Friday, April 29, 2011

Green Light Jerky - The Ultimate Teriyaki

green light beef jerkyNext in the series on Green Light Jerky is this variety dubbed, "The Ultimate Teriyaki". See my previous reviews of their Classic, Garlic Parmesan, and Jamaican Jerk varieties.

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 in a stylish design and concept. They claim to add no preservatives, no MSG, no thickening agents, and no food colorings, going on to say they use such name-brand ingredients as The Perfect Puree of Napa Valley, George Chiala Farms in Morgan Hill, and Grandma's Molasses. Their products are sold through specialty stores in northern California, and from their website.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Bacon Forever - Smoky Original

bacon foreverBacon Forever is a brand of Bacon Forever, LLC based in Kent, WA. It was started by Chris and Tina Lally.

Stemming from their love of bacon, the couple had created and sold t-shirts emblazoned with the words "Bacon Forever", and found some surprising success. It lead to a discussion of what other ways could they extend their bacon business boom, and somehow it lead to jerky.

The company offers four different flavors of bacon jerky, including this Smoky Original, along with a Flapjack, Backdraft, and Muddy Pig. This Smoky Original is described as "Crunchy & chewy textures (dry rub used) with a sweet & smoky flavor."

Friday, April 15, 2011

KP's Beef Jerky - Original

kps beef jerkyKP's Beef Jerky appears to be a new brand of jerky that's hitting the market as of late. I don't have a lot of background info on the company, other than what they present on their packages. It appears to be distributed by Skyhawk Solutions LTD, based out of Woodbridge, IL.

The company's website says its made in small batches, and they offer three flavors, this Original, a Spicy Onion & Garlic, and a Jalapeno & Lemon, all of which I'll be reviewing.

This Original variety is described by the company as "Perfectly seasoned with a distinct hickory smoked flavor make this a classic snack."

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Jerky Hut - Chernobyl

jerky hutNext in the series on Jerky Hut is this Chernobyl variety. See my previous reviews of their Cowboy, Golden Nuggets, and Mild Teriyaki varieties.

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 Chernobyl is described by the company as "The Total Meltdown" and "Painfully Hot". It's part of their Habanero line of beef jerky, which includes the Montezuma's Revenge (1x habanero), and the Nitro (2x habanero). This Chernobyl is 3x habanero.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Jim's Jerky - BBQ Bites

jims jerkyLast in the series on Jim's Jerky are these BBQ Bites. See my previous reviews of their Garlic, Chilli, and Safari varieties.

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.