saves about $10 per lb, and has about 4x less salt in it than the commercial stuff. My walmart slices the beef for cheap. I snack on it 3x per day, 3 ozs at a time. that would have been $10 worth of commercial jerky. 240 calories per snack, and only about 10% fat. it's the ideal snack. Have to keep the other 2 meals to 600 calories each, or make sure to get in a couple of hour's fast walk that day. Normally, I walk an hour a day.