Sunday, September 30, 2012

Perky Jerky Sponsor Spotlight Review

I have to be honest and let you know right up front that I got this jerky for Mike to have all for himself because I am not a jerky eater, never have been and I don't see that changing anytime soon. So, for this review, Mike is the one who is telling me what he thought and then I did the research.

Perky Jerky sent us 2 packages each of the Beef Jerky and the Turkey Jerky. Now, out of those, Mike is a firm believer in Beef Jerky and the little nut was sneaking Charlie a bite or two along the way! Not much, but I caught it! I got onto him good, too! I had taken a few tiny bites just so I knew what it tasted like and it does have a slight twang, just enough to make it awesome for humans but it might upset a dog like Charlie, who is a Yorkie.

If he had been a lab or german shepard I wouldn't have thought nothing of it, but not a small Yorkie! Mike sometimes forgets that his little pal, Charlie is not as tough as he is. But, to my surprise, Charlie acted like he really liked it! Now, granted, he only gave him a tiny pinch and that was enough to get Charlie's appetite up and he consumed the rest of his dog food meal in zest!

You are gonna want to know what is in the Perky Jerky that makes it so good and special:
Perky Jerky is a healthy and satisfying snack made from natural ingredients. It’s low in fat, low carb, low cal, and high protein. And Perky Jerky is flavored with Guarana, so it’s the ultimate functional food. No preservatives, no nitrates, and no added MSG. INGREDIENTS: Whole Slices of Beef, Soy Sauce, (water, wheat, soybeans, salt) Brown Sugar, Lemon Juice, Garlic Powder, Pepper, Guarana, Organic Worcestershire Sauce, (organic rice vinegar, organic wheat-free tamari soy sauce (water, organic soybeans, salt), organic evaporated cane syrup, salt, organic spices).
I normally have pictures of what each product actually looks like instead of just the bags but as I was getting this review under way and went looking for my pictures, well, they aren't there! I looked in every folder I have because I divide my products based on what they are: snacks, soups, cookies, crackers, etc. Even the bags that I took before I opened them were gone!

We have puzzled over this until I am at a loss for an explanation because we know we took them and I thought I had downloaded them. To back up, I lost my laptop about 3 weeks ago, the hard drive just sizzled. So, I lost a whole 2 years worth of pictures on that hard drive. I can't believe I was so dumb as to not back up my pictures! But, these came after when I got my new laptop and I started all over.

 I did have some problems in the beginning trying to figure out where this new laptop was dumping my pictures that I downloaded, but I could have sworn I found them all and got them into the folders. There were over 200 so maybe I just imagined that I found them, who knows? You are probably asking me why don't I take new ones?

Well, because Mike in his zealous state of mind, has ate every darn piece! I think that those of you who are avid jerky eaters pretty well know what they look like. Most jerky has the same outside appearance, it is the inside taste that sets them apart and for that you can only explain and hope that it gets the person's juices going, which is why I gave you the ingrediants of the jerky in Perky Jerky.

They have an awesome story as to how they came across their special formula and to me, that is really what made me want to get some for Mike to try, the story is somewhat awe inspiring. I would tell it to you myself, but their words are so incredible that even a non jerky eater felt like I needed to try it.

So, I am quoting their story:
Our story -- like most good stories -- begins with two Jerks in a ski lodge. After a long, hard night of energy-drink-cocktail-fueled libation, these jerks settled in while the winter storm raged outside.  
The next morning they awoke, loaded up their gear, and headed out to the mountain. Amongst this gear was an open bag of peppered beef jerky, which had, unfortunately became drenched in some of the energy drink that had been carelessly spilled the night before. On the first lift up, it made no difference. To these jerks, jerky was the only breakfast they needed, altered or not.  
Much to their delight, the jerky had retained its original flavor, but was more tender by the accident. What's more, as they floated their way down the mountain through bottomless powder, they realized they'd been given an extra boost - the jerky had taken on some of the pep of the energy drink. On the next lift ride up, the greatest innovation in jerky since cracked pepper was born.  
Since then, these Jerks developed a very sophisticated process for making Perky Jerky. The result? Just the best tasting, most tender jerky around. The bonus? Perky Jerky is now the ultimate snack to help get you up the mountain, down the slope, or off on whatever adventure you decide.
Now, isn't that just like a couple of men? And the amazing part is that in their grossness, they uncovered a secret to a jerky that makes it so unusual and so like a man that you just gotta try it and cheer them on at the same time!

So, while I am not a jerky fan, I want to see these guys shoot to stardom in the jerky world because it is such a wild and crazy story, that it needs to be told and glorified because it so rarely happens that an accident launches such a successful venture! According to Mike and to some extent Charlie, they give both flavors a thumbs up, well a paws up in Charlie's case, on these oddly names Perky Jerky and all I would say is be careful how much you eat or you just might be the next speed skater, like Apollo Ono and win Dancing With The Stars!

Hey, guys, have you asked Dancing With The Stars to try your Perky Jerky? Wow, I would love to see the whole cast on that stuff! They already look like they go a mile a minute and on that stuff, we might see some amazing feats never before seen by the human eye in dancing!! And why do I say this with a stupid grin on my face? Well, here is what the Jerks said about their own Jerky:
Perky Jerky is an all natural, ultra premium jerky that is unlike any other! It's made with a seven ingredient marinade, which includes Guarana, a little berry from the Amazon that is commonly found in energy drinks. Our fans (aka "Jerkaholics") are addicted to the awesome flavor, the tender texture, and its healthy perks!  
Because it's The Action Packed SnackTM, Perky Jerky powers you from workout to night out. It's great for a quick pre-game boost, busy moms on-the-go, or a mid-mountain hike snack. It's a functional morning desk snack and the perfect munchie to survive a long road trip! Satisfying and portable, it's perfect fuel to do, well, whatever it is that you do... (we don't want to know!)
Mmm, I rest my case! No further explanation is needed by me!! Oh, wait, one last word, and this will bring tears to your eyes and make you want to buy loads of Perky Jerky, I hope??? Why do I say that, well, here is why:
For us, making the world's best all natural jerky is the easy part. Truly making a difference is harder. That's why a portion of our proceeds go to support the fight against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Down Syndrome, two diseases which have a big impact on our lives.  
With your help, not only can we provide the world with the snack it didn't know it was addicted to, we can help make life better for kids who may one day grow up to be the next great meat snack entrepreneurs.
Connect with Perky Jerky several ways:
Customer Service: 888-343-6113

The great Jerks of Perky Jerky have been kind enough to give the winner of my Harvest Halloween Blog Hop Tour Giveaway their own 3 bags each of Beef and Turkey! The Event starts on October 1st and ends on the 15th.  In plenty of time for hunting season, football season or whatever season you use your jerky for! Open to the U.S. only! Good Luck Everyone!

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.


Alicia said...

my boyfriend would love this!

Georgette C said...

I have tried the perky jerky- there was a FB sample offer months back that I took advantage of(I think it was FB). Anyway, it is some pretty quality stuff. I would love to try the other flavors. Thanks for sponsoring the Harvest Halloween Hop.

S C said...

Never tried, but my family does like jerky. I'm sure my son and daughter in law would love this. They look for healthier versions to take hiking with them. Good to know that this retains flavor well. I have to admit that I like spicy flavors not regular jerky.

Merry said...

Hmmm, I not a huge jerky fan but I DO like grab and go snacks where I can recognize all the ingredients. May have to give this a try with my family.

Monnie710 said...

I am on a low carb diet and jerky is something I can grab for a quick snack or at times my lunch when I get busy! I love it!

desitheblonde said...

i eat the stuff when we go to festival and then the fetivals are on the weekend