Lee’s Market was founded in 1962 on the premise of providing quality products at a convenience to customers in the Newport, Michigan area. Since then, they have grown to a staple in Southeastern Michigan for jerky, as what many of their customers believe to be “The Best Jerky Around”. All their artisan jerky is 100% USDA approved, hand sliced, house-brined, and wood smoked. Read More
On the back of the Old Trapper jerky bag, they describe how they have over 40 years of experience making jerky. They explain how the finest ingredients are used and then smoked with natural wood. In 2016, Old Trapper embarked on its most ambitious expansion yet when it broke ground on a new 80,000 square foot manufacturing facility at its headquarters in Forest Grove, Oregon. Read More
Note: For a more current taste review open up Old Trapper Beef Jerky (Review #2).
On the back of the Old Trapper jerky bag, they describe how they have over 40 years of experience making jerky. They go on to explain how the finest ingredients are used, and then smoked with real wood. In 2016, Old Trapper embarked on their most 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
For over 130 years, McCormick has grown to be one of the biggest companies selling spices, among other food products. Located in Hunt Valley, Maryland, McCormick created a Grill Mates product line for their meats. McCormick teamed up with Red Truck Beef Jerky to launch this Grill Mates jerky line. Ten percent of the online proceeds go to the Wounded Warrior Project. Read More
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 Read More
Gold Emblem seemed to start appearing in stores about three years ago. This Gold Emblem jerky brand seems to be a replacement to the Clover Valley jerky brand, although that is not verified. While CVS Pharmacy, Inc. ditributes 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 dozen years. Read More