KINGMADE Jerky may not be a household name, but it’s quietly been building a legion of fans on both the PGA and LPGA Tours thanks to professional caddie Jeff King, who created the product and owns the company. King, a caddie for the past 16 years, admits it was out of total boredom one weekend that he decided to try making his own beef jerky in his kitchen in McKinney, Texas. What resulted after weeks of tinkering with recipes and cooking methods was a frenzy at every tour stop with players and caddies lining up to buy the product.
Today, over 100 tour players eat KINGMADE Jerky. Tiger Woods, Matt Kuchar, Davis Love III, Ricky Fowler, Dustin Johnson, Graeme McDowell, Candie Kung, Yani Tseng, Azahara Munoz and Jane Park are just a few who enjoy the healthy, high protein snack.
"It’s hands down the best I’ve ever had," said Matt
Kuchar. "I’ve always enjoyed going
around the country tasting handmade jerky, and nothing’s close to this stuff
for its flavor and tenderness."
The company says it's product is "Superior Sustenance for
Active Sophisticates" and marketing efforts will focus on attracting the active
consumer who enjoys outdoor activities and needs a convenient and healthy snack
to fuel their athletic pursuits.
What makes KINGMADE Jerky so delicious is that King
uses one hundred percent flank steak with spices. Importantly, KINGMADE has five times less
sodium and sugar than any of its competitors and does not add any MSG or
King no longer makes the jerky in his kitchen. Instead, he sought the expertise of C&C
Processing, a well-established, family-owned meat processing
plant in the Midwest. C&C worked with King to produce the exact same jerky that came out of King’s kitchen. With C&C overseeing KINGMADE’s
production, King was able to get back to what he loves the most, caddying on
KINGMADE Jerky comes in three flavors: Sweet Chili Pepper, Classic and Buffalo Style. The product sells for $8.00 for 2.25 ounces, and also is available in one pound bags.
As King likes to say, "We are a premium protein for a different kind of carnivore."
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