Troy, Michigan (PRWEB) June 16, 2012
The preparation of beef jerky is an authentic Northern Michigan tradition. Beef jerky is fast becoming one of the most popular snack foods in the country. There has been a remarkable increase in the number of beef jerky producers and the variety of flavors available. Beef Jerky has now become so popular that June 12 has been designated as National Jerky Day. But not all beef jerky is created equally.
Beef jerky made in the Northern Michigan tradition has a special texture and flavor based on years of smokehouse experience. The selection of beef cuts, the wood used in smoking, the marinade and preparation and the control of the smoking cycle are all critical to the final product. So what is the secret of premium jerky? One word: experience.
Most commercial beef jerky is made in an industrial process using imported beef and artificial ingredients. The preparation of high quality beef jerky made according to traditional recipes for retail sale is a difficult proposition. The combination of practical experience and modern food science is required to produce a beef jerky that meets legal food standards and still retains the quality of the traditional smokehouse. Beef jerky from the Up North Jerky Outlets is one of the very few products available on the retail market that meets the standards of the traditional smokehouse. At the Up North Jerky Outlets every day is a celebration of premium beef jerky.
Exciting traditional flavors of beef jerky from the Up North Jerky Outlets are now available on the national market. Cherry maple, sweet n hot, peppercorn and blazing hot are just a few of the unique recipes developed by the smokehouse masters of Northern Michigan. The smokehouse tradition of Northern Michigan is now gaining a national reputation. The Up North Jerky Outlets distributes genuine "Up North" style jerky nationally to retail and dedicated outlet stores under its own logo as well as private labels.
Cherry maple beef jerky from Northern Michigan is world famous for its unique flavor and texture. Choice cuts of whole muscle meat are marinated with special spices then naturally smoked to perfection. The beef jerky has only a hint of sweet to go along with the rich texture and beefy flavor. Cherry maple beef jerky retains a moist and tender texture that sets it apart from commonly available beef jerky products.
Scott Christ, National Sales Manager for the Up North Jerky Outlets, points out that the success of premium beef jerky products is a national trend. "We sell far more beef jerky in Florida, Tennessee and Texas than in Michigan. The flavors and moist texture of Michigan-style beef jerky makes it a favorite anywhere. Beef jerky lovers are really catching on to our products."
Up North Jerky Outlets beef jerky is sold in national outdoors sporting goods stores, but also has a wider consumer appeal. Scott Christ says that there is no typical beef jerky lover. "You just can't stereotype the beef jerky consumer. Beef jerky sells well in outdoors retailers, but it also is popular in convenience stores and a surprising range of other venues. The market demographic is expanding all the time.”
According to Scott, a major reason for the expansion of the market is the introduction of new products like cherry maple beef jerky. Premium beef jerky is now seen as a preferred snack food or an alternative to fast food lunches. "A 3 or 4 oz. pack of beef jerky, a piece of fruit and a soft drink are a healthy lunch alternative to burgers and fries. People like to have choices."
Up North Jerky Outlets beef jerky is available in big one pound re-sealable jars and four ounce and eight ounce soft packs. In addition to smaller sizes, two and four pound packages are available for those looking for bulk beef jerky options. Other flavors of beef jerky include peppercorn, teriyaki, sweet and hot, blazing hot These premium North Country specialties are now available online for direct shipment via USPS Priority mail or UPS.
Up North Jerky Outlets also has a full product line of beef jerky, turkey jerky, wild game jerky and jerky sausage. For a more complete description of available products for resellers log on to the Up North Jerky Outlets business website at http://www.upnorthjerky.com.
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Up North Jerky Outlets
1437 Rochester Rd.
Troy, Michigan 48083
Phone: 248 577-1474