Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Perky Jerky - New Gluten Free Varieties

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Perky Jerky announced a couple of months ago that it launched six new gluten-free varieties of its famous energy-boosting meat snack. Having originally launched in August 2009, we were the first publication to announce it.

A total of three new flavors, Sweet & Spicy, Hot & Bothered, and Teriyaki, offered in both beef and turkey varieties, now grace the line up of Perky Jerky offerings. All are made with gluten-free ingredients.

Perky Jerky is billed as a "performance enhancing meat snack", being infused with guarana and caffeine, two popular energy supplements used in a variety of other products designed to invigorate one's body. The company says one package of Perky Jerky contains about the same caffeine as a can of energy drink.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Three Jerks Jerky - Memphis Brand BBQ

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Three Jerks is a new brand of filet mignon beef jerky, based out of Venice, CA. It was launched by three friends who were inspired to do something new and unheard of before.

I had actually introduced them before on Best Beef Jerky this past Summer while they were running a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter. The sent me some samples back then and I published my initial thoughts but didn't want to assign ratings until I could taste the actual production jerky.

This Memphis Brand BBQ flavor is described as a "Superlative BBQ made unique for jerky. Using a quintessentially Memphis style blend of natural spices, we created a dry rub that starts off sweet. But beware, just when the seasoning happily layers your taste buds, the cayenne kicks you in the back of the mouth! With sweet heat, the meat is rubbed by hand with an array of seasonings, transporting you to the south. Treat yo self! We may be jerks, but this southern gentleman jerky is a little fiery, yet refined."

Friday, December 27, 2013

Bad Buds Bull Jerky - Honey Bourbon

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The newest flavor from Bad Buds Bull Jerky is this Honey Bourbon Beef Jerky.

Bad Buds Jerky is a brand run by Buddy Stone out of Hogansville, GA. Bad Buds has been in business since 2005. In addition to jerky, the brand also markets its own line of hot sauces.

This new Honey Bourbon variety is described by the company as, "Brown sugar and bourbon give this unique jerky a sweeter flavor."

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Long Beach Jerky Co - Gramps' Original

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Long Beach Jerky Co. was founded in June 2013 by Alex Naticchioni and Richie Beckman, based out of Long Beach, CA.

It's roots goes back to Alex's grandfather "gramps", who was a beef jerky hobbyist. Gramps would make jerky each year during the Christmas season and stuff stockings with it. As Alex got older, he started helping Gramps make jerky and eventually learned the whole recipe and process. He teamed up with his friend Richie and the two started Long Beach Jerky Co.

This "Gramps' Original" variety is the company's flagship offering, though they offer two others flavors, Spicy Teriyaki and Buffalo Wing, which we'll be reviewing later. Their jerky is made from brisket meat. Steven Tyler of Aerosmith actually gave an endorsement of this jerky.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Pap's Genuine Beef Sticks - New Flavors

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Note: Pap's Foods is a sponsor of this website, but has no effect on our ratings and reviews.

Pap's Genuine Beef Sticks recently released three new flavors to their lines of beef sticks: Black Pepper, Beef and Cheese, and Caliente.

I reviewed Pap's Genuine Beef Sticks before, starting with their first three flavors, and then again when they released three additional flavors. These three new flavors raises their total to 9 beef stick varieties.

Pap's Genuine Beef Sticks was started by Rick Waldon, based out of Junction City, KY. His philosophy with beef sticks was to make them out of beef, and not "mechanically separated chicken", without using any soy and wheat fillers. They are currently stocked in convenience stores throughout Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, and Indiana. You can also buy them from their website.

Friday, December 13, 2013

More Variety at the Hot Spot for Jerky Samplers

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We now have less than 2 weeks until Christmas and JerkySpot.com has 3 new specialty sampler packs for you to choose from.

We recently reviewed their 12 Days of Christmas Sampler and unfortunately some people missed out. From what we hear, it only took a day or two for the 12 Day sampler to sell out!

Luckily, these new sampler packs arrived just in time and they've been custom tailored to popular jerky flavors. Each sampler has it's own flavor mix, and they all contain hard to find gourmet jerky that you won't get at Walmart or in the gas station.

Kratos Beef Bar - Original

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Kratos Beef Bars, a brand of high protein meat snacks, recently announced a new flavor, "Original".

We reviewed Kratos Beef Bars back in January 2013. At the time they offered three flavors, Acai Berry, Blueberry, and Spicy Pepper. They have also changed out the packaging, going with this new box design.

Based out of Tulsa, OK, Kratos Beef Bars are targeted to folks looking to maintain an active, healthy lifestyle. They are claimed to be gluten-free, paleo friendly, no added sugar, low sodium, no preservatives, no MSG, and 100% lean beef.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Duke's Smoked Meats Holiday Regift Contest Ends December 16

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As the holiday season is upon us, what better way to celebrate than with a bundle of Duke's Smoked Meats goodies!

Duke's Smoked Meats is giving away a holiday gift package to one lucky winner in their Facebook contest. The winner will receive:

  • Six of Duke's all-natural smoke meats,
  • Two Stubbs award-winning BBQ sauces,
  • Duke's swag and a holiday scented candle. 
  • A sweet gift basket which can easily be used for the traditional "regifting" of that sweater your grandma gave you.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Jimmy's Sticky Jerky - Cilantro Lime

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The newest flavor from Jimmy's Sticky Jerky is this Cilantro Lime beef jerky. See our reviews of other flavors from Jimmy's Sticky Jerky.

Jimmy's Sticky Jerky is a new jerky brand launched in September 2012. It's the creation of Jim Nielsen, based out of Hermosa Beach, CA. Nielsen claims his love for jerky goes back to when he was just a fetus, and his mother had been snacking on the stuff while she was pregnant. Just 10 ten years ago, he started making his own jerky, and was encouraged to go into business by his closest friends.

This new Cilantro & Lime beef jerky is uses fresh squeezed limes, lime zest, and fresh chopped cilantro, which the company claims gives this jerky a very clean, citrus, southwestern flavor, topped off with a hint of cayenne pepper.

Monday, December 9, 2013

12 Days of Christmas Jerky Sampler On Sale Now!

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JerkySpot.com, the hottest place online to buy beef jerky, has a cool Christmas gift idea, "12 Days of Christmas Jerky Sampler".

It's 12 packages of gourmet jerky from 12 different brands!

Thompson's Smokehouse - Pepper

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Thompson's Smokehouse is run by Robbie Thompson, based out of Erda, UT. It was started by Bill Soffel in 1978 in Stokton, UT, then in the early 1980s is taken over by Robbie's parents. After they retired, Robbie took over the operations in 2006.

The business thrives on wild game processing, making jerky, and smoking turkeys. Recently, they opened up a new smokehouse in West Haven, UT.

The company offers five flavors of jerky, Original, Pepper, Teriyaki, BBQ, and Jalapeno. They do beef, turkey, and buffalo jerky.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Three Jerks Jerky - Chipotle Adobo

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Three Jerks is a new brand of filet mignon beef jerky, based out of Venice, CA. It was launched by three friends who were inspired to do something new and unheard of before.

I had actually introduced them before on Best Beef Jerky this past Summer while they were running a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter. The sent me some samples back then and I published my initial thoughts but didn't want to assign ratings until I could taste the actual production jerky.

This Chipotle Adobo flavor is described as a "fusion of east and west, our Chipotle Adobo flavor unites a traditional Filipino style marinade with our Mexican inspired Chipotle glaze. Sweet, pungent adobo seasoning blends with smoky, peppery chipotle spices, creating a piquant balance. Our tender filets are marinated to magnificence and glazed to glory, offering a truly one of a kind jerky. We may be jerks, but this worldly jerky is spirited, yet refined."

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Lawless Jerky Makes Jerky History (Yet Again)

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Lawless Jerky, the handcrafted jerky brand behind internationally inspired flavors like Aloha Teriyaki (5 stars), Sweet Sriracha (5 stars), Japanese Curry (4 stars), and Pho (only available on Kickstarter) is primed to take jerky to a new level.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Cyber Monday Special by Crazy Horse Jerky - Pure Crazy

Crazy Horse Jerky, makers of BEST rated flavors Steak House, Sweet Beef, Original, Chicken and Cajun Chicken, are rolling out a special for Cyber Monday.

"It worked out great last year. We want to give our Crazy Horse fans more! More jerky for their money, that is," says Dave Weinrich, owner. "We are offering one pound of jerky from 6am to 9pm PST for only $25.99. That's the craziest special we are able to give all year long! That's why we can only do it for one day. Remember our great shipping offers? Every order is only $2 Flat Rate in the U.S. and on orders of $40.00 or more, the shipping is free. We're going to honor those rates too."

Don't miss your chance to order this BEST rated jerky at this one-time-price! To order this crazy-good jerky at a pure-crazy price, visit Crazy Horse Jerky now.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Lawless Jerky Free Shipping

Now you have even more to be thankful for! Just because you're full of turkey and the potatoes are getting cold, doesn't mean the fun if over!

Starting now through Monday, Dec 2, Lawless Jerky is offering FREE SHIPPING on EVERY order! No matter how large or how small, get your jerky shipped for FREE!

Let's see, does the man in your life like Sweet Sriracha, Honey Chipotle, Japanese Curry, or our favorite, rated BEST by Best Beef Jerky, Aloha Teriyaki? Get him a gift he really wants. That's right. JERKY!

Visit their website Lawless Jerky and enter the discount code lawlesslovesyouback on your order to get your FREE SHIPPING.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Beef Jerky Christmas Combo Packs at Pap's!

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Just in time for the holidays Pap’s Foods is rolling out 4 new gift samplers that will give consumers plenty of options for satisfying the carnivores on their shopping list.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Thompson's Smokehouse - Natural Style

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Thompson's Smokehouse is run by Robbie Thompson, based out of Erda, UT. It was started by Bill Soffel in 1978 in Stokton, UT, then in the early 1980s is taken over by Robbie's parents. After they retired, Robbie took over the operations in 2006.

The business thrives on wild game processing, making jerky, and smoking turkeys. Recently, they opened up a new smokehouse in West Haven, UT.

The company offers five flavors of jerky, Original, Pepper, Teriyaki, BBQ, and Jalapeno. They do beef, turkey, and buffalo jerky.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Three Jerks Jerky - Filet Mignon Original

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Three Jerks is a new brand of filet mignon beef jerky, based out of Venice, CA. It was launched by three friends who were inspired to do something new and unheard of before.

I had actually introduced them before on Best Beef Jerky this past Summer while they were running a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter. The sent me some samples back then and I published my initial thoughts but didn't want to assign ratings until I could taste the actual production jerky.

This Original flavor is described as being "salty, sweet and tangy with just the right amount of pepper", and is made from beef filet mignon.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Lawless Jerky Launches Three New Flavors

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The following is an announcement from Lawless Jerky...

We are excited to announce that Lawless Jerky, the craft jerky brand known for its “Braver Flavors,” is offering three mind-blowing new flavors exclusively on Kickstarter. In raising a record-breaking $31,777 from 683 Backers, the Kickstarter community helped Lawless Jerky launch its gourmet brand in early 2013. Now Lawless Jerky is back with a Kickstarter sequel and a delicious new goal.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Buffalo Bill's Jerky - Beer Jerky

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Recently, Buffalo Bill's Jerky released a new flavor, "Beer Jerky". It's beef jerky marinated in honey brown ale. They sent me a package for review. These are their 12.5oz package of strips, instead of 3.5oz/16oz pieces.

Beef jerky marinated in beer is not a new concept, it's been done before. But often companies use a cheap, light beer, like Coors Light, which itself is very watery. But of course, beer is not a cheap ingredient either. I'm assuming this honey brown ale will be heavier on malt than the fizzy yellow watery stuff other brands have used.

Buffalo Bills Jerky is a brand of Choo Choo R Snacks, based out of Lebanon, PA. They've been around since 1990, and were one of the first brands we reviewed on Best Beef Jerky.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Ria's RoadKill Jerky - Korean BBQ

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Next in the series on Ria's RoadKill Jerky is this Korean BBQ beef jerky. See previous reviews of Ria's RoadKill Jerky.

Ria's RoadKill Jerky is run by Eden Van, based out of Long Beach, CA, having launched in January 2011. Eden got started in making jerky after receiving compliments on his barbecue recipes. He uses USDA Choice top round from his local meat market. All jerky is dehydrated in a smoker. He currently sells through Facebook and eBay while waiting for his new website to finish.

According to the company, this variety was inspired by "bulgogi", a Korean-style BBQ, this recipe comes from the Korean mother of one of Eden's friends. It's not spicy, like some bulgogi can be, but more of a rich, sweet flavor. It's smoked using real apple wood.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Pap's Beef Jerky - Smokehouse Hickory

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Note: Pap's Foods is a sponsor of this website, but has no effect on our ratings and reviews.

Next in the series on Pap's Beef Jerky is this Smokehouse Hickory Beef Jerky. Read our other reviews of Pap's Beef Jerky.

Pap's Beef Jerky is a new product from Pap's Genuine Beef Sticks, which we reviewed previously. Pap's is a creation of Rick Waldon, based out of Junction City, KY.

This Asian Style is described as "Inspired by the age old art of slow cooking meat, 100% American beef is marinated and seasoned, then slow cooked to develop the natural meat taste and intensify the essence of smoked hickory flavors."

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Ria's RoadKill Jerky - Spicy

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Next in the series on Ria's RoadKill Jerky is this Spicy beef jerky. See previous reviews of Ria's RoadKill Jerky.

Ria's RoadKill Jerky is run by Eden Van, based out of Long Beach, CA, having launched in January 2011. Eden got started in making jerky after receiving compliments on his barbecue recipes. He uses USDA Choice top round from his local meat market. All jerky is dehydrated in a smoker. He currently sells through Facebook and eBay while waiting for his new website to finish.

According to Eden, this Spicy beef jerky is the same as his Original beef jerky, but topped with crushed red pepper and extra garlic to balance to heat, however we noticed that this has a significantly different set of ingredients.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Pap's Beef Jerky - Original

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Note: Pap's Foods is a sponsor of this website, but has no effect on our ratings and reviews.

Pap's Beef Jerky is a new product from Pap's Genuine Beef Sticks, which we reviewed previously. Pap's is a creation of Rick Waldon, based out of Junction City, KY.

The success of Pap's Beef Sticks spurred Rick into creating his own line of jerky. He offers seven flavors in all, two of which we have for review, including this Original and the Caliente.

Pap's beef snacks are available at convenience stores throughout Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, and Indiana. You can also buy them from their website.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

New Jerky Community Launches on Google+

Looking for a place to talk about jerky with others?

We've launched a new community on Google+ where you can do so...

https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/
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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Lawless Jerky and COOK Collaborate to Offer Artisanal Beef Jerky Course

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On November 17th, 2013, at 3 P.M., Lawless Jerky Founder and CEO, Matt Tolnick, will teach a course in the art of jerky at COOK, Philadelphia’s premier demonstration kitchen. This course will be the first such course offered by Lawless Jerky and the first such course offered by COOK.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Jonty Jacobs - Droëwors

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Next up in the series on Jonty Jacobs is this Droëwors. Droëwors is a type of sausage seasoned with coriander, and originating from South Africa. See our reviews of their Biltong.

Jonty Jacobs is a brand of South African-style meat snacks based out of Brooklyn, NY. It was launched by South African-born Australian, Monique Daniels, who moved to the United States and discovered a lack of quality biltong.

The company describes this Droëwors as, "Our famous beef sausage Droewors which is mixed with a unique spice blend for a flavorsome hit."

Monday, October 7, 2013

Ria's RoadKill Jerky - Teriyaki

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Next in the series on Ria's RoadKill Jerky is this Teriyaki beef jerky. See previous reviews of Ria's RoadKill Jerky.

Ria's RoadKill Jerky is run by Eden Van, based out of Long Beach, CA, having launched in January 2011. Eden got started in making jerky after receiving compliments on his barbecue recipes. He uses USDA Choice top round from his local meat market. All jerky is dehydrated in a smoker. He currently sells through Facebook and eBay while waiting for his new website to finish.

According to Eden, this Teriyaki beef jerky is claimed to be the "most authentic teriyaki flavor" he could possibly develop after six months of experimenting, using only Japanese ingredients. He smokes it over cherry wood for mild flavor. This is the company's only variety free of MSG.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Ria's RoadKill Jerky - Cracked Pepper

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Next in the series on Ria's RoadKill Jerky is this Cracked Pepper beef jerky. See previous reviews of Ria's RoadKill Jerky.

Ria's RoadKill Jerky is run by Eden Van, based out of Long Beach, CA, having launched in January 2011. Eden got started in making jerky after receiving compliments on his barbecue recipes. He uses USDA Choice top round from his local meat market. All jerky is dehydrated in a smoker. He currently sells through Facebook and eBay while waiting for his new website to finish.

According to Eden, this Cracked Pepper beef jerky is the same as his Original beef jerky, but with freshly cracked black pepper added before hitting the smoker.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Jimmy's Sticky Jerky - Barbecue

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One of the newest flavors from Jimmy's Sticky Jerky is this Barbecue beef jerky. See our other reviews of Jimmy's Sticky Jerky.

Jimmy's Sticky Jerky launched in September 2012. It's the creation of Jim Nielsen, based out of Hermosa Beach, CA. Nielsen claims his love for jerky goes back to when he was just a fetus, and his mother had been snacking on the stuff while she was pregnant. Just 10 ten years ago, he started making his own jerky, and was encouraged to go into business by his closest friends.

This Barbecue beef jerky is described by the company as a mix of "St. Louis style sweet and sticky with the vinegar-based flavors of a Carolina BBQ."

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Jonty Jacobs - Biltong (Traditional Cut)

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Jonty Jacobs is a brand of Biltong and Droewors based out of Brooklyn, NY. It was launched by South African-born Australian, Monique Daniels, who moved to the United States and discovered a lack of quality biltong.

Biltong is a type of dried, seasoned sliced meat, very much like jerky, but with a more specific method of curing and drying. Whereas jerky is marinated for several hours and often dehydrated in smokers and ovens, biltong is rubbed with salt and vinegar and dried at room temperature for several days, resulting in a more tender, aged flavor.

Jonty Jacobs brand of biltong is made in the USA in a USDA inspected facility. They offer two types of Biltong, this Traditional cut, which leaves more of the fat on, and a "Lean Cut", which we reviewed last week. Jonty Jacobs also sells its own seasoning blend separately, encouraging you to sprinkle a bit more for additional kick.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Bad Bud's Jerky - Hotternhail GHOST

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Next up in the series on Bad Bud's Jerky is this Hotternhail GHOST variety. See previous reviews of Bad Bud's Jerky.

Bad Buds Jerky is a brand run by Buddy Stone out of Hogansville, GA. Bad Buds has been in business since 2005. In addition to jerky, the brand also markets its own line of hot sauces.

According to Stone, he hasn't been able to eat this Hotternhail GHOST due to being too hot for him, but he's been told it's really good.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Ed's Custom Beef Jerky - Ghost Pepper

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Ed's Custom Beef Jerky is the creation of Ed Carbury, based out of Huntington Beach, CA, and has been in operation since 2003.

Ed originally started selling his Habanero beef jerky on eBay, and soon perfected a dozen more flavors so that consumers could mix and match their orders. All of his jerky is made from USDA London Broil and then vacuum sealed. He uses no preservatives. Ed's Custom Beef Jerky has won taste competitions on Peppers and More.

This Ghost Pepper beef jerky is described by Ed as, "This jerky is made with Naga Jolokia Ghost Peppers imported from India and blended with our Habanero Sauce. Use caution this product rated at 1 Million Scoville Units!"

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Shurky Jurky - Beef Jerky

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Shurky Jurky is a brand of jerky launched by husband and wife, Mike and Meg Shur out of Gresham, OR. The company launched in 2010.

Shurky Jurky bills itself as a "new kind of artisan jerky company", bringing back classic home style, rip tear jerky from scratch using real fruit and without any refined sugars, additives, non-natural flavorings or preservatives. It claims to be 100% Paleo/Primal, Gluten-free, Certified Raw, and contains 4-8x less sodium.

They currently offer four varieties of jerky, this Beef, along with Turkey, Pork, and Bison. This Beef is described as being made from "butcher-grade beef" using their "traditional smoked flavoring".

Friday, September 27, 2013

Redneck Seasonings: Limeapeño

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The newest flavor from Redneck Seasonings is this Limeapeño. See our other jerky reviews of Redneck Seasonings.

Redneck Seasonings is a brand run by Ray Templeton out of Moscow, ID. Over the past couple of years, the business has been selling seasonings, jerky, and bratwurst. Among his other specialities is infused sea salts, where he infuses a variety of flavorings to impart unique flavored sea salts. The inspiration for his line of jerky came when he started using a Bhut Jolokia Inufsed Sea Salt. Today, his jerky brined with this particular blend, and produced into two original flavors, this Filet of Ghost (a milder variety), and Danse Macabre (a more hot variety).

This new flavor, Limeapeño, is said to be a mild jerky, seasoned with lime and a hint of Jalapeño.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Jonty Jacobs - Biltong (Lean Cut)

jonty jacobs biltong
Jonty Jacobs is a brand of Biltong and Droewors based out of Brooklyn, NY. It was launched by South African-born Australian, Monique Daniels, who moved to the United States and discovered a lack of quality biltong.

Biltong is a type of dried, seasoned sliced meat, very much like jerky, but with a more specific method of curing and drying. Whereas jerky is marinated for several hours and often dehydrated in smokers and ovens, biltong is rubbed with salt and vinegar and dried at room temperature for several days, resulting in a more tender, aged flavor.

Jonty Jacobs brand of biltong is made in the USA in a USDA inspected facility. They offer two types of Biltong, this Lean Cut, and a "Traditional Cut", which leaves some of the fat on. Jonty Jacobs also sells its own seasoning blend separately, encouraging you to sprinkle a bit more for additional kick.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Ed's Custom Beef Jerky - Mango Habanero

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Ed's Custom Beef Jerky is the creation of Ed Carbury, based out of Huntington Beach, CA, and has been in operation since 2003.

Ed originally started selling his Habanero beef jerky on eBay, and soon perfected a dozen more flavors so that consumers could mix and match their orders. All of his jerky is made from USDA London Broil and then vacuum sealed. He uses no preservatives. Ed's Custom Beef Jerky has won taste competitions on Peppers and More.

This Mango Habanero appears to be a new flavor from Ed considering his website doesn't currently list this flavor. We're assuming it's supposed to combine the both the flavors of mango and habanero peppers, and thus is the basis of this review.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Stu Beef Jerky - Spicy Habanero

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Stu Beef Jerky is a new brand of jerky that launched in July 2013, based out of Belize City, Belize.

Stuart Doley grew up in Virginia making venison jerky as far back as he could remember. A few years ago he moved to the country of Belize in South America, and discovered an absence of jerky. He managed to build a relationship with a meat producer and began the process of starting his own beef jerky brand.

According to Doley, beef in Belize largely comes from Brahman cattle, which leads to a more flavorful and lean beef jerky. Because Belizean beef products cannot be exported to the United States, folks in the USA cannot get this jerky, though thankfully Stu was able to deliver us a couple of packages for review. It's only available for sale in Belize.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Ed's Custom Beef Jerky - Green Habanero

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Ed's Custom Beef Jerky is the creation of Ed Carbury, based out of Huntington Beach, CA, and has been in operation since 2003.

Ed originally started selling his Habanero beef jerky on eBay, and soon perfected a dozen more flavors so that consumers could mix and match their orders. All of his jerky is made from USDA London Broil and then vacuum sealed. He uses no preservatives. Ed's Custom Beef Jerky has won taste competitions on Peppers and More.

This Green Habanero variety is described by Ed as, "Beef Jerky flavored to your individual taste and heat tolerance. This is Green Habanero, it hits you fast and strong."

Friday, September 13, 2013

Stu Beef Jerky - Black Pepper

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Stu Beef Jerky is a new brand of jerky that launched in July 2013, based out of Belize City, Belize.

Stuart Doley grew up in Virginia making venison jerky as far back as he could remember. A few years ago he moved to the country of Belize in South America, and discovered an absence of jerky. He managed to build a relationship with a meat producer and began the process of starting his own beef jerky brand.

According to Doley, beef in Belize largely comes from Brahman cattle, which leads to a more flavorful and lean beef jerky. Because Belizean beef products cannot be exported to the United States, folks in the USA cannot get this jerky, though thankfully Stu was able to deliver us a couple of packages for review. It's only available for sale in Belize.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Jeff's Famous Jerky - Sweet Smokin; BBQ

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The newest flavor from Jeff's Famous Jerky is this Sweet & Smokin' BBQ. Read our reviews of other flavors from 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 nine flavor of jerky, all hormone-free, American beef, without added MSG or preservatives.

This new Sweet & Smokin' BBQ is described by the company as "Down home BBQ with melt-in-your-mouth tenderness. If you like classic, sweet, smoky, and tangy BBQ flavors... you will love our original recipe BBQ jerky!"

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The New Primal - Just Beef Jerky

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The New Primal is a brand of meat snacks and trail mixes focused on the Paleo Diet. It's the creation of Jason Burke, based out of Charleston, SC.

As the story goes, back in 2009 Jason began a quest to eat and live a more healthy lifestyle. He picked up on the Paleo Diet and after encountering frustration finding jerky, fruits, and nuts free of preservatives and artificial ingredients, he began making his own jerky and trail mixes.

The New Primal makes jerky out of its own USDA inspected facility. They make only this one flavor, "Just Beef Jerky", their other products are trail mixes combined with jerky.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Bad Buds Jerky - Hotternhail

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Bad Buds Jerky is a brand run by Buddy Stone out of Hogansville, GA. Bad Buds has been in business since 2005. In addition to jerky, the brand also markets its own line of hot sauces.

Currently, Bad Buds Jerky offers four flavors, this Hotternhail, a Hotternhail Ghost, a Mild, and a Hot and Spicy.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Appalachian Jerky Co. - Primal Smoke

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This Primal Smoke beef jerky is among the newest flavors from Appalachian Jerky Co. See our reviews of other flavors from Appalachian Jerky Co.

Appalachian Jerky Company is a relatively new player in the meat snacks industry based out of Brighton, MA. The creation of two college buddies, Ron Myrick and Doug Labb, the boys had been making their own jerky for camping trips and parties. When they decided to take their seasoned meat delicacies to market, they tweaked their original recipe and developed a few more.

This Primal Smoke variety is gluten-free, and is described by the company as, "...embraces the food of our ancestors...no sugar, soy, or presevatives. Just lean steak, chilis, vinegar, salt, garlic, onion pepper, red pepper and real hickory smoke."

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Ed's Custom Beef Jerky - Teriyaki-Louisiana

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Ed's Custom Beef Jerky is the creation of Ed Carbury, based out of Huntington Beach, CA, and has been in operation since 2003.

Ed originally started selling his Habanero beef jerky on eBay, and soon perfected a dozen more flavors so that consumers could mix and match their orders. All of his jerky is made from USDA London Broil and then vacuum sealed. He uses no preservatives. Ed's Custom Beef Jerky has won taste competitions on Peppers and More.

This Teriyaki-Louisiana took the top prize in the 2013 Peppers and More Beef Jerky contest, it's described as being made with the company's signature teriyaki sauce but with a coating of hot sauce.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Bad Buds Jerky - Hot and Spicy

bad buds jerkyBad Buds Jerky is a brand run by Buddy Stone out of Hogansville, GA. Bad Buds has been in business since 2005. In addition to jerky, the brand also markets its own line of hot sauces.

Currently, Bad Buds Jerky offers four flavors, this Hot and Spicy, a Mild, a Hotternhail and a Hotternhail Ghost. I have the first three to review.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Redneck Seasonings - Danse Macabre Beef Jerky

redneck seasonings beef jerky
Next in the series on Redneck Seasonings is Danse Macabre Beef Jerky. See our review of their Filet of Ghost.

Redneck Seasonings is a brand run by Ray Templeton out of Moscow, ID. Over the past couple of years the business has been selling seasonings, jerky, and bratwurst. Among their specialities is infused sea salts, infused with a variety of seasonings. The inspiration for his line of jerky came when he started using a Bhut Jolokia Inufsed Sea Salt. Today, his jerky brined with this particular blend, and produced into two flavors, the Filet of Ghost (a milder variety), and this Danse Macabre (a more hot variety).

Templeton makes the jerky himself and sells it at the Moscow Farmers Market as well as online.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Gran D Jerky - Honey BBQ (Revised Recipe)

gran d jerky
I had reviewed Gran D Jerky nearly a year ago, assigning a "Fair" rating for their Honey BBQ flavor due to a tough, hard chew, and lack of any honey or BBQ flavor.

The company has since revised its recipe and sent a new sample to me for re-review.

Gran D Jerky originally launched in January 2012, based in Caracas, Venezuela. To my understanding it's being sold in stores in Venezuela, and has sponsored a variety of sporting events around the country. The company is expanding its infrastructure to accommodate increasing demand.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Bad Buds Jerky - Mild

bad buds jerky
Bad Buds Jerky is a brand run by Buddy Stone out of Hogansville, GA. Bad Buds has been in business since 2005. In addition to jerky, the brand also markets its own line of hot sauces.

Currently, Bad Buds Jerky offers four flavors, this Mild, a Hot and Spicy, a Hotternhail and a Hotternhail Ghost. I have the first three to review.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Redneck Seasonings - Filet of Ghost Beef Jerky

redneck seasonings beef jerkyRedneck Seasonings is a brand run by Ray Templeton out of Moscow, ID. Over the past couple of years the business has been selling seasonings, jerky, and bratwurst.

Among his specialities is infused sea salts, where he infuses a variety of flavorings to impart unique flavored sea salts. The inspiration for his line of jerky came when he started using a Bhut Jolokia Inufsed Sea Salt. Today, his jerky brined with this particular blend, and produced into two flavors, this Filet of Ghost (a milder variety), and Danse Macabre (a more hot variety).

Templeton makes the jerky himself and sells it at the Moscow Farmers Market as well as online.