Founder Ricky Hirsch was astounded by the excessive sugar content in most jerky products, igniting his mission to create a jerky that’s both delectable and health-conscious. Collaborating with world-renowned chefs, he committed to reducing sugar and salt while prioritizing premium, wholesome ingredients. This transformative journey elevated jerky from a gas station snack to a healthy choice. Think Jerky exclusively Read More
Trader Joe’s is a popular American grocery store chain known for its unique and eclectic selection of products. Founded in 1958 by Joe Coulombe, the Trader Joe’s brand name was created in 1967. Trader Joe’s has become famous for offering a variety of specialty and gourmet foods at relatively affordable prices. The store is often characterized by its friendly and quirky atmosphere, Read More
Damn Good Jerky describes themselves in their words: “None of us had any experience in the food industry. Our backgrounds include construction, sales, and every facet of floor care. We view our lack of knowledge as an asset. Since we don’t subscribe to the traditional ways of producing products, we have taken great steps to determine how to get the best results. If you dislike how something is being done, change the rules and do Read More
Gold Emblem started appearing in stores several years ago. This Gold Emblem jerky brand seems to be a replacement for the Clover Valley jerky brand, although that is not verified. While CVS Pharmacy, Inc. distributes this jerky, I generally refer to this jerky as Dollar Store jerky. The quality of Dollar Store jerky has come a long way in the last 15 years. Read More
Wegmans is a privately-owned regional supermarket chain founded in 1916 in Rochester, New York, USA. The company is known for its high-quality products, exceptional customer service, and commitment to sustainability. Wegmans operates over 100 stores across the United States, primarily in the Northeast region, and employs over 50,000 people. Read More
Note: For a more current taste review, open up Branding Iron – Peppered Beef Jerky (Recipe #2).
I first discovered Branding Iron beef jerky back in 2010 on a trip to California. This jerky brand name may be named JW Branding Iron. The ingredient list has since been cleaned up by removing MSG and sodium nitrite. This Branding Iron jerky brand is distributed under the name Read More
The Hsin Tung Yang brand name was launched in 1967 by the former chairman, Mr. Mai Hsin-Fu, based out of Taiwan. In 1980, they started selling their jerky in the United States to Asian supermarkets. In 1985, Mr. Mai Hsin-Fu unexpectedly passed away due to high blood pressure at 44. His sudden death shocked the whole industry. Despite his death, his passionate work ethic remains with the company today. Read More