Sunday, January 31, 2016

Astro Fresh Jerky - Supernova Hot Beef Jerky

astro fresh jerky
Astro Fresh Jerky is a brand owned by HJP Trading, LLC based out of Los Angeles, CA. It was started by Roy Park in early 2015 who found an old family recipe that dated back to the late 1980s.

Since then, Roy has been selling his jerky in local markets and retailers in California. Recently they started a website and are now taking online orders.

This Supernova Hot variety is one of three hot beef jerky flavors the company offers.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Jedidiah's Jerky - Hot Chili Pepper Beef Brisket

jedidiahs jerky
This "Hot Chili Pepper" is a new flavor from Jedidiah's Jerky. It's part of their revamped line up of beef brisket jerky.

Jedidiah's Jerky is a brand that we reviewed before (read the reviews here). Some time ago, they reintroduced their line of jerky with new recipes and new branding, and moved their headquarters to Laughlin, NV to Beatty, NV. Jedidiah's Jerky also has since opened up a chain of beef jerky stores called, "Jed's Jerky" throughout Nevada and California.

This "Hot Chili Pepper" jerky doesn't come with any additional description or claims.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Think Jerky - Sweet Chipotle

think jerky
Think Jerky is a new brand that hit the scene late last year. Based out of Chicago, IL, the brand spent nearly two years perfecting its recipe for a health-conscious market. The company claims to have "cut the salt in half" and replaced them with herbs and spices.

Think Jerky is a collaboration with three celebrity chefs, Chef Laurent Gras, a three-star Michelin Chef, Chef Matt Troost, a Baconfest champion, and Chef Gale Gand, a TV-host on Food Network. Together, their goal with Think Jerky is to create a great tasting jerky, with grass-fed beef, free-range turkey, that's paleo friendly, gluten free, family-farmed, with no artificial preservatives, and all natural ingredients

This "Sweet Chipotle" is described by Chef Troost as, "a one-two punch of flavors", "...the sweetness of real raspberries, then a three pepper blend for a spicy finish".

Monday, January 25, 2016

News: Jerky Geek

jerky geek
Jerky Geek is a new jerky brand, based in St. Louis, MO, that will soon start selling product. The creation of Brian Gilbert, who describes himself as a "life-long cook" and "consummate geek", explains that he loves jerky and has a passion for making jerky.

Jerky Geek's brand is based around themes popular with modern-day geeks such as science fiction, fantasy, and goth. Imagine if jerky was the favorite snack of Star Trek, Dune, Lord of the Rings, or Harry Potter, and you might get the picture.

Says Gilbert, "I make jerky with complex character. I make jerky that is affordable, imaginative, and fanstasically flavorful". Gilbert says he's worked every job in the restaurant industry from dishwasher to Sous Chef. Jerky Geek is claimed to be made from grass-fed beef, with no artificial preservatives, nitrates, nitrites, or extra-terrestrial embryos.

He funded his business through a Kickstarter campaign that recently completed a week ago. The packaging and labeling you see depicted here is not the final form.

Currently, he's developing six flavors. We have four of them here to sample. Because Jerky Geek is still in development form, I'm withholding reviews. Below are descriptions from the company...

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Think Jerky - Ginger Orange

think jerky
Think Jerky is a new brand that hit the scene late last year. Based out of Chicago, IL, the brand spent nearly two years perfecting its recipe for a health-conscious market. The company claims to have "cut the salt in half" and replaced them with herbs and spices.

Think Jerky is a collaboration with three celebrity chefs, Chef Laurent Gras, a three-star Michelin Chef, Chef Matt Troost, a Baconfest champion, and Chef Gale Gand, a TV-host on Food Network. Together, their goal with Think Jerky is to create a great tasting jerky, with grass-fed beef, free-range turkey, that's paleo friendly, gluten free, family-farmed, with no artificial preservatives, and all natural ingredients

This "Ginger Orange" is described by Chef Gand as infusing her recipe with classic ingredients from East Asian cooking, "layering savory atop citrus with a ginger bite for a distinct, singular flavor".

Friday, January 22, 2016

Astro Fresh Jerky - Sweet & Spicy

astro fresh jerky
Astro Fresh Jerky is a brand owned by HJP Trading, LLC based out of Los Angeles, CA. It was started by Roy Park in early 2015 who found an old family recipe that dated back to the late 1980s.

Since then, Roy has been selling his jerky in local markets and retailers in California. Recently they started a website and are now taking online orders.

This Sweet & Spicy variety makes no additional claims, other than being "sweet & spicy".

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Super Bowl Beef Jerky Special!

super bowl jerky special
The following is a sponsored post from Crazy Horse Jerky...

Super Bowl Weekend is a time for BEEF JERKY! Get a special low price between now and January 29th, 2016 from Crazy Horse Jerky, some of the best beef jerky in the business.

Here's what you get...

 3 oz pack of Original chicken

 3 oz pack of BBQ chicken

 3 oz pack of Original Beef

 3 oz pack of Steakhouse Beef

 3 oz pack of Sweet Beef

 3 oz pack of Cajun Beef

Price: $39.99

This is real wood smoked beef jerky, smoked in an brick-lined smoker right in the middle of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, where it's made the old fashioned way. No fake ingredients, no preservatives, just pure beef and pure chicken, and fresh ingredients.


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Order Online from Crazy Horse Jerkyhttp://crazyhorsejerky.com/

Poor-Man's Jerky - Hawaiian Heatwave

poor mans jerky
Poor-Man's Jerky is owned by Mike Stringfield, based out of Wellsville, KS. A landscaper by day, and jerky chef at all other times.

The company makes both whole-muscle jerky, such as this Hawaiian Heatwave, along with chopped and formed jerky that we reviewed previously. Poor-Man's Jerky doesn't have its own website; all sales comes from local street festivals and county fairs, as well as through Facebook.

This "Hawaiian Heatwave" variety doesn't come with any other description or claims.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Kingmade Jerky - Buffalo Style

kingmade jerky
Kingmade Jerky is a brand that hit the market in 2013, launched by Jeff King, and based out of McKinney, TX. King had been working as a golf caddie for many years, with a hobby in making homemade jerky.

After bringing some batches of his jerky to the golf course, his fellow golfers liked it a lot, and kept asking him for more. It was only a few years later that big names like Tiger Woods, Graeme McDowell, Brandt Snedeker, Davis Love III, Rickie Fowler and Billy Horschel, among others, began buying jerky from him. Today, King has gone full corporate and now sells jerky to major retail outlets across the country.

This "Buffalo Style" is described as being made from flank steak, and seasoned with a sweet, vinegary, Buffalo-style sauce.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Chudabeef Jerky Strips - Hawaiian

chudabeef jerky strips
Chudabeef Jerky Strips is a brand launched by Kevin Casey based out of Long Beach, CA. The brand has been in business since 2014, and at the beginning of 2015 had just completed a successful Kickstarter campaign.

Kevin is an active hiker and had been making his own jerky for his trips through the wilderness. His friends loved it so much, they offered to pay him for some. That got him interested in starting his own jerky business.

This Hawaiian is described the company as being marinated with fresh Pineapple and Orange Juice to, "...create the sweetest flavor we have to offer". It goes on to suggest that if you have a candy addiction, that this Hawaiian variety will satify your sweet tooth.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Jedidiah's Jerky - Lemon Peppered Beef Brisket

jedidiahs beef brisket jerky
This "Lemon Peppered" is a new flavor from Jedidiah's Jerky. It's part of their revamped line up of beef brisket jerky.

Jedidiah's Jerky is a brand that we reviewed before (read the reviews here). Some time ago, they reintroduced their line of jerky with new recipes and new branding, and moved their headquarters to Laughlin, NV to Beatty, NV. Jedidiah's Jerky also has since opened up a chain of beef jerky stores called, "Jed's Jerky" throughout Nevada and California.

This "Lemon Peppered" jerky doesn't come with any additional description or claims.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Astro Fresh Jerky - Milky Way BBQ

astro fresh jerky
Astro Fresh Jerky is a brand owned by HJP Trading, LLC based out of Los Angeles, CA. It was started by Roy Park in early 2015 who found an old family recipe that dated back to the late 1980s.

Since then, Roy has been selling his jerky in local markets and retailers in California. Recently they started a website and are now taking online orders.

This Milky Way BBQ is different from the company's Whiskey BBQ in that it does not contain whiskey, but adds honey instead.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Naked Cow Jerky - Fire

naked cow jerky
Naked Cow Jerky is a new brand that launched in October 2015. It's a brand of Appalachian Jerky Company.

Naked Cow Jerky was launched to specifically to cater to a growing audience seeking minimally processed jerky, made with natural ingredients. Their jerky offerings are made with 100% grass fed beef, sea salt, and spiced. They use no artificial preservatives, nitrates/nitrites, MSG or soy. They claim to be "paleo-friendly", gluten-free, and made in a USDA inspected facility. They are currently selling in Boston, MA area at various retail locations and Cross-Fit gyms. It's also available online.

This "Fire" variety is based on the "Smoke" variety we reviewed earlier, but adds cayenne, habanero, and ghost chile peppers. The company claims that it, "really brings the heat".

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Poor-Man's Jerky - Jalapeno

poor mans jerky
Poor-Man's Jerky is owned by Mike Stringfield, based out of Wellsville, KS. A landscaper by day, and jerky chef at all other times.

The name, "Poor-Man's Jerky" has often been used globally to refer to left-over scraps at the butcher shop that's been ground into jerky. And interestingly, this particular brand is also a ground beef product. But coincidentally, Poor-Man's Jerky doesn't have its own website; all sales comes from local street festivals and county fairs, as well as through Facebook.

This "Jalapeno" variety doesn't come with any other description or claims.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Kingmade Jerky - Sweet Chili Pepper

kingmade jerky
Kingmade Jerky is a brand that hit the market in 2013, launched by Jeff King, and based out of McKinney, TX. King had been working as a golf caddie for many years, with a hobby in making homemade jerky.

After bringing some batches of his jerky to the golf course, his fellow golfers liked it a lot, and kept asking him for more. It was only a few years later that big names like Tiger Woods, Graeme McDowell, Brandt Snedeker, Davis Love III, Rickie Fowler and Billy Horschel, among others, began buying jerky from him. Today, King has gone full corporate and now sells jerky to major retail outlets across the country.

This "Sweet Chili Pepper" is described as being made from flank steak, and seasoned with a blend of brown sugar and chili peppers, and is touted as the lowest sodium beef jerky on the market.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Chudabeef Jerky Strips - OG Spicy

chudabeef jerky
Chudabeef Jerky Strips is a brand launched by Kevin Casey based out of Long Beach, CA. The brand has been in business since 2014, and at the beginning of 2015 had just completed a successful Kickstarter campaign.

Kevin is an active hiker and had been making his own jerky for his trips through the wilderness. His friends loved it so much, they offered to pay him for some. That got him interested in starting his own jerky business.

This Original is described the company as being based on the Original, but with, "extra spices to turn up the heat". They go on to add, "...will satisfy those jerky lovers with a knack for spicy foods."

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Astro Fresh Jerky - Whiskey BBQ

astro fresh jerky
Astro Fresh Jerky is a brand owned by HJP Trading, LLC based out of Los Angeles, CA. It was started by Roy Park in early 2015 who found an old family recipe that dated back to the late 1980s.

Since then, Roy has been selling his jerky in local markets and retailers in California. Recently they started a website and are now taking online orders.

Astro Fresh Jerky currently lists 10 varieties of beef jerky and 1 variety of chicken jerky.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Naked Cow Jerky - Honey

naked cow jerky
Naked Cow Jerky is a new brand that launched in October 2015. It's a brand of Appalachian Jerky Company.

Naked Cow Jerky was launched to specifically to cater to a growing audience seeking minimally processed jerky, made with natural ingredients. Their jerky offerings are made with 100% grass fed beef, sea salt, and spiced. They use no artificial preservatives, nitrates/nitrites, MSG or soy. They claim to be "paleo-friendly", gluten-free, and made in a USDA inspected facility. They are currently selling in Boston, MA area at various retail locations and Cross-Fit gyms. It's also available online.

This "Honey" variety is based on the "Smoke" variety we reviewed last week, but graced with a dousing of honey. The company claims it, "sweetens the flavor and compliments the natural spice of the jerky".

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Poor-Man's Jerky - Kickory

poor mans jerky
Poor-Man's Jerky is owned by Mike Stringfield, based out of Wellsville, KS. A landscaper by day, and jerky chef at all other times.

The name, "Poor-Man's Jerky" has often been used globally to refer to left-over scraps at the butcher shop that's been ground into jerky. And interestingly, this particular brand is also a ground beef product. But coincidentally, Poor-Man's Jerky doesn't have its own website; all sales comes from local street festivals and county fairs, as well as through Facebook.

Little information is provided about Poor-Man's Jerky. This "Kickory" appears to be a combination of hickory smoke and habanero peppers.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Kingmade Jerky - Classic Recipe

Kingmade Jerky is a brand that hit the market in 2013, launched by Jeff King, and based out of McKinney, TX. King had been working as a golf caddie for many years, with a hobby in making homemade jerky.

After bringing some batches of his jerky to the golf course, his fellow golfers liked it a lot, and kept asking him for more. It was only a few years later that big names like Tiger Woods, Graeme McDowell, Brandt Snedeker, Davis Love III, Rickie Fowler and Billy Horschel, among others, began buying jerky from him. Today, King has gone full corporate and now sells jerky to major retail outlets across the country.

This "Classic Recipe" is described as being made from flank steak, and seasoned with steakhouse spices, brown sugar, and is touted as the lowest sodium beef jerky on the market.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Chudabeef Jerky Strips - Original

chudabeef jerky
Chudabeef Jerky Strips is a brand launched by Kevin Casey based out of Long Beach, CA. The brand has been in business since 2014, and at the beginning of 2015 had just completed a successful Kickstarter campaign.

Kevin is an active hiker and had been making his own jerky for his trips through the wilderness. His friends loved it so much, they offered to pay him for some. That got him interested in starting his own jerky business.

This Original is described the company as, "...crisp, smoky, peppery goodness", along with, "...a perfect blend of flavors that satisfies the taste buds of every jerky lover."

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Astro Fresh Jerky - Astro Cowboy Peppered

astro fresh jerky
Astro Fresh Jerky is a brand owned by HJP Trading, LLC based out of Los Angeles, CA. It was started by Roy Park in early 2015 who found an old family recipe that dated back to the late 1980s.

Since then, Roy has been selling his jerky in local markets and retailers in California. Recently they started a website and are now taking online orders.

Astro Fresh Jerky currently lists 10 varieties of beef jerky and 1 variety of chicken jerky.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Ria's RoadKill Jerky - Original

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.

This Original beef jerky is said to be his "plain" jerky for non-spicy eaters, smoked over hickory wood.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Naked Cow Jerky - Smoke

naked cow jerky
Naked Cow Jerky is a new brand that launched in October 2015. It's a brand of Appalachian Jerky Company.

Naked Cow Jerky was launched to specifically to cater to a growing audience seeking minimally processed jerky, made with natural ingredients. Their jerky offerings are made with 100% grass fed beef, sea salt, and spiced. They use no artificial preservatives, nitrates/nitrites, MSG or soy. They claim to be "paleo-friendly", gluten-free, and made in a USDA inspected facility. They are currently selling in Boston, MA area at various retail locations and Cross-Fit gyms. It's also available online.

This "Smoke" variety is based on the "Primal Smoke" variety from Appalachian Jerky Company, and then modified for the specific audience that Naked Cow Jerky is targeted to.