Vic Guido teamed up with Richard Cresswell in 2014 to create Red Truck Beef Jerky – a small, family-owned business that sustainably sources premium cuts of whole-muscle beef shoulder, right here in the USA. The result is the most tender and lean jerky on the market. For the past five years, they’ve focused almost exclusively on making their products accessible in physical stores. Today you can find them in Dick’s Sporting Goods, Kroger’s, Giant, GetGo, Ace Hardware, and many more spots. 10% of their online proceeds to Wounded Warrior Project.
In 2020, they are just starting on their direct-to-consumer, online journey but are myopically focused on their customer’s experience. They’re coming to you directly so that they can serve you and engage with you more meaningfully. From engaging with them on social platforms to devouring their delicious products, your success is their success.
The next review for Red Truck Beef Jerky will focus on a 1 ounce/28 gram bag of their cajun flavored alligator pork stick. This flavor is described as get wild and get weird. Life is too short for anything else! The jerky was kindly submitted for review by CRO Tyler.
Ingredients: Alligator, Pork, Water, Seasoning (Salt, Red, Black & White Pepper, Dextrose, Spices, Onion & Garlic Powder), Non Fat Dry Milk, Encapsulated Citric Acid, Encapsulated Celery Powder (Celery, Sea Salt), Stuffed Into A Beef Collagen Casing.
This alligator is sourced responsibly from the bayou of Louisiana. Alligator is known to be high on protein and low in fat. The pork used is ethically raised, meaning it is guaranteed to be free of growth hormones and additional antibiotics. As a result, the highest ingredient rating awarded is a Very Good (9/10) rating.
There is no nutrition facts table provided. As a result, the exact sugar and salt levels are unknown.
RED TRUCK BEEF JERKY – CAJUN FLAVORED ALLIGATOR PORK STICK
Written by guest jerky reviewer Paul Rekker
When I bite open the bag, I smell next to nothing. The meat stick is shaped just exactly like all other meat sticks. The hue is lighter than most, and the collagen casing does not properly ‘snap’ like some others.
The first flavors I encounter are salt, at a very enjoyable high level, next to no sweet, garlic, onion, and the Cajun flavor is definitely present. I detect slight onion in the background.
This meat stick is coming across precisely as expected, although I’ve never had alligator anything before, so the alligator taste will remain anonymous, as I can not say for sure that is what I am tasting. However, what I am tasting is an exceptionally flavourful meat stick, complete with the Cajun spice, as well as enough other delectable flavors to make this a supremely succulent snack, sufficiently saturated with splendid spices and stuffed with salient seasonings to spruce up your senses. D*mn, this is a ridiculously addictive meat stick, sign me up, let’s all get in our nearest Red Truck and drive like Mario Andretti to our closest bayou to grab us some more ‘gator, we got some more alligator meat sticks to procure and consume. An undeniable 10/10 gentlemen. Saddle up!!
Written by guest jerky reviewer Stéphane Leclerc
I’ve enjoyed the Red Truck Beef Jerky – Cajun Alligator, the overall taste is good, and the Cajun flavor is on point. The spices are very flavorful, with the Cayenne at the forefront. The spiciness is well balanced and compliments the meat perfectly without overtaking the taste.
My only issue, the gator is barely noticeable. The gator meat for the most part and depending on the cut, is very mild. While mixed with pork, I could barely notice the taste or smell. I especially paid close attention to the gator aroma and taste and found it was mostly and unsurprisingly overwhelmed by the pork and spices.
In the end, I liked this meat stick mostly for other reasons. If I objectively rate this snack on its claim and merit, I’d rate it somewhere between 8 and 9 out of 10.
Here is what Mark had to say about this cajun flavored alligator pork stick flavor from Red Truck Beef Jerky: “Thanks Paul and Stéphane for the great taste reviews. True in that this meat stick tastes fantastic. True in that the cajun flavor comes across nicely. Also true that there is no discernable taste or smell of alligator present. The pork overwhelms the alligator flavor, but kind of hard to complain as to the best of my knowledge, the FDA forces jerky makers to mix exotic meat sticks with another meat, normally pork. You could say that this is an enhanced pork flavor.”
“One other complaint is that the texture lacks a ‘snap’ for a meat stick to lose a rating. Paul later vehemently argued that this flavor could not lose two ratings. True, this cajun flavor is just too good tasting. A Very Good (9/10) taste rating will be awarded despite the lack of alligator flavor.”
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The only missing bag category is a best before date. There is a batch number printed that could translate to a best before date. To the credit of Red Truck Beef Jerky a phone number is displayed for customer inquiries.
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Red Truck Beef Jerky – Cajun Flavored Alligator Pork Stick was last modified: September 23/2023 by