tasty. Credit: Harriet Wallis

I love jerky, but most of it tastes like over-seasoned cardboard.  On the other hand, Field Trip Jerky is yummy, and it’s different—lightly seasoned and just the right “chew.”

It’s all-natural, gluten-free, MSG and nitrate-free, and it’s packed with protein. Refuel while out on the trail, on your bike or out for a ski tour.

Where can I get it? Field Trip Jerky has partnerships with Starbucks, Stop & Shop, Sprouts and more. Check the website for a dealer near you. About $6.50 to $8 a pouch.

Gluten-free? I questioned how jerky (a meat) can be gluten-free (which comes from plants). The answer I got is this: “Field Trip Jerky uses gluten-free low sodium soy sauce. All products have been tested and contain less than 5 ppm of wheat.”

In additiion, the “majority of experts report that grain-fed beef is fine to eat. Before protein is absorbed by the body, it’s broken down into single amino acids or very short peptide fragments and no longer contain gluten. Second hand transmission of gluten does not occur between animals and human consumption.”

The back story. Field Trip was started a few years ago by three friends looking to make jerky that wasn’t junk. Breaking away from the corporate mold (the three previously worked in law, finance and the auto industry) Tom, Scott and Matt started with a lot of hustle and $12,000 in seed money scrapped up from friends, family and savings and launched a homemade jerky business from their kitchen.

Worth a try and makes a great stocking stuffer.

[Editor Note: This is not a sponsored article.  Harriet is reporting on products she finds genuinely interesting and useful for our readers.]


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