Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Tasting Notes: Beefy Boys Jerky #ShopSmall #Sponsor

This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Beefy Boys Jerky. All opinions are my own.

When I saw Beefy Boys Jerky's listing on the Local Harvest website, I was excited: local beef jerky. Yes! 

Then, it turns out I know one of the guys involved in the business. Even better. I love supporting local. But I love supporting friends' businesses even more.

So, I asked if I could taste the products and he gave me a nice sampling. After just a few bites, the Precise Kitchen Elf was convinced that he wanted to give bags of jerky to his teachers as part of their holiday baskets...along with a note thanking them for "beefing up his education." So, I placed an order almost immediately. And I did get the green light to share this SECRET LOCALS' ONLY deal with you...

If you buy 24 bags, they have a deal for $150.00 including local delivery. 
(That works out to $6.25/bag) 
Get the special by calling 888-669-2010, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm PST.
You get to pick the flavors!!

Tasting Notes We each had different favorites!

Their beef jerky is made fresh weekly with meat sourced from a local supplier located within 120 miles of their Salinas plant. They use a portion of the Top Round and slice the meat so that you can tell it is from a solid piece of meat. "The bigger, the better," they say. Then it's slow-cooked and hand cut with butcher's scissors after it's cooled. There is a lot of variation in the product, but that's how you know it's hand-crafted in small batches. Yummy.

Reserve: This was my favorite for two reasons - first, it's cut into carrot-sized strips versus thin sheets. So, it's thicker and more tender. Second, you can taste the red wine in the marinade. Wow. You know me, I'm a red wine gal. This was an easy pick as my favorite.

Teriyaki: This was Jake's favorite . It had nice flavor, but - for me - it was the toughest texturewise.

Sweet Garlic: This was the most moist of all the ones we tried. And it was also the most mild and most sweet. Though I don't usually like sweet beef jerky, this might have made me a convert. It was definitely D's favorite.

Jamaican-Style: This, like the Reserve is cut into carrot-sized strips versus thin sheets. Again, it's thicker and more tender. I love the complex flavors, but the most prominent for me were garlic and all spice. Delish.

Peppered: This is made with a secret family recipe dating back to 1963. It has a nice peppery bite without being too spicy. Very nice. I think this was R's favorite.

Hot Peppered: Okay, truth be told, we haven't tried this one. Not yet. We're a little daunted by the fact that it's completely orange with red chili pepper flakes. Maybe we'll sit down with the bag and a glass of milk soon. I'll keep you posted.

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*Disclosure: I received this product for free from the sponsor. 
However, all statements are 100% my own and 100% accurate.

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