Sunday, December 31, 2017

Uncle Bo's Beef Jerky - Sweet & Spicy

uncle bo's beef jerky
Uncle Bo's Beef Jerky is a brand started by Tim Benton (AKA Uncle Bo), based out of Winter Springs, FL. Benton describes himself as a "native (hillbilly) from West Virginia and a pioneer at heart".

He started making jerky in 1998 after a friend bought him a dehydrator as a gift. After six months of experimenting, he came up with the recipe for his business. Since then, he's made jerky for friends and sold it locally. Last October, Benton launched a Kickstarter campaign to go USDA approved.

This "Spiced Just Right" is described by Uncle Bo as being, "A fusion of Spiced Just Right, and Simply Sweet. Just enough Habaneros to tickle the senses and sweetness to calm the heat."

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Gringo Bandito Beef Jerky

gringo bandito beef jerky
Gringo Bandito has entered into a deal with Homegrown Meats to offer a new co-branded beef jerky variety.

Gringo Bandito is a popular brand of hot sauces owned by Hungry Punker, Inc., based out of Huntington Beach, CA. It was started by Dexter Holland, singer for the punk rock band The Offspring more than 10 years ago.

Homegrown Meats is a brand of grass-fed beef based out of Palomar Mountain, CA that offers a line of steaks, roasts, sausage, and of course, beef jerky. We actually wrote a review of their, "Good Ol' Traditional" last year.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Uncle Bo's Beef Jerky - Spiced Just Right

uncle bo's beef jerky
Uncle Bo's Beef Jerky is a brand started by Tim Benton (AKA Uncle Bo), based out of Winter Springs, FL. Benton describes himself as a "native (hillbilly) from West Virginia and a pioneer at heart".

He started making jerky in 1998 after a friend bought him a dehydrator as a gift. After six months of experimenting, he came up with the recipe for his business. Since then, he's made jerky for friends and sold it locally. Last October, Benton launched a Kickstarter campaign to go USDA approved.

This "Spiced Just Right" is described by Uncle Bo as being blended with habanero peppers but, "with the seeds and capsaicin glands removed for maximum flavor and minimal heat".

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Uncle Bo's Beef Jerky - Hawaiian

uncle bos beef jerky
Uncle Bo's Beef Jerky is a brand started by Tim Benton (AKA Uncle Bo), based out of Winter Springs, FL. Benton describes himself as a "native (hillbilly) from West Virginia and a pioneer at heart".

He started making jerky in 1998 after a friend bought him a dehydrator as a gift. After six months of experimenting, he came up with the recipe for his business. Since then, he's made jerky for friends and sold it locally. Last October, Benton launched a Kickstarter campaign to go USDA approved.

This Hawaiian is described by Uncle Bo as, "My Classic Original with added brown sugar, honey, pineapple and shredded coconut.".

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Pony Express Jerky - Meat Sticks

pony express meat sticks
Pony Express Jerky is a brand owned by Pony Express Enterprises based out of New Holland, PA. The brand was started in 2009 by Ted Cundiff, a veteran of the meat snack industry. Cundiff originally launched Wild Bill's Beef Jerky in 1983, a brand that was bought up by Monogram Foods in 2009.

Pony Express is manufactured in its own USDA inspected facility in New Holland, right in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country. The company offers a retail location in Blue Ball, PA.

Their line of meat sticks are pork-based and includes several flavors. We have three flavors plus one pickled sausage.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Uncle Bo's Beef Jerky - Black Pepper

uncle bo's beef jerky
Uncle Bo's Beef Jerky is a brand started by Tim Benton (AKA Uncle Bo), based out of Winter Springs, FL. Benton describes himself as a "native (hillbilly) from West Virginia and a pioneer at heart".

He started making jerky in 1998 after a friend bought him a dehydrator as a gift. After six months of experimenting, he came up with the recipe for his business. Since then, he's made jerky for friends and sold it locally. Last October, Benton launched a Kickstarter campaign to go USDA approved.

This Black Peppered is described by Uncle Bo as, "My Classic Original with black pepper sprinkled on top just before it’s dried, giving it a steak house flavor profile."

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Pony Express Jerky - Original Beef Steak

pony express beef jerky
Pony Express Jerky is a brand owned by Pony Express Enterprises based out of New Holland, PA. The brand was started in 2009 by Ted Cundiff, a veteran of the meat snack industry. Cundiff originally launched Wild Bill's Beef Jerky in 1983, a brand that was bought up by Monogram Foods in 2009.

Pony Express is manufactured in its own USDA inspected facility in New Holland, right in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country. The company offers a retail location in Blue Ball, PA.

This "Original Beef Steak" is further labeled, "Monster Sized 2oz", and described by the company as, "Our original beef jerky will transport you back in time. A tradition started in the Wild West..."

Friday, December 22, 2017

Uncle Bo's Beef Jerky - Simply Sweet

uncle bo's beef jerky
Uncle Bo's Beef Jerky is a brand started by Tim Benton (AKA Uncle Bo), based out of Winter Springs, FL. Benton describes himself as a "native (hillbilly) from West Virginia and a pioneer at heart".

He started making jerky in 1998 after a friend bought him a dehydrator as a gift. After six months of experimenting, he came up with the recipe for his business. Since then, he's made jerky for friends and sold it locally. Last October, Benton launched a Kickstarter campaign to go USDA approved.

This Simply Sweet is described by Uncle Bo as, "A bit more brown sugar creates a slightly sweeter version of the Classic Original".

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Pony Express Beef Jerky - Black Peppered

pony express beef jerky
Pony Express Jerky is a brand owned by Pony Express Enterprises based out of New Holland, PA. The brand was started in 2009 by Ted Cundiff, a veteran of the meat snack industry. Cundiff originally launched Wild Bill's Beef Jerky in 1983, a brand that was bought up by Monogram Foods in 2009.

Pony Express is manufactured in its own USDA inspected facility in New Holland, right in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country. The company offers a retail location in Blue Ball, PA.

This "Black Peppered" is described by the company as, "A truly bold Flavor. Our Black Pepper beef jerky will leave you wishing for more."

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Dundalk Dan's for the Holidays

by Dundalk Dan's Awesome Beef Jerky

It doesn’t matter if you’re the world’s greatest shopper, or one of the wait-until-the-last-minute folks - either way, shopping for the holidays can be daunting. Luckily, Dundalk Dan’s Awesome Beef Jerky is here to help.

Why not give your friends and family what they really want this holiday season: beef jerky! And now it’s never been easier to make this happen. Introducing the new Dundalk Dan’s Gift Cards. Our new gift card option comes in values of $10, $25, $50, and $100. Recipients receive an email that provides them a code to use on our website the next time they checkout. It’s that simple!

These gift cards are perfect for someone in your life that loves high-quality protein snacks, works out often, or even for someone looking for an easy way to purchase snacks for their kids for school (our snack pack is still the best deal on the web for that).

If gift cards aren’t your thing, Dundalk Dan’s also has plenty of special offers that you can use to give the gift of small-batch, handmade beef jerky to those on your holiday shopping list. Get FREE SHIPPING on any order over $25. And JOIN OUR CREW for a SPECIAL holiday offer
too! Tell us your jerky purchase is a gift, and we’ll include a special holiday message from Dundalk Dan himself!

Whether you choose our 1 oz. or 2 oz. packs, they should fit nicely in any stocking this holiday season.

Happy chewing!

Uncle Bo's Beef Jerky - Classic Original

uncle bos beef jerky
Uncle Bo's Beef Jerky is a brand started by Tim Benton (AKA Uncle Bo), based out of Winter Springs, FL. Benton describes himself as a "native (hillbilly) from West Virginia and a pioneer at heart".

He started making jerky in 1998 after a friend bought him a dehydrator as a gift. After six months of experimenting, he came up with the recipe for his business. Since then, he's made jerky for friends and sold it locally. Last October, Benton launched a Kickstarter campaign to go USDA approved.

This Classic Original described by Uncle Bo as, "A classic American jerky with an umami twist".

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Pony Express Beef Jerky - Sweet Heat

pony express beef jerky
Pony Express Jerky is a brand owned by Pony Express Enterprises based out of New Holland, PA. The brand was started in 2009 by Ted Cundiff, a veteran of the meat snack industry. Cundiff originally launched Wild Bill's Beef Jerky in 1983, a brand that was bought up by Monogram Foods in 2009.

Pony Express is manufactured in its own USDA inspected facility in New Holland, right in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country. The company offers a retail location in Blue Ball, PA.

This "Sweet Heat" is described by the company as, "A true American favorite; a perfect blend of sweet and spicy. For those who can’t just pick one."

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Joe's Wicked Good Jerky - Mary Joe

joes wicked good jerky
Joe's Wicked Good Beef Jerky is a brand owned by Joe's Wicked Good Jerky Corporation, based out of Redding, CA. It was started by the husband and wife duo of Joe Nixt and Traci Nixt, who launched the brand in October 2014.

At the time, Joe had been making his own jerky for over 20 years. He's shared it with friends and co-workers from his contracting business. When Traci lost her secretarial position, the couple decided to make a go at running a jerky company.

This "Mary Joe" is described as a Bloody Mary jerky, "...without the tomato and vodka. The company says that they sold out of their first batch in a week.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Indian Valley Meats - Reindeer Summer Sausage

indian valley meats
Because summer sausage seems to be a popular stocking stuffer gift for Christmas, Jerky Dynasty, a jerky retailer, is offering this brand of snacks originating somewhere closer to Santa's workshop.

Indian Valley Meats is located just south of Anchorage, AK, and specializes in game processing, smoked salmon, and snack meats. They also offer Reindeer Summer Sausage, a popular item among tourists who come up for the summer fishing season.

These two varieties, Alaskan-Siberian, and Hot & Spicy, are each made with Reindeer and blended with beef and pork. Both are made by Indian Valley Meats, at their location, and shipped to anywhere in the USA.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Jeff's Famous Jerky - Sriracha Style Ghost Pepper

jeffs famous jerky
Sriracha Style Ghost Pepper is the newest beef jerky creation from the folks at Jeff's Famous Jerky. Read our previous reviews of Jeff's Famous Jerky.

Jeff's Famous Jerky officially opened for business in 2010 and is owned and operated by Jeff's Famous Foods, Inc., led by founder Jeff Richards and CFO Mike Aggarwal, out of Mission Viejo, CA. The company offers a dozen flavors of jerky and four flavors of bacon jerky, along with one chicken jerky variety.

This Sriracha Style Ghost Pepper is described on the packaging as "Extra Hot & Spicy" and is the second jerky from Jeff's Famous to include the popular asian-style hot sauce.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Two Brothers Jerky - Famously Hot

two brothers jerky
We reviewed Two Brothers Jerky a couple years ago, but they're back with revised recipes, new flavors, and new packaging.

The brand is the collaborative effort of two brothers separated at birth, Paul Brock and Eddie Wales. After growing up never knowing about the other, they one discovered they each had a brother. After they reunited, they took a trip out to a lake and realized they both loved beef jerky, and both had this crazy entrepreneurial spirit. Thus, Two Brothers Jerky was born. Now based out of both Durham, NC and Columbia, SC, Two Brothers Jerky features North Carolina grass fed, grass-finished beef, and made with no nitrates.

This "Famously Hot" (see previous review) is named for Wales' hometown of Columbia, SC, which is "Famously Hot". The company says, "The first bite delivers a deep intensity of crushed red peppers, citrus and garlic with a slow building heat that will make want to grab another piece."

Monday, December 4, 2017

Jerky Boxes: The Perfectly Curated Holiday Gift

by People's Choice Beef Jerky

jerky gift boxes
It’s the most wonderful time of year again and if you’re anything like us you probably need to start thinking about gift ideas. Don’t worry, People’s Choice Beef Jerky has your back.

This holiday season, they are offering curated Jerky Boxes each loaded with handcrafted, artisanal jerky. There is a total of five different boxes with a diversity of flavor profiles ranging from “Health Nut” to “Sweet Tooth” and everything in between. To personalize it even more, customers can include a tailored message in the notes section of the order and People’s will include a handwritten note along with the jerky!

The boxes vary in price to suit all types of budgets and the best part? It’s an all-in-one gift that is packaged and ready to go. One click away from the perfectly packaged treat this holiday. Check out the individual Jerky Box descriptions below to find exactly what you’re looking for...

The Simple & Savory Jerky Box features 3 delicious products from the fan-favorite Classic line, tried and true Old Fashioned line, and savory Carne Seca line.

The Some Like It Hot Jerky Box will guide you through our meat that brings the heat. The box features products from the fan-favorite Classic line, tried & true Old Fashioned line, savory Carne Seca line, and delicious new Tasting Kitchen flavors.

The Sweet Tooth Jerky Box will satisfy your love of all things sweet! The Sweet Tooth box features products from the fan-favorite Classic line, and delicious new Tasting Kitchen flavors.

The Health Nut Jerky Box features our full range of all-natural, gluten-free, and high in protein products. Plus, they are Paleo and Keto friendly. Each product has from 0-1g Carbs and/or Sugar.

The One-of-Everything Box guides you through our jerky family. The box features products from the fan-favorite Classic line, tried & true Old Fashioned line, savory Carne Seca line, and delicious new Tasting Kitchen flavors.


Order a box online: https://peopleschoicebeefjerky.com/collections/jerky-boxes