6 Smoking Jerkies Made For Snacking

High-protein, portable fuel for summer getaways, these flavorful winners contain no MSG or nitrites. Ideal for the whole family—not just Dad!

1

Righteous Felon Jerky Cartel Habanero Escobar

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Heat lovers, listen up. Thanks to a hefty dose of habanero pepper, this all-natural beef pick packs an outrageously fiery punch. Bonus: part of all proceeds benefit the Innocence Project, a non-profit that uses DNA evidence to help clear wrongfully convicted individuals.

To buy: $32 for four 2-ounce containers, food52.com.

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2

Epic Bacon Bites

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Each bag is filled to the brim with dime-sized pieces of succulent hickory-smoked, sea salted 100% Berkshire heritage pork. What's not to love?

To buy: $6.95 for one 2.5-ounce container, amazon.com.

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3

The New Primal Turkey Jerky

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Meet a jerky that’s neither tough nor stringy. Marinated in apple cider vinegar, sweetened with a pineapple juice and honey, and flavored with ginger, this sweet-tangy offering contains no mystery ingredients.

To buy: $7.49 for one 2-ounce container, amazon.com.

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4

Three Jerks Jerky The Original Filet Mignon Beef Jerky

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Made from a buttery cut of meat, this variety is tender and full of satisfying umami flavor—like enjoying a steakhouse meal on the go.

To buy: $12 for one 2-ounce container, threejerksjerky.com.

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5

Chef’s Cut Real Chicken Jerky

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Leaner than many other options, this white meat chicken breast jerky faithfully captures the flavors of honey barbeque thanks to a blend of spices, honey granules, and a touch of molasses.

To buy: $28 for four 2.5-ounce containers, chefscutrealjerky.com.

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6

Sunburst Trout Farms Jenning’s Trout Jerky

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From a North Carolina-based sustainable fishery that’s been family owned for three generations, these miso-marinated sticks are an unusual two-bite treat—with no ‘fishy’ flavor detectable.

To buy: $7 for one 2-ounce container, sunbursttrout.com.

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