Monday, May 30, 2016

Crazy Horse Jerky - Chicken Jerky

crazy horse chicken jerky
The newest offering from Crazy Horse Jerky is this Chicken Jerky, available in both Original and Cajun flavors.

Chicken Jerky seems to be the new Turkey Jerky these days as more and more brands are adding it to their product line up. But where Turkey Jerky was originally introduced as the healthier alternative to beef, Chicken Jerky seems to have the flavor satisfaction that turkey never had.

Crazy Horse Jerky is running a special as of this writing where if you buy $50.00 of beef jerky, they'll throw in a free 1/4 pound bag of this chicken jerky.

Keeno's Beef Jerky - Salsa

keenos beef jerky
Keno's Beef Jerky is a brand owned by Gary Keeney, baesed out of Wichita Falls, TX. Established in 2010, Keeno's manufacturing process is state inspected, and the company runs an outlet store in the same building.

Keeney got into the jerky business while working at Dell Computers, where he sold bags of his homemade stuff to fellow employees. After getting laid off, he went into business for himself with the aid of a $17,000.00 prize for winning the IdeaWF competition hosted by Midwestern State University. Keeney also won the 2014 Peppers and More World Jerky Contest.

This "Salsa" jerky is one of Keeno's best sellers, mixing red, yellow, and orange bell peppers, with traditional salsa ingredients, and is also claimed to be "Medium Heat"

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Beefy Boys Beef Jerky - Jamaican Style

beefy boys beef jerky
Beefy Boys Beef Jerky is a brand owned by John Bailey, based out of Salinas, CA. The brand has been around since 1999.

Manufactured in their very own USDA inspected facility, Beefy Boys is made from top round sourced from a supplier located 120 miles from their plant, then marinated and cooked using an old family recipe.

This Jamaican variety is new, being made with Jerk seasonings and Scotch Bonnet Peppers.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Redneck Steak Beef Jerky - Moonshine

redneck steak jerky
Next up for Redneck Steak Beef Jerky is this Moonshine variety. See my other review of their Traditional variety.

Redneck Steak Beef Jerky was created by Trae Stokes, based out of Pinellas Park, FL. Trae started the business as a way to earn a living after mortgage crash of 2008 busted his contracting business. Having grown up in the South all his life, he had mastered the skills of smoking meats. On a whim, Trae had smoked up batch of jerky and sold it at a local arts and craft show, and thus was born Redneck Steak Beef Jerky.

This Moonshine variety does not contain actual moonshine or alcohol, instead it was named thus for its little kick of heat at the end. These slices of meat are basted in sweet chili sauce, and smoked over real oak wood for 4-6 hours.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Father's Day Beef Jerky Gift Packs!

Pap’s Father’s Day Ideas!

It’s that time of year when we get to tell that one guy how happy we are to call him Dad. And what better way to show that carnivorous hunk of man how much you appreciate him than with a gift of beef jerky!

Pap's Beef Jerky has gift packs and specials just for Father’s day and YES they have FREE SHIPPING on orders of $25 and up!

Shop here: https://papsbeefsticks.com/shop/

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Joe's Wicked Good Jerky - Regular Joe

joes wicked good jerky
Joe's Wicked Good Beef Jerky is a brand owned by Joe's Wicked Good Jerky Corporation, based out of Redding, CA. It was started by the husband and wife duo of Joe Nixt and Traci Nixt, who launched the brand in October 2014.

At the time, Joe had been making his own jerky for over 20 years. He's share it with friends and co-workers from his contracting business. When Traci lost her secretarial position, the couple decided to make a go at running a jerky company. I have all four of the existing flavors, starting with this "Regular Joe".

The company describes it as, "This is no regular jerky", and claiming that it has, "a ton of flavor without the spice".

Monday, May 23, 2016

Keeno's Beef Jerky - Mild

keenos beef jerky
Keno's Beef Jerky is a brand owned by Gary Keeney, baesed out of Wichita Falls, TX. Established in 2010, Keeno's manufacturing process is state inspected, and the company runs an outlet store in the same building.

Keeney got into the jerky business while working at Dell Computers, where he sold bags of his homemade stuff to fellow employees. After getting laid off, he went into business for himself with the aid of a $17,000.00 prize for winning the IdeaWF competition hosted by Midwestern State University. Keeney also won the 2014 Peppers and More World Jerky Contest.

This "Mild" jerky is described by Keeno's as "a crowd pleaser of both young and old", assuming to be flavored to suit all palates and tolerances.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Jedidiah's Jerky - Hot Cowboy

jedidiahs jerky
Based on the company's top selling variety, this Hot Cowboy from Jedidiah's Jerky takes the same recipe and throws on some red chile pepper to sharpen the spurs on this here buckaroo.

Jedidiah's Jerky was started by David Coffey, a veteran of the beef jerky business, having taken his first bite of the industry in 1984, when he went to work for Polley's Beef Jerky. In 2005, he went to work for himself by starting Jedidiah's Jerky. Based out of Beatty, NV, Coffey also runs a chain of beef jerky outlets called, "Jed's Jerky", with locations throughout Nevada and California.

The "Cowboy style" from Jedidiah's Jerky is meant to be a throwback to the old days of campfire cooking, saddle sores, and pesky indians. It's like a "man's jerky", with no sugar added, just simple seasonings and lots of peppery flavor.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Little Bit Jerky - Spicy Asian Bit

little bit jerky
Little Bit Jerky is a new brand that launched in February 2016, by Robert Helmcamp and Teresa Helmcamp, based out of Wichita Falls, TX.

Robert is a professional butcher of 22 years, learning the craft the "old school" way, and developed his own seasonings. Little Bit Jerky is made fresh daily from top round, and marinated for 18-24 hours.

This "Spicy Asian Bit" is described by the company as having an Asian Stir Fry taste, with a "blend of Chinese spices and just the right amount of wasabi".perfection."

Friday, May 20, 2016

Beefy Boys Beef Jerky - Hot Peppered

beefy boys beef jerky
Beefy Boys Beef Jerky is a brand owned by John Bailey, based out of Salinas, CA. The brand has been around since 1999.

Manufactured in their very own USDA inspected facility, Beefy Boys is made from top round sourced from a supplier located 120 miles from their plant, then marinated and cooked using an old family recipe.

This Hot Peppered variety is described by the company as being made with their "original secret family marinade", but completely covered with smoking hot red chile peppers. They warn that you, "better have a big ice cold beverage with you at all times when eating this fireball!"