Sunday, August 16, 2009

Ed Roadhouse Jerky - Sweet & Spicy "Orange Beef"

Ed's Roadhouse Jerky - Sweet & Spicy "Orange Beef"

Grade A+

In case you haven't figured it out yet, I'm a huge Ed's Roadhouse Jerky fan! I find that he has some of the best and unique tasting jerkies you can buy today. When I first heard about this new flavor, I knew that it would be good, but I had no idea that it would be this good! This flavor has overtaken Ed's Sweet Black Pepper flavor and has become my favorite jerky. Let's start off with the quality of this jerky, Ed's jerky is nice and thin just like I like my jerky. The freshness and quality of the meat he uses surpasses any jerky on the market today. When you eat the jerky it literally melts in your mouth, there's no other way to describe it. Not only do these qualities apply to this jerky, it applies to every flavor he sells. Now, on to the flavor of this jerky... just like the name says, sweetness with a little spiciness (not overpowering) and then BAM, the orange flavor hits your taste buds and it's a combination that will knock you off your seat and before you know it the entire bag is gone. Three other people tried this jerky and couldn't believe how good it was (and one of the people don't even like jerky!). I could go on and on about how great this jerky is, but you need to try it yourself. You can order it from Ed's website, It's very reasonably priced $3.75 for 2oz. I've been eating a lot of mediocre jerky over the last month that wasn't even worth writing about, but this stuff gets me excited for jerky again!! Good job Ed!!

Beef Biltong - Regular

Beef Biltong - Regular

Grade: D

I got this bag of jerky at the Beef Jerky Outlet in Denham Springs a while back and finally came up with the desire to review it. The owner of the store explained that Biltong jerky is based in South Africa and they use vinegar to cure their meat. I thought that the jerky might be unique and have a nice vinegar taste to it, but I was wrong. This stuff is very bland. The consistency is thin, but kind of powdery and not too good. For some reason the flavor kind of reminded me of bologna. You would think that with a vinegar base that it would have a tangy kind of flavor, but no, it was very bland, pretty awful tasting stuff. I passed it around to friends and they all had the same opinion. I threw out most of the jerky and didn't finish it all, save your money, don't fall for the "hype" like I did.

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