Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Snatch Beef Jerky - Whiskey Row

snatch beef jerky
Snatch Jerky is a new brand of jerky based out of Show Low, AZ. It was started in February 2013 by a guy named Ron Pro.

Snatch markets itself with the tagline "The Healthy Beef Jerky" because it uses only natural ingredients, no MSG, no nitrates, and no preservatives. They also claim their jerky to be low sodium with varieties ranging from 50mg per serving up to 270mg per serving.

This "Whiskey Row" is described by the company's as, "...actual premium whiskey in the marinade, not just a whiskey flavoring. We use only the best quality whiskey on the market. Mixed with a combination of spices and seasonings you will fall in love with this flavor of beef jerky if your a whiskey lover." With only 50 mg. of sodium per serving, it's one of the lowest sodium jerky varieties we've reviewed.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Jeff's Famous Jerky - Maple Brown Sugar Bacon


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The guys at Jeff's Famous Jerky sent us packages of their Maple Brown Sugar Bacon Jerky for review. Read our previous reviews of 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 ten flavors of jerky, all hormone-free, American beef (or bacon), without added MSG or preservatives.

This Maple Brown Sugar Bacon Jerky is the company's flagship flavor in their bacon jerky line, and according to the is, "...perfectly perfectly highlighted with a light Maple Brown Sugar flavor that is sure to delight anyone who loves bacon." They go on to say that they use 100% real maple syrup.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Divine Bovine - Hot & Tangy Teriyaki

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Next up in our series on Divine Bovine is this Hot & Tangy Teriyaki. See our other reviews of Divine Bovine.

Divine Bovine's beef jerky is based on beef brisket, which it claims to be more tender and sweet. The company describes it's story as beginning in Southern Italy when a butcher named "Pops" discovered a great recipe and cut of meat for jerky, who eventually handed it down to his grandson, who started the Divine Bovine brand.

This Hot & Tangy Teriyaki flavor is marketed as being "Gluten Free", and is described by the company as "..drenched in a mild blend of savory spices and "Pops" unique recipe, a wild fiery hot and sultry flavor combining the sweetness of pineapple juice with the fire of chili peppers."

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Pap's Beef Jerky - Bayou Blitz Cajun

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The newest flavors in the line of Pap's Beef Jerky is this Bayou Blitz Cajun Style jerk.

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 Bayou Blitz Cajun Style is described as "Traditional cajun spices of garlic, onion, pepper, and spices are liberally applied to elevate the natural meat flavors of beef and create a savory beefy compliment to our in the Cajun nation."

Friday, March 14, 2014

Crazy Horse Beef Jerky - Original

crazy horse jerky
Crazy Horse Beef Jerky is a brand made by Dave Wenrich in Hellam, PA. He started making this jerky about nine months ago, based on a old family recipe that he got from his father.

Wenrich says he comes from a long line of farmers in Berks County, PA where they smoked their own meat. So using the family recipe he tried out some jerky and thought it was pretty good. And after receiving positive feedback from friends, he's been selling it directly through an eBay store and in some local shops around town.

Dave smokes all of his jerky from USDA certified bottom round in a homemade smoke house using maple, oak, and fruit woods.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Jordinski's Jerky - Original

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Jordinski's Jerky is a new brand of jerky just recently launched, based out of Orleans, IN.

It was started by Jordan Eickelberger, who had been buying jerky from a small Amish butcher shop in Indiana. He loved the jerky so much, he decided people everywhere needed to eat it too, and thus worked with the butcher shop to create Jordinski's Jerky.

The jerky is made from sustainably-raised Indiana beef, minimally processed with a few spices, and no artificial ingredients or preservatives. Thus far, Jordinski's Jerky offers only this one flavor, Original.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Lawless Jerky to Offer 100% Grass-Fed, Artisanal Beef Jerky in Never-Before-Seen Flavors

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Lawless Jerky has partnered with Micro Summit Processors and Harris-Robinette Beef of North Carolina to produce all-natural, 100% grass-fed, hand-crafted beef jerky.

In search of the ultimate in tenderness, Lawless Jerky is the first nationally distributed jerky company to both dry-age and wet-age its 100% grass-fed beef.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Krave Beef Jerky - Chili Lime

krave beef jerky
Krave Beef Jerky is a brand owned by Krave Pure Foods, Inc. based out of Sonoma, CA. It started in 2011 by Jon Sebastiani, who got started in the food business working on his family's winery in Sonoma.

Knowing that many people have a negative connotation with jerky, he sought to market Krave to the "non-jerky eater". He designed packaging that didn't look like traditional jerky packaging, and came up with flavor names that would appeal to women and gourmet foodies. He also promoted the health qualities of his jerky, and stayed away from selling Krave in traditional markets like convenience stores and gas stations.

This Chili Lime beef jerky is described by the company's as "...tender slices of knuckle-cut domestic beef teamed with medium-hot chili and finally balanced with zesty lime...and its unique profile provides a dose of medium heat that partners well with the acidity of the citrus."

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Hunger Buster! Beef Sticks - Jalapeno

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Hunger Buster! Beef Cut is a new brand of beef sticks produced by QuarterShare, LLC based out of Tulsa, OK. QuarterShare also makes the QuarterShare line of beef sticks and the Kratos line of sport snacks.

According to the company, what sets Hunger Buster! apart from the others is that they use 100% Midwest lean beef, is gluten free and sugar free (though this stick has brown sugar in the ingredients). They also limit the sodium content to no more than 250mg per stick. In keeping line with the QuarterShare company philosophy, Hunger Buster! gives back 25% of all sales to charities in the form of food.

Hunger Buster! beef sticks come in three flavors, this Jalapeno, an Original, and Smokey Sweet.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Snatch Beef Jerky - Orange Teriyaki

snatch beef jerky
Snatch Jerky is a new brand of jerky based out of Show Low, AZ. It was started in February 2013 by a guy named Ron Pro.

Snatch markets itself with the tagline "The Healthy Beef Jerky" because it uses only natural ingredients, no MSG, no nitrates, and no preservatives. They also claim their jerky to be low sodium with varieties ranging from 50mg per serving up to 270mg per serving.

This "Peppered Ale" is described by the company's as one of their "more sophisticated of flavors". It's marinated in a pale ale, along with a blend of spices to create something they describe as "bold and rich". They also claim it to contain only 85mg of sodium per serving, making it a low sodium contender.