Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Jenny's Jerky - Original

jennys jerkyJenny's Jerky is one of the newest jerky brands on the market, it's owned by CorLa Foods based out of Alameda, CA.

The company was started by Jenny Ma, who with her family would make frequent trips from San Francisco to Los Angeles down the coast, stopping at shops and stores and picking up bags of jerky to much on. But not finding anything that really knocked her out, Jenny decided to try her hand at making her own jerky.

So after a few years of experimenting with various recipes, Jenny's Jerky was born. The brand currently offers three flavors, this Original, along with a Honey Teriyaki and a Spicy.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Jerky Hut - Mild Teriyaki Beef Jerky

jerky hut teriyakiNext up in the series on Jerky Hut is this Teriyaki variety. See my previous reviews on their Cowboy Beef Jerky and their Golden Nuggets Beef Jerky.

Jerky Hut is a brand of Jerky Hut International, Inc., based out of Hubbard, OR. The brand which is often seen at boat shows, gun shows, car shows, and trade shows of every kind, was started over 30 years ago by Steve Risch. The company makes jerky from its own USDA inspected facility under its parent company, Saddle Mountain Meats.

This Mild Teriyaki is described by the company as thick cuts of beef jerky seasoned with their special tropical teriyaki goodness, and is one of their top sellers. This sample was provided to me for review by one of their licensees, YummyJerky.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Green Light Jerky - The Classic (Improved)

green light jerkyGreen Light Jerky was one of the first brands of jerky I reviewed, nearly three years ago. Since then, the company claims to have improved its jerky and resubmitted four of their flavors for review. It didn't specify exactly how it was improved.

However back in 2009 they claimed to have made improvements by extending the marinade to a full 24 hours.

Green Light Jerky is a brand of Green Light Jerky Company of Redwood City, CA. It's a unique brand in that it focuses on unusual flavors such as Garlic Parmesan, Jamaican Jerky, and Prime Rib Dinner, all of which I've reviewed earlier.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Jeff's Gourmet Jerky - Orange-A-Peel

jeffs gourmet jerkyThe newest flavor from Jeff's Gourmet Jerky is this Orange-A-Peel. It's described as a mild, but spicy sweet orange peel marinade, then slow cooked to Jeff's standards of excellence.

See my previous reviews of Jeff's Gourmet Jerky varieties here: http://www.bestbeefjerky.org/search/ label/Jeffs-Gourmet-Jerky

Jeff's Gourmet Jerky is a brand owned and operated by Jeff Richards, out of Big Bear City, CA. Jeff has been making beef jerky since the 1970s. His love for cooking took him into the restaurant business for over 20 years. In 2006 he started working on creating his own beef jerky brand, and just last year saw the launch of his new company.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Mike's Jerky - Santa Fe

mikes jerkyNext in the series on Mike's Jerky is this Santa Fe variety. See my previous review of their Black Pepper.

Mike's Jerky is a brand of Old World Beef Company based out of Albuquerque, NM. The company was started by Mike and Brenda Grier in 2008. The couple had been making jerky for many years and were always told that they ought to go into business selling it, except they were already busy running an RV dealership. But when the bad economy hit, their dealership went out of business, and that cleared the way for them to start Old World Beef Company.

This Santa Fe variety is described by the company as "A taste of the Southwest! A very flavorful blend of seasonings with a touch of habanero for a nice little kick."

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Jim's Jerky - Chilli

jims jerkyNext in the series on Jim's Jerky is this Chilli variety. See my previous reviews of their Garlic Jerky and their Biltong.

Jim's Jerky is a brand of Temba Meats based out of Charlton, Queensland, Australia. Read my previous review of their biltong. The company is run by Jim and Cathie Tanner who bought the meat processor in 2004. Temba Meats is what produces Jim's Biltong and Jim's Jerky. Temba Meats was previously operated by a South African couple who made biltong and jerky in small quantities.

This Chilli variety is described by the company as "EXTRA EXTRA HOT", claiming it to be "eye watering jerky".