Costco Shoppers Are Obsessed With These Mini Beef Sticks

Have you been disappointed with the quality of your meaty snacks? Want a quick, low-carb bite but without all the preservatives of a Slim Jim from your local gas station? Is something about jerky just not cutting it anymore, and you just want something that's been shaped into bite-able form for you? There's a new beef stick in town, and it's on sale at Costco. Okay, so it's not necessarily new, but a giant pack of Country Archer beef sticks are on sale for $11.49 for 28 sticks until Feb. 7, according to Instagram account @costcodeals, who deemed them "pretty good."

Fans of the grass-fed beef sticks are a little more enthusiastic about these snacks, which is a good sign. Commenters wrote things like "Picked these up on Sunday. Soooo good!!" and "So good! And whole30!" Others shared them with family, yielding positive reviews, saying "They are great. My two boys almost ate all mine! Not greasy or heavy," and "I got these and my husband and kids loved them!"

What's the deal with these mini-beef sticks from Costco?

There are so many fancy beef stick varieties on the market that it can be hard to sift through the noise of catchy branding and descriptors like "organic," "grass-fed," "low-carb," "keto-friendly," "nitrite free," "all-natural," and so on (via The Atlantic). 

What you can count on getting when it comes to Country Archer beef sticks is a half-ounce stick, individually wrapped, made with grass-fed beef, salt, spices, and some powdered veggies. It has high ratings on the Country Archer website, and each stick is 100 calories apiece.

Now for the catchy branding: these sticks are, indeed, free of sugar, high in protein, Keto, Paleo, gluten-free and Whole-30 compliant, for what it's worth. The beef they're made with is, according to the company, 100 percent grass fed, which means the cows don't get fattening grains, and the meat is a little leaner. And, according to Healthline, there are some health benefits to grass-fed beef, though the term isn't always clearly defined. Watch out for the sodium in these lil' sticks, though — one will run you up to 17 percent of your daily intake (via Country Archer).