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Nov 29, 2007 04:56 AM

RJ's Kosher Beef Jerky

Is it any good?

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  1. BS"D

    I believe it's made by Jeff Rohatiner of Jeff's Gourmet Sausage fame. If so, I'm sure it's wonderful, like his sausages.

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    1. re: ganeden

      Is it really the same folks as Jeff's Gourmet?

      1. re: Kosher Carnivore


        Now I'm hearing that it's out of Elite Cuisine, not Jeff's. So my Nov 2007 post could well have been incorrect.

    2. I bought some regular,spicy and Teriyaki a couple of weeks ago. It was all very good but I liked the teriyaki the best. It was moister. The 3 packs barely lasted a day. I need to order some more.

      1. Where can I purchase this product?

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          1. re: jeterfan

            as usual, it's double the price of other premium jerky's
            for no other reason than it happens to be kosher *sigh*.

            1. re: Joe Berger


              Well, wadya expect? The raw material cost is far more (4-5 times) the cost of nonkosher. Look... compare the cost of retail kosher meat. I saw beef ribs in Food for Less for $0.88/lb, $6.99 on sale in a kosher butcher. I saw brisket in Smart & Final for $1.59/lb, $6.99 on sale in a kosher butcher. Rib Roast $1.99/lb in a nonkosher place on sale, $10.99 on sale at a kosher butcher. And the markeup at the butcher is not as much as you'd think- I can get wholesale choice-graded brisket for $6.99/lb, only a bit less for ungraded. A kosher butcher doesn't make money on his meat, he makes it on the other items he sells. So even tough cuts that will be dried to make jerky will be quite expensive compared to nonkosher. Double the price for kosher jerky is a bargain.

          2. I ordered some of the beef jerkys on line, and they went in a flash. My kids LOVED them. Good flavor, good jerky texture, moist. The unusual salmon jerky was very tasty. The turkey jerky was the least flavorful and the driest. They also sell sausages online. Anyone try them? Are they the same as Jeff's Gourmet?

            1. sausages are not the same as jeff's.
              the spicy jerky strips are like the BEST THINGS EVER!!!!

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              1. re: saraleib

                I buy it all of the time. I like the teriyaki the best. It seems to be a little moister but I like the spicy one too. Ventura Kosher Meat carries it.