It all started out with Michael visiting family in Borneo, Malaysia in 2007. Little did Michael know that there was a recipe in his family for over 30 years. Michael’s family in Malaysia are vegetarian Buddhists, and found mushroom jerky to be the perfect alternative to meat, with its meaty like texture. Michael knew that his family had something special that had to be shared with Read More
It is a generally accepted story that an ancient South American Inca tribe called the Quechua first made jerky (“ch’arki”) as early as the 1500’s. Halal Mummified Jerky blows that theory away, where it is well documented that jerky was made thousands of years ago by ancient Egyptians. Archeologists made this discovery when they found dried foods preserved in Read More
The jerky bag collection has now officially reached over 1,200 jerky bags, with each bag being unique. After making homemade jerky starting in 2007, I started collecting jerky bags for ideas on what ingredients to use on my own homemade jerky. That more turned out to be an exercise of what ingredients not to use. Thankfully, the jerky industry has somewhat cleaned up Read More
The Smokehouse Jerky Co. brand name was launched in 2008. On January 2/2017, Franco and his wife Patti Fonseca acquired Smokehouse Jerky Co. from Trent Levinson and his wife Barbie. Franco has since added some new flavors, and they have a new web site design. All Smokehouse Jerky Co. jerky is made in small batches. Tender Heifer Snack Co. are always looking for Read More
The Great Canadian Meat Company recently shortened their brand name to Great Canadian Meat, and they were founded in 1992, as a two man operation. With their deli line, in addition to jerky, Great Canadian Meat has grown to become one of the largest lines of meat snacks in Canada. It is a fairly common sight to see The Great Canadian Meat Company beef jerky for sale in Ontario Read More
Note: For a current live taste review on a tweaked healthier ingredient list, and different bag design, open up Great Canadian Meat – Original Beef Jerky (Recipe #2).