Thursday, April 28, 2016

Little Bit Jerky - Twisted 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 "Twisted Bit" is described by the company as tasting Cajun variety, "with a mix of traditional Texas smoke flavor twisted with the bold taste of jalapenos."

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Lehigh Biltong

lehigh biltong
Lehigh Biltong is a new brand that got started in September 2015 by Dan Levy, based out of Bethlehem, PA. Levy, who grew up in England from South African parents, had always loved biltong. But when he moved to the United States, it was hard to find.

After becoming frustrated with paying high prices for biltong and waiting weeks on delivery, Levy decided to make his own.

Now a senior at Lehigh University, he balances his studies in Mechanical Engineering and running his new biltong brand. He uses antibiotic-free beef, along with the usual ingredients of salt, vinegar, coriander, and black pepper, but throws in a kick of Old Bay seasoning.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Ria's Roadkill Jerky - Turkey

rias roadkill jerky
Ria's RoadKill Jerky is now selling its own turkey jerky. According to the company, it's made from 100% breast meat, and slow smoked for 6 hours.

Ria's Roadkill is run by Eden Van, based out of Long Beach, CA. Eden got started in making jerky after receiving compliments on his barbecue recipes. He uses USDA inspected meats from his local meat market. All jerky is dehydrated in a smoker.

This new Turkey Jerky is claimed to be available now from their Etsy store.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Homegrown Meats Jerky - Good Ol' Traditional

homegrown meats jerky
Homegrown Meats is a brand owned by a partnership of ranchers and business associates based out of Palomar Mountain, CA. It's known for delivering cuts of certified grass-fed beef to Whole Foods Market locations throughout Southern California, and beyond.

This line of jerky is a recent addition to the brand, and was unveiled to the public at the recent Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA last March. Marketed as 100% grassfed, pasture raised, no hormones, no antibiotics, and no animal by-products, it's said to be made from the same beef that Whole Foods Market sells in their meat case.

This jerky is currently available at Whole Foods Markets in Southern California, and soon to be available from Homegrown Meats' website.