Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Itsumo Ahi Tuna Jerky - Spiced

Itsumo Ahi Tuna JerkyItsumo Ahi Tuna Jerky is a brand we reviewed back in 2010 when it launched at the National Association of Convenience Stores Expo. Since then, the recipe has been tweaked a few times, warranting an revised review.

Itsumo is a Japanese word for "always", forming the basis of the brand's effort to always make tasty, healthy products. Itsumo's ahi tuna jerky is made from sashimi grade tuna, hand-line caught, using sustainable means to protect the ecosystem.

The brand further claims to be gluten-free, dairy-free, and minimally processed.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Lawless Jerky - Japanese Curry

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Lawless Jerky is a new brand of jerky created by Matthew Tolnick of Santa Monica, CA. During the day, he's a licensed attorney, driving fancy BMWs, wearing Armani suits, and taking clients out for shabu shabu. But when he's not chasing ambulances, he's perfecting recipes for marinated meats and fulfilling online orders.

After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Lawless Jerky stepped up their game and is now made in a USDA inspected facility and distributing out to stores.

This Japanese Curry is Tolnick's first perfected flavor, and he often considers it his "Original" flavor. He describes it as "sweet from brown sugar, salty from traditional soy sauce, umami from a proprietary Japanese curry blend, and tender from Asian vinegar".

Jerky Jerks - Hawaiian Style Beef Jerky

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Jerky Jerks is a business owned by Tracy Hood, based out of Bakersfield, CA. It started up selling Jerky Hut brand snacks at trade shows and farmers markets across the USA. These days, Tracy has extended the Jerky Jerks brand to its very own line of jerky.

Jerky Jerks is made in a USDA inspected facility and uses no added MSG.

This Hawaiian Style variety is described by them as a family favorite, "Thin and tender slices of top sirloin steak marinated in our special blend of teriyaki, pineapple juice, honey & brown sugar for maximum flavor."

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Itsumo Ahi Tuna Jerky - Sweet

Itsumo Ahi Tuna JerkyItsumo Ahi Tuna Jerky is a brand we reviewed back in 2010 when it launched at the National Association of Convenience Stores Expo. Since then, the recipe has been tweaked a few times, warranting an revised review.

Itsumo is a Japanese word for "always", forming the basis of the brand's effort to always make tasty, healthy products. Itsumo's ahi tuna jerky is made from sashimi grade tuna, hand-line caught, using sustainable means to protect the ecosystem.

The brand further claims to be gluten-free, dairy-free, and minimally processed.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Crazy Horse Jerky - Chicken Mesquite Bar-B-Q

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Note: Crazy Horse is a sponsor of this website, but has no effect on our ratings and reviews.

Crazy Horse Jerky has a new flavor out called, "Chicken Mesquite Bar-B-Q".

It's their real wood smoked chicken jerky with a barbecue sauce glaze and mesquite flavoring added. They claim it to have a "nice spicy, not too sweet flavor."

Crazy Horse Beef Jerky is a brand made by Dave & Cara Wenrich of Hellam, PA. They're jerky is based on an old family recipe that Dave got from his father, who handed it down from his father, and his father. It's smoked using maple, oak, and fruit woods.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

MIernicki's Amazing Jerky

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Miernicki's Amazing Jerky is a new brand that launched earlier this year. It was started by Paul Miernicki, based out of Santee, CA.

Miernicki describes himself as a professional golfer who was tired of eating "jerky soaked in chemicals", and thus decided to create a better meat snack.

What makes his jerky unique is that it contains no soy sauce, no sugar, honey, molasses, or any other sweeteners, and that it goes through a special process to preserve the natural nutrients and flavors.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Chef Craig's Beef Jerky - Original

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Note: Chef Craig's is a sponsor of this website, but has no effect on our ratings and reviews.

One the newest jerky brands on the market is Chef Craig's Beef Jerky. A product of CJM Products, it's based out of West Kingston, RI.

It's the idea of Craig Mitchell, who a few years ago, had sent me samples of his own homemade jerky, with the intent of launching a business someday. Mitchell received his Culinary Arts degree from Johnson & Wales University, and has been cooking professionally since 1978.

As of this review, the only flavor Chef Craig's offers is this Original.

People's Choice Beef Jerky - Sweet Chili Habanero

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People's Choice Beef Jerky has a new flavor, "Sweet Chili Habanero".

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.

This Sweet Chili Habanero is described by the company as "...a bright fruit sweetness, almost tropical, that slowly accompanies the savory spice blend and the natural meat flavor."

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Jerky Jerks - Peppered Teriyaki

jerky jerks
Jerky Jerks is a business owned by Tracy Hood, based out of Bakersfield, CA. It started up selling Jerky Hut brand snacks at trade shows and farmers markets across the USA. These days, Tracy has extended the Jerky Jerks brand to its very own line of jerky.

Jerky Jerks is made in a USDA inspected facility and uses no added MSG.

This Peppered Teriyaki variety is described by them as having, "...cut thin and tender. Marinated in our signature Teriyaki sauce and then rolled with our own Black Pepper blend of spices."

Monday, December 5, 2016

Lawless Jerky - Pho

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Note: Lawless Jerky is a sponsor of this website, but has no effect on our ratings and reviews.

Among the newest flavors from Lawless Jerky is this Pho beef jerky. See our other reviews of Lawless Jerky.

Lawless Jerky is a brand owned and operated by Lawless Jerky, LLC based out of Santa Monica, CA. It was started by Matthew Tolnick, a former attorney who held a not-so-secret passion for making chewy chunks of dehydrated beef. After a stint as a legal counselor, he decided to throw his hat into the jerky industry and start his own business.

This Pho variety is described by the company as being made with, "...herbs like cilantro, mint and basil; spices like star anise, cinnamon and cloves, and the heat of jalapeno."

Hombre Beef Jerky Sticks

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Hombre Beef Jerky goes back to 1982 when it launched in the Kansas City metro area by man named Joe Pyle. When Joe retired in 2010, the brand went offline, and scores of jerky fanatics had to find new fixes.

But in 2014, his son Andrew relaunched the brand in the same area, and the response has since been phenomenal. Hombre Beef Jerky now retails in over 500 outlets and looks to double that by 2017. Interestingly, the brand won Grand Champion Beef Jerky in 2015 & 2016 at the Kansas Meat Processors Association.

Hombre offers two varieties at this time, these "Beef Jerky Sticks", and the "Premium Beef Jerky" which we reviewed a few weeks ago.

Friday, December 2, 2016

A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN: Introducing the Beef Jerky Candle

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Give the gift of the People’s Choice Beef Jerky Candle this holiday season!

Peaty scotch, crackling logs, BBQ, beef jerky. These are a few of our favorite (smoky) things. It’s just not the holidays without the smell of a crackling wood fire. This season you can have that smoky, peppery smell anywhere with the People’s Choice Beef Jerky Candle, whether you’re sipping bourbon in your study or cooking up a gourmet meal in your kitchen.

This is the ULTIMATE gift for a beef jerky lover.

People’s Choice Beef Jerky has partnered with Wax & Wick to create the perfect man candle (mandle?). The man candle brings a hardy wooden wick, long lasting soy wax and the manly smell of beef jerky to the holidays. The beautiful 10-oz. black glass jar will bring 50-60 hours (3 hours per session) of delicious beef jerky smell to your man cave, tool shed, or study.

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Finally a candle for a guy who likes working with tools, growing a beard and enjoying bourbon after a hard day's work. Forget ocean breeze, vanilla cupcake and potpourri. This is a candle that a man can get behind.

Order by 12/18/16 to guarantee 12/25/16 delivery!

Bring a smile to that special guy in your life with the delicious smell of the People’s Choice Beef Jerky Candle.

People’s Choice Beef Jerky has been handcrafting premium beef jerky for over 87 years and four generations in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. Their heritage, tradition, and dedication to quality create a “best” jerky that appeals to those who appreciate products that are made with purpose.

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