Saturday, September 29, 2012

Appalachian Jerky - Raging Ron's Hot

appalachian jerky
Next in the series on Appalachian Jerky Company is this Raging Ron's Hot variety. See our previous review of their Dopey Doug's Hickory Smoked.

Appalachian Jerky Company is a relatively new player in the meat snacks industry based out of Brighton, MA. The creation of two college buddies, Ron Myrick and Doug Labb, the boys had been making their own jerky for camping trips and parties. When they decided to take their seasoned meat delicacies to market, they tweaked their original recipe and developed a few more.

This Raging Ron’s Hot variety is described as using habanero sauce and red pepper to provide a steady burn while "retaining good smoked meat flavor with other spices".

Friday, September 28, 2012

Kings County Jerky Co. - Sichuan Ginger

Kings County Jerky Co
Next in the series on Kings County Jerky Co. is their Sichuan Ginger beef jerky. Read my review of their Classic beef jerky.

Launched by two cooks Chris Woehrle and Robert Stout in November of 2009, Kings County Jerky Co. has enjoyed a lot of recent press in the news as an artisanal jerky manufacturer based in New York City. The pair got a big boost when they finished 2nd place out of 150 contestants in the Rooster Design "Next Big Small Brand" competition, earning a big hit from the crowd.

This Sichuan Ginger variety is described as a "savory, sophisticated blend of fresh ginger and fragrant spices that takes jerky in a delicious new direction."

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Lawless Jerky - Bacon Salt & Pepper

Lawless Jerky recently introduced some new flavors, and among them is this Bacon Salt & Pepper variety. See our reviews of their other flavors.

The company was created by a licensed attorney named Matthew Tolnick of Santa Monica, CA. He started making jerky during his days in college when he and his fraternity boys needed sustenance through long evenings of studying. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Tolnick moved Lawless Jerky forward as a fulltime business, producing jerky in a USDA inspected facility.

This Bacon Salt & Pepper is described by Tolnick as using soy-based bacon bits with kosher salt and black pepper.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Jerky Connection - Red Pepper

jerky connection
Next in the series on The Jerky Connection is this Red Pepper variety, described as a "tasty flavor mix of red pepper and tang."

See my reviews of their Dixie and Teriyaki Habanero varieties.

The Jerky Connection is a new business that launched last June, based out of Wrightsville, PA, boasting several flavors ranging from mild to insanely hot, including a line of jerky dubbed, "7 Gates of Hell".

The company is run by Tom Greineder, who like many other jerky entrepreneurs, began by making jerky for himself and friends, and due to the overwhelming positive feedback, decided to turn it into a business.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Glenwood Beef Jerky - Teriyaki

glenwood beef jerky
Next in the series on Glenwood Beef Jerky is this Teriyaki variety. See my previous review of their Original and Peppered varieties.

Glenwood Beef Jerky is a brand of Glenwood Smoked Products, based out of Idaho Falls, ID. Glenwood Smoked Products has been in operation since 1961 starting out as a small meat packing facility. In 1978 they expanded into a new facility and began smoking meats and making jerky.

Today, the company makes two brands of jerky, this Glenwood line, and a Hangtown line, which I reviewed last April (click here to read the review). The Glenwood is meant to be more chewy, while the Hangtown is meant to be more soft.