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Best Jerky Brand? Is Ostrim Good?

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    Hi all,

    Before I begin, I'd like to take a second with my first post to thank Mark for such an incredible website with so much wonderful information. I'm thrilled to now be a member of the forum.

    I'm in the process of transitioning to a primal diet and looking for the best brand of jerky to eat on a regular basis. I've always loved Protos Foods brand 'OSTRIM', particularly their Ostrich Jerky. I'm not totally sure what to look for though in terms of being a good, healthy option and was wondering if anyone could shed light on this product based on the ingredients and/or provide a better alternative.

    Ingredients: Beef, Ostrich, Filtered water, Nonfat dry milk, and contains 2% or less of: Citric Acid, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Mustard flour, Potassium lactate, Black pepper, Garlic powder, Sodium erythorbate, sodium nitrite, and sucralose.

    Thank you in advance!

  • #2
    Sucralose means shit.

    and that Citiric Acid is almost certainly derived from corn. Which isn't good.


    • #3
      Thanks. Know of any good brands? Mark never seems to ever have recommended any. I prefer the convenience of buying vs. making my own.


      • #4
        Got that... thanks Lorraine. Any brand recommendations?


        • #5
          Do a google search for grass-fed beef jerky and go with one that has as few ingredients as possible. Or-make your own!!
          $5 off QOC241

          "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." - Voltaire

          For nutrition/wellness tips:



          • #6
            Thanks tradawg... just found this brand doing what you said: Sophia's Survival Food

            Grass Fed Jerky Chews - Paleo friendly beef jerky

            Anyone ever try it?

            Or Steve's Original?
            Last edited by neophyte; 05-29-2012, 07:31 PM.


            • #7
              Steve's Original is good as a snack, they are portioned that way and are easy to cary and eat on the go. They are a little tough and require you to chew them slowly and let them warm up and hydrate a bit in your mouth before you can really chew them, but they taste like a piece of steak. They also have their own paleo sticks, like a slim jim, which is also a great snack.

              I also like Primal Pacs (, they are larger portioned and I use these more as a meal replacement on the go. They are chewy and easy to eat and 1 pack will fill you up. They are very tasty but taste and feel more like ground beef than steak though.

              Those are the best two I've found, and I eat them both.


              • #8
                I found the best beef jerky .... Jacked Jerky

                They smoke it, there are no preservatives or chemicals and all the jerky is made by hand.

                It's a small company, so they go the extra mile.

                YOU'RE WELCOME <3