10 Best Jerky Companies Every Man Should Try
There are a few things every man needs to make a life complete. A do-everything navy suit, a good watch and a reliable pair of jeans are true essentials, just to name a few. Every man needs great guy food in their life as well, and few foods fit the bill quite like beef jerky.
Without further ado, here are the 10 best jerky companies every guy needs to try.
1. Crockett Creek Jerky
If you are going to only try one of the jerky brands on this list, make it Crockett Creek. The Tennessee brand's jerky is homemade and the taste difference is immediately evident. The recipes are unique, and with that, comes unique zest and flavor profiles in every one of the many jerky flavors on offer.
In all, Crockett Creek offers the best combination of quality marinades, delectable seasonings and signature beef, elk and venison jerkies. Add it all up, and Crockett Creek is just a cut above the other quality inclusions on this list.
2. Duke's Small Batch Smoked Meats
Duke's is another high-quality jerky company that is sure to please. Thanks to their commitment to all-natural ingredients, the Colorado company's jerky have earned their reputation as a tasty and hand-crafted jerky with minimal amounts of artificial additives.
3. Krave Beef Jerky
Creativity is the theme of Krave's offerings. From Pineapple Orange to Basil Citrus jerky, expect to find Krave flavors of jerky you won't find anywhere else.
4. House of Jerky
House of Jerky offers classic jerky flavor and has been doing so for more than 20 years. Helping House of Jerky stand out is the fact customers can pick up House of Jerky's lean top round in whole, not just strips.
5. Blue Ox Jerky Co.
Blue Ox is a great jerky solution for customers who need flavorful meat variety. Elk, buffalo, turkey and venison jerkies are all possible, as is the more traditional beef jerky.
6. Jack Links Beef Jerky Co.
If you have ever needed jerky on the go, you know Jack Links. A mainstay of gas station and grocery store checkout lines, Jack Links has a wide range of flavors to choose. Just don't expect the world from Jack Links or the hand-crafted artisan quality of the other jerky on this list. Still, for pure convenience, Jack Links is a trusted and reliable jerky.
7. Snackmasters Beef Jerky
Snackmasters has developed a quality reputation for tasty jerky for three decades and counting. While it may not vault into the top 5 on this list, the lack of artificial colors and preservatives and strong, natural flavors make Snackmasters an essential inclusion in any top 10 jerky list.
8. Oh Boy! Oberto
If you are a sports lover, you've probably seen the litany of athletes endorsing Oberto during commercial breaks on your favorite sports network. For jerky lovers, all you need to know is Oberto has been one of America's best selling jerky brands for nearly 100 years.
9. Field Trip Beef Jerky
Field Trip easily warrants a spot on this list based on its strong flavors and natural ingredient profile. It's not the best choice for jerky enthusiasts in need of unique flavors, however, since Field Trip is limited to three flavors.
10. Slantshack Beef Jerky
Rounding out the top 10, this Vermont jerky company's claim to fame is that they offer jerkies in both USDA prime beef and grass-fed varieties. The company crafts fresh jerky that is made upon ordering, but lengthy shipping delays are an unwanted side effect of their tasty jerky. Still, once the jerky arrives, expect to enjoy the delicious flavors thick jerky on offer.