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Beef Jerky All The Way Home

I left Renton, WA yesterday morning (Monday), but actually headed north into Seattle to make my stop at the Oh Boy! Oberto factory store. Now, I know what you're thinking, why would I be so interested in Oberto jerky? Well, it's mostly curiosity to see what kind of stuff is in there, and also to find material for my beef jerky review blog.

It's located on the corner of Rainier Ave and Massachusetts Ave, right by the I-90 off ramp.

I thought it was cool that they sell hot dogs (served hot off the grill on a bun) made from their own sausages. I didn't buy one though. Instead, I bought several bags of jerky that I've not been able to find anywhere else. I'll be reviewing it over the next month or so. They also sell Oberto t-shirts and toys. I didn't buy any.

But I really need to print up some business cards with my beef jerky review blog on it, because in that store I saw others like me, buying up bags of jerky galore. I'd love to make them regular readers.

I also stopped at a few other stores in the Seattle and Renton areas, just to wander inside and see what unique brands of jerky they sell. I bought up several brands there as well.

And then, I headed for home.

I specifically wanted to stop in Yreka, and pick up more bags of that Riley's Beef Jerky. And I did so. But there, I also found another brand called "Mt Shasta Jerky". I bought the peppered and the original flavor. I ate the peppered while driving, and found it to be really good. It gave off a strong natural meat flavor that tasted almost exactly like the outer portion of prime rib.

Elsewhere along the way, I bought up bags of plain old Oh Boy! Oberto jerky, but just for eating while driving. Most of those gas stations don't sell much else other than Oberto and Jack Link's.

I got home early this morning, and starving. I drove straight though, over 1,200 miles with no rest, taking about 20 hours, and with an aching butt. Naturally, you'd think that I'd hit the sack when I arrived home. Nope. I took the wife out to breakfast at IHOP, and had me an omelette and pancakes.

THEN I drove to my polling station and voted. THEN I went home and took a nap.


November 5, 2008 at 6:48 AM Anonymous said...

Do you get tired of the beef jerky? I don't usually like meat, but I love the texture of jerky. Are you doing an atkins type diet of just meat or are you eating other things as well? I don't know if they have the store Dollar Tree out there, but here, I can get 4 ounces of Mr. Z Jerky for $1 and it is delicious. They have another brand but it is not as good and cost $1 an ounce, which is still pretty good for jerky. Either way keep up the good work. I love losing weight, I feel so much better when I get below 200, my problem is putting it back on. Oh, drink more water and use fake salt (potassium salt substitute) on other foods, if you eat them, to balance the high amount of sodium you are consuming. Our bodies are all about balance.

November 5, 2008 at 9:17 AM Steve Johnson said...

Well, I haven't gotten tired of eating jerky. But if I were to eat the same brand everyday, I'd get tired of that.

I'm not following the Atkins or South Beach diet, but it is based on low-carb-low-fat eating. I'll normally spend four days eating ONLY jerky, and then three days eating anything.

February 11, 2009 at 10:35 AM Unknown said...

Okay so the flavor goes to Mr. Z but that is caused by the ingredient Monosodium Glut

However, you should take a look at the ingredients contained in Mr. Z
Mr. Z contains Monosodium Glutamate and Sodium Nitrate which are instant red flags for those who are watching what they eat.

MSG or Mono-Glut is described as "mutagen and reproductive effector"

The following standardized terms are used to identify the sodium content of foods according to a health source.

* Sodium-free and salt-free: less than 5 mg of sodium per serving.
* Low sodium: 140 mg or less per serving.
* Light in sodium: 50% less sodium than the comparison food.
* Very low sodium: 35 mg or less per serving.

Mr. Z has sodium 570mg.
It may be grass fed meat but high in chemicals.

Just a fair warning.

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