Friday, September 12, 2014

Jeff's Famous Jerky - Sriracha Style Ghost Pepper

jeffs famous jerky
Sriracha Style Ghost Pepper is the newest beef jerky creation from the folks at Jeff's Famous Jerky. Read our previous reviews of Jeff's Famous Jerky.

Jeff's Famous Jerky officially opened for business in 2010 and is owned and operated by Jeff's Famous Foods, Inc., led by founder Jeff Richards and CFO Mike Aggarwal, out of Mission Viejo, CA. The company offers a dozen flavors of jerky and four flavors of bacon jerky, along with one chicken jerky variety.

This Sriracha Style Ghost Pepper is described on the packaging as "Extra Hot & Spicy" and is the second jerky from Jeff's Famous to include the popular asian-style hot sauce.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Chef Craig's Beef Jerky - Black Thai

chef craigs beef jerky
The newest flavor to come out of Chef Craig's Beef Jerky is this Black Thai. Read our review of their Original Beef Jerky.

Based out of West Kingston, RI, Chef Craig's Beef Jerky was originally started by Craig Mitchell, who holds a Culinary Arts degree from Johnson & Wales University. He's been cooking professionally since 1978. Chef Craig's Beef Jerky was a way to extend his career in cooking and cuisine.

This Black Thai variety is described by the company as "The same chewy beef jerky with a taste of Asian spiciness; it leaves a lingering warm sensation in your mouth."

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Win a Pit Barrel Smoker from Pap's Beef Jerky

pit barrel smoker
That’s right you could win a Pit Barrel Smoker, a supply of Pap’s Beef Jerky, Pap’s Beef Sticks, Draper’s BBQ Sauce and Rubs and More!

All you have to do is visit Pap's Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Paps-Beef-Sticks/209261555779448

And LIKE Pap’s, you will be automatically registered. And you can enter a SECOND time by visiting Draper’s BBQ Facebook page and LIKE them as well: https://www.facebook.com/DrapersBBQ

Giveaway includes ALL this cool stuff!

  • 30 Gallon Pit Barrel Cooker
  • Thermo Works Digital Chef Alarm
  • 8 Assorted Bags of Pap’s Beef Jerky
  • 24 Count Box of Pap’s Beef Sticks
  • 1 Gallon of Draper’s BBQ Sauce
  • 2 Packages of Draper’s A.P. Rub
  • 2 Packages of Draper’s Mood Enhancer
  • Pap’s cap
  • Draper’s cap

Monday, September 1, 2014

Hungry Truckers Beef Jerky

hungry truckers beef jerky
Hungry Trucker Beef Jerky is the creation of Tim Kirchhofer, based out of Wapakoneta, OH. Tim started the line of jerky just this year.

Kirchhofer is a truck driver who relies on beef jerky to help him get through the day. He became tired of the same old stuff sold at truck stops, and wanted to come up something entirely his own. He offered it to friends and received so many words of encouragement, that he's trying his hand at the beef jerky business.

Hungry Trucker Beef Jerky currently offers 6 flavors, but have sent us 4 flavors for review. Right now all of their orders are done via Facebook.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Cut & Dried Gourmet - Biltong

cut and dried gourmet
Cut & Dried Gourmet was founded by Stephen Kerford in 2014, based out of San Francisco, CA. Kerford had been managing the e-commerce businesses of Hearst Ranch and Niman Ranch.

He had been making "private reserve" batches of biltong while at both ranches. Stephen extended the practice of making biltong into his new company, Cut & Dried Gourmet.

The company currently offers three varieties of biltong, a "Natural Beef Biltong", a "Peri Peri Biltong" described as spicy, and a "Cajun Biltong".

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Savage Jerky

savage jerky
Savage Jerky Co. is a new brand of jerky produced by Brad and Michelle Summey out of Washington DC. We previously reviewed their jerky under the name "Brave Jerky" while they were still in fundraising mode.

We're re-reviewing the jerky based on the new name and packaging, and since their jerky is now shipping, we can assign ratings.

Savage Jerky is based on a unique Cuban marinade recipe that mixes together garlic, lime, and cilantro. Currently, they are shipping four varieties, Mojo, Mojo Jalerrano, Mojo Habanero, and Ghost Pepper Buffalo.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Pap's Beef Jerky - Blazin Cajun Thin Cut

paps beef cajun
Pap's Beef Jerky, who is one of our sponsors, introduced a revised line of jerky, with a new line of recipes. See our previous reviews of their jerky.

Four new varieties now anchor their beef jerky lineup, Mild, Hot, Blazin Cajun, and Pitmasters BBQ. Pitmasters BBQ is the only variety carrying over from the previous lineup. The words "Thin Cut" now grace Pap's beef jerky packaging, which is considerably more thin than their previous cut.

Pap's Beef Jerky originally grew from Pap's Genuine Beef Sticks. Pap's is a creation of Rick Waldon, based out of Junction City, KY. Pap's Beef Jerky is made using USDA inspected beef in a USDA inspected facility.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Astig Jerky - Tocino

astig jerky
Astig Beef Jerky is a brand founded in August 2012 by Michael J Robin based out of Thousand Oaks, CA. We had review two of their flavors over a year ago, and recently they sent in this third flavor.

Making the claim that it's the first beef jerky company made with traditional Filipino recipes sold in the United States, Astig Beef Jerky is made with USDA approved grain fed beef. The name "Astig" is a Tagalog word meaning "cool", "badass" or "kickass".

This Tocino variety is actually the mild version of its Spicy Tocino that I reviewed earlier. It's described the company as "Traditional Philippine Tocino, with a light touch of spice", taking the traditional tocino style cooking, and moving it into beef jerky form.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Lawless Jerky - Aloha Teriyaki

lawless jerky
Next in the series on Lawless Jerky is this Aloha Teriyaki beef jerky. See my previous review of their Japanese Curry beef jerky.

Lawless Jerky is a new brand created by a licensed attorney named Matthew Tolnick of Santa Monica, CA. Making jerky started from his days in college when he and his fraternity boys needed sustenance through long evenings of partyingstudying. But today, Lawless Jerky has grown into a thriving business and Tolnick has moved full steam ahead with it, producing his jerky in a USDA inspected facility.

This Aloha Teriyaki is described by Tolnick as the best of American and Japanese cuisines blended together, sweet from brown sugar and 100% pure Hawaiian pineapple juice, it's spiced with ginger, garlic, and onion, with some Asian inspired vinegar for tanginess.

Jeff's Famous Jerky - Sriracha Style Black Pepper Bacon Jerky

jeffs famous jerky
Sriracha Style Black Pepper is the newest bacon jerky creation from the folks at Jeff's Famous Jerky. Read our previous reviews of Jeff's Famous Jerky.

Jeff's Famous Jerky officially opened for business in 2010 and is owned and operated by Jeff's Famous Foods, Inc., led by founder Jeff Richards and CFO Mike Aggarwal, out of Mission Viejo, CA. The company offers eleven flavors of jerky and four flavors of bacon jerky, along with one chicken jerky variety.

This Sriracha Style Black Pepper is described on the packaging as "Honey glazed sweet heat decadence" and is the first jerky from Jeff's Famous to include the popular asian-style hot sauce.