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People’s Choice ‘Health Nut’ Beef Jerky Box Review – April 2017

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People’s Choice Beef Jerky is a family-owned beef jerky company that’s been crafting their jerky for four generations. They offer a selection of themed Jerky Boxes to get a good sampling of their product – these range from Sweet Tooth to Some Like It Hot! These are all one-time purchase boxes.

This is a review of the ‘Health Nut’ box!

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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The Subscription Box: People’s Choice Beef Jerky

The Cost:

(Note: prices listed below do not include shipping. Shipping is free on orders over $85.)

The Products: A selection of beef jerky from the People’s Choice Beef Jerky product line.

Ships to: US

Good to know: You can receive a single box of jerky or set up an ongoing weekly or monthly subscription. If you subscribe, you’ll save 5% off of every box.

Find other meaty boxes in the Food Subscription Box Directory and make sure to add People’s Choice Beef Jerky to your subscription list or wishlist!

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The ‘Health Nut’ box packed in 6 jerky products ranging from spicy to mild!

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This delivery had something new for me – shredded beef jerky! None of these disappoint!

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Traditional Shredded Beef Jerky – Value $6

Speaking of shredded jerky – here it is!

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This can be used to toss into recipes, like your morning eggs, or to just use as  jerky chew. Mmmmmm, jerky chew. It’s delicious!

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Old Fashion Original Beef Jerky – Value $6

This is a simple, 100% USA beef, jerky – and it doesn’t get much better for me.

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I find myself gravitating to the Old Fashioned People’s Choice brand more than any other. While I like a bit of spice – this stuff is just too good to be eaten second. My suggestion – start with this jerky and then branch out.

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Old Fashioned Hot & Spicy Beef Jerky – Value $6

Sticking with the Old Fashion line – we also got a hot & spicy selection.

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This is the same style jerky as above – with a spice blend featuring cracked red pepper. Not a ton of spice – but just enough for a little kick.

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Carne Seca Limon Con Chile – Value $6

The rest of the selections start to get into bolder flavors. We received two from the Carne Seca line:

The Carne Seca line is inspired by the diverse culinary tradition of Downtown Los Angeles. Focused on bold flavors, fresh ingredients, and simple techniques, our Carne Seca products feature all natural ingredients and a simplified process to showcase the deliciousness of traditional Carne Seca.

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This line also includes the cracked red peppercorn, but adds onto that with some guajillo chili powder – all of that is marinated in lemon juice and topped of with a bit of lime. If it sounds like a lot of tastes, you’ll be surprised that no one ingredient is overwhelming – just a lot of tasty.

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Carne Seca Limon – Value 6

This is the second from the Carne Seca line – and this selection is on the mild side compared to the jerky above.

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It features the spice blend, but the cracker red pepper and chili powder is absent. That leaves you with a basic jerky, but a little taste citrus.

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Tasting Kitchen: Sriracha – Value $6

The last bag of jerky was a favorite from past boxes – so I was happy to find it in here! Sriracha beef jerky – do I need to say more?

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Obviously, you’re going to have to like Sriracha to enjoy this jerky. But if you do, this jerky provides all of the spicy and taste pop you’d expect – and the jerky itself is nice and thick cut. This is easily my favorite outside of the Old Fashioned jerky line!

Verdict: There’s no denying that the jerky is just incredible. But the value is way off for this box – buying all six of these items individually is cheaper that the cost of the box – so I’m not sure what the benefit of the box is. While the boxes are an excellent sampler of People’s Choice’s product – the value would have to at least equal the amount paid separately – hopefully they adjust it moving forward.

What do you think of People’s Choice Jerky?

Written by Eric Cadman

Eric Cadman

Eric is the co-founder of My Subscription Addiction. He’s been hooked on geek subscription boxes since 2012 thanks to Loot Crate and Nerd Block. Geek boxes sparked his desire for collecting Funko Pops and comic book statues!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

1 Comment

  1. Thank you for the great review (jerky caught my attention!). I also am sad about the value of such a box. I’ll just continue to wait for the good stuff at the grocery store to go on sale.

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