Pap’s Foods

Authentic 100% beef jerky and beef sticks

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Pap’s was founded by Rick Waldon who knew there were many beef jerky brands out there. Not satisfied with what was available Rick wanted to sell the real beef type of beef jerky he created. The beef jerky he found in local stores was the mass produced type, chopped and formed made with lower grades of meats and fillers. Rick was determined to make the kind of jerky he grew up eating as a kid in Idaho. He wanted to create the very best meat snacks, healthy, high in protein, minimally processed and full of flavor. Just good damn jerky.

Rick began experimenting with different cuts of beef, marinades and spices, to create the recipe for Pap’s. Premium, very lean, thin cuts of solid beef, with no preservatives or MSG. The next steps were marinating and slowly cooking for specific periods of time and exact temperatures. Pap’s finished beef jerky is tender, healthy, high in protein, with robust seasonings that compliment the flavor of the beef. Focus on these details is what makes Pap’s jerky so tender it chews down like a steak.

Pap’s beef sticks are 100% USDA pure American beef. Unlike most other beef jerky brands, fillers such as pork, corn solids, soy flour or mechanically separated chicken are NEVER used. Most commercially marketed beef sticks will contain one or all of those ingredients. Pap’s follows old world sausage making techniques that make a much better beef stick. Using only the finest quality beef, seasonings and spices available. We simply say they are “Bone A Fide”.


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Pap’s Foods

2028 S. Hwy. 53

LaGrange, KY 40031

P. 859.621.6783