Think Jerky Kickstarter Campaign

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Think Jerky is a Chicago-based company offering all-natural, chef-crafted, artisan beef jerky. Ricky Hirsch, founder, partnered with chefs Laurent Gras (awarded three Michelin stars while chef at L20), James Beard award winning Gale Gand (Food Network, Tru, SpritzBurger) and Chicago Baconfest champion Matt Troost (Three Aces, Charlatan) to develop jerky recipes that brings regular jerky to a new level. Together, they bring protein-rich natural jerky snacks that’s healthy, quality, and delicious.

Think Jerky

Support their Kickstarter campaign. They are looking for food retailers, distributors and consumers who want to jump on the bandwagon early, by pre-ordering Think Jerky in large quantities. Think Jerky will be available at select food retailers this fall, but you can take advantage of lower, high-volume pricing through their Kickstarter campaign. Found out more at

Think Jerky’s meat is pasture-raised, sustainably farmed, antibiotic and hormone free. The products have only one third of the sugar and half of the salt found in most other brands.

The current flavor available are:

  • Sriracha Honey – Made with free-range turkey, Worcestershire sauce, gluten-free tamari, brown sugar, sriracha mix, honey, onion powder and cayenne pepper
  • Ginger Orange – Made with grass-fed beef, gluten-free tamari, Worcestershire sauce, cane sugar, ginger, garlic powder, orange peel, onion powder, sesame seeds and cayenne pepper
  • Sweet Chipotle – Made with grass-fed beef, water, cane sugar, raspberry juice concentrate, sea salt, ancho chili pepper powder, smoked paprika, black pepper and cayenne pepper
  • Thanksgiving – Made with free-range turkey, cranberry juice, dried cranberries, cane sugar, cabernet vinegar, sea salt, black pepper, onion powder, smoked paprika, thyme, sage, garlic powder and marjoram

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