January 11, 2016

Snack Review: Chomps Snack Sticks Beef Jerky

Chomps Snack Sticks Beef Jerky // Credit: Chomps Snack Sticks

Chomps Beef Jerky in Hoppin' Jalapeno, Original, and Crankin' Cranberry
Chomps Snacks Stick Flavors (Front View - Top to Bottom): Hoppin' Jalapeno, Original Flavor, Crankin' Cranberry
Chomps Snacks Stick Flavors (Back View - Top to Bottom): Hoppin' Jalapeno, Original Flavor, Crankin' Cranberry
About the Product 
Chomps Snack Sticks are an awesome new health product made with 100% Non-GMO Grass-Fed Angus Beef, which is sourced from New Zealand. The sticks contain no artificial ingredients (no nitrites, nitrates, MSG, colors, flavors) and are shelf stable for a year with the help of celery juice! Best of all, they taste AMAZING! 

Think much healthier and tastier version of Slim Jim's. 

I was looking for an alternative to eating Slim Jim's and Jack Link's Beef Jerky because I find them to be way too salty and filled with preservatives and other things that I just couldn't pronounce.  I was given the opportunity to try Chomps Snack Stick Beef Jerky in three flavors: 
  • Crankin' Cranberry -- a little bit sweet and a bit of spicy
  • Original -- just the taste of angus beef with a hint of salt
  • Hoppin' Jalapeno -- the jalapeno pieces add a kick but not too spicy
The best thing about Chomps Beef Jerky is that the only preservative is celery juice making it free of synthetic nitrates, nitrites and MSG. It is also gluten-free so it is safe for those with this allergy. I think it's because of this that they taste a lot better and less salty than other beef jerky brands on the market.

Overall, my favorite is the Crankin' Cranberry because it has some habanero peppers in it making it a little more intense the that Hoppin' Jalapeno. The sweetness of the cranberries even out the flavor profile making this the best flavor out of the three. The Hoppin' Jalapeno is great for those who want some bites to be spicy and some bites to be just plain. It isn't that spicy in my opinion but it does taste better than the Original flavor, which I found a bit too bland. Personally, I just like spicyness to my beef jerky or being able to taste the black pepper, which the Original flavor lacks.

Compared to other brands of jerky, Chomps Beef Jerky is not as salty, larger in size, and easy to open. It has a peel away back on one side to reveal the tasty jerky.Unlike other brands you find in the grocery store, you can taste actual beef when you take a bite into their jerky because it is made from angus beef and not processed meat.

If you are looking for a smoky flavor, Chomps Beef Jerky lacks in this department. I didn't get a smoked beef taste like I would from other brands of jerky. The texture of Chomps Beef Jerky is easy to chew without lots of fat bits like you would find with Slim Jim's. I would say the jerky is more on the lean side. This is definitely a healthier alternative to other beef jerky brands.

Available for purchase on their official website: http://www.gochomps.com

Overall Rating: 4/5

Taste: 4 -- Texture: 4  -- Packaging: 5

Learn About the Brand 
Peter and Rashid started Chomps out of an apartment in Chicago in 2012 with the help of their wives. Since then the product has rapidly gained popularity in the CrossFit and Paleo space. It continues to grow in popularity hitting new target markets including Outdoorsmen, Bodybuilders, Gluten Free Dieters and Parent's looking for healthy snacks for their kids. 

The team mission is to create the highest quality jerky product on the market.

x Carol

*This post is sponsored by Brandbacker and Chomps Snack Sticks. I received free samples of Chomps Beef Jerky Snack Sticks to test and to write an honest review. All opinions are my own and reflect my experiences when using these products. All photos belong to Intrice Blog unless otherwise stated.

1 comment:

  1. You're back! I was wondering where you'd gone....
    This beef jerky certainly looks delicious -- you're making me hungry!


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