Friday, November 28, 2014

Duke's Smoked Meats Holiday Bundles Starts Today

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Duke's Smoked Meats, famous for its beef jerky and their line of "Shorty Sausages", has Holiday Bundles that goes on sale today.

Think "meat" this Christmas, and consider a Holiday Bundle for the meat snacker in your life...

Small-Batch Season Sampler (4-pack): $26.99

  • (1) Bag Bourbon Glaze Steak Strips
  • (1) Bag Spicy Bar-B-Q Brisket Strips
  • (1) Bag Chile ‘n Lime Steak Strips
  • (1) Bag Sweet Bar-B-Q Braised Pork Strips
  • (1) Duke’s Small Batch Smoked Meats Hat

Small-Batch Season Sampler (8-pack): $48.99

  • (1) Bag Bourbon Glaze Steak Strips
  • (1) Bag Spicy Bar-B-Q Brisket Strips
  • (1) Bag Chile ‘n Lime Steak Strips
  • (1) Bag Sweet Bar-B-Q Braised Pork Strips
  • (1) Bag Original Angus Beef Jerky
  • (1) Bag Island Teriyaki Beef Jerky
  • (1) Bag Cracked Pepper Beef Jerky
  • (1) Bag Hot ‘n Spicy Smoked Shorties
  • (1) Duke’s Small Batch Smoked Meats Hat

Duke's Holiday Bundles are available thru December 19th.

Buy online at:

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Black Friday & Cyber Monday at Pap's Beef Jerky

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Looking for that special gift for the carnivore in your life?

For the holidays Pap’s is offering a Black Friday Special and a Cyber Monday Special to kick off this holiday season. You will find several gift ideas that include FREE beef jerky or beef sticks with each order.

During the season of giving, don’t forget your little four legged buddy, Pap’s has even put together a K9 beef jerky bundle just for them!

Check out the good stuff here:

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Cyber Monday Sale: Crazy Horse Jerky

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The Best time of the year has arrived. Well, one of the best. Crazy Horse Jerky would like to invite all of its customers to join them in this year’s Cyber Monday Sale. It falls on Monday, December 1st.

All pounds of jerky will be on sale for $25.99. This is best price of the year and just in time for the holidays. Stock up on all your favorite flavors. Remember it is Free Shipping on orders over $40.00 and a flat fee of $2.00 for shipping on orders under $40.00. First time buyers join in and get Crazy Good Jerky at a Crazy Good Price.

The sale runs from 8:00 AM till 8:00 PM. The sale is on all full pounds of Beef and Chicken jerky flavors. Make sure to try our newest flavor Mesquite BBQ Chicken, rated 5 Stars by Best Beef Jerky.

Beef jerky makes for a wonderful gift everyone is sure to love. Thank you to all those that have supported our business we truly appreciate it.

Order now:

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Bad Bud's Jerky - Hotternhail REAPER

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The newest flavor from Bad Buds Jerky is this "Hotternhail REAPER" 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 Hotternhail REAPER is described as being made from Carolina Reaper Peppers, which now holds the Guinness Book of World Records as the hottest pepper on the planet, reaching as high as 2.2 million Scoville Units.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Fusion Jerky - Pork

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Fusion Jerky is a new brand of jerky that has managed to get a lot notice from other big brands in the jerky business. Based out of South San Francisco, CA it's the creation of KaiYen Mai, a mother of two and avid outdoorswoman, who wanted to focus on Asian-style jerky.

"In my home country of Taiwan, jerky is a celebrated delicacy, akin to a fine wine", Mai says in her marketing materials. Fusion Jerky offers beef, turkey, chicken, and pork styles encompassing eight flavors. It's made using US raised animals at their ranch in Scottsbluff, NE. It's marketed as gluten-free, all natural, preservative free, and nitrate free.

These pork jerky varieties are made at the company's own USDA-inspected facility in Scottsbluff, NE.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Louisville Vegan Jerky Co.

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Louisville Vegan Jerky Co. is the creation of Stanley Chase III, a pioneer of sorts in the field of vegan snacks throughout the Louisville, KY region.

According to the brand's website and Facebook page, it's been around since 2012, originally launching under the name, "What a Jerky!". But Stanley Chase previously made and marketed another brand of vegan jerky called, "Morels the Vegan Butcher", which we reviewed here on Best Beef Jerky.

Louisville Vegan Jerky Co. represents a rebirth of Stanley Chase III as a vegan jerky specialist. Now with new recipes, non-gluten ingredients, Non-GMO certified, and adding touches of Kentucky sorghum for a local flair, Chase is taking soy-based jerky snacks full steam ahead into the eclectic world of vegan snacking.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Dave's Meat & Nuts

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Dave Gadlin hasn't had his meat and nuts in anyone else's mouth but his own. But soon that will all change. His company, "Dave's Meat & Nuts" is currently raising funds on Kickstarter, and by December 1, 2014, hopes to be fulfilling orders.

Having spent his life in New York City working with some of the country's best chefs and restauranteurs, Dave took his expertise out west to Napa, CA to focus on his two snacking passions, beef jerky and peanuts. His jerky is smoked in a real smokehouse, using natural ingredients, and is gluten-free.

Because his jerky is still not available for sale, I'm withholding formal ratings. The review below is based on pre-production samples sent to me by Dave.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Decide the Next Lawless Jerky Flavor!

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by Matt Tolnick,
Founder/CEO, Lawless Jerky

Best Beef Jerky Readers,

It’s been a privilege to be able to write some jerky articles for you guys over the last year. Since starting Lawless Jerky less than 2 years ago, I’ve learned a tremendous amount about the craft food (and particularly jerky!) business.

Now I want to learn a little bit about you, some of the most passionate jerky fans in the world. I’ve created a short, (5 minutes) anonymous survey, the results of which I’ll publish into an article exclusive to later in the year.

At one point in the survey, you’ll have the exclusive opportunity to influence what could become the newest Lawless Jerky flavor (some pretty crazy ideas!)


If you’ve never had our jerky, now’s a great time, as all who fully complete the survey will receive a 25% off coupon for use (up to 2x!) on our website. This is the deepest discount we have ever offered, and it comes just in time for holiday shopping!

Thanks so much for your interest in craft beef jerky and for following Steve’s blog,!

Sincerely yours,

Matt Tolnick