Just in time, I’m here to save your Father’s Day gift for you. It’s a subscription box. But wait, before you roll your eyes and delete this, it’s a good one. Unless you’re a vegetarian or vegan terrorist. If that’s the case you can go ahead and delete because your opinion really doesn’t matter anyway.
I know that there’s a lot of subscription boxes and services out there. Some are really bad, some are fair, and some are really worth it if you like the product or theme. The main problem with subscription boxes or “product of the month” clubs is that they can get repetitive. I’ve tried more than a few. Bourbon, cigars, beers, BBQ products, underwear (it was actually a good service), and coffee to name a few. Some I still even currently use.
Well, I got sent a subscription box from the Craft Jerky Company. That’s right, a monthly beef jerky subscription. Dad will love it. It’s pretty simple and if your dad (or you) are a beef jerky fan, it’s close to perfect. I’m sure you know how a subscription service works, you choose your level and away you go. The Craft Jerky Company offers four different plan levels starting at two different bags of Premium Artisan Jerky delivered to your door every month all the way up to eight bags delivered monthly. If you have ever bought beef jerky you know it’s not the cheapest road snack at the travel plaza. But really, if you’re buying beef jerky, you don’t want the cheapest stuff. Every bag you get sent has been curated by the Beef Jerky Company. They sample jerky from small batch artisan producers from all over the country and send their favorites to you.
In my first box, I got six bags. Every bag was between 2 and 2.75 ounces. The flavors are all over the map. There were more traditional flavors like a grass-fed classic, a honey pepper, and a sriracha style bbq flavor. But there were also bags of black truffle, bourbon & vanilla bean, and an orange teriyaki. The cool thing about this subscription box is that you get to try stuff that you most likely never even knew existed because some of these products are hyper regional. Sometimes the best stuff you find is something that you just stumble upon. Will every bag be your new favorite? Probably not but you will for sure get some that you just have to figure out how to get more of. Besides, who wants to eat the same flavor over and over again? Part of the fun of this monthly treat is trying new things that you would never be able to get locally.
If you buy beef jerky on the regular, even the mass produced stuff will cost you around $8 each. Every subscription box ships free which is a big bonus. The larger the plan, the cheaper it ends up costing you per bag but it is all within a couple of dollars if you average it out. Fortunately for you they also offer gift subscriptions in the form of month to month with recurring billing as well as 3, 6, and 12 month pre-paid subscriptions.
Use the code BOURBON to get 25% off your entire subscription. And if you take too long and that expires, you can sign up for their email newsletter and get a 10% off coupon code.
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Brent was born and raised in Indianapolis, IN. After graduating from the University of Kansas with a degree in Journalism, he moved back to Indy where he eventually resurrected his family's brand of all beef kosher style hot dogs and opened a restaurant, King David Dogs, in downtown Indianapolis. When he's not juggling the many duties of an entrepreneur, he can usually be found relaxing at home with his wife, their twin boys, and their two dogs. Brent is a member of the Bourbon Society of Indianapolis, a BBQ enthusiast, and a cigar aficionado. Three things that are even better when enjoyed together with good friends. If Brent is not talking about bourbon, he's probably talking about sports, in particular, NFL football and Kansas Jayhawks basketball. You can follow his blog, BBQ and Bourbon here.
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