Field Trip Jerky

Field Trip Jerky

This jerky was provided from the manufacturer for the purpose of this review.

By: Kat

Field Trip is a small company started by three guys that wanted to eat something healthy and have more of a homemade taste. Well they did it. Field Trip Jerky is not like that processed stuff! There are no preservatives, nitrites, corn syrup or added MSG; it is even gluten free, low fat, and low carb. There are no big words on the ingredient list, just all natural ingredients. This jerky may be perfect for those looking to eat a healthy snack that you can have on the trail or just every day.

The Field Trip website is user friendly and has all the information you will need about their product (flavors available, ingredients, cost, recipe ideas, store locator, history, and more). The price point for this jerky is a good deal for the product delivered; I have seen jerky much more expensive and with less natural ingredients. The jerky comes in a re-sealable bag to help keep it fresh; which I found easy to open and close.

What caught my eye about this jerky is 14 grams of protein per serving and only 80 calories a serving in the beef flavors and 70 calories in the turkey flavor. I really liked that the pieces of jerky were not too big that they would need to be ripped apart by my teeth or cut with a knife to enjoy. Each bag is considered 2 servings; which makes it nice as it can last the entire day out hiking.

Over the next few weeks I will be trying the following flavors of Field Trip Jerky.

Roasted Sesame No. 15 Beef Jerky – Ingredients and Nutrition:

Field Trip Jerky Top Round Beef, Pineapple Juice, Gluten Free Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce (water, soybeans, salt, alcohol), Organic Blue Agave Nectar, Brown Sugar, Water, Rice Wine, Natural Liquid Smoke Flavor, Sesame Seeds, Garlic Powder, Ginger, Sesame Seed Oil, Granulated Onion, Black Pepper. CONTAINS: Soy
IMG_20151027_093137 Calories: 80, Calories from fat: 15,Total Fat: 1.5g (2%), Saturated Fat: 0.5g (3%), Trans Fat: 0g,Cholesterol: 30mg (10%), Sodium: 130mg (5%), Total Carbohydrate: 4g (1%), Dietary Fiber: 0g, (0%)Sugars: 4g, Protein: 13g (25%)

Honey Spice No. 11 Beef Jerky – Ingredients and Nutrition:

IMG_20151025_172413323 Top Round Beef, Brown Sugar, Gluten Free Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce (water, soybeans, salt, alcohol), Pineapple Juice, Honey, Water, Apple Juice, Rice Wine, Natural Liquid Smoke Flavor, Granulated Garlic, Ginger, Frank’s RedHot® (aged cayenne red peppers, vinegar, water, salt, garlic powder), Cayenne Pepper, Granulated Onion, Black Pepper, White Pepper CONTAINS: Soy

IMG_20151025_172422628 Calories: 80, Calories from fat: 10,Total Fat: 1.5g (2%), Saturated Fat: 0.5g (3%), Trans Fat: 0g,Cholesterol: 25mg (8%), Sodium: 160mg (7%), Total Carbohydrate: 8g (3%), Dietary Fiber: 0g, (0%)Sugars: 7g, Protein: 11g (22%)

Cracked Pepper No. 7 Turkey Jerky – Ingredients and Nutrition:

IMG_20151025_172431684 Turkey, Gluten Free Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce (water, soybeans, salt, alcohol), Brown Sugar, Apple Juice, Pineapple Juice, Water, Rice Wine, Natural Hickory Liquid Smoke, Black Pepper, Granulated Garlic, Apple Cider Vinegar, Ginger, White Pepper.
CONTAINS: Soy

IMG_20151025_172440756_HDR Calories: 70, Calories from fat: 0,Total Fat: 0g (0%), Saturated Fat: 0g (0%), Trans Fat: 0g,Cholesterol: 30mg (10%), Sodium: 310mg (13%), Total Carbohydrate: 3g (1%)

Check back in a few weeks to see what I think of this jerky while I am exploring my local trails in Southern California and a camping trip to Yucca.

Available in the following flavors: Original Beef No. 3, Honey Spice Beef No. 11, Roasted Sesame Beef No. 15, Teriyaki No. 23 Beef, Crushed Chilies No. 19 Turkey, and Cracked Pepper No. 7 Turkey.

Cost of each 2.2 oz. package is $6.50.

For more information visit www.fieldtripjerky.com.


Field Trip Jerky Follow-up

November 23rd, 2015

I have to say that I really liked the Field Trip Jerky. It had a great taste, tasted natural, and I feel like it gave me good nutrition while hiking. I started off by sampling all the flavors; I just could not resist. I then took the jerky with me to school for snacking and I also enjoyed it while traveling. I finished off the Honey Spice and Roasted Sesame Beef flavors first while day-hiking in Yucca Valley, California. The remainder of the Cracked Pepper Turkey was all gobbled up during a long day on campus.

At school I was hungry and I felt like the Field Trip Jerky really filled me up and held me over until I got a full meal. While I was out hiking I consumed the jerky to help me keep up my energy and satisfy my hunger while on the trail.

What is great about the Field Trip Jerky is it is not salty in taste, nor does it make my stomach upset, and it does not make me bloated or gassy.

I had the jerky a few weeks and I found that the packaging kept the jerky fresh the whole time and it is easy to open and close. The both beef flavors tend to crumble a bit, so you get left with little bits of jerky in the bottom of the packaging. While hiking I was putting the beef jerky bags in and out of my pack, so that might have contributed to the crumbling. I noticed the turkey jerky did not seem to crumble as bad. Even with the crumbling the jerky comes in bite size pieces that are just right to eat.

Beef Jerky

Beef Jerky

Turkey Jerky

Turkey Jerky

Here are the flavors I tried and my thoughts on them.

Honey Spice No. 11 (Beef):

I really liked this flavor. The Honey Spice Beef Jerky has a good flavor to it, but I really did not pick up the honey spice flavoring. I was expecting to taste a little honey spice flavor since it is the name of the jerky. On the plus side it is a good beef jerky for the trail as it is not overly seasoned.

Roasted Sesame No. 15 (Beef):

Okay this was my favorite of the three flavors. It does in fact have sesame seeds on the beef. And I found that the seeds tend to fall off in the package, but not a big deal. This jerky has great flavor to it; not too much seasoning and has a nice tang. You could pick up on the soy sauce flavor. The Roasted Sesame Beef is definitely enjoyable on the trail and as an in between snack. I give it a thumbs up.

Cracked Pepper No. 7 (Turkey):

So this was my least favorite flavor of the three, but I honestly liked the turkey flavor. This jerky had great texture and taste compared with the beef flavors. What made this my least favorite was the pepper. It has a really good taste but when I was on the trail the cracked pepper made me thirsty. I feel the Cracked Pepper Turkey flavor makes a much better snaking jerky.

So all the Field Trip Jerky is gone. Overall I think this I a great product and I would make it part of my hike or snack anytime. I also believe it is worth the price for the product.

Available in the following flavors: Original Beef No. 3, Honey Spice Beef No. 11, Roasted Sesame Beef No. 15, Teriyaki No. 23 Beef, Crushed Chilies No. 19 Turkey, and Cracked Pepper No. 7 Turkey.

Cost of each 2.2 oz. package is $6.50.

For more information visit www.fieldtripjerky.com.