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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Top 5 Turkey Jerky Brands

Turkey Jerky doesn't quite satisfy my meat snacking urge the way beef jerky does, but that doesn't mean I don't totally like turkey jerky.  I have actually found some really good turkey jerky brands out there.

So with Thanksgiving just a day away, here's a look at my top 5 favorite turkey jerky brands...

1. House Of Jerky, Turkey Black Pepper - Better known of their variety of red meat jerky, House of Jerky continues to score well for its good meat consistency, full flavor, and a nice natural meat flavor.  Their turkey jerky is no different.  Combining a savory blend of soy sauce, black pepper, garlic, and smokiness into a tender, easy chew, it keeps you reaching for more.

2. Port City Smokehouse, Chipotle Turkey Jerky - If you want real wood smoked, moist, tender chunks of turkey, seasoned in spicy hot chipotle peppers, this is your deal.  It'll cost you extra for shipping, but it's worth it.  The taste of real turkey meat comes through well, but enhanced with real wood smoke, and then spiked with fiery hot chipotle pepper, all done the old fashioned way.

3. Rives Quality Meats, Turkey Jerky - Some of the best jerky I've ever had came from Rives Quality Meats, a tiny butcher shop and country store in rural Michigan.  The rich smokiness against the natural flavor of turkey, but mixed with simple blend of salt and black pepper, makes this taste and chew just like something from small town USA.

4. Ju Ju Jerky, Turkey Jerky - This turkey jerky is so flavorful, you may not even realize it's turkey.  Ju Ju Jerky focuses on the flavors of Caribbean, with rich, bold blends of marinades, spices and seasonings.  But it's very soft, tender meat, and juicy too.  Flanked with a sweetness and lemon tanginess, it'll open your eyes the moment you put a piece into your mouth.

5. Gourmet Jerky, Turkey Jerky - For those of you who like dry, thin sliced jerky, here's one for you.  I found these slabs of turkey jerky to still retain their natural meat flavors, but boosted with a mild blend of garlic, peppers, and soy sauce.  The dry, thin meat consistency gives a little crunch to the chew.  Diet and fitness buffs will discover no added sugar.

Honorable mentions go to...

Jedidiah's Jerky, Turkey
Perky Jerky, Turkey
Prasek's Hillje Smokehouse, Turkey


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