The Big Chief Brand!
The Founder, William Klein was known as “The Big Chief” to his customers in Calgary. This nickname paired with the association of beef jerky created by the Indigenous people gave birth to the brand Big Chief and the company called Big Chief Meat Snacks Inc. Although their heritage is European, the Indigenous people are credited as those who first invented jerky, with the word “jerky” derived from the Quechua word “ch’arki” which means dried, salted meat. As proud Canadians they want to recognize and celebrate our multicultural country, especially the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples, which are the three groups the Canadian Constitution recognizes as Indigenous peoples. Fusing both their family and company history with the Indigenous product history resulted in the Big Chief brand name, Big Chief logo, and their signature orange and purple colours!
Commitment to the Earth and the Enviromment!
Big Chief Meat Snacks tries it’s best to be as environmentally friendly as possible.
Based on the tons of Cascades 100% recycled Mississauga Linerboard we use compared to other virgin fiber products, Big Chief Meat Snacks Inc. saves over 250 trees, 565,000L water, 10,000kg waste, 300GJ energy, 35,000kg CO2 emissions, and 85kg NOx emissions each year!
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Based on the Norampac 100% recycled Conquest Boxboard products we use compared to other virgin fiber products, Big Chief Meat Snacks Inc. saves over 650 trees, 3,000,000L water, 28,000kg waste, 380GJ energy, 95,000kg of CO2, and 280kg NOx each year!
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In addition to using recycled paper in our office, we have also moved to a paperless billing and invoice system utilizing email rather than traditional mail to reduce paper waste.
Read more about Big Chief Meat Snacks Sustainable & Green Activities HERE
Jalepeno Beef n Cheese: Now if you like Jalepeno’s and you like cheese you will like this flavour, it’s a must try! It was a little hot for my liking (I don’t do hot very well – heck sometimes mild can be too hot for me -lol)