The Best Store-Bought Jerkies

Based on 13,409 Influenster Reviews

Ahh, jerky! The wonderful strip of deliciousness that comes in so many tasty flavors like jalepeño, spicy beef, teriyaki, peppered beef, sweet and spicy, garlic black pepper, or maple. Even saying the flavors aloud will make you salivate. Influensters love their jerky too and they've been leaving all sorts of mouthwatering reviews. After reading those reviews, we've found the best jerkies of all time.

Scroll through these top picks and let us know in the comments which you're dying to try.

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ByHeather B.said...
Fun fact: I am a beef jerky addict. This is one of my favorite brands to grab to shove in my purse or my bag. It's less greasy than some other jerkys and I feel better knowing that they've cut out some of the more artificial ingredients that can go into making jerkys for the general consumer and still get the hit of salt, iron and protein that I need.
Fun fact: I am a beef jerky addict. This is one of my favorite brands to grab to shove in my purse or my bag. It's less greasy than some other jerkys and I feel better knowing that they've cut out some of the more artificial ingredients that can go into making jerkys for the general consumer and still get the hit of salt, iron and protein that I need.
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ByShelby L.said...
The mild flavor is my all time favorite Slim Jim!! It just has something more refreshing than the original. It's so tasty, I could eat the heck out of them. They are great with cheese and crackers. Slim jims have a nice "skin" to them that gives a great textural element to the snack. They are pretty inexpensive as far as beef jerky goes, and pack a punch of flavor. I would recommend to anyone who loves a quick fix of jerky!
The mild flavor is my all time favorite Slim Jim!! It just has something more refreshing than the original. It's so tasty, I could eat the heck out of them. They are great with cheese and crackers. Slim jims have a nice "skin" to them that gives a great textural element to the snack. They are pretty inexpensive as far as beef jerky goes, and pack a punch of flavor. I would recommend to anyone who loves a quick fix of jerky!
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ByKim C.said...
I rarely buy myself any snacks. I usually just end up eating whatever I get for my husband or kids and mainly sticking to meals. But recently I started working out and trying to add extra calories to my diet. When I was out and about getting groceries this past week I saw this Krave Beef Jerky in Sweet Chipolte. I like beef jerky normally, but rarely get it. For one, it would mean making a purchase with my own personal want in mind. But also, I'm trying to be healthy, and most jerky's are full of chemicals, preservatives, and nitrates. Imagine my surprise when I read that these were nitrate free. It isn't completely healthy (it's still a processed snack food), but it was worth it in my opinion to throw down the bucks to try it out. It didn't last. It made it through the register, into the bag, into the car and that's as far as it got. I didn't even make it out of the stores parking lot before I sucked that bag down. The meat is intensely moist. It doesn't state the cut of meat, but my husband had spent 10 years as a butcher and he swears that the cut was of superb quality to be that moist for jerky. It literally fell apart in your mouth. Not the normal chewy leather you grow accustomed to with commercial jerky products. This particular flavor was wonderful as well. It wasn't overly sweet or spicy. It had just the right mixture. Another rare thing. It always seems you get too much of one flavor. But this had a nice balance. I will most certainly be buying more of this, as well as looking for and trying out the other flavors.
I rarely buy myself any snacks. I usually just end up eating whatever I get for my husband or kids and mainly sticking to meals. But recently I started working out and trying to add extra calories to my diet. When I was out and about getting groceries this past week I saw this Krave Beef Jerky in Sweet Chipolte. I like beef jerky normally, but rarely get it. For one, it would mean making a purchase with my own personal want in mind. But also, I'm trying to be healthy, and most jerky's are full of chemicals, preservatives, and nitrates. Imagine my surprise when I read that these were nitrate free. It isn't completely healthy (it's still a processed snack food), but it was worth it in my opinion to throw down the bucks to try it out. It didn't last. It made it through the register, into the bag, into the car and that's as far as it got. I didn't even make it out of the stores parking lot before I sucked that bag down. The meat is intensely moist. It doesn't state the cut of meat, but my husband had spent 10 years as a butcher and he swears that the cut was of superb quality to be that moist for jerky. It literally fell apart in your mouth. Not the normal chewy leather you grow accustomed to with commercial jerky products. This particular flavor was wonderful as well. It wasn't overly sweet or spicy. It had just the right mixture. Another rare thing. It always seems you get too much of one flavor. But this had a nice balance. I will most certainly be buying more of this, as well as looking for and trying out the other flavors.
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ByBritt P.said...
Hello handsome where have you been all my life! I recently tried this out and oh man, I'm in love! This jerky is jam packed with flavor! Spicy, savory and absolutely worth the calories! It's a go to snack for me when I've got the munchies!
Hello handsome where have you been all my life! I recently tried this out and oh man, I'm in love! This jerky is jam packed with flavor! Spicy, savory and absolutely worth the calories! It's a go to snack for me when I've got the munchies!
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ByKatarina B.said...
I always get this flavor or the teriyaki, both flavor. It's also low fat and natural which is crazy because it tastes so good. It's the perfect snack especially for on the road.
I always get this flavor or the teriyaki, both flavor. It's also low fat and natural which is crazy because it tastes so good. It's the perfect snack especially for on the road.
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ByKayla R.said...
I'm a big fan of beef jerky, and this was one was the best store bought brand I've ever had. Sometimes jerky can have a fake texture, but this one did not. It didn't taste "processed" it was real beef. I also loved that it's made from Grass fed beef.
I'm a big fan of beef jerky, and this was one was the best store bought brand I've ever had. Sometimes jerky can have a fake texture, but this one did not. It didn't taste "processed" it was real beef. I also loved that it's made from Grass fed beef.
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ByMarissa C.said...
This is my all time favorite beef jerky. I'm a huge fan of beef jerky and this one hits the spot every time. The sweet baby rays gives it a nice flavor and it's the perfect combination of chewy and tough that you look for in jerky. Is a perfect snack for road trips, the beach, or to throw in your bag to have at a park.
This is my all time favorite beef jerky. I'm a huge fan of beef jerky and this one hits the spot every time. The sweet baby rays gives it a nice flavor and it's the perfect combination of chewy and tough that you look for in jerky. Is a perfect snack for road trips, the beach, or to throw in your bag to have at a park.
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ByBerlynn Y.said...
Never did I ever think I'd be a cajun gator eating kinda gal but these sticks are magic. I love the flavor and the taste isn't too gamy. The texture was pretty good because it was tough enough to be jerky without being dry and rubber-like. Definitely recommend all the flavors, especially kangaroo!
Never did I ever think I'd be a cajun gator eating kinda gal but these sticks are magic. I love the flavor and the taste isn't too gamy. The texture was pretty good because it was tough enough to be jerky without being dry and rubber-like. Definitely recommend all the flavors, especially kangaroo!