What’s filling, flavorful, and a snack time MVP you can really sink your teeth into? Jerky! Thrive Market just launched four new varieties that are perfect for road trips, long hikes, or afternoon slumps. Here’s the lowdown on what to expect from each bag:
Whether you prefer beef or turkey, you’ll find lots of goodness in each piece (like 10 grams of protein per 1 oz. serving, for starters), but what’s not included is also worth mentioning. By partnering with trusted farmers and carefully sourcing each ingredient, we’ve nixed nitrates and nitrites (except for those naturally occurring in sea salt), antibiotics, MSG, preservatives, gluten, and soy.
Out to pasture
We’ve taken extra steps to ensure grass-fed and pasture-raised animals have spent their lives roaming around because stress-free livestock may produce better tasting meat. Really! The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) found that fright and stress causes a rapid breakdown of muscle glycogen which lightens the color of the meat and makes it acidic (aka flavorless).
Satisfied taste buds
Speaking of crave-worthy flavor, that’s jerky’s M.O., and you can take your pick from both original and spicy options. Both the Organic Grass-Fed Beef and Organic Free-Range Turkey Jerkies are marinated in ingredients like organic apple cider vinegar, honey, and savory spices, then cooked low and slow until they’re deliciously tender and smoked to perfection.
To us, jerky is an artform, and once you open a bag and taste it for yourself, we know you’ll see why!