Thursday, June 16, 2016

Lawless Jerky Teams with The Phoenix Suns SixthMan Members and St. Vincent de Paul to Fight Hunger in the Phoenix Community

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Lawless Jerky, the Phoenix-based craft jerky brand known for its world-inspired "Braver Flavors™," has made its largest charitable donation to date. To mark National Jerky Day and celebrate the company's Arizona roots, Lawless Jerky donated 24,870 bags of jerky to St. Vincent de Paul, the prominent Arizona charitable organization.

Today, Lawless Jerky also will team up with the Phoenix Suns SixthMan Members and St. Vincent de Paul to prepare, serve and enjoy a meal alongside hundreds of local Phoenix families in need.

Lawless Jerky Founder and CEO Matt Tolnick spearheaded the donation and community support initiative: "Lawless Jerky is proudly made in Arizona. The Phoenix community is our manufacturing home and we are fortunate to be surrounded by loyal and hardworking employees and business partners from the Phoenix area."

"We are grateful to the community and want to provide everyone here access to a nutritious, high-protein, and delicious snack. To do this alongside community stalwarts like the Phoenix Suns fans and St. Vincent de Paul, who have impacted this community for generations, is an honor. We aim to follow in their sizable footsteps," continued Tolnick.

After founding Lawless Jerky in Santa Monica, Calif. in 2013, Tolnick struggled to find an ideal manufacturing base. After a thorough search, he settled on Phoenix for its growth potential and high quality of life.

"As head of product development and jerky chef at Lawless Jerky, I spend an increasing amount of time in Phoenix and will personally relocate here this summer," said Tolnick. "The city is flourishing and has plenty of untapped potential. People love living in Phoenix and are passionate about supporting local businesses. With this donation, we aim to celebrate deep roots in Phoenix."

About The Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Each year, St. Vincent de Paul provides approximately 10,000,000 meals to people in need, in addition to a wide array of life services including employment counseling and placement, medical and dental services, and the provision of clothing and food.

Jerry Castro, Director of Food Services at St. Vincent de Paul, has been a leader within the organization for nearly 30 years: "We are fortunate to have the support of the Phoenix Suns for quite some time."

"When Lawless Jerky came to visit us earlier this year, there was an immediate mutual respect and connection. Though new to our community, Matt Tolnick and the Lawless Jerky team have an obvious commitment to be strong corporate citizens here. We at St. Vincent de Paul welcome Lawless Jerky to our home with open arms."

Lawless Jerky's donation of 24,870 bags of jerky marks the number of years that each of the participants have called Phoenix home: two years for Lawless Jerky, 48 years for the Phoenix Suns, and 70 years for St. Vincent de Paul.

The impact this sizable donation will be felt throughout the state of Arizona, as Lawless Jerky bags will be packed into shelf stable meals and delivered to the 83 conferences maintained throughout the state by St. Vincent de Paul. Collectively, over 500,000 grams of 100% grass-fed protein will be distributed.

"Food insecurity in the United States, particularly among children, is a much more significant problem than most people realize," said Dr. Madelyn Fernstrom, a national health and wellness expert and the Health and Nutrition Editor for NBC News and the TODAY Show on NBC. "Nutrition that the most vulnerable members of our society receive is often devoid of quality protein, so Lawless Jerky's donation is particularly meaningful. High quality beef jerky is a healthy, tasty, and satisfying snack in between meals, and I’m sure the donation will be very much appreciated."

For more information on Lawless Jerky, please visit http://www.lawlessjerky.com. Arizona residents can now find Lawless Jerky in local Bashas’ and Sprouts Farmers Markets. To see a full list of stores where Lawless Jerky is available, please click here.

About Lawless Jerky

Lawless Jerky offers unique "Braver Flavors™" that include: Sweet Sriracha, Aloha Teriyaki, Pho, Japanese Curry, BBQ Spare Rib and other world-inspired varieties. Handmade in micro-batches in Arizona, USA, Lawless Jerky uses 100% grass-fed beef and hormone-free, antibiotic-free pork. Lawless Jerky does not use sodium nitrites, MSG, corn syrup, or added preservatives.

Learn more about America’s Craft Jerky at http://www.LawlessJerky.com.

Lawless Jerky - Pho

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Note: Lawless Jerky is a sponsor of this website, but has no effect on our ratings and reviews.

Among the newest flavors from Lawless Jerky is this Pho beef jerky. See our other reviews of Lawless Jerky.

Lawless Jerky is a brand owned and operated by Lawless Jerky, LLC based out of Santa Monica, CA. It was started by Matthew Tolnick, a former attorney who held a not-so-secret passion for making chewy chunks of dehydrated beef. After a stint as a legal counselor, he decided to throw his hat into the jerky industry and start his own business.

This Pho variety is described by the company as being made with, "...herbs like cilantro, mint and basil; spices like star anise, cinnamon and cloves, and the heat of jalapeno."

Monday, June 13, 2016

Beefy Boys Father's Day Six Pack!

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Father's Day is coming! This Father's Day, think of yourself.

Get your hubby what you always wanted him to have - A SIX PACK!

A six pack of Beefy Boys Beef Jerky that is. Includes ALL SIX of their flavors, including Jamaican Style, Original, Reserve, Teriyaki, Peppered, and HOT!

Beefy Boys is 100% made in the USA, using an old family recipe that brings out the natural flavors of beef, combined with a savory marinade that won a "Best" rating from right here on Best Beef Jerky.

Buy here: http://www.ourlocale.org/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=67311900215

Crazy Horse Beef Jerky - Sweet

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Note: Crazy Horse is a sponsor of this website, but has no effect on our ratings and reviews.

Next in the series on Crazy Horse Beef Jerky is this Sweet variety. See my previous review of their Original beef jerky.

Crazy Horse Beef Jerky is a brand made by Dave Wenrich in Hellam, PA, who started making this brand about nine months ago, based on a old family recipe that he got from his father, who received the recipe from his father, who received it from his father.

Dave smokes all of his jerky from USDA certified bottom round in a homemade smoke house using maple, oak, and fruit woods, and sells it locally in some shops and on his eBay store.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

National Jerky Day (and Father's Day) Event with Lawless Jerky

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It's an auspicious time of year with National Jerky Day on the horizon (Sunday, June 12), followed by Father's Day (don’t forget your priest) seven days later on Sunday, June 19.

Lawless Jerky has you covered on both accounts with coupon code 'jerkydad25' good for 25% off your order from LawlessJerky.com.

And if you live in the New York area, join us for our National Jerky Day party at Barcade in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (388 Union Ave). We’ll be buying a craft beer for every bag of our craft jerky purchased between 2pm and 5pm: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrate-national-jerky-day-with-lawless-jerky-tickets-25983391022

If you’re not local to NYC, keep an eye on our Facebook page, and other social media outlets, to learn how you can win Free Jerky for a Year!

Lastly, but most importantly, Lawless Jerky is celebrating National Jerky Day with a tremendous donation of 27,000 bags of our 100% grass-fed beef jerky. That translates to over 500,000 grams of nutritious and delicious protein for those who need it most. And this is just the beginning! We’ll follow up this donation to St Vincent De Paul food bank in our hometown of Phoenix with similar donations later this year in Charlotte, Brooklyn, and beyond.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Chef Craig's Beef Jerky - Original

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Note: Chef Craig's is a sponsor of this website, but has no effect on our ratings and reviews.

One the newest jerky brands on the market is Chef Craig's Beef Jerky. A product of CJM Products, it's based out of West Kingston, RI.

It's the idea of Craig Mitchell, who a few years ago, had sent me samples of his own homemade jerky, with the intent of launching a business someday. Mitchell received his Culinary Arts degree from Johnson & Wales University, and has been cooking professionally since 1978.

As of this review, the only flavor Chef Craig's offers is this Original.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Father's Day Sampler from Crazy Horse Jerky

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Give a 1/2lb each of Original, Cajun, Sweet, and Steakhouse beef jerky, plus 3oz of "Million Dollar Bacon" from Crazy Horse for your dear ole Dad!

Forget the necktie, wallet, and skivvies! Forget the Chia Pet, Snuggie, and Sham-Wow!

Get dad some good old fashioned beef jerky and bacon!

Crazy Horse Jerky is made in the USA, smoked over real wood, in a walk-in smoker, deep in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country. This is REAL American jerky made with real ingredients, just like how it was made a hundred years ago.

Crazy Horse Jerky has been rated, FIVE STARS right here on Best Beef Jerky.

Price: $62.99

Order by June 10th in order to have it shipped in time for Father's Day!!! And there's free shipping on orders of $40.00 or more.

(Don't miss out on a Crazy Good Deal!!!)

Shop here: http://www.crazyhorsejerky.com

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Jedidiah's Beef Brisket Jerky - Sweet & Spicy

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Jedidiah's Jerky is a brand that we reviewed before (read the reviews here). Some time ago, they revamped their line of jerky with new recipes and new branding, and moved their headquarters to Laughlin, NV to Beatty, NV. Jedidiah's Jerky also has since opened up a chain of beef jerky stores called, "Jed's Jerky" throughout Nevada and California.

This new "Beef Brisket" line replaced the company's old "Private Reserve" line, which was also beef brisket. This new recipe has much less sodium than the previous recipe. You can read the previous review of that Sweet & Spicy here.

This "Sweet & Spicy" beef brisket jerky was also named the favorite jerky in an August 2010 issue of Maxim Magazine.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Keeno's Beef Jerky - Bloody Mary

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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 "Bloody Mary" jerky claims to be based on the same ingredients as Keeno's Salsa Beef Jerky that we reviewed last week, but throws in some Bloody Mary Mix. It also claims to be "Medium Heat".

Friday, June 3, 2016

Braaitime Biltong

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Note: This review was written before Braaitime became a sponsor of this website, and was not influenced as such.

Braaitime is a brand of gourmet cured meats based out of Keansburg, NJ. The company was started in 2005 by Warren Pala. Warren immigrated from South Africa in 2001 and sought to introduce Biltong to Americans.

Warren claims to be the only brand of biltong holding true to the old world methods. "All other makers of Biltong have followed the 'jerky' method in order to achive USDA approval. They cook the meat to a certain temperature for a certain amount of time". Warren was able to get USDA approval with the help of local Italians who had already convinced USDA inspectors that their prosciutto & capacolo are shelf stable.

Biltong is a type of seasoned, dried meat whose recipe originated from South Africa. Similar to jerky in description, but tasting very much different, it's traditionally seasoned with vinegar, coriander, black pepper, and salt. Braaitime sells biltong unsliced, sliced, and flavored in Peri Peri and Garlic, and even in Venison.