Eden and his wife Marie (aka Ria) Van officially launched Ria’s RoadKill Jerky in 2011, based out of Long Beach, California where Eden was raised. Eden is a first generation Cambodian immigrant and Marie is Filipina. Ria’s RoadKill Jerky award winning jerky is smoked in very small batches using all natural ingredients with no preservatives that takes four days to make from start to finish. Currently, Ria’s RoadKill Jerky sells Original, Chipotle, Canadian, Habanero, Korean BBQ, Spicy Sriracha, and Peppered beef jerky flavors, along with a Mesquite flavor of crispy Jerky Chips. Today, Ria’s RoadKill Jerky now operates out of Sacramento, California.
The beef used is not guaranteed to be free of growth hormones or additional antibiotics. Also, the beef is not guaranteed to have at least partial free range access to graze on grass. As a result, the highest ingredient rating that can be awarded is a Good (8/10) rating.
Healthy spices are added, which likely includes onion powder, garlic powder, and black pepper.
There is no nutrition facts table provided. As a result, the exact sugar and salt levels are unknown.
Written by guest jerky reviewer Paul Rekker
When I open the bag, I smell natural beef. The pieces are relatively large in size, but are generally sliced rather thin. The jerky is soft and slightly moist, yet they don’t tend to leave any oily residue on your fingers.
I taste salt, pepper, garlic, very little sweet (thankfully), a juice, possibly pineapple juice. This definitely qualifies to be an original flavor, yet a very tasty one at that.
This flavor of jerky is bursting with a veritable cornucopia of stellar flavors, all jumping out at me. I am overcome with delectable flavors, all struggling to be noticed. Holy crap!! This jerky hits like an anvil on the ‘WOW’ factor.
As a personal note to Ria, can you by any chance divulge what highway you’re using to collect all this spectacular tasting roadkill? I wanna go catch me some of my own. With Ria’s roadkill tasting so ridiculously good, who needs ‘organic’, ‘non-GMO’, healthy-this, healthy-that meat?
I want me some of that ‘squealing-tire, bent-bumper’ jerky.
Repeat after me: ‘Ria Rocks! Ria Rocks! Ria Rocks!’…
A no-brainer 10/10 gentlemen. Two thumbs way up!!!👍👍
Here is Stéphane’s taste review: “Holy Smoke, Batman! This jerky is Amazing! The Ria’s Roadkill Jerky – Original Beef Jerky seasoning and texture are awesome and the smokiness kicks it up to notches unknown to mankind.”
“Or is it ‘people kind’, as once said by a famously stupid anomaly and intellectually challenged poor excuse for a prime idiot …Oopsy Daisy, I meant ‘Prime Minister’.”
“God save the Queen and Us all!”
Here is what Mark had to say about this Original beef jerky flavor from Ria’s RoadKill Jerky: “Thanks Paul and Stéphane. Ria’s RoadKill Jerky makes no apologies here for a bold taste of hickory smoke, which is overpowering and scrumptious. Combined with a pleasant tasting light seasoning, Ria’s RoadKill Jerky knocks this original flavor out of the park. Considerable restraint was required to share this highly addictive jerky with other people.”
“Here are some sound bites from the Group of Seven.”
Stéphane: “It’s a good day to be a carnivore.”
Nolan: “If the goal was for a hickory smoked flavor they achieved it.”
Ava: “It feels like that there is a barbecue going on in my mouth.”
Sid: “Definitely smoky.”
Mark M.: “Give it a 10, classic taste.”
Ria’s RoadKill Jerky sells four 4 ounce/113 gram bags of jerky online for $34.99. That equates to $2.18 an ounce, which rates as a cheap price. Commendably, free shipping is offered on all orders. For smaller orders, visit their EBay and ETSY shops.
This beige plastic resealable bag has a label affixed to both the front and back. The Ria’s RoadKill Jerky logo depicts a picture of a bull’s head. There is a graphic on the front indicating that this is award winning jerky.
A slogan printed on this bag is “The Real Man’s Meat – EST. 2011”. The only fact printed on this bag is “No Preservatives”.
Some bag categories missing are the jerky weight not stated in grams, a USDA stamp, barcode, allergen alerts, distributor address details, best before date, a hole to hang on hooks, a blurb about Ria’s RoadKill Jerky or this flavor, and a nutrition facts table.
Order their jerky online: www.riasroadkilljerky.com
Ria’s RoadKill Jerky – Original Beef Jerky was last modified: June 12/2020 by