Review of Country Archer Beef Sticks

Updated on December 9, 2019
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Country Archer Beef Sticks
Country Archer Beef Sticks

Short History of Country Archer

According to their website, Country Archer started with humble beginnings. "In 1977, a butcher and artisan named Celestino 'Charlie' Mirarchi started making jerky. Charlie was definitely a doer. In fact, he was so busy making jerky that he couldn’t devote much time to selling it."

This story seems to represent the American Dream. A small-time craftsman hones his product, and with a lot of effort and a little luck, stumbles upon success.

The website continues: "So, his snacks remained a hidden gem—until Eugene and Susan Kang discovered it at a roadside stand on a trip to the Grand Canyon. They loved the jerky so much they decided to track down the maker. Soon, the trio went into business together—with a mission to share their meaty secret with the world."

It's a nice little story, isn't it?

Country Archer headquarters
Country Archer headquarters

What's So Good About a Beef Stick?

  • Well for one, these products are easy to keep. You don't need to store them in a refrigerator nor do you have to worry about cooking them. They are great on a road trip, camping, to keep in your vehicle for roadside eating.
  • You don't have to be concerned about making a mess. The sticks are convenient in the sense that they won't spill out. You can take them in a sack lunch or put them in your purse or attache.
  • They are also tasty with the right amount of spices to add flair. You won't require extra seasoning and with a side of nuts or fruit are a very healthy meal. You may have heard of the keto or paleo diets—good ways to eat healthily and keep fit. The beef sticks are compatible with those plans.

My Overall Review

Category
Rating
Comments
Taste (meat)
8
soft beef flavor, not overpowering
Seasonings
8.5
nice and spicy, you can taste the seasonings
Texture
7
Okay, a little soft. I prefer a harder jerky, but this is good
Convenience
9
no need for refrigeration. In a self-contained pack. Easy to cary.
Overall
8.5
Pretty good. Not too greasy. No heavy odors.
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Different flavors of Country Archer beef sticksCountry Archer beef sticks
Different flavors of Country Archer beef sticks
Different flavors of Country Archer beef sticks
Country Archer beef sticks
Country Archer beef sticks

Keto and Paleo Diets: Fads or Not?

Well, let me preface this section by saying that I am not a nutritionist. Over the years I've heard about many different diets (e.g., water fasting, lemons, one meal a day), and I've been very curious.

Both the paleo (paleolithic) diet and the keto (ketogenic) diet are meat friendly options that are designed to help people eat healthily and maintain a desired weight.

Paleo Diet

According to Mayo Clinic, "A paleo diet is a dietary plan based on foods similar to what might have been eaten during the Paleolithic era, which dates from approximately 2.5 million to 10,000 years ago."

Because it attempts to mimic the way our ancestors ate, it seems to be more a more natural and appropriate way of eating. The way people are supposed to consume food.

In general, the guidelines include the following, according to the Mayo Clinic:

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Lean meats, especially grass-fed animals or wild game
  • Fish, especially those rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, mackerel and albacore tuna
  • Oils from fruits and nuts, such as olive oil or walnut oil

Keto Diet

According to author Rudy Mawer, "The ketogenic diet is a very low-carb, high-fat diet that shares many similarities with the Atkins and low-carb diets. It involves drastically reducing carbohydrate intake and replacing it with fat. This reduction in carbs puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis."

Carbohydrates are healthy to an extent, but too many of them equate into too much sugar and put you at risk for conditions such as diabetes. Too many carbs can also lead to fatigue and weight gain. Most people pursue a keto diet because they want to lose weight.

Although these foods are not necessarily a substitute for a well-rounded meal, they support healthy eating and provide proteins and nutrients.

Nutritional information
Nutritional information

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The new Mini Beef Sticks are Keto and Paleo Certified, packed with five grams of protein per stick and zero grams of sugar, clocking in at just 50 calories each. Like all Country Archer products, the mini sticks are crafted with gourmet cuts of extra-lean, USDA-inspected 100 percent grass-fed beef, and are free of nitrites, MSG, gluten, antibiotics and added hormones.

Some Words to Those on the Go

If you're looking for a quick snack or a simple lunch, you might want to give Country Archer Meat Sticks a try. They come in a variety of types: Beef, Pork, Turkey. And there are many flavorings, too: Hickory Smoked, Teriyaki, Mango Habanero, Chorizo etc. With a side of fruit, some almonds or cashews, they make a mini-meal.

We're all pretty busy these days—many of us may work more than 40 hours a week. Fast food is junk food and not a wise choice.

These easy to keep meats provide you with the needed energy to get through a busy day. They taste pretty darn good and are easy to carry.

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my stash of Country Archer Beef Sticks my stash of Country Archer Beef Sticks
my stash of Country Archer Beef Sticks
my stash of Country Archer Beef Sticks
my stash of Country Archer Beef Sticks
my stash of Country Archer Beef Sticks

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What Ingredients Are in These Beef Sticks?

According to the packaging, the ingredients are as follows:

  • Grass-Fed Beef
  • Water
  • Sea Salt
  • Encapsulated Lactic Acid
  • Celery Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Red Pepper
  • Black Pepper
  • Celery Powder (Celery Powder, Sea Salt)
  • Coriander
  • Onion Powder
  • White Pepper
  • Ground Nutmeg
  • Parsley
  • Colored Beef Collagen Casing (Parika, Beta-Carotene)

Questions & Answers

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      • wpcooper profile imageAUTHOR

        Finnegan Williams 

        6 months ago from Bakersfield

        please feel free to share your comments about the products, vote on the polls and look for more reviews of similar products. appreciate your feedback.

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        Lori Colbo 

        6 months ago from Pacific Northwest

        Perfect, thank you Liam.

      • wpcooper profile imageAUTHOR

        Finnegan Williams 

        6 months ago from Bakersfield

        Lori: I also added the ingredients. I tried to make that clear in my last comment, but it doesn't look like I responded correctly if you read it.

      • wpcooper profile imageAUTHOR

        Finnegan Williams 

        6 months ago from Bakersfield

        you know...that is a good idea. I will do that. Here is their website: https://www.countryarcher.com/

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        Lori Colbo 

        6 months ago from Pacific Northwest

        These look delicious. I had trouble finding ingredients. One thing I did hear is that it does have sugar and alcohol in it but you never know if it's true. I couldn't find it on their website. Can you put a list of ingredients up here?

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