Do you take cues from the news when it comes to finding something unique and fun for your guy at Valentines?  An interesting story out of Dayton, Ohio provides clues about what guys want.  And we mean really, really want!  According to Dayton Police a white male in a Carhartt jacket is on the loose after stealing $100 worth of Beef Jerky from a local convenience store last week; the thief was seen speeding away from the scene in a white mini-van!

How About This For A Jerky Valentines Gift!

Beef jerky sales skyrocketed 46 percent from 2009-2015, boosting jerky to a $1.24 billion industry, according to Chicago-based market research firm IRI. Thanks to businesses like The Beef Jerky Outlet in the Waterford Lakes Town Center it’s never been easier to pull together a Jerky Valentines gift your guy will love! With wall-to-wall jerky in over 200 flavors The Outlet comes through with everything a guy would like from mild to wild.

The tough part for you is going to be choosing from more than 30 flavors of jerky made fresh from premium beef, turkey, salmon, game and and exotic meats, think elk, alligator, kangaroo, ostrich, and venison. The Outlet also carries smoked cheeses, yummy preserves, popcorn, pickled fruits and veggies, honey, BBQ rubs and sauces, fried peanuts, over 100 hot sauces, ghost peppers, cobblers, lollipops, chocolate and more.  To make it a little easier to choose, samples are free and staff can lead you to what's best for your guy!  Maybe the 3-Beer BBQ Rub, Lemon Pepper Jerky or something from their Bootlegger Bourbon series?

Why a Jerky Gift?  

  • Guys LOVE it!
  • It’s an easy to pack healthy snack!
  • Low in calories
  • High in protein
  • Protein tames hunger.
  • No preservatives and no artificial ingredients.  
  • Great as a mini-meal any time of day
  • Hollywood's hottest new food

You can shop online, orders over $100 are delivered free, or pop into the store at 869 N. Alafaya Trail in Orlando where owners Teri Corbett and her husband Frank Murru can help you put together the jerkiest gift of the highest quality USDA approved jerky. Teri and Frank, both wellness enthusiasts, credit their tasty snacks as critical to the maintenance of their healthy lifestyles. “Beef jerky is the latest food craze with Americans craving lean, high protein, low fat and calorie snacks,” said Corbett. “We are really looking forward to providing a new and different spin on the popular snack that we hope Waterford Lakes Town Center shoppers will embrace. Their cozy, old-county-store in Waterford  Lakes Town Center is open Mon-Sat: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm and Sun: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm. A second store is planned for the Florida Mall this summer with a third before the holidays next year.

Be sure to look for them at the Orlando Chili Cookoff and celebrate their Grand Opening February 6th by Texting to win a $100 gift card, the winner will be drawn in March. Stop by the Waterford Town Center store on the 6th for FREE samples and prizes! Make this the jerkiest Valentines ever, buy your guy jerky for Valentines!