The FIELD TRIP jerky brand name was created by Tom, Scott, and Matt. This brand is distributed by Provisionaire & Co., located in New York, New York. It all started when friends Tom, Scott, and Matt started making homemade jerky instead of eating the same old salty, processed jerky you see for sale everywhere. By word of mouth, their jerky proved to be very popular between friends and family. In July 2011, Tom, Scott, and Matt quit their jobs, and their FIELD TRIP jerky brand name was launched.
Ingredients: Turkey, Gluten Free Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce (Water, Soybeans, Salt, Alcohol), Brown Sugar, Apple Juice, Pineapple Juice, Water, Rice Wine, Natural Hickory Liquid Smoke, Black Pepper, Granulated Garlic, Apple Cider Vinegar, Ginger, White Pepper. Allergen Warnings: Soy
On the whole, turkey is a leaner and healthier choice of meat compared to using beef. Turkeys raised in the US are not allowed to receive growth hormones. There is no guarantee that the turkey have free range access to roam about. As a result, the highest ingredient rating possible is Very Good (9/10).
We have a busy liquid marinade comprised of gluten free reduced sodium soy sauce, apple juice, pineapple juice, water, hickory liquid smoke, rice wine, and healthy red wine vinegar. Pineapples have a natural enzyme named bromelain that acts as natural meat tenderizer.
The sugar level is respectable at at only 2 gram of sugar per 28 grams of jerky. The salt level is decent at 310mg of salt per 28 grams of jerky.
These strips are mostly small in size, and sliced to a medium thickness. The texture is sort of dry, and reasonably easy to chew. There are very little visible signs of fat, and handling this jerky leaves no oily residue on your fingers.
The first taste detected is a moderate soy flavor. A light garlic taste is detected, and a mild smoked flavor. There is a little sweetness detected, which allows a fair amount of natural turkey flavor to be present. Not much tanginess is detected from the pineapple and apple juice.
As for the peppered level, it is mild at best. For a peppered based flavor, you would expect some more black pepper in the flavor. Overall, a nice combination of flavors.
This 2.2 ounce/62 gram bag was purchased for $4.99, which works out to $2.27 an ounce. That rates as an average price. This jerky is recommended as being worth your money for people who enjoy turkey, and not having a strong peppered flavor.
This resealable plastic bag is unusual in that it opens from top to bottom, rather than opening lengthwise. Everything is imprinted directly on the bag, both the front and back. There are no labels affixed to this bag.
The design portrays a healthy product with a turkey on grass in the wild with mountains and clouds in the background. Their slogan is “Artisan Crafted Provisions”. Other facts printed on this bag are “All Natural Gluten Free”, “No Preservatives”, “No Added MSG”, “No Nitrites”, “No Corn Syrup”, “Good Source of Protein”, “Turkey Raised Without Hormones”, “Natural Smoke Flavoring Added”, “Low Fat”, “Minimally Processed, no Artificial Ingredients”, and “Like us on Facebook”.
The only minor bag category missing is the jerky weight is not stated in grams. Their other flavors are advertised on the back, where it seems surprising that not more jerky makers would do this. On the back, there is a great blurb about FIELD TRIP and this Cracked Pepper No. 7 flavor.