The Old Trapper jerky brand name is manufactured and distributed by Old Trapper Smoked Products, Inc. They started business over 40 years ago, and are located in Forest Grove, Oregon. It is a fairly common sight to see Old Trapper jerky for sale at stores, where they appear to have a deep distribution network. Read More
For a recent, live taste review, open Tillamook Country Smoker – Sea Salt & Peppered Beef Jerky (Recipe #3).
While visiting Jacksonville, Florida, in 2009, I purchased a 3.25 ounce/92 gram bag of Tillamook Country Smoker sea salt & pepper flavored beef jerky. They seem to have a solid distribution network in the USA.
I bought this jalapeno flavored bag of Billy D’s beef jerky at a convenience store in San Diego, California, back in 2011. This bag was a whopping 10 ounce/283.5 gram size. In my visits to California, for whatever reason, it was more common to see these 10 ounce bags of Billy D’s beef jerky for sale, opposed to the more normal 3-4 ounce bags.
On the Arizona Jack’s web site, they explain how they have been making jerky for nearly 30 years using USDA approved meat from their plant. They go on to say the jerky is smoked in “state-of-the-art” ovens. As advertised on the bag, this jerky is definitely soft and tender. Read More
Jim Davis, the founder of Wild Ride beef jerky, grew up in Texas as a cattle rancher. He was determined to make a soft and tender texture of jerky. Eventually he patented a tenderization process, which can only be found in Wild Ride beef jerky. This tenderization process allows the jerky to reconstitute in water very quickly. This jerky is advertised as Cowboy Strips, which offers a thick piece of jerky that is tender to chew, and packed with flavor. Read More