Jerky, really? You may remember it as a leathery-tasting snack your mom shoved into your hand on the way to soccer practice, but the jerky of today is a different beast.
Premium jerky is blowing up—and it’s not hard to see why. Organic, grass-fed, and antiobiotic-free meats are leading the jerky renaissance, and plain old salted beef isn’t the only option. Wild game jerkies like venison, bison, and wild boar are tantalizing taste buds, and jerky flavors have also gotten adventurous (think pineapple orange or ginger and honey).
Plus, jerky’s texture has improved. No more wondering, “Is this actually the insole from my soccer cleat?” as you take a bite!