Old Trapper Old Fashioned Beef Jerky Review

Old Trapper Old Fashioned Beef Jerky Review pictured Old Trapper Bag

Old Trapper Old Fashioned Beef Jerky Review

Old Trapper Old Fashioned Beef Jerky
Grade: A
Teacher’s Comments: The perfect on-the-course food.

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Old Trapper recently sent a “Family Sized” 18 ounce pack of their old fashioned beef jerky for review.

My reaction was similar to that of Pippin when Merry bought a pint of ale at the Dancing Pony in The Fellowship of The Ring:

It comes in pints!? or in this case: It comes in giant bags!?

The family bag is a large dose of jerky. But of course you are not going to eat it in one sitting.

I’m a big fan of Old Trapper jerky. It is tender and a little chewy. Unlike some other brands, there’s no danger of breaking a tooth on a hard chunk. In the re-sealable bag, it stays tender for at least a week, which is how long the bag lasted for me.

Old Trapper’s flavor is straightforward. It is a little smoky, and a little brown sugar sweet.

Ingredients include beef (of course), brown sugar, water, salt, beef stock, hydrolyzed corn protein, vinegar, unspecified flavorings and sodium nitrite.

Nutritionally speaking, a one ounce (28 gram) serving has 70 calories, 11 grams of protein and 6 grams of carbohydrates, five of which are sugars.

For low-carb purists, those five grams of sugar might be off-putting, but compared to the 34 grams in an equivalent serving of a Clif bar, that’s not so much.

I have found that Old Trapper beef jerky is a perfect choice for an on-course snack. It has the protein needed for the long haul and won’t melt on hot days. You also won’t poison yourself like you would with an un-refrigerated ham and mayo sandwich.

My on-course snack is usually jerky and an apple. When I can get it, the jerky is Old Trapper.

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