Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Mountain Man Kippered Beef Steak - Spicy

mountain man kippered beef steak
Mountain Man is a brand of Old Trapper Smoked Products, Inc., based out of Forest Grove, OR. The brand has been around since 1986.

I found this package at a Grocery Outlet in San Diego, CA. Grocery Outlet is primarily a liquidator that buys up overstock and unsold inventory. This particular package still has another 19 months to go before it's "Sell by" date.

Otherwise, the parent company, doesn't really have a website for its Mountain Man line of meat snacks, and the label itself doesn't make any marketing claims aside from being, "Spicy" and "Kippered".

Friday, October 6, 2017

Introducing Dundalk Dan’s Awesome Beef Jerky Snack Packs

by Dundalk Dan's

Looking for an easy way to make going back-to-school AWESOME this season for your children?

Check out the recently launched Dundalk Dan’s Awesome Beef Jerky Snack Pack!

The snack pack option allows you to choose six 1 oz. packs of beef jerky in the flavor of your choice. Or choose our mixed pack and receive two of each of our flavors - perfect for adding variety to your kids’ lunchboxes!

All of our flavors are gluten-free and packed with protein. Choose from all three of our delicious flavors:


  • Chesapeake  - our flagship flavor - the perfect mix of jerky and crab seasoning.
  • Sweet BBQ  - our tangy version of this classic variety, with a mild flavor.
  • Sriracha  - packed with the perfect blend of spices for the kid who likes a little heat.

These smaller packs fit perfectly into every lunchbox, backpack, briefcase and everything in between, for children of all ages. Your kids will have a week’s worth of the protein-filled snacks they crave.

Sure to be the biggest thing to hit classrooms since fidget spinners - get your jerky snack pack today. Happy chewing!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Mountain Man Kippered Beef Steak - Peppered

mountain man kippered beef steak
Mountain Man is a brand of Old Trapper Smoked Products, Inc., based out of Forest Grove, OR. The brand has been around since 1986.

I found this package at a Grocery Outlet in San Diego, CA. Grocery Outlet is primarily a liquidator that buys up overstock and unsold inventory. This particular package still has another 13 months to go before it's "Sell by" date.

Otherwise, the parent company, doesn't really have a website for its Mountain Man line of meat snacks, and the label itself doesn't make any marketing claims aside from being, "Peppered".

Friday, September 1, 2017

How to win FREE Dundalk Dan’s Awesome Beef Jerky

by Dundalk Dan's

dundalk dans beef jerky
Here at Dundalk Dan’s, we’re big on two things: really good beef jerky and our fans. That’s why we are running a contest for our fans to win FREE beef jerky!*

The best part is, it’s super simple to enter and there will be multiple winners every month.

Here’s all you need to do:

1. Grab a pack of Dundalk Dan’s Awesome Beef Jerky Awesome Beef Jerky online, at an event, a retail location or from a friend.

2. Once you pick up your beef jerky or receive your beef jerky in the mail (usually 2-3 business days), snap a picture of you or someone else enjoying it.

3. Post the picture on any social media channel (Twitter, Instagram or Facebook) with #DundalkDan or @DundalkDan and make sure your post is public.

4. AND THAT’S IT! You’ll be automatically entered into our contest and a representative will contact you if you’ve won and will provide next steps.

New winners are picked every month, so post as much and as often as you’d like. If you need some inspiration visit our website and see our contest winners page.

Good luck and happy chewing!

*No purchase necessary. More info.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Two Brothers Jerky - Famously Hot

two brothers jerky
We reviewed Two Brothers Jerky a couple years ago, but they're back with revised recipes, new flavors, and new packaging.

The brand is the collaborative effort of two brothers separated at birth, Paul Brock and Eddie Wales. After growing up never knowing about the other, they one discovered they each had a brother. After they reunited, they took a trip out to a lake and realized they both loved beef jerky, and both had this crazy entrepreneurial spirit. Thus, Two Brothers Jerky was born. Now based out of both Durham, NC and Columbia, SC, Two Brothers Jerky features North Carolina grass fed, grass-finished beef, and made with no nitrates.

This "Famously Hot" (see previous review) is named for Wales' hometown of Columbia, SC, which is "Famously Hot". The company says, "The first bite delivers a deep intensity of crushed red peppers, citrus and garlic with a slow building heat that will make want to grab another piece."

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Hombre Beef Jerky Sticks

hombre beef jerky
Hombre Beef Jerky goes back to 1959 when Thomas Pyle founded the Pyle Meat Company in founded Pyle Meat Company in Eudora, KS, a small community nestled between Lawrence, KS and the KC Metro area. In 1982, Pyle added "Hombre Beef Jerky" to his product line up. When he retired in 2010, both the meat company and Hombre Beef Jerky went offline.

However in 2014, his son Joe and grandson Andrew relaunched the Hombre brand in the same area under the company name, Pyle Meat Products. The response has since been phenomenal. Hombre Beef Jerky now retails in over 500 outlets and looks to double that by 2017. Interestingly, the brand won Grand Champion Beef Jerky in 2015 & 2016 at the Kansas Meat Processors Association.

Hombre offers two varieties at this time, these "Beef Jerky Sticks", and the "Premium Beef Jerky" which we reviewed a few weeks ago.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Firecreek Jerky - Black Pepper

firecreek jerky
Firecreek Jerky is a brand launched by Ryan Hansen based out of Jerseyville, IL. He got it off the ground in February 2016.

Hansen has been making "small batch" jerky from his family's meat business for the past three years. He makes jerky using USDA Choice Angus Beef. Since then, he's secured a deal with USDA inspected co-packer and is now relaunching the brand.

According to Firecreek Jerky, this Black Pepper is described as based on their Original variety, but adds, "...just the right amount of perfectly ground black pepper". It's also labeled as, "all natural" and "minimally processed".

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Buffalo Bob's Jerky - Exotic Meats

buffalo bobs jerky
Buffalo Bob's is a brand owned by Mark Matthews, based out of Petaluma, CA. The brand's has enjoyed some great success developing a line of exotic meat jerky pressed into long strips that sell anywhere from $1.00 to $2.00 at country stores and other retail markets all across the country.

The jerky is manufactured by Zick's Specialty Meats, Inc., based out of Berrien Springs, MI, but the two companies are separately owned entities. The popularity of the brand stems from the low price and the novelty of exotic meats.

Buffalo Bob's Jerky is all chopped and formed and mixed with beef. It all comes pressed into these long strips.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Firecreek Jerky - Original

firecreek jerky
Firecreek Jerky is a brand launched by Ryan Hansen based out of Jerseyville, IL. He got it off the ground in February 2016.

Hansen has been making "small batch" jerky from his family's meat business for the past three years. He makes jerky using USDA Choice Angus Beef. Since then, he's secured a deal with USDA inspected co-packer and is now relaunching the brand.

According to Firecreek Jerky, this Original is marketed as, "...an authentic, beef taste with perfect hints of salt, onion and garlic flavor profiles". It's also labeled as, "all natural" and "minimally processed".

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

4 Seasons Jerky - Orange Ginger Ghost Pepper

4 seasons jerky
4 Seasons Jerky is a new brand that hit the market late in 2016. Launched by a guy named, "Thom", short for Thomas, the company is based out of Highland, CA. Thom is an avid outdoorsman, and is outside all year-round, hiking, boating, snowboarding, to name a few.

4 Seasons Jerky uses lean round or flank cuts of meat, marinated for 24 hours.

This Orange Ginger Ghost Pepper variety is described by the company simply as, "...packs quite a punch!" It goes on to say that it's marinated with orange juice and ginger.