Hawaiian Style Jerky // Chudabeef Jerky Co. // Long Beach, CA
Flavor is an afterthought with store-bought jerky. You’re lucky if it’s edible — let alone made out of recognizable cuts of real meat. And cracked-pepper shrapnel or a sprinkling of cayenne is often the best you’ll do when it comes to fancifying this fill-station feed. We appreciate jerky’s quick and dirty boost of energy, its clean protein, and the primal, utilitarian aesthetic of a pure, dried hunk of meat. But we ain’t survivalists. Pamper us a little. Chudabeef does: two-dozens grams of protein per package to keep your caveman cravings happy, with a slightly sweetened marinade of orange juice and pineapple to satisfy your more evolved tastes.