Ria's Roadkill - Korean BBQ

Ria's Korean delivers one of the most unique flavor profiles of any jerky I have tried.

Redneck Seasonings Danse Macabre

Do you think you are man enough to take the heat from this jerky? I wasn't. This is the hottest jerky I have ever tried.

Ed's Custom Beef Jerky - Louisiana Teriyaki

Ed'd offers some of the best jerky I tried and this Teriyaki is my favorite sweet variety.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Bad Buds Beef Jerky - Hotternhail Ghost

These long, narrow strips of jerky are some of the hottest I tested. Bad Buds Jerky is run by Buddy Stone of Hogansville, GA.  Bud has been in the jerky business since 2005. If you enjoy the pain that can only be delivered by the ominous Ghost pepper, you need to give this jerky a try.

Jonty Jacobs Biltong - Orignal

Biltong is a cured meat that originated in South Africa. Jonty Jacobs specializes in this savory specialty. The Biltong slices were very thin, almost paper thin and a little fattier that what I have come to expect from jerky. In fact, you can actually see visible fat in some of the pieces. There is no sweet or heat to interrupt the meaty, beefy flavor.

Ed's Custom Beef Jerky - Jalapeno

Ed's Jalapeno flavor won 2nd place in the 2013 Pepper and More contest. No surprise, this is great jerky with a jalapeno kick that is not too hot, but let's you know you are in a fight. There is a salty, vinegary, peppery flavor that is very unique, and delicious.

Ed's Custom Beef Jerky - Original

If you like a mild jerky with a smoky beefy flavor then Ed's Original may be the jerky for you. I consider this jerky to be mild, but there is some black pepper flavor throughout. The Original is a little salty, but not too salty. This would be a great "go-to" jerky for any road trip.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Ed's Custom Beef Jerky - Teriyaki Louisiana

When your tastes lean toward something on the sweet side, Teriyaki Louisiana has a delicious, sweet taste without being overly sweet. There is a smokiness to this jerky that I cannot quite place, but I like it. It has a lot of flavor and even a little heat. Basically, it is a perfect balance of sweet and heat.

Jimmy's Sticky Jerky - RFH (Real Freakin Hot)

Someone call the fire department! Jimmy warned you, this jerky is real freakin' hot. If you are ready to clear out your sinuses and feel the burn, then RFH is for you. RFH delivers just enough sweetness on the front end to get the beef on your tongue, then it is a barrage of pain from a medley of peppers that will get your attention.

Jimmy's Sticky Jerky - Fire

Fire has the stickyness promised in the name plus the heat worthy of the name "Fire".  The heat comes at you from a combination of Habanero, Jalapeno, Ghost Peppers and Crushed Red Pepper. The brown sugar give Fire enough sweetness to make you think you are in for a sweet treat, but don't think this is a sugary treat. Jimmy's Fire will leave a lasting impression on your tongue for minutes after the last bite is swallowed.

The texture of the Fire is moist and slightly sticky. The jerky is easy to chew and does not put a strain on your jaw. Overall, one of the best textures of any jerky I have tried. As with other Jimmy's jerkys, I picked up a faint taste of cilantro, even though it is not listed as an ingredient.

Jimmy's Sticky Jerky Fire is one of my favorites!

Riding and Eating Tips
Jimmy's Sticky Jerky comes in a vacuum-sealed bag, but it is not resealable. So, unless you want sticky chunks of jerky lining your tank bag or jacket pocket, bring a Ziplok bag.

Ingredients: Beef, Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce, Brown Sugar, Ginger, Garlic, Vinegar, Worcestshire, Crushed Red Pepper, Cayenne Pepper, Habanero, Jalapeno, Ghost Peppers, Seasonings, Smoke Flavor

2.5 oz vacuum bag

Jimmy's Sticky Jerky - Sweet

Jimmy's Sticky Jerky Sweet begins to earn the "sticky" label. Even though not as sticky as some, you may be licking your fingers after popping a few of these moist pieces into your mouth.

Jimmy's Sticky Jerky - Cilantro Lime

To be fair, I am no fan of cilantro. I have always found it to have a "soapy" taste. The first flavor is a sweetish lime followed by that familiar cilantro taste. The heat from the cayenne pepper comes on late and lingers on the back of the throat.

Bad Buds Bull Jerky - Mild

These long, narrow strips of jerky are toothsome to say the least. However, the narrowness of the strips makes them easier to chew. The dominate flavor is beef and soy sauce. The strips are moderately salty

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Redneck Seasonings - Limapeño

The first flavor that I notice is the lime, followed by saltiness and sweetness. There is a little pepper flavor in the background, but by no means is this jerky what you would call "hot". It has a little kick, but not over done. What I don't get is a lot of Jalapeno flavor, perhaps that is why the Jalapeno powder is listed last on the list of ingredients.

The texture of the jerky is dry and even a bit crunchy with a slightly sticky surface. Plan on doing some finger-licking after putting a bite in your mouth. It takes a bit of effort to bite off a chunk and chewing can be laborious.

I did get a couple of bites of sinew that were impossible to complete and had to be ejected (spit out).

Overall, I enjoy the flavor, albeit a bit too salty for my tastes. If you like a citrus flavor and can handle the salt, this is a good choice.

Riding and Eating Tips
The vacuum sealed plastic bag will keep the jerky fresh until opened, and the bags are resealable Ziplok-type bags making them perfect for taking with you on your next ride. The bags are small enough to fit in your tank bag, or even in your jacket pocket.

Ingredients: Beef, Turbinado Sugar, White Sugar, Chile Verde, Infused Sea Salt, Lime Juice Powder, Jalapeno Powder

Heat Level: 2

4oz resealable bag