Posted August 19, 2006 by Vic in Reviews

Review: Jackson’s Awesome Habanero Beef Jerky

Hot Food Review: Jackson’s Awesome Habanero Beef Jerky

Jackson's Awesome Habanero Beef Jerky

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The Flagship of the Arizona Pepper Company’s armada is their Jackson’s Awesome Habanero Beef Jerky. Recently awared a Power Seller status on eBay, and boasting the honors of being the #1 selling Habanero Jerky this [tag]jerky[/tag] holds firm to it’s reputation. Owner, operator, salesman, jerky maker, hot sauce producer, bottle washer, labeler, guitar collector, hot sauce collector and semi-pro poker player Jack Penrod says “I would like to thank all of you who have purchased my jerky, this stuff is taking off beyond my wildest expectations, and I will continue to try my best to provide you with the BEST BEEF JERKY available anywhere.” With well over 1100 positive feedback hits and an overall 99.9% Positive rating, it looks like a lot of us agree, this jerky is good.

Jackson's Awesome Habanero Beef Jerky

When the package first arrived I couldn’t quite see into to get a good feel for what I was getting myself into, but as I ripped into it eagerly, the bloom of the Habanero aroma hit my nose and it was pure love and it was on! There is a definite sweet underlying smell to the jerky, Jack uses the same process in all of his jerky varities. “I slice, prepare, season, and marinate it as you would regular jerky, but with habanero sauce added to the marinade, and some southwestern heat spices (secret) added to the mix. This jerky is vacuum marinated a full 24 hours for maximum flavor. Made right here in Mesa Arizona.” The jerky has a smoked mesquite flavor with a straight kick in the mouth Habanero greeting.

Jackson's Awesome Habanero Beef Jerky

You can plainly see the Habanero Sauce and many pepper seeds on the jerky pieces just waiting to light you up. To me, I found Jackson’s Awesome Habanero Beef Jerky to be hotter then their Death in the Desert Habanero Sauce (read review) because of the nature of the jerky itself. You have to chew jerky longer then your normal application of sauce to a meal or as an additive, because of the length of time it takes to chew it properly the Habaneros have time to assault your mouth entirely. The burn gets you in every crease, crevice, nook and cranny evenly and the heat lingers around intently and it’s not limited to just the lips and tongue.

“I use only London Broil, this is by far the most expensive and best meat for jerky, with minimal fat, and makes the best jerky you ever tasted. I do NOT use ROUND STEAK ! It’s much too tough and “dry”, even if it is much cheaper.”

Conclusion: Habanero Pepper lovers rejoice, here is a beef jerky you can sink your teeth into and it bites you back! This jerky packs a nice warm burn that you wacky Heet-Seekers will just love. Full of flavor and not over the top, I can see why Jack and his Arizona Pepper Company keep adding to their Positive Feedback hits. Heed the warning above, you’ll be back for more of this good stuff, trust me.

Jack Penrod Pepper Products &
Arizona Pepper Company
Mesa, Arizona