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Alien Fresh Jerky

IMG_8973On Katie and my way home from Las Vegas we stopped at Alien Fresh Jerky in Baker, CA. While it was originally established in Crystal Springs, Nevada, the store moved to Baker in 2002. I had never been there before but it is one of those places that many people stop along the route between Los Angeles and Las Vegas as a fun little break and I was not disappointed.

As we pulled off the freeway and up to the front door the place looks so intriguing. There’s a car in the parking lot with three aliens in it, some of which move a little. There’s also a spaceship that for a dollar lights up and talks. While it was hard to hear his whole message, I’m pretty the sure he says something along the lines of stop at Alien Fresh Jerky to get some jerky. It was kinda cute, I just wish the spaceship would have moved and maybe looked like he was taking off or something. Then it would have been worth the full dollar.

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We headed inside and they had a ton of alien trinkets and gadgets from alien parking and warning signs to alien blowup dolls to alien labeled backpacks, magnets, and bumper stickers. You name it they probably had it with an alien on it.

They also had numerous options of beef jerky, hot sauce, and honey. The jerky was $8.99 each or 3 for $25 so we decided to get three bags of jerky and one container of Desert Honey. They had small samples so we were able to try two of the three before we had even purchased them. We choose Abducted Cow Beef Jerky, Pepper Teriyaki Beef Jerky, and Honey Chipotle Beef Jerky. They were all delicious, my favorite was the Abducted Cow Beef Jerky, and they took us a couple of weeks to finish.

As we left we received a coupon for an online purchase, buy 9 get the 10th free. We probably won’t use it since we don’t eat that much beef jerky, but I could see how some people might really need or want it. If you’re ever driving from LA to Vegas or back you should be sure to stop and check out Alien Fresh Jerky. It’s a fun little store that everyone can enjoy. And if you aren’t driving in the area, but still want some Alien Fresh Jerky hit up their website and get some shipped out to you today!

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Alligator, Ostrich & Elk at World of Jerky

IMG_8971While my friend and I drove down route 89A into Sedona Arizona we went right past a sign that read “Elk Jerky Ahead” and became determined to try some on our trip. We couldn’t seem to figure out where that sign was trying to lead us to. Maybe the little house nearby, but it didn’t look like a store so we decided to look elsewhere. As we arrived at Sedona, we drove down the main road where I noticed the Buck Thornton’s World of Jerky on the second story of a little shopping area. I shouted to my friend excitedly and she quickly found a small parking lot to stop in.

We got out of the car, crossed the street and headed up the stairs. Inside the store was jerky everywhere as well as nuts, candies, salsas and sauces. The store was full from the ceiling to the floor. There were so many different kinds I can’t even remember them all. A few I do remember were elk, venison, beef, buffalo, alligator, kangaroo, and ostrich. They had variety packs where you could purchase a number of different flavors and just single flavor bags.

We stood at the front desk and overheard Kitty, the “Queen of Jerky” and co-founder, ask another customer if they would be interested in trying any samples. The customer replied no, but my friend and I jumped on the chance. We tried a little bit of everything and they were all so delicious we had a hard time deciding on which to buy. We finally settled on alligator, ostrich, and venison, both very pleased at our selection.

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We continued to talk to Kitty and she told us about some amazing hikes to go see in the area, but we decided to stick to the one we had already planned on checking out. She also gave me a beautiful magnet for Sedona that I had been planning on purchasing.

If you like jerky at all, Buck Thornton’s World of Jerky is definitely the place to venture to while in Sedona. With enough hospitality, generosity and kindness to win the heart of anyone that walks into the shop, you won’t find another place quite like it. And if you can’t get to their store, you can always order from their online shop!