Tuesday, November 27, 2012

An ode to KRAVE Jerky #HoliDazeGiftAway

I love brightly colored packaging!
Oh KRAVE Jerky, How do I love thee. Let me count the.... Wait this is a review. Not a love letter. Sorry about that! Yes this is a review and a very positive one at that. I guess with that said we should do this...

Disclaimer: I was given a sample box of KRAVE Jerky to try and review. That is all I was given. All opinions are my own.


Own your brand!
I really do love KRAVE Jerky. I didn't even know it existed until I started hunting down brands for the HoliDaze Gift-Away. Now that I've found them I may be an addict. They are that good. They sent a "sample" box. Why is "sample" in quotes? Because these were full sized bags of jerky! I was expecting little one bite samples. Nope.

Now I have eaten a lot of jerky in my life. I've been a jerky fan since age 9 and I am older than that... I have tried many name brands and nothing compares to this jerky.

KRAVE Jerky is the most flavorful and tender jerky I have ever had. It was tender from beginning to end and that has never happened to me with jerky. In fact, I thought jerky being tough was par for the course. Boy was I wrong! Also the flavors were magical! (I'm not exaggerating.) They were bright and rich but didn't detract from the flavors of the meat.

I was able to try 5 of KRAVE Jerky's flavors so let me give you the run down on each one. I will also say that this are ordered from my least to most favorite, but these are MY person preferences and I did LOVE them all. Also someday I would like to pair these with drinks so I actually made up my own little pairings in my head and decided to share them with you (no drinking until you're 21!).


  1. Garlic Chili Pepper(beef): Mostly spicy and slightly sweet. Leaves a slow burn in your mouth after eaten. If you like spice you'll think this is mild. If you have an aversion to spice it's not bad but is spicy. I think this would be best paired with a lager beer.
  2. Chili Lime (beef): Very spicy. Instant burn but bright flavors because of the lime and slightly sweet. Would pair best with a tequila sunrise or margarita. 
  3. Sweet Chipotle (beef): Don't let the name fool you this is spicy. The first thing you taste is the strong brown sugar-like sweetness. Then the fiery peppers kick in for a slow lasting burn. Dark rum or a Rum Runner cocktail would be really good with this.
  4. Lemon Garlic (turkey): I never thought I would like turkey jerky but I do. Tender and moist with flavor permeating it. Sweet and not overpowered with the taste of lemon. The lemon and garlic is balanced. Not spicy. A Moscato wine would be really good with this.
  5. Smokey Grilled Teriyaki (pork): This is the one I wanted to keep forever! But I ate it up. Sweetest of the jerky I tried. Almost tasted as if it were covered in sugar. Mild flavor and tangy. Exactly how a good teriyaki should taste. This one was also the hardest one for me to imagine a pair for because frankly after I tasted it I didn't want anything else. But if I HAD to I'm thinking light beer or sake. 

KRAVE Jerky would be a GREAT gift for the carnivore in the family. A sample pack like this is $35 and that includes shipping. I say pick 5 interesting sounding flavors and go to town! Don't trust my taste buds? Try it for yourself! \

Below you can win your own "sample" (full bags remember!) pack. Many will enter, one will win and KRAVE Jerky will send you a box to try. Read all of the rules in the rafflecopter and when in doubt go to the giveaway tips and tricks. Good luck!!!

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21 comments:

  1. I would love to try the Garlic Chili Pepper. I love spicy! But all of the flavors sound delish!

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  2. I love jerky but the Sweet Chipotle sounds delish

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  3. The Chili Lime sounds like it would be good to try!

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  4. I would like to try Krave Jerky's sweet honey chipotle gourmet beef jerky

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  5. I would like to try
    SMOKY GRILLED TERIYAKI GOURMET PORK JERKY

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  6. smoky grilled teriyaki gourmet pork jerky

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  7. Curry Jerky! I've never tried any type of jerky, but after reading your review, I'm salivating...

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  8. I would like to try smoky teriyaki jerky.

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  9. I'd be most interested in trying the Sweet Chipotle.

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  10. I'd love to know which one is hottest, but I'd probably start with the Sweet Chipotle!

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  11. A tie between Pineapple orange and Sweet Chipotle

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  12. The Garlic Chili Pepper sounds delicious!

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