JerkySnob Subscription Box Review – February 2015
JerkySnob is a monthly subscription that sends artisan jerky from small-batch producers across the country.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: JerkySnob
The Cost: $27/monthly with free shipping for 8 oz of jerky (3-4 bags), $52/monthly with free shipping for 1 pound of jerky (6-8 bags)
The Products: Small-batch beef jerky made without MSG, nitrates, nitrites, or corn syrup.
Ships to: US
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JerkySnob includes an informational card that details the month’s featured jerky producers.
Lawless Jerky in Honey Chipotle– 2 oz., value $6.99
Lawless Jerky in Aloha Teriyaki– 2 oz, value $6.99
Lawless Jerky offers “world-inspired” flavors that are “powerful and unique.” I was definitely intrigued by both of these flavors and excited to try them. The Honey Chipotle was a delicious balance of sweet and spicy. It’s flavored with paprika, honey, brown sugar, and apple cider vinegar. The Aloha Teriyaki was less spicy but had a nice tangy saltiness from the blend of brown sugar, ginger, rice vinegar, and soy sauce. Lawless uses 100% grass-fed beef and dry ages their jerky to preserve tenderness. It definitely makes a difference- this was some moist and tender jerky! Both flavors are also all-natural and gluten free.
Mikey’s Jerky in Great Barrier Beef– 2.25oz, value $8.99
Mikey’s Jerky in Mikey’s Original– 2.25 oz, value $8.99
Mikey’s Jerky is made using grass-fed beef that contains no hormones and no antibiotics. Unlike the tender jerky from Lawless, Mikey’s was drier and almost crunchy. I’m not used to this style of jerky, but I enjoyed it (though it required a bit more chewing). The Great Barrier Beef is flavored with garlic powder, crushed red pepper, soy, Worcestershire, and Caribbean jerk sauce. This jerky gets 3/7 on the spicy scale, but I would say it’s definitely more medium than mild (the heat from the crushed red pepper really builds). Of all the flavors I received, the Mikey’s Original tastes most like a classic beef jerky.
Verdict: The jerky included in this shipment adds up to $31.96, which is good for the $27 cost of the box. I enjoyed all of the jerky, but especially liked trying the unusual flavor combinations by Lawless. All of the jerky included in this box was beef, so I wonder if JerkySnob will include other types of jerky in the future. It would be interesting to see other types of meat included, I think, like pork or turkey.
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