I am currently looking at jerky options. One of my go-to quick lunches at work when I don’t have the time to sit down to eat, but have to work on the go, is a version of my DIY Primal Pacs that pair with nuts and dried fruit for a good, quick lunch. But I have almost run through my stash of jerky, and am trying to figure out what the best deal would be for replenishing my stockpile. I am sure that making my own would be the cheapest, and I plan to do that in the next couple of weeks, but there are those times where you know that isn’t possible and need something store bought to get you through. So I am compiling a price per ounce on jerky at some of the various jerky suppliers. Some have more of a variety of flavors, and others have just one product, but this will give you some options to look at, and this doesn’t include shipping/tax since that will vary depending on how much you get and where you live.
Primal Pacs – $36.75/15oz = $2.45/oz
Tanka Bites – $29.17/18oz = $1.62/oz
Steve’s Paleo Goods Paleo Jerky – $6.95/2.5oz = $2.78/oz
US Wellness Meats Jerky – $12.59/8oz = $1.57/oz
Caveman Fuel – $12/4oz = $3/oz
Grassfed Jerky Chews – $7/2oz = $3.50/oz
Nicks Sticks – $19.50/6oz = $3.25/oz
Paleo Ranch – $53.76/18oz = $2.99/oz
WellFood Co – $39.49/12oz = $3.29/oz
The New Primal – $7.59/2oz = $3.80/oz
Looks like to me that US Wellness Meats has really gotten their costs down to a very manageable price for the consumer and win this battle easily.
Now, if you’re looking for good jerky that is not necessarily grassfed, but still gluten-free, here are a few that I have used before with success.
Now, keep in mind that if I buy grassfed beef of something like flank steak, it is about $12/lb, so you are looking at around $.75/oz for that plus seasonings and sauces may get you to $.80/oz. But considering it would pull away all of the liquid you are probably going to be closer to $1.50/oz after the process is done. Not to mention you did it yourself, so that is definitely the most economical, and safest, way to go about it, you just have to devote the time to do so.
Are there any that I missed? Are there any good options out there that I totally skipped somehow? Let me know and I’ll try to add them to the list.