Dollar Tree = cheap Chinese crap with unknown actual ingredients. Google around about the quality of the dollar store items. It’s horrendous.
Walmart has the largest buying power on the planet, which means they can offer the lowest prices on almost anything. If a mom-and-pop “dollar store” can beat their prices on the “same item”, then IT’S NOT THE SAME ITEM!
Also it is well known that the corporate growth strategy of Dollar Tree (I think, it is one of DT, DG, or EAD) was to sell groceries and specifically place stores within 10 miles of each other so that it would squeeze out any local independent grocery/bodega stores and take enough market share to keep out a big chain grocery store.
In short, their plan is to create a food desert and to be the only food store around. And guess what great nutritional food offerings are found at Dollar Tree? Yup, processed, nutrient-free crap food.
Just like Walmart used to do until the government (Yes, that “big bad regulations” government for the people) stepped in and put an end to the country’s largest redeemer of Food Stamps/TANF selling crap food to the people in the name of maximizing shareholder value, instead of taxpayer value.
@booogerbrain you’re exactly right. Sugar content is the first thing I check when evaluating jerky. Second ingredient in most, is sugar. These are no exception. Meat and sugar thats all these are. I’ll pass…
It’s very rare to find a meat stick where sugar isn’t the second ingredient. I wish there were more.
Perky Jerky puts out a great version of turkey jerky. Stays fresh and doesn’t get hard like beef jerky. I’m very curious to see what the Think Jerky brand is like. Great job having a variety of flavors and not 10 of the same flavor.
$23.20 a pound. not that expensive. however, when looking at amazon reviews, i like to click on the 5 star reviewers names. more of the 5 star reviewers had only ONE review total than any other number. at least 90% had a single digit number of reviews.
@djslack@docflash I wonder if fakespot is reliable at this point. I had more than a few cases where reputable products of big brands with lots of reviews got a bad fakespot rating and some odd-ball products where just by reading the reviews you knew something was off got great fakespot ratings.
@Trinityscrew if we assume that a 4oz. is $7, then buying 10 2.2oz bags at that same valuation would be $38.50. If we assume the 4oz. is $5, then 10 2.2oz. bags would be $27.50. At $6 it’d be $33. It’s safe to assume this is a comparable deal
A friend of mine’s dad makes deer jerky from the deer he kills. She hates it so what she has done is give us a bag or so a week (her initial mistake was to give away too much at once and he then thought she was going to run out and gave her more ). As her dad checks her supply he sees she is eating it and feels appreciated. I then give that bag to my daughter as she loves it. I think you call that the supply chain. Right? This supply chain will not be interrupted unless the deer hunting is shut down by covid-19 but deer hunting already involves social distancing I would think.
@Doggo19 Nope I have a monopoly with that supply chain… but this is a low competition marketplace so I am sure you can start from scratch, obtain your own raw materials, google how to make it, and then you are good to go.
“to get you through the day without leaving you feeling floaty and weird”. Well shit I am stuck in my house. This Zoom crap is driving me nutty. What’s wrong with floaty and weird? The Government seems to have provided us with that at no charge and some friggin’ jerky’s not going to fix that.
( unoccupied-patient-orc ) I really enjoy grass fed beef also so I’m sure Grassfield jerky should be pretty decent as well (thanks for mentioning it Doggo19 ) you can definitely tell the difference in the taste ( At least with steaks ).
Yep — finally arrived on May 5. Shipped all the way across the country from some store in California, instead of everything else I’ve gotten from Meh that has come from Grapevine. TX. Oh well! All good!