Snappy gas station meat sticks? Meh. They can take a back seat after you chomp into this grass-fed wonder of a snack. First you get the beefy flavor, then the POW of habanero hits you, followed by a nice cranberry tart/sweet. Ah, balance. It's what life is all about. Crankin' Cran from Chomps Snack Sticks is just what your road trip needed that no drive-by convenience store was going to be able to provide. ~
For the true, true stories behind this incredible foodstuff, read on.
Food doesn't get much more primal than jerky. Ok, true, sure, you could just eat completely raw meat while hanging on to a fresh honeycomb, but that's a bit messy. Perishable, too. How about processed food? Could it ever actually be OK to eat? Well, consider that jerky is just about the plainest and simplest way to process real food for later consumption. Fermenting? Slow and stinky. Salting? Curing? Freezing? All of those take extra ingredients or temperature control. Jerky it is, then. Unfortunately, most jerky is pretty difficult to deal with. Overly chewy, stringy, dry . . . it is a lot of WORK. Now, think once again about the ease of the gas station convenience meat stick, all wrapped up to go and easy to tear into, easy to bite and snap down on with your chompers. They are, admittedly, kind of tasty, too, all that salt just making you brain buzz. Until you turn over the label and read the ingredients, printed in 2 point font and reading like Moby Dick. Yowzers: even if there is actual meat in those things, you'll also see hydrolyzed soy, wheat proteins, corn syrup.... no, thank you.
Feast your chompers on Chomps, then: the real-food eater's 'slim jim'. This Crankin' Cran flavor is my favorite, appealing to that desire for a bit of punchy fire with hints of sweet. First, the texture: each bite has that snap; each mouth-watering chew has the tang, the umami, the meatiness we deserve and demand from grass-fed beef. That's right: grass-fed is where it's at. From New Zealand to your mouth, this beef is combined with habanero peppers and cranberries - no sugar! - then finished off with subtle seasonings like garlic and pepper to let you taste all the goodness without further ado. Even the casing is all-natural collagen. But the flavor? It absolutely has some heat. If spice ain't your thing, you have been warned. But for those that love to crank up the volume on fiery food, this is perfect. That's the way I like it.
Here's what Chomps has to say about their commitment to quality: "By going back to basics, we cook up high quality jerky snacks than you can enjoy anytime, guilt-free. We start with only a few organic ingredients, such as 100% Grass-Fed Non-GMO New Zealand Beef and a handful of natural spices, then blend them together to create filling, tasty treats that feature the naturally enhanced flavor of authentic beef.
Our snack sticks have no MSG or nitrates, no fillers, no binders, and no added preservatives. Because we use celery juice to make our jerky stay fresh, you needn’t worry about synthetic preservation ingredients that could put your health at risk. Additionally, our jerky sticks have less salt than most of those made by other commercial manufacturers."
Why Chomps Snack Sticks are so good for you
If you’re looking for an all-natural way to snack, grab this Original Flavor Chomps Snack Stick. Made from 100% grass-fed beef, they’re loaded with 9 grams of protein, and are sugar and gluten free. Our Original Flavor Chomps Snack Sticks feature the same savory taste that first made us popular: slightly smoky, slightly spicy. The taste is sure to make every snack time a mouthwatering experience.
Unlike most mainstream beef jerky snacks, Chomps aren’t stuffed with additives that could be found in Frankenstein’s lab - just hearty, familiar, farm-fresh ingredients. That’s right: no artificial nitrates or nitrites, no antibiotics, no synthetics. This makes these paleo-friendly bites ideal additions to any healthy diet.
Our non-GMO beef is sourced from New Zealand, where healthy cows are grazed on live vegetation all year long, as opposed to the nutrient-deprived hay that cattle raised in more seasonal climates are forced to feed on during colder seasons. Our cows are never sent to feedlots. The beef is 100% Grass-Fed AND Grass-Finished, plus it’s free of all antibiotics and hormones.
“Healthy, high-quality protein is hard to come by when you're on the road or enjoying the great outdoors.”- Whole30
Ingredients: 100% Grass-Fed Beef, Habanero Peppers, Cranberries, Water, Sea Salt, Citric Acid, Celery Juice, Black Pepper, Red Pepper, Garlic Powder, Coriander, Stuffed in a Collagen Casing.
Here are some of the amazing ingredients in Chomps Snack Sticks:
Grass Fed Beef
Sometimes called nature's best-tasting multivitamin, beef is not only one of the most protein-rich foods you can eat, but it’s insanely nutritious in other ways. It’s extremely high in zinc, vitamin B12, selenium, iron, vitamin B6, phosphorus, niacin, potassium, and riboflavin. Wallace Farms beef comes from pastured cows, so it’s naturally lean. Grass-fed beef contains more heart-healthy omega-3 fats, more vitamins A and E, higher levels of antioxidants, and up to seven times the beta-carotene of grain-fed. Grass-fed beef also contains high amounts of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), thought by many to prevent cancer. It’s also kinder on cattle, and on the environment.
How to consume Chomps Snack Sticks:
It's meat. It's portable. It's (mostly) non-perishable. Decide your favorite way to chomp on some Chomps:
- That long airport layover with nothing in sight but vending machines and fast food
- Ditto, on the plane, with nothing but crackers and "snack packs"
- Gym bag, before a workout.
- Car, after a workout.
- Before hitting the dubiously-healthy holiday pot luck spread
- When one arm is full of kid and the other arm isn't feeling up to firing up the stove.
- And on, and on.... anytime you're busy and feeling a bit empty.
About Chomps and the company, in their own words
"I grew up eating tons of Slim Jims. I don’t know what I was thinking, but I loved those things. As I got older, I realized that they were far from healthy, with all of their artificial additives and preservatives. I decided I wanted to create a healthy grass-fed version of those jerky snacks, without all of the added garbage. That’s how Chomps was born. Once I tasted the first Chomps Snack Sticks, I knew I had winning recipe. In replacing all of the gluten and sugars with lean proteins, vegetables, fruit, and healthy fats, I was able to create a delicious and nutritious beef jerky that I could enjoy with zero guilt.
The World's Best 100% Grass Fed Beef Snack Sticks! If you're looking for great tasting, Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Paleo Friendly, healthy snacks, you've come to the right place!"
Pete Maldonado, Founder & CEO
Even more about Chomps
Chomps is proud to be a producer of the highest quality grass feed beef and carries these certifications: Global Animal Partnership (GAP) Step 4 Rating, Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) High Animal Welfare, and American GrassFed Association (AGA) 100% GrassFed. That’s why we’ve been added to the prestigious Whole30 approved food list!
Chomps snack sticks fit in your pocket, desk drawer or even stash away easily in your car so they’re great for those times when you’re on-the-go and need a Whole30 food on the fly. We know you can find yourself stuck or rushing from one thing to another and need something to nosh spontaneously. Individually packaged, these totally portable high-protein snacks are the perfect addition to your grab-and-go lifestyle.