Video: Beef jerky heads, check out our taste-test, which was our favorite?

Jerky is hot stuff. There’s a reason low-carb and paleo dieters have flocked to dehydrated or smoked meat snacks. Jerky is lean. It packs a wallop of bold flavors. It’s chewy. Unlike other snacks, jerky is not meant to be scarfed down, but chewed and enjoyed.

In fact, the more you chew it the more flavorful it is.

Just ask jerky entrepreneur Don Jones. He and his wife, Lupe, sell 200 varieties of jerky at their newly opened Beef Jerky Outlet. The shop debuted at the Palm Beach Outlets last month, ready to ride the national jerky wave.

Exotic game jerky, including smoked elk, smoked alligator and smoked kangaroo are on display here. (Damon Higgins / The Palm Beach Post)
Exotic game jerky is on display at the Beef Jerky Outlet. (Damon Higgins / The Palm Beach Post)

America gobbled up $2.8 billion worth of meat snacks last year, according to market researchers.

Jones’ inventory includes more than just beef jerky. There’s elk, duck, venison, buffalo, pheasant, kangaroo, antelope, boar, ostrich, duck, turkey, and alligator jerky.

And that’s just the start of it.



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