Monday, September 29, 2014

Bayou Blend - File Gumbo

Bayou Blend Meat Snacks is a brand of beef jerky based out of Napoleonville, LA. The company was started by Milton Hock in January 2013.

Hock had been making jerky for some 20 years before launching Bayou Blend. He started the business after seeing an opportunity to offer meat snacks with more unique cajun-style flavor than competing brands.

This File Gumbo is described on the package as, "Creole Blend Beef Jerky".

Sunday, September 28, 2014

People's Choice Beef Jerky - Sriracha

peoples choice beef jerky
People's Choice Beef Jerky is a brand of Peoples Sausage Company, Inc. based out of Los Angeles, CA. It's a family-run business that's been around since 1929. See our previous reviews of their jerky.

Recently the company went through a relaunch by introducing a new line of jerky called, "Tasting Kitchen", representing a testing ground for new flavor ideas. The first of this line is this Sriracha Beef Jerky.

The company also relaunched their Old Fashioned Line, which we'll be covering in the next weeks.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Original Bill's Steak Strips - Original

original bills steak strips
Original Bill's Steak Strips is a new product that launched last May 2014 by Original Bill's Beef Snacks of New Holland, PA.

Named for Bill Sprecher, a jerky industry veteran with other popular brands, Original Bill's is Sprecher's culmination of expertise on what he feels makes irresistible and bold tasting meat snacks. Original Bill's is hang-hung eye of round strips, naturally smoked with hickory and apple wood.

Original Bill's Steak Strips is currently available in this Original variety, as well as Teriyaki and Hot, and is currently making its way across the country into travel centers, truck stops, and convenience stores. The brand is actually a subsidiary of DAS Companies, Inc., a consumer products distributor.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Snatch Jerky - Peppered Ale

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.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Jeff's Famous Jerky - Sriracha Style Ghost Pepper

jeffs famous jerky
Sriracha Style Ghost Pepper is the newest beef jerky creation from the folks at Jeff's Famous Jerky. 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 a dozen flavors of jerky and four flavors of bacon jerky, along with one chicken jerky variety.

This Sriracha Style Ghost Pepper is described on the packaging as "Extra Hot & Spicy" and is the second jerky from Jeff's Famous to include the popular asian-style hot sauce.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Win a Pit Barrel Smoker from Pap's Beef Jerky

pit barrel smoker
That’s right you could win a Pit Barrel Smoker, a supply of Pap’s Beef Jerky, Pap’s Beef Sticks, Draper’s BBQ Sauce and Rubs and More!

All you have to do is visit Pap's Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Paps-Beef-Sticks/209261555779448

And LIKE Pap’s, you will be automatically registered. And you can enter a SECOND time by visiting Draper’s BBQ Facebook page and LIKE them as well: https://www.facebook.com/DrapersBBQ

Giveaway includes ALL this cool stuff!

  • 30 Gallon Pit Barrel Cooker
  • Thermo Works Digital Chef Alarm
  • 8 Assorted Bags of Pap’s Beef Jerky
  • 24 Count Box of Pap’s Beef Sticks
  • 1 Gallon of Draper’s BBQ Sauce
  • 2 Packages of Draper’s A.P. Rub
  • 2 Packages of Draper’s Mood Enhancer
  • Pap’s cap
  • Draper’s cap

Monday, September 1, 2014

Hungry Truckers Beef Jerky

hungry truckers beef jerky
Hungry Trucker Beef Jerky is the creation of Tim Kirchhofer, based out of Wapakoneta, OH. Tim started the line of jerky just this year.

Kirchhofer is a truck driver who relies on beef jerky to help him get through the day. He became tired of the same old stuff sold at truck stops, and wanted to come up something entirely his own. He offered it to friends and received so many words of encouragement, that he's trying his hand at the beef jerky business.

Hungry Trucker Beef Jerky currently offers 6 flavors, but have sent us 4 flavors for review. Right now all of their orders are done via Facebook.