Old Trapper Beef and Cheese Stick Review
Old Trapper Beef and Cheese Sticks
Teacher’s Comments: A tasty dose of protein, but perhaps a little too much kick for some folk.
Old Trapper recently sent a couple of packs of beef and cheese sticks for review. Each of the packs consists of a beef stick and a stick of Monterey Jack/American cheese blend. Both are infused with a solid dose of jalapeno.
I tossed the sticks in my golf bag and had them for snacks on a recent round.
The Old Trapper Beef and Cheese sticks are tasty. I wish that the beef sticks were a little more moist, and the cheese a little less oily, but overall, they were quite satisfying. They’re definitely a step up from Slim Jims.
Jalapeno, I think, is an acquired taste. I love a little kick to my food; I eat salsa with spoon, so I really enjoyed the flavor. However, I know folk who would find the burn a little much.
Nutritionally, the combo has 7 grams of protein, 12 grams of fat and just 2 grams of carbohydrates. For a low carb diet, that’s perfect. It’s also a good selection for sustained energy on a round of golf.
Protein and fats take longer to digest than carbohydrates, so the feeling of fullness will stay with you longer. I’ve found when I’m playing that if I feel hungry, after a while, I start thinking more about my grumbly stomach and far less about that three-foot putt.
A candy bar is an easy choice, but although it gives me a quick sugar injection, it doesn’t last very long. I’m hungry and seeking another candy bar in a couple of holes.
That’s not good for my waistline. Even walking, I’ll struggle to burn off the more than 500 calories in a couple of Snickers bars.
So protein it is. And an apple. I’ve always got an apple in the bag.
The nutrition label for the Old Trapper Beef and Cheese sticks is below.
Ingredients include beef, beef hearts, water, reduced lactose whey, hydrolyzed corn protein, corn syrup solids, salt, flavorings, monosodium glutamate, dextrose, sodium phosphate, sodium erythorbate, lactic acid starter culture, sodium nitrite, BHG, BHT, pasteurized process cheese food, natural American and Monterey Jack cheeses, red and green jalapeno peppers, salt, enzymes, water, sodium phosphate, salt, sorbic acid natural flavoring and color (paprika and tumeric extract).
Old Trapper is the country’s second largest beef jerky manufacturer, producing a variety of traditional beef jerky, as well as Kippered Beef Steak and beef sticks. I’m interested in trying some of their other flavors.
When my sample supply runs dry, I think I’m likely to pick up a few of these if I see them in the store.