Monday, January 25, 2016

News: Jerky Geek

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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...

Lemongrass Beef Jerky

Subtitled, "Elvish Edibles", it's described as, "It's an ancient recipe that has been been closely guarded by the natives of the Woodland Realm". Tt's marinated in soy sauce, fish sauce, and brown sugar, then seasoned with lemongrass, white pepper, and garlic.

Southern Molasses BBQ

Subtitled, "Deep-Space Delight", it's described as, "This molasses sweetened treat packs all the flavor and protein you need in order to go where no-one has gone before". This is one is marinated in soy sauce, brown sugar, honey and spiced rum, then seasoned with onion, garlic, and black strap molasses.

Caribbean Jerk

Subtitled, "Sci-Fi Spice", it's described as, " might give you the strength and inspiration you need to make it through your day without being devoured by sand-worms". This jerky is marinated in dark rum, malt vinegar, soy sauce, and lime juice, then seasoned with garlic, thyme, cayenne, allspice, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and black pepper.

Sriracha Teriyaki

Subtitled, "Salt & Burn", it's described as, "The bold, spicy flavor is equally good for vanquishing poltergeists or simply slaying your epic hunger". It's marinated in soy sauce, brown sugar, vodka, and seasoned with garlic and ginger.

Where to Buy

Go to Jerky Geek's website to get on their mailing list, or Facebook, and learn when the first batches start selling...


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