Monday, December 3, 2018

Beefy Boys Beef Jerky - Jamaican Style

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Beefy Boys Beef Jerky is a brand owned by John Bailey, based out of Salinas, CA. The brand has been around since 1999.

Manufactured in their very own USDA inspected facility, Beefy Boys is made from top round sourced from a supplier located 120 miles from their plant, then marinated and cooked using an old family recipe.

This Jamaican variety is new, being made with Jerk seasonings and Scotch Bonnet Peppers.


Beef, red wine, water, soy sauce, red wine vinegar, jerk seasoning, brown sugar, salt, seasoned salt, spices, other flavorings.


The first flavors that I pick up is light salty and peppery seasoning, with hints of the red wine marinade. Garlic and onion starts coming in, and a touch of heat is starting to build. The chewing brings on a rich natural meat flavor, with the taste of soy sauce, and faint traces of thyme and nutmeg

For being marketed as "Jamaican", it certainly holds up. I get a seasoning blend that tastes very much like Allspice, which is common with Jamaican cuisine, but I also get a light bit of chile pepper heat. I can pick up wee bit of thyme and nutmeg, also very common with Caribbean cooking. The light heat seems to register as "mild medium" on my personal heat scale (level 2 out of 5).

Otherwise, the primary taste profile is a complex seasoning blend with a moderate level of saltiness. There's a noticeable garlic component, and light chile pepper flavor. The natural meat flavors stand out well with its red wine marinade.

The meat consitency looks excellent. Seemingly all meat, sliced into thick strips that bite off easily enough. It's slightly moist that it retains a bit of softness, but overall has a typical jerky dryness. The chewing texture feels just like real pieces of steak, cooked medium well.


This Jamaican Beef Jerky from Beefy Boys does an excellent job of delivering a complex seasoning and spice that the Caribbean island is known for. I really like the garlic, thyme, and nutmeg that stand out, and I like the light level of heat. But most of all, I like the rich natural meat flavor with its red wine marinade, and steak-like chewing texture. The thick strip cut that this Jamaican variety comes with is different from Beefy Boys other flavors, and creates more meaty-excitement because of how thick the pieces are.

Rating: Best (5/5)

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