When we decided we were going to review Remington Trail steaks line of beef jerky snacks, we decided we were going to have to be more manly than usual to get through this one. Some readers may find that ridiculous because we're already the epitome of manliness. We practically ooze it. However, we knew that we needed to step up our game. That's why we took the jerky, donned as much flannel as we could, grew out our beards a little more, grabbed the hound dog, and headed into the wilderness. Did we just walk into the woods behind our house? Hell no. We hiked 20 miles into the white mountains with temperatures hovering around freezing, before we even decided to start scouting for locations to do the photo shoot. When we finally found a spot, we immediately bare knuckle boxed a grizzly bear we met on the trail, shared a bottle of whiskey, and then we began reviewing some Jerky!
|We should be the cast of a wilderness survival show.|
I know what you're saying. Remington? THE Remington? Making beef jerky snacks? The answer is yes! Remington, a household name in firearms since they started in upstate New York in 1816, have long been known as makers of rifles & shotguns, as well as a plethora of accessories like ammo and clothing. Now they have decided to help their customers in another way, keeping them fueled with delicious meat snacks while they are doing their favorite outdoor activities!
Since we decided to try every single flavor they offer, Josh snagged a bag of Sweet & Spicy Beef Jerky to get the party started. Irwin decided to help him out with the review.
A peppery aroma greeted our noses after slashing the bag open with a huge pocket knife.
|That's a nice lookin' slab o' meat.|
The bag was filled with thick, giant chunks of jerky that looked like they had been sawed off the side of some animal just days before.
|Spoons? Forks? We only eat with huge knives!|
First off you're hit with the spices that are on the outside of the jerky, which are heavy in pepper. Then once you start chewing it up you get the sweetness, followed by a steady burn that never gets too bad. Great tasting jerky, big, solid chunks, and lots of it. You can't ask for much more than that!
|Irwin takes what he wants!|
In the end Irwin ended up getting a piece too. His review wouldn't count though, because if it's food, he loves it.
Just then a quiet comes over the forest. The Fatguyfoodblog crew are no longer alone. With no other weapons at hand, Rich draws a hatchet and scans the treeline for movement...
Then he sees it...his prey peeking from behind an ancient pine tree...
Without a moments notice, Rich lets the hatchet fly like Thor himself wielding mighty Mjolnir!
What a shot! That bag of Remington Trail Steaks Honey BBQ beef jerky never stood a chance!
This jerky was fantastic. It was mostly in smaller chunks, but it was very soft and bursting with flavor. The honey was very apparent, and it hits you with a blast of sweetness and then the bold BBQ flavor sneaks up on the back end. This was some of the most tender jerky we've ever had! Very, very good.
|You have to be intense when you're in the deep wilderness.|
So next up was the Hot & Spicy Hunters Sausage. These ones were different than the previous ones. These DID come in a resealable bag but weren't nearly as good. They are much more dry, and tough. Also the scent of them was alarming because they smell VERY spicy.
|Smells like fire!|
Now these Hot & Spicy Hunters Sausages did have lots of flavor, but the spice level was a bit too high for us to enjoy them fully. I think that if you're someone who really likes hot meat snacks, these will definitely be high up on your list.
Next up, we tore open a bag of Teriyaki Hunters Sausage!
Just then our trusty hound let loose with a howl. Mikes trap had been sprung!
|This thing is alien to Mountain Man Mike.|
|After the initial weirdness of its looks, it's real good!|
|"Did you guys forget someone?"|
Some were a little too hot for our tastes, but others, like the Honey BBQ and Teriyaki were absolutely delicious. So the next time you sling your trusty Remington rifle over your shoulder, and head into the wilderness for a day of hunting, be sure to stuff your pack with Remington Trail Steaks. They will keep you going all day long!
Here's a commercial Rich made where he apparently pretends to be a character named Tex, obviously some sort of outdoorsman. Thought some of you might get a kick out of it.
Finally, we'd like to end this post with an award winning photo. Irwin wearing a cowboy hat. See you next time, Fatguyfoodblog readers!
|A true man of the wilderness if there ever was one.|