Saturday, March 12, 2016

Little Bit Jerky - Old Time Bit

little bit jerky
Little Bit Jerky is a new brand that launched in February 2016, by Robert Helmcamp and Teresa Helmcamp, based out of Wichita Falls, TX.

Robert is a professional butcher of 22 years, learning the craft the "old school" way, and developed his own seasonings. Little Bit Jerky is made fresh daily from top round, and marinated for 18-24 hours.

This "Old Time Bit" is described by the company as, "traditional beef jerky", that has, "the simplistic taste of a top cut meat".


Beef, water, natural hickory wood smoke, vinegar, salt, onion, garlic, black pepper, crushed dark red chili, hydrolyzed soy & corn protein, sugar, molasses, papain, citric acid, smoked paprika, red pepper, jalapeno, cayenne


The first flavors I taste is salt and smoke. There's a vinegar tang that comes right in, along with spices of black pepper, onion, and garlic. I can even pick up a light cayenne. The chewing brings on the natural meat flavors.

For being named, "Old Time Bit", and being described as "traditional beef jerky", I suppose it holds up. It does have the traditional flavors you'd expect to find, like hickory, black pepper, garlic, onion, salt, etc., and it also has a traditional, American-style chewiness and character.

Othewise, the primary taste profile is a high degree of saltiness, with seasonings of garlic, onion, and black pepper, along with a vinegar tanginess and the natural meat flavors.

The meat consistency looks really good, mostly all meat, sliced into slabs of medium thickness. It's dry, but flexible, and manages to tear apart with light effort. The chewing starts out quite chewy and eventually softens up enough to feel like a well-done cooked steak.


This Old Time Bit from Little Bit Jerky cranks a lot of the traditional beef jerky flavors like hickory, salt, garlic, onion, and black pepper. But I found that it's quite salty for me. I could only eat so much of it until I needed to stop. Otherwise, it has a great flavor, much like something you'd expect to find at an old country store. It ends up tasting like a well-seasoned steak grilled well-done. Even the meaty chewing texture and the natural meat flavors reminds me of "good ole American beef jerky".

Rating: Good (4/5)

old time beef jerky

old time beef jerky


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