Saturday, September 12, 2009

House of Jerky Review

This is the most perfect time of year to think of jerky. The temperatures are starting to drop and, although most men I know eat jerky year round, it seems that deer season brings on massive jerky buying sprees.

Earlier this year, I met Janie on twitter. Janie is with the House of Jerky and is a super nice lady. Janie was kind enough to send me a "bundle" of jerky to try out and write a review about. On the day the package arrived, my son, Cody and his friends, Chris and Eddie were hanging out at the house which is sometimes rare. They were more than happy to "test" the jerky with me and give their opinions of each flavor. So, this review has the honest opinions of Me and 3 young men.

Here we go:

Beef flavors:

Natural - Our natural flavor is rich in the natural taste of top quality beef. With just a hint of spices and natural smoke flavor, this treat is hard to beat. Our unique recipe is always moist and fresh.

Us: Well liked by us all, but my favorite. It had the perfect blend of flavors. Not spicy, not sweet, just a good smoky, jerky flavor.

Sweet & Spicy - A great treat for those who like sweet and spicy foods. Formulated with honey, brown sugar, and pineapple juice for the sweet taste and tabasco sauce, white pepper and cayenne pepper for the spicy tang. Real zip!

Us: This selection was left to the boys to taste. I cannot do spicy, even in small doses. This flavor was clearly a top pick and the favorite for Cody and Chris. A perfect blend of sweet and spicy flavoring. The heat nor the sweet was overpowering. Once it was gone, they wanted more!

Teriyaki - Our Teriyaki Flavor is one of our best sellers. If you have ever tried Teriyaki beef jerky and didn't like it, we guarantee you will love this. With a compliment of just the right amount of sweetness and spices, this unique recipe can not be duplicated anywhere.

Us: This was the 2nd most favorite for us. It was really good. It was not too sweet or too spicy, just a pleasant combination of seasonings.

Black Pepper -Our Black Peppered flavor is a perfect recipe for those who like a certain zing to their beef jerky. Made with crushed black pepper, this tasteful snack is hard to put down. This treat is great for all occasions and will be one of your favorites.

Us: This was the favorite for Eddie but we all liked it. It has just the right amount of black pepper to enhance to the flavor of the beef. It was really good.

- Our Hot flavor is for those who dare! Made with habenero peppers, this treat requires lots of refreshments. Not exactly a "Chernobyl" type of hot, but just enough to appreciate the numbness of your taste buds with an incredible flavor!

Us: I left this one for the boys to try. I can't eat anything with even a little "zip" to it. The boys liked this one, but could only eat a little at a time. It is not for the "faint of heart" and was, to them, just almost too hot to eat.

Turkey flavors:

Black Pepper and Teriyaki - I must admit, the turkey flavors were a "NO" for us all. They weren't horrible by no means. I think it was probably just new flavors that you would need to get used to, as far as jerky goes. We have had the venison jerky, but, outside of that, it's been just the traditional jerkys. Lord knows, I love turkey and eat it year round, so that's my best explanation.

Black Pepper - Our Black Peppered flavor is a perfect recipe for those who like a certain zing to their beef jerky. Made with crushed black pepper, this tasteful snack is hard to put down. This treat is great for all occasions and will be one of your favorites.

Teriyaki - Our Turkey Jerky is available in Teriyaki flavor. The teriyaki seasoning is just the right flavor to compliment the natural taste of turkey. For those who are health conscious or just appreciate the unique recipe we have developed over the years to make the best Turkey Jerky in any house.

About House of Jerky:

House of Jerky® products are always made fresh with no preservatives or MSG added. Our superior flavor comes from our seasoning and marinating process.

Gourmet Jerky
House of Jerky's® unique recipes ensure exceptional taste and quality
No Preservatives
No Artificial Colors
No Nitrites
No Flavor Enhancers
High Protein - Low Fat
Our Jerky is made from Grade A, USDA inspected meats
USDA approved, licensed and daily inspected facility
Free shipping with every order

Overall, I will highly recommend House of Jerky to you. When it comes to jerky, they have it down to an art. The customer service is great. Janie is great. She is friendly and, after months of dealing with her I can tell you, it's not all about business. She is a genuine person who cares about you and likes sharing her life with her "virtual friends" on twitter. This alone would make me buy from House of Jerky. What an added bonus!

I also want to point out their program for Soldiers:

Jerky for Soldiers Angels

Soldiers' Angels currently supports tens of thousands of American Service Members stationed wherever we raise our nation's flag, and the number continues to grow daily. Soldiers Angels are dedicated in supporting our military during and after their deployment. With our partnership with Soldiers Angels, we are helping them raise funds. If you would like to help support our troops through Soldiers Angels, we donate $10, whenever you place an order on this "Operation Beef Jerky Page. This is not about politics, this is about not forgetting our soldiers in harm's way.

Send hero packs to your favorite soldier. All orders include free shipping and a personalized note from you.

Contact Information:

Janie would love to hear from you or assist you with ordering this high quality jerky. Here's how to find her:

Twitter: House of Jerky
Website: House of Jerky

While you're there, sign up for their Newsletter. You don't want to miss any great deals, especially this close to Christmas.

Thanks again, Janie!