We have discovered Nick Sticks online as a new brand of jerky which boasts of being preservative free. Like Golden Valley Natural, they also market their brand as free from MSG, antibiotics, nitrites, and hormones. Brands like Nick Sticks make us happy as they followed our example of providing a healthier meat snack option for American consumers. The company is pretty young, having been established no more than a decade ago. Being a pioneer in the beef jerky business, Golden Valley Natural has perfected the process of producing delicious all-natural beef jerky. We have spent years making sure our jerky remain true to the time-honored process of preserving meat the all natural way and making it taste how it used to be for generations. We are humbled when brands like Nick Sticks follow our lead. We urge you to discover the flavor of the west with our line of all-natural and organic beef jerky. When all is said and done, nothing beats the original.