Almighty Beef Jerky Tastes Heavenly
Upon opening the resealable bag of Smokestacks Almighty Beef Jerky for the first time, the aroma hits you like a wave crashing on the beach. There is nothing else noticable but the smell of smoked-meat goodness. That smell, combined with the oversized (and thick!) strips of Smokestacks told me I was in for a treat. This isn’t the jerky you’ll find gracing the shelves next to the cash register at your local convenience store: this is the real deal!
After pulling out what would be the first of many samples, the first thing I noticed was the thickness of the strip. It was about 1/4″ thick at some points — easily twice as thick as any jerky I’ve ever seen! It was also dry, leaving my fingers without any of the residual greasiness that I’ve experienced with other national brands.
I bit off a chunk and started chewing. It was a slow build-up, starting off very mellow and growing stronger as I continued to chew. There was a bit of spiciness, as well as a bit of saltiness, but neither was overpowering. After I had finished the first piece, my mouth was full of a smoked flavoring I can only describe as a tingling feeling on my tastebuds. The heat wasn’t too much, but it wasn’t too little either.
The package indicated that what I was tasting was the “Olde Original Flavor” that is “hot and spicy, fresh and delicious.” There is no false advertising on this package, that’s for sure.
Smokestacks Almighty Beef Jerky was created as a hobby, but became so popular its creator decided to share it on the open market. Smokestacks is available in three sizes: 1 lb. ($25), 1/2 lb. ($13) and 1/4 lb. ($7) (plus shipping cost). It can be ordered via their Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/
Smokestacks.Almighty.Beef.Jerky) or via [email protected]
If you’re a fan of jerky (or know of someone who is), Smokestacks is sure to please.
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Meet the Reviewer!
Matt Williams is a father of two and
Systems Engineer with Northrop Grumman.
He enjoys cooking and gardening and
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his kids’ sports teams.