Monday, March 4, 2019

Miernicki's Amazing Jerky

miernicki's amazing jerky
Miernicki's Amazing Jerky recently redeveloped its recipe after we published our original review last December 2016, and sent us more samples for a review. The company is based in Santee. CA.

The company was founded by Paul Miernicki, a PGA golf professional who spends much of time running a golf instruction course in San Marcos, CA. Considering how popular beef jerky is with folks who like to whack little white balls over well-manicured lawns, he chose to perfect his own meat snack recipe instead of spending so much money on "jerky soaked in chemicals".

This new recipe effectively keeps the same emphasis on coriander, vinegar, and black pepper, but eliminates some extraneous ingredients, and lowers the amount of sodium. It's still labeled as, "all natural", but the company includes that it's gluten-free too.

Friday, February 15, 2019

C-Star Provisions - American Wagyu Beef Jerky

c-star provisions beef jerky
C-Star Provisions is a new beef jerky brand that launched with a Kickstarter campaign back in August of 2018. They've since started selling online through their website.

The name, "C-Star" stems from Cowboy Star, the famous steakhouse in San Diego's East Village. It's actually a collaboration between the restaurant and an investment group. Cowboy Star had been offering this jerky to diners for the past year. When a group of investors had dropped by for dinner, they sampled the jerky and knew there was potential for a business deal.

This American Wagyu Beef Jerky is made using the same Wagyu beef that Cowboy Star uses at its restaurant. According to C-Star Provisions, this jerky has a, "rich, complex flavor and melt-in-your-mouth texture that you can only find in a true steakhouse".

Sunday, January 27, 2019

The Patriot Brands Beef Jerky - Smokies with Cheese and Peppers

the patriot brands smokies
A month ago, we reviewed the Little Smokies from The Patriot Brands. Today, we have their "Smokies with Cheese and Peppers" variety of the same.

The Patriot Brands Beef Jerky is a new brand that launched in February of 2018 by James Napier of Cuba, MO. The company also markets a line of hot sauces under the same brand. Napier seems well-known and well-liked by many as a patriot with his beard dyed red, white, and blue. The name "Patriot Brands" stems from his overwhelming support of the United States and the people who have fought for it. He's associated with "The Patriot Church", a congregation also based out of Cuba, MO.

These "Smokies with Cheese and Peppers" flavor are described by the company as a blend of jalapeno peppers and cheddar cheese, going on to say that they're, "smoked cured". They actually have lots of tiny cheese chunks and jalapeno bits mixed into the meat.