Friday, July 3, 2015

Blank and Sons - Our First Beef Jerky

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Blank and Sons is a new brand of beef jerky that started up just over a year ago, based out of Nacogdoches, TX. It's run by Damon Blank and his wife Tammy, along with their sons Danton, Dalton, and Dagon. The family had been in the restaurant business from 1988 to 2002. They had wanted to remain in the food industry and opted to launch a jerky business.

Blank and Sons is themed after the State of Texas, and the flavors they offer are paired with various flags used throughout the Lone Star State's history. They claim their jerky is hand made in small batches, but is bold and big as their Texas-sized pride.

To date, Blank and Sons offers four flavors, "Our First", "Texas Spirit", "Texas Heat", and "Black Peppered". Their jerky is available in a handful of stores throughout the greater Nacogdoches area, and from their website as well.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Clean-N-Jerky - Original

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Clean-N-Jerky is a new brand of beef jerky that launched just a year ago. It was started by Mischelle Marro, a Crossfit enthusiast, based out of Colorado Springs, CO.

When one day she was diagnosed with cancer, she changed to a paleo diet of natural ingredients. A friend of hers who marketed grass-fed beef gave her the inspiration to create her own beef jerky. Today, Clean-N-Jerky uses beef from free-range cattle that feeds on Maytag grass on the foothills of the Sangre De Cristo range in Colorado. It remains gluten-free and contains no preservatives.

Clean-N-Jerky is available in two flavors as of this writing, Original and Pepper. It can purchased from a variety of fitness and healthfood stores around Colorado, and through its website.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Hole In One Jerky - Habanero Teriyaki

hole in one jerky
Hole In One Jerky is a new brand of meat snacks launched by Bud Ott and Crystal Ott based out of Corona, CA. The brand started in October 2014.

Bud had been working as a professional golf caddie for several years and relied on snacks of various sorts to keep his energy up. His wife Crystal finally developed the recipe that would become the company's Original variety, and Bud liked it so much, that they decided to start offering it on the golf course. By Christmas 2013, Crystal had come up with several flavors, including the logo that is used today on the packaging.

Hole In One Jerky is handmade from USDA Choice London Broil, and comes in numerous flavors. They currently sell online, as well as a small brick-n-mortar, and six beer breweries.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Simply Snackin - Gourmet Meat Snacks

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Simply Snackin is a line of gourmet meat snacks produced by Silver Creek Specialty Meats based out of Oshkosh, WI. The brand has been around for several years and is produced at the company's own USDA inspected facility.

Silver Creek Specialty Meats was established in 1989 when Dr. William Kramlich and his wife Dorothy purchased the meat division of R-Line Foods, Inc. a division of JM Smucker Co. located in Ripon, Wisconsin. Since then, the company has gone on to make a wide variety of sausages, jerky, and meat snacks.

Simply Snackin is evolved from the old Native American "pemmican", which is a mixture of dried meat and fruit. The line includes beef, chicken, and venison variety, and combines together cranberries, blueberries, mangoes, apples, and even black bean salsa. They're all gluten-free, preservative-free, with no fillers, artificial ingredients, or MSG. We have 4 of their 9 varieties for review below.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Hole In One Jerky - Flamecatcher

hole in one jerkyHole In One Jerky is a new brand of meat snacks launched by Bud Ott and Crystal Ott based out of Corona, CA. The brand started in October 2014.

Bud had been working as a professional golf caddie for several years and relied on snacks of various sorts to keep his energy up. His wife Crystal finally developed the recipe that would become the company's Original variety, and Bud liked it so much, that they decided to start offering it on the golf course. By Christmas 2013, Crystal had come up with several flavors, including the logo that is used today on the packaging.

Hole In One Jerky is handmade from USDA Choice London Broil, and comes in numerous flavors. They currently sell online, as well as a small brick-n-mortar, and six beer breweries.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Hole In One Jerky - Teriyaki

hole in one jerky
Hole In One Jerky is a new brand of meat snacks launched by Bud Ott and Crystal Ott based out of Corona, CA. The brand started in October 2014.

Bud had been working as a professional golf caddie for several years and relied on snacks of various sorts to keep his energy up. His wife Crystal finally developed the recipe that would become the company's Original variety, and Bud liked it so much, that they decided to start offering it on the golf course. By Christmas 2013, Crystal had come up with several flavors, including the logo that is used today on the packaging.

Hole In One Jerky is handmade from USDA Choice London Broil, and comes in five flavors. They currently sell online, as well as a small brick-n-mortar, and six beer breweries.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Hole In One Jerky - Original Pepper Steak

hole in one jerky
Hole In One Jerky is a new brand of meat snacks launched by Bud Ott and Crystal Ott based out of Corona, CA. The brand started in October 2014.

Bud had been working as a professional golf caddie for several years and relied on snacks of various sorts to keep his energy up. His wife Crystal finally developed the recipe that would become the company's Original variety, and Bud liked it so much, that they decided to start offering it on the golf course. By Christmas 2013, Crystal had come up with several flavors, including the logo that is used today on the packaging.

Hole In One Jerky is handmade from USDA Choice London Broil, and comes in five flavors. They currently sell online, as well as a small brick-n-mortar, and six beer breweries.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Father's Day Beef Jerky Sale!

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Grab dad a few bags of our 100% Grass Fed Gourmet Beef Jerky just in time for his special day. All of our Jerky's are 15% Off! This is a special that we've never even done before!

Even more exciting, for those who purchase $50 or more on our website, will get an EXTRA SPECIAL SAMPLE PACK to share with dad and friends! The sale goes on from 6/8/2015 to 7/4/2015 so that you can get ready for Fathers Day AND your big 4th of July celebrations!

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

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.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

National Jerky Day, June 12, 2015 - Come to a Free Party!

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Friday, June 12, 2015 is "National Jerky Day"!

The brainchild of Lawless Jerky, a brand of all-natural, grass-fed beef jerky, National Jerky Day is to celebrate the goodness of dehydrated, marinated, seasoned MEAT!

Lawless Jerky is marking the moment by opening its new company headquarters in Brooklyn, NY. They're throwing a party there for jerky lovers and you're invited! All you have to do is RSVP, and it's free.  Party starts at 5:00PM.

There's going to be...

  • Free craft beer
  • Endless samples of Lawless Jerky including their newest "top secret" recipe
  • McClures Pickle Chips
  • Free T-shirts for the first 150 to arrive.

RSVP to: http://tr.im/LawlessIsBest