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What is Venison Jerky?

Written by Addie Martanovic on July 21, 2022


At Chomps, we offer three different protein options when it comes to our meat sticks, including beef, venison, and turkey.

Our Salt & Pepper Venison stick is a blend of 100% grass-fed and finished beef and, 100% grass-fed venison. While most store-bought venison jerky recipes contain brown sugar, soy sauce or added sugar, we show how to make venison jerky the right way. Chomps Salt & Pepper Venison has no sugar added. Every stick is certified gluten-free, paleo, and Whole30 approved, too. 

As most consumers are often familiar with beef jerky, venison jerky is a great alternative for a wild game protein snack without that gamey taste or texture. Our venison jerky sticks are a great option to throw into your shopping cart for those times you need a quick, convenient snack with 10g of protein.

Venison Jerky at Chomps 

Our Salt & Pepper Venison Jerky recipe is composed of a blend of sea salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, coriander, and garlic. Since the stick is a blend of both 100% grass-fed venison and grass-fed beef, if you’re a fan of our Original Beef Chomps, you will most likely love our venison jerky.

Where does our Turkey Jerky come from? 

We pride ourselves on being transparent with our sourcing when it comes to the ingredients in our Salt & Pepper Venison sticks. Chomps venison is Duncan Venison that is farmed in New Zealand. The Duncan family is New Zealand’s leading specialized venison processor and has a long history and reputation for their quality and integrity.

Duncan Venison’s clean air and consistent water supply enable growth of rich, green pastures all year round. Deer are able to graze freely on these lush pastures, with access to nutritional feed crops such as brassicas and beets during the winter months. The abundance of feed and grazing territory means Duncan Venison's deer enjoy a life free from stress and confinement, promoting sustainable farming and better animal welfare. The result is delicious, tender deer jerky of the finest quality, with rich flavors and a delicate texture. Free-range venison offers outstanding nutritional value with more protein and less fat than other red meats, along with an abundance of healthy vitamins and minerals.

Never sent to feedlots, never given antibiotics or hormones and harvested in the most humane way possible, Chomps venison is:

  • 100% Grass-Fed AND Finished
  • Whole30 Approved
  • Keto Certified 
  • Certified Gluten-Free 
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Non-GMO Project Verified
Is turkey venison healthy?

Is Chomps Venison Jerky a healthy snack? 

With 10g of protein, no added sugar, and 100 calories, Chomps Salt & Pepper Venison is a healthy snack for those on the go, if you’re on a paleo or low carb diet, you need a gluten-free option, or you need a quick bite to satiate you before your next meal. Whether you’re a mom packing lunch for her kids or someone working from home needing to grab a quick snack in between meetings, our venison jerky is a great snack choice. 

Snacks we love to pair with venison jerky

Snacks we love to pair with Venison Jerky

Chomps Salt & Pepper Venison snack sticks are a phenomenal snack to have on their own, but we always love adding them to a charcuterie board for a gathering with friends or to a snack plate for our kids after school. The options are endless when it comes to pairings, but we prefer fruit, nuts, or crackers with them especially if you need something to keep you fuller for longer. 

Cheese Tray

We love heading to Trader Joe’s to grab a few affordable hard and soft cheeses to throw together on a board to pair with our Salt & Pepper Venison sticks. 

Fun fact: Our venison jerky tastes phenomenal with red wine! 

Cheeses we love with our venison jerky include:

  • Triple cream brie 
  • Caramelized onion cheddar cheese 
  • White cheddar 
  • Goat cheese with added honey or fruit 
  • Havarti 

Fruit Plate

A few fruits we like to pair with our venison jerky sticks are dried figs, fresh raspberries or blueberries, nectarines, and red grapes. 


We love a salty snack combination, especially when it involves sea salt popcorn alongside our Salt & Pepper Venison jerky. While our sticks provide you with some protein, you’ll get some fiber in from a few cups of popcorn.

Where can you buy venison? 

Chomps is sold in over 16,000 retailers, but our venison jerky is not as widely available as some of our other flavors are, like our Original and Jalapeño Beef sticks. Therefore, make sure you always use our store locator to find where you can find Salt & Pepper Venison sticks.

You can also always purchase our Salt & Pepper Venison jerky sticks on our site here in either a 10 count pack or a 24 count pack. 

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