Friday, August 28, 2015

Chef Craig's Beef Jerky - Original

chef craigs jerky
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.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Country Archer Jerky - Turkey Teriyaki

country archer jerky
Country Archer Jerky is a well known brand in the meat snack industry, going back to 1977 when it became the private labeler for hundreds of brands over the decades. Now based in San Bernardino, CA, the company is leveraging its own brand and pushing its own line of jerky into stores across the country.

As the jerky market has migrated towards preservative-free, natural ingredients, so has Country Archer. The company claims it's jerky is handcrafted, made in small batches, using all natural ingredients.

This Turkey Teriyaki is marketed as being free of preservatives and MSG, and as having a "big taste". It's also labeled, "Private Reserve", suggesting it's better than normal. It also appears to have the same ingredients as the company's Beef Teriyaki I reviewed a couple weeks ago.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Country Archer Jerky - Sriracha

country archer jerky
Country Archer Jerky is a well known brand in the meat snack industry, going back to 1977 when it became the private labeler for hundreds of brands over the decades. Now based in San Bernardino, CA, the company is leveraging its own brand and pushing its own line of jerky into stores across the country.

As the jerky market has migrated towards preservative-free, natural ingredients, so has Country Archer. The company claims it's jerky is handcrafted, made in small batches, using all natural ingredients.

This Sriracha flavor is described as a being, "infused what that very same one-of-a-kind Sriracha magic", going on to say that the famous Thai pepper sauce has become a taste sensation in the condiment world.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Jeff's Famous Jerky - Sweet Cinnamon Roll Bacon Jerky

jeffs famous jerky
The guys at Jeff's Famous Jerky have a new bacon jerky flavor out now, "Sweet Cinnamon Roll". 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 numerous flavors of jerky, all hormone-free, American beef (or bacon), without added MSG or preservatives.

This Sweet Cinnamon Roll Bacon Jerky is the company's 5th bacon jerky variety, and according to them is described as, "A sweet mouth watering fusion of flavor", as well as, "the flavor of cinnamon rolls and the taste of soft gourmet bacon". It's also claimed to be gluten-free.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Country Archer Jerky - Sweet Jalapeno

country archer jerky
Country Archer Jerky is a well known brand in the meat snack industry, going back to 1977 when it became the private labeler for hundreds of brands over the decades. Now based in San Bernardino, CA, the company is leveraging its own brand and pushing its own line of jerky into stores across the country.

As the jerky market has migrated towards preservative-free, natural ingredients, so has Country Archer. The company claims it's jerky is handcrafted, made in small batches, using all natural ingredients.

This Sweet Jalapeno flavor is described as a "sweet and spicy" variety, being sweet, "but not enough to make you sing show tunes", while being spicy enough, "but not making you feel like you lost a bet".

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Country Archer Jerky - Teriyaki

country archer jerky
Country Archer Jerky is a well known brand in the meat snack industry, going back to 1977 when it became the private labeler for hundreds of brands over the decades. Now based in San Bernardino, CA, the company is leveraging its own brand and pushing its own line of jerky into stores across the country.

As the jerky market has migrated towards preservative-free, natural ingredients, so has Country Archer. The company claims it's jerky is handcrafted, made in small batches, using all natural ingredients.

This Teriyaki flavor is simply described as having a teriyaki marinade so authentic, "that you'll think it was made by kawaii robots in Japan".

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Country Archer Jerky - Cracked Pepper with Sea Salt

country archer
Country Archer Jerky is a well known brand in the meat snack industry, going back to 1977 when it became the private labeler for hundreds of brands over the decades. Now based in San Bernardino, CA, the company is leveraging its own brand and pushing its own line of jerky into stores across the country.

As the jerky market has migrated towards preservative-free, natural ingredients, so has Country Archer. The company claims it's jerky is handcrafted, made in small batches, using all natural ingredients.

This Cracked Pepper with Sea Salt flavor is simply described as having a "truckload of pepper", and is also marked as "gluten free".

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Country Archer Jerky - Original

country archer
Country Archer Jerky is a well known brand in the meat snack industry, going back to 1977 when it became the private labeler for hundreds of brands over the decades. Now based in San Bernardino, CA, the company is leveraging its own brand and pushing its own line of jerky into stores across the country.

As the jerky market has migrated towards preservative-free, natural ingredients, so has Country Archer. The company claims it's jerky is handcrafted, made in small batches, using all natural ingredients.

This Original flavor is simply described as being made from the "awesomest cattle", and little else...

Friday, July 31, 2015

This Mesquite Bar-BQ Chicken Jerky is Getting Publicity!

Crazy Horse Jerky - Mesquite Bar-BQ Chicken Jerky
Crazy Horse Jerky - Mesquite Bar-BQ Chicken Jerky
The following is a message from Crazy Horse Jerky...

Thanks to our friend, Tim Ray, at Carnivore Club we have been getting some great publicity for our company. We worked with Tim and supplied jerky to his Carnivore Club meat boxes. Ever since, he has been a great supporter of our products.

We will be on “Wild Michigan radio with Duran Martinez” on Friday, July 31st, which you can already listen to online here. It is a weekly two hour show about current topics and products for outdoor men and women. Please tune in and listen to the show.

We will also be in two articles being written for the “LA Times” and “Rolling Stone” magazine. The articles will be about: “7 awesome jerkies you never knew you couldn't die before trying". Our Mesquite Bar-BQ will be featured in the articles. Steve also gave us 5 Stars on this flavor. Thanks again to all the great supporters. It never gets old hearing great reviews from our customers. Be sure to try the Mesquite BBQ Chicken jerky!!!

Try out the Mesquite Bar-BQ Chicken Jerky here...
http://www.crazyhorsejerky.com

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Alien Fresh Jerky - Honey Chipotle

alien fresh jerky
This Honey Chipotle Beef Jerky is one of the newest flavors from Alien Fresh Jerky, having rolled out last March. It's described as having, "an extraordinary fiery kick to it, which creeps up", going on to explain the subtle sweetness masks the heat, making you think it's not that hot.

Over the years, we've reviewed other flavors from Alien Fresh Jerky. The company has built a successful brand on the concept that superior beings from outer space can make superior jerky. Alien Fresh is a local favorite among Southern Californians who make the drive to and from Las Vegas. You can't help but to stop at their store in Baker, and peruse the humorous alien statues and decorations, along with one of the largest selections of hot sauces.

The success of Alien Fresh Jerky is now extending itself to the "UFO Hotel" currently planned for the tiny town of Baker.