New Year's Resolutions made easier with Jerky!

New Year's Resolutions made easier with Jerky!

Claire Patrick

It's that time of year again...when we make a list of goals we're beholden to for the next 365 days. Some years we go easy on ourselves, and sometimes it's a real challenge. This year, our resolution is to make YOUR goals easier to meet - with - you guessed it - JERKY.  You may be wondering how jerky can possibly relate to your 2018 resolutions. We think you'l be pleasantly surprised. 

Resolution #1: Take your vitamins.

vitamins

Sometimes pills can be hard to swallow. So chew on this instead: Jerky is chock full of vitamins! Beef Jerky is an excellent source for minerals like iron, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and zinc! Low on B-12? Jerky's got you covered there as well - plus with several other B vitamins!  Has your doc told you to increase your Omega 3 intake? Our Alaskan Salmon Jerky is a great source of Omega 3s! So - skip the pills and eat some meat. You earned it. 

Resolution #2: Hit the gym. 

Gym Workout
If you're gonna' work out - you're gonna' need protein.  Whether you've jumped on the Crossfit bandwagon and want to go Paleo, or just want to make sure your muscles are getting the stuff they need to repair, Jerky's got your back. Your average post-workout snack should have anywhere from 10-20 grams of protein - which means you just need to eat 2-3 pieces of our very own old fashioned jerky to do the trick.  Filling your gym bag with our gourmet jerky is a great way to stay motivated - what better reward for a workout? 

Resolution #3: Be more romantic. 

Exotic Meat Bouquet

We've got three little words for you that will go a LONG way: Exotic Meat Bouquet. Nothing says "I love you" quite like jerky, and we're pretty sure this gift (and one of our newest offerings) would turn your favorite guy into putty in your hands. Is your #1 relationship goal this year to add a little sizzle? Spice things up with our Hot and Spicy gift bundle! We promise, you won't regret it. 

Resolution #4: Try something new. 

Try Something New

You may be one of those folks who was more than ready to shrug off 2017 and dive right in with a different approach to 2018. One good way to get out of a rut is always to try something new. And boy - do we have options! Never tasted snake or ostrich jerky? This is your year! When it comes to new and unique flavors to tantalize your tastebuds, our Jerky runs the gamut. 

There you have it. You've got no excuses. This year's gonna' be the year you tackle all your resolutions - cross them off your list. We've got your back. Here's to 2018! 

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Supporting our troops with Jerky!

Supporting our troops with Jerky!

Claire Patrick

When Veteran's Day rolls around every year, we find ourselves filled with gratitude toward all those who have honorably served in the military – in war time or peace time.  But we're not just thankful on November 11th - we take pleasure in shipping out military donations year round from our generous customers. 

We're not surprised that jerky is something the guys and gals serving our country really want in their care packages.  And we absolutely love putting extra sticks of jerky in those Ultimate Packs going overseas. It's the least we can do to say thanks for fighting for our freedom. And we love working with Any Soldier to get goodies into the hands of those who don't typically recieve much mail from home. 

We've been mulling over what more we could do to show our gratitude and we decided to launch a JERKY GIVEAWAY! Beginning today - through the end of the year (December 31st)- we're taking entries from Active Duty Military personnel to have the chance to win a year's supply of jerky! You'll be subscribed to our Jerky of the month club for all of 2018! That's a $360 value! 

What does America mean to you?

There are lots of ways to enter - what we really want to know is: what America/serving our country means to you. You can tag us in a brief tweet about your love for our country with the hashtag #JerkyDynastyUSA. Or post a photo of your squad on our facebook page.  Or write your heart out and email us your thoughts at jerkydynasty@gmail.com. We all know our country is in need of a little love - what a great way to spread it! 

Be sure and share the giveaway opportunity with others in your unit - you're family after all.  And we'd bet if they happen to win the year's supply they'd thank you by sharing their Jerky stash!  Win win, right?!? We're looking forward to reading your entries and seeing your photos. Good luck and godspeed! 






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Get that beach body with beef jerky!

Get that beach body with beef jerky!

Claire Patrick

If you’re counting down the calendar days ‘til summer, we’ve got about 8 weeks left - technically. But we all know summer begins long before the solstice. And with pool parties, lake outings and beach vacations on the horizon, being ready for swimsuit season has surely crossed your mind, if not taken priority. According to a survey by Planet Fitness, 33% of Americans would rather go to the dentist than don a swimsuit.

Swimsuit

Regardless of whether you’re only mildly panicked or having a full blown freakout, we’ve got your back. There’s no need to do a drastic cleanse or a trendy diet. Just change the way you’re snacking!

Jerky is both high in protein and low in calories - which means it will keep you full for longer. It also won’t raise your insulin levels—a hormone that signals your body to store fat. Jerky makes a great snack between meals, especially if you’re trying to lose weight.

Does dreaming of the beach have you spending more time in the gym? A study published in The FASEB Journal showed that doubling your protein intake along with exercise may be the key to losing fat pounds without dropping muscle mass. And an added bonus? Our jerky sticks and snack packs are just the right size to toss in your gym bag.

Consider yourself a pescatarian? Not a problem - we’ve got several fish jerky options to tide you over ‘til the tide rolls in. Road tripping to the ocean? Why stop for fast food burgers when you’ve got protein in your purse, sans all the grease. And honestly, when you’re on the beach with your toes in the sand and jerky in your hand, you’ll be content whether or not you hit your goal weight. But as long as there’s still time and you’re still trying to shed those pounds, we’ve got your snacking regimen covered.

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Jerky Dynasty Brand Jerky: Behind the Scenes

Jerky Dynasty Brand Jerky: Behind the Scenes

Claire Patrick

In case you hadn’t noticed, we’ve got our own house brand of old fashioned jerky now, and we think it’s awesome. If you’re reading our blog, we know you love jerky, but do you know how it’s made? The process and ingredients can vary from one manufacturer to another, so we thought we’d fill you in a bit on how our house brand gets from the cow to your doorstep.

Good food always begins with good ingredients. In our old fashioned jerky, we only use the round of the meat sliced a very particular way. The quality starts here – we aren’t using processed or reconstructed meat to make our pride and joy. 

Jerky on RackEach piece is sliced in a specific direction at a consistent thickness – calculated to optimize both tenderness and flavor. And the good ingredients continue as the meat marinades in the freshest spices we can find – no artificial seasonings (or smoke flavoring) in our high quality meat.

After it is marinated every piece is inspected by the staff to guarantee consistency and quality at the skewering stage.

This is when the raw meat is laid over stainless steel rods in preparation for smoking and drying. Slices are properly spaced to allow hot air and smoke to penetrate from all angles. Each rod is hung on a rolling rack which is then taken to its own individual closed smoking chamber.

Inside the closed smokehouse, a blend of a variety of wood chips soaked in water burn slowly smoking the meat, and the jerky cooks slowly at a very low heat. Over the course of 5-7 hours in the smokehouse, the circulated warm air dries out and cures the meat. And the smoke infuses the flavor.

Jerky in the Smokehouse

Thickness is measured, strips are cut, and weight is measured before packaging. And once again, every piece of jerky is again meticulously inspected by staff. Before the jerky reaches the bag, each individual pouch is flushed with nitrogen, - because oxygen is fresh food’s worst enemy. Each bag is then filled with an oxygen absorbing package to further promote freshness, and receives the jerky. It then gets sealed, boxed, and shipped to us – so we can get it in your hands as quickly as possible!

Packaging

Our Jerky is made in the USA, and you may have noticed its shelf life is shorter than some other brands you may have purchased – that’s because it isn’t overly preserved with harmful chemicals. Plus, it’s so good it won’t last long in your pantry anyway. Don’t believe us? Order some today!

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