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)

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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 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

stu beef jerky
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.