Remember jerky growing up? The long thin packages of Slim Jim sold at gas stations and newspaper stands at the train station. I never knew exactly what it was. Fast forward to the low carb, paleo driven diets of today. Jerky exploded onto the snack scene a few years ago and has made a comeback in a big way. No longer a preservative laden faux meat, real jerky is sliced from a single piece of meat, salted and cured. Varieties today include organic beef, chicken or turkey with flavorings like honey chipotle, basil citrus or curry. Jerky accounts for one of the fastest growing segments of the snack industry today.
Our most recent crate curated by Chef John Tesar features all natural, Texas made 44 Farms Beef Jerky. This small batch jerky is slow smoked using minimal ingredients which lets the meat speak for itself.
Who doesn't love a good comeback story?