Sunday, July 31, 2016

Lawless Craft Jerky - Mango Habanero

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Among the newest flavors from Lawless Craft Jerky is this Mango Habanero.

Lawless Jerky is a brand owned and operated by Lawless Jerky, LLC based out of Santa Monica, CA. It was started by Matthew Tolnick, a former attorney who held a not-so-secret passion for making chewy chunks of dehydrated beef. After a stint as a legal counselor, he decided to throw his hat into the jerky industry and start his own business.

This Mango Habanero variety is described by the company as a "one-two punch of heat and sweet", going on to say it's "fruity from natural mango flavors", and "sweet from brown sugar", and "spicy from bright orange habanero peppers".

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Dried and True Beef Jerky - Original (New Recipe)

dried and true beef jerky
Dried and True recently updated it's brand with new packaging and revised recipes. Included here is their new recipe for their Original variety (See our review of their previous Original variety)

Founded in Venice CA in 2012, by a local named Matt Lauster, Dried and True Beef Jerky sought to change to people's taste buds and perception of what beef jerky could taste like. After refining his product by selling at local farmer's markets and the LA food festival scene, so many customers loved it, encouraging him to go full steam ahead into the jerky industry. Matt uses exclusively California raised beef without chemical preservatives, nitrates/nitrites, MSG or high fructose corn syrup.

This Original variety is said to be their interpretation of classic jerky. Matt claims it's made from classic top round cut of beef and gives off a smoky flavor.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Little Bit Jerky - Spiked Cocoa Bit

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Little Bit Jerky has a couple new flavors out, including this "Spiked Cocoa Bit".

The "Little Bit Jerky" brand 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 "Spiked Cocoa Bit" is described by the company as being, "marinated in chocolate and a little jalapeno", going on to say that it gives you a sweet and spicy taste.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Help Decide the Future of Beef Jerky!

future of beef jerky
Hey Jerky Fans, we’re conducting a survey on behalf of our sponsors to help guide the future of the industry.

We want to find out when and why you eat jerky, where you get it, and what your favorite things are about your favorite jerky flavors and brands. We hope to help them bring new products to market that have never been seen before, to better serve you.

The survey is quick, it should only take about 10 minutes, at most.

Among those who complete the survey, we’ll select 10 winners who will each receive 10 bags of premium jerky from one of our sponsors with our compliments.

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Saturday, July 9, 2016

Two Chicks Beef Jerky - Classic

two chicks beef jerky
Two Chicks Beef Jerky is a brand of Two Chicks Specialty Goods, LLC, based out of San Rafael, CA. It was started by two women, Shannon and Breelyn, who embarked on a 4 1/2 month long road trip back in 2012, and stocked themselves up on homemade jerky.

Along the way, people they met tried their jerky and liked it enough to recommend they start a business. So when they returned home, they did just that. Two Chicks Beef Jerky has now been in operation a little over a year now, and is now carried in over 20 retail locations in Northern California.

The company claims, "Sometimes it is... all about the meat", referencing their reliance on grass-fed meat, locally sourced, with no preservatives, antibiotics, or added hormones. It's also marketed as gluten-free, and uses honey instead of refined sugar.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Jerky by Art - Green Chile

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Jerky by Art was established by Arthur Sandoval in 2004, based out of Albuquerque, NM.

As an iron worker, Art started making carne seca (Mexican-style jerky) at home for his own pleasure. He would take some to work and sell it to co-workers. He was selling so much of it, that he bought more dehydrators. Before he knew it, he was producing jerky all day and night. And thus became, Jerky by Art.

This Green Chile variety is another favorite among the company's customers.