Field Trip Jerky..... Easter Basket Gift Idea Review & Giveaway

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Field Trip Jerky was founded by three friends, Matt, Scott and Tom. They use to purchase typical gas station jerky for protein and a nutrient rich snack but always longed for something more. Tom was constantly annoyed that while fitness programs he followed called for a beef jerky snack the options included only processed meats with chemicals. During a ski trip visit to Vermont the guys tried some local homemade beef jerky and shared it on a ski lift. The natural taste of the jerky overwhelmed the guys and their gas station jerky eating days were over. In 2010 Scott, Tom and Matt met to discuss business ideas that they were passionate about and beef jerky came back to the surface. This conversation lead to the creation ofField Trip, a brand built by best friend who love food, nutrition and authentic beef jerky. They decided to by a dehydrator and created their first batch of all natural beef jerky. In 2011 Field Trip sold its first 6 bags of beef jerky at a market right down the street from Matt's New York apartment. Over the next few weeks the Field Trip team rode their bikes around NYC going from grocery store to grocery store to sign up new accounts. In 2012 Field Trip got it's first order from Wegmans and this All Natural Beef Jerky was finally off and running.
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For years jerky producers have used soy sauces and other ingredients that contain wheat. There is no need for this in jerky. Field Trip jerky uses a gluten free reduced sodium soy sauce. They have tested all of their products for gluten and our product contains less than 5 ppm of wheat. Field Trip AVOIDS the so commonly used nitrates/nitrites, preservatives, artificial ingredients, added msg, hydrolyzed corn protein, celery juice powder, disodium inosinate, fructose or corn syrup, maltodextrin, and sodium erythorbate.
Jerky producers try to weigh down the finished product with unnecessary ingredients. As a consumer you will know when a jerky company has used these tactics by seeing less protein per ounce and/or higher sodium, sugar, or long chemical words on the ingredient list. It’s a common strategy that makes a customer think they are actually getting more protein per bite. FIELD TRIP jerky does not employ any of those tactics – they just make jerky right!
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ORIGINAL NO. 3

A trusted standby that is perfect for any occasion. Our Original No. 3 is what we are all about – bringing together a culmination of hickory smoke with a black pepper and brown sugar marinade. We think it’s a pretty perfect flavor combination.
HONEY SPICE NO. 11

This will definitely get your taste buds rocking, it’s honey sweet start is in perfect harmony with its cayenne pepper finish. Our lean cuts marinate for hours in a smoky, yet spicy, cayenne pepper and garlic honey marinade.

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ROASTED SESAME NO. 15

Has a rich nutty flavor with an even blend of sweet and savory that leaves you wanting more. Our roasted sesame seeds and sesame oil marinade provide a pleasant twist to your conventional jerky.

TERIYAKI NO. 23

It’s hard not to love this one, the flavor is a marriage of ginger, soy sauce, garlic and onion. Our lean beef coupled with brown sugar, organic blue agave nectar and a pineapple marinade make for an unforgettable taste that will leave you fighting off friends and family who just want to try it!

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CRUSHED CHILIES NO. 19

This Turkey Jerky has a smoky start that is followed by a spicy crushed pepper finish. We think this is the perfect afternoon snack that packs a punch with every bite!

CRACKED PEPPER NO. 7

Our classic gluten free and all natural turkey jerky. This flavor has a marinade of black pepper, brown sugar and apple.
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I received a delicious 3 pack of Field Trip Jerky to try. It's tough to say which on is my favorite because they all have their own special quality but I must say, if you're looking for a sweet and soft jerky with a little added kick at the end then the Honey Spice jerky is perfect for you. I love the softness of the meat. It kind of falls apart as you chew it. Some jerky's tend to hurt my teeth because I have to chew and tear at the meat. This Field Trip Honey Spice jerky is quite the opposite of that. It is soft, chewy and packed with flavor so I would have to say that it is my favorite of the three I tried.
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Each bag is about 2 servings and a serving of the Honey Spice is only 90 calories. In my photo above you can see that the Turkey Jerky on the right is little bits. That's because I practically ate the entire bag before I stopped and realized I had better take a picture. LOL !! It's so yummy and I love that a serving of it is only 70 calories but packed with 12g of protein..

You can buy these bags of Field Trip Jerky directly from their site for only $6.50 per bag or you can buy a 6pk for $36 if you want to save some cash. Here is a link to their online shop: http://fieldtripjerky.com/shop/

Field Tip Jerky is sold in a number of stores, so to find a location near you use their location finder:  http://fieldtripjerky.com/find-a-location/

They also sell some pretty killer gear. You can purchase an American Apparel Field Trip Jerky t-shirt or even get yourself a very cool 100% cotton hat.

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                                                                GIVEAWAY

Field Trip Jerky is being SUPER GENEROUS and is giving away an American Apparel t-shirt and a 12ct variety pack of jerky for one VERY lucky Simple Side of Life reader to win. Holy smokes!!! I wish I could enter to win so get your entries in and don't forget to tweet daily. GOOD LUCK!!!!