Our Story - It's Always Been About the Taste

I get it.  You’re standing in the snack aisle again wondering which direction to go with your snack selection.  Last time you purchased the new, trendy brand that had every health claim possible.  Great ingredients, but flavor fell way short.  

You only went with this option because you were tired of reading all of the artificial ingredients and allergens of the greasy, gas-station brand that seemed to be everywhere.  A “choose the best, worst option” scenario.   

This is why I started FireCreek Jerky® Snacks.  I wanted a snack stick that actually tasted like MEAT!  Crazy right?  As a third generation meat man, I had to get it right and I knew exactly how to do it.  

Simple, all-natural ingredients with exceptional flavor combined with USA-sourced premium quality beef & pork.  Let the meat be the star and season it with high-quality, simple yet bold flavors and real, hickory smoke.

You have arrived at FireCreek and now it is time for you to experience the best combination of bold flavor, quality meat and all-natural ingredients the marketplace has to offer.  I see you in the snack aisle struggling with the options.  Grab some FireCreek Snacks and never look back!

Soon you'll understand why so many of our customers call it “The Best Snack in the World!”

About Ryan Hansen

Ryan is a third-generation meat man (some say a meat master, because of his dedication to creating new, awarding-winning meats). He is the owner of Hansen Meat Company in Jerseyville, Illinois - founded in 1952 and known for hundreds of miles around for his state-champion brats, ham and bacon.


Ryan grew up in the outdoors and played competitive golf. He and his wife Kayla have active twin boys. With his background in creating award-winning meat products and his experiences as an on-the-go Dad, Ryan knew there was a need for a different kind of snack.  Delicious AND healthy...enjoyable for the entire family.


FireCreek Snacks are his answer to that calling.

“I  had the same struggles many active folks do in trying to find a convenient snack.  My wife and I are parents of twin boys, and I am always on the go with my businesses, so I truly get it.  I wanted to create a snack that was not only the best-tasting, but one that moms would feel proud to give to their children.  I truly believe I have “The Best Snack in World” in my FireCreek Stix and I want to prove it to you!"


- Ryan Hansen, 3rd Generation Meat Man & Creator of FireCreek Snacks

Our Promise to You

Here at FireCreek Snacks, it starts with the meat—Premium beef & pork born and raised in the USA. Then we add bold, all-natural seasonings and real hickory smoke. There’s nothing artificial added, because there’s nothing to add. The taste is already there. You’ll NEVER find any artificial ingredients in FireCreek Snacks.


“Having a boy with a peanut allergy, I understand the importance of having the peace of mind knowing you and your child are enjoying a healthy, clean snack.  My wife and I are always reading labels and we felt it was just as important to make our FireCreek Snacks not only great-tasting, but also a clean, healthy snack that anyone could enjoy.”


- Ryan Hansen

  • Exceptional Hickory-Smoked Flavor
  • No Artificial Ingredients
  • Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, MSG-Free
  • High-Protein, Low-Sugar