Friday, November 11, 2011

Mama Mia's Beef Jerky Review & Giveaway **Closed**

If you love jerky, then you are gonna love Mama Mia's beef jerky! I found her quite by accident while cruising the internet one night and just took a chance and emailed her to see if she would be interested in a review and was amazed that she got back to me! I was still fairly new to reviews/giveaways and did not really have much confidence that people would let me review their products so her accepting my offer gave me the courage to try more.

I really got the jerky for my husband because so much of my reviews center on things for women and I felt guilty that he doesn't get much so I knew the jerky would really get him going and I was right! I got to review a package of beef and a package of turkey jerky or rather Mike did. I have IBS so alot of stuff like that will tear up my stomach and besides Mike is a great product tester. He is honest and truthful and you cannot ask for anyone better to give you the thumbs up honest to goodness truth.

He tried the Beef first because he really is a beef kinda guy of course. He said it was spicy and sweet at the same time, which he really liked. It took him awhile to get thru the bag as he wanted to stretch it out for as long as he could but I finally had to light a fire under him to get him going! So, to get some more honest opinions he took the beef with him to work one day and shared it with his friend, Jim, who really loves the stuff. My husband works for a phone company and these are regular guy's out there and the perfect testers for an item like jerky. Mike came home that night and the bag was completely empty.

He said that Jim went bananas over the jerky and he asked if Mike would bring the turkey the next day, which he did.

Between Mike and Jim they pretty much destroyed that turkey jerky! Jim did manage to hold back and keep a piece for his son who also loves jerky and he had promised him a piece.

He came to work the following day and told Mike that his son really was crazy about the jerky and wanted the name of the company, which I gave him Mama Mia's name and website address so hopefully, they will order some!

Mike and the guys said it was perfect. Had the right amount of toughness that you want in a jerky and the right amount of flavor and spices.

They all agreed that sometimes they have gotten other jerkies that were too tough or too salty. This jerky from Mama Mia's was a complete success and I was so glad that I had given the assignment to Mike & his friends as I knew that they would not lie or color the truth. So, from all the guys in Georgia, Thanks Mama Mia for the great jerky!!

I know it is hard to tell with these pictures which is which but my camera for some reason made both jerky's look dark but they are indeed two different kinds of jerky. The top is beef and the bottom is turkey.

When we got the two packages the only difference we could tell was that the beef is made from Grade A, top-round steak seasoned and marinated with Dad's best marinade while the Turkey was 100% Whole Breast Meat Turkey with Teriyaki flavors.

I guess the Teriyaki flavors made the Turkey turn out dark like the Beef but I can assure you that they have very distinct tastes and are not the same thing. She has one other jerky which is strips of Beef Brisket that is tender jerky and has honey teriyaki flavors. All the bags come in 3 oz sizes and cost $6.00 each. I also noticed on her site that she is going to be coming out with dog treats in the near future! I bet my Charlie would love that! So if you have a dog, keep checking her site for the debut of her dog treats!

Now, here is my little history or About Us part of the review that I like the best. It is nice to know who you are reviewing and using or eating products from so I love it when I find companies that give back:

Mama Mia’s Beef Jerky is based in Corona, California. Our jerky was first shared out of love in the form of a birthday gift. Mama Mia’s father is the king of his Big Chief smoker. For birthday’s she would always get a batch of his home smoked beef jerky. Oh, what a treat! Here at Mama Mia’s, we have brought this special recipe to the market place due to high demand. We take pride in producing FANTASTIC jerky, that is marinated for 24hrs!

Our joy however; is being an active member in our community by giving back. We have teamed up with local football teams and a college choir for local fund raising. On the global front we have raised money for breast cancer, cystic fibrosis. One of our biggest passions is celebrating our troops thru our Gifts to the Troops program. Mama Mia’s Beef Jerky has also had the privilege of working with The George Lopez Celebrity Golf Tournament and Extreme Makeover Home Edition Premier Party.

You can contact them or find more info on these social medias:

Telephone: 949-554-7033

Mama Mia's has graciously offered one winner a choice of two bags of her great home-style jerky! This is for U.S. residents only.

Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.