My name is Joe, AKA Gio, and I would like to thank you for viewing my Kickstarter!
My goal is to bring a true craft jerky to market, one that is free of preservatives, and a healthy alternative to this snack!
For more than 30 years, I have been making Beef Jerky, and over that time, I have developed some very unique tastes. Ranging from my Teriyaki, at the sweet end of the spectrum,
to my Salsa Verde, which is at the hotter end, I have flavors that all will enjoy!
which is at the hotter end. I have flavors that all will enjoy!
You can see all of the current flavors at:
I only use UDSA Select meat. The reason for this is that the Select has less fat, and therefore less marbling.
I hand trim this to a minimum of 93% lean, making my jerky a healthier one, higher in protein and less in fat!.
When it comes to the Bacon, I find the leanest available, and again, trim it to 93% lean, or better. Again, for a healthier snack!
Starting with only Premium cuts of Bacon, the meat is trimmed to a minimum of 93% lean. After that, it is seasoned with Pepper, Garlic and Pepper, or lightly coated in a Jalapeno sauce, than dusted lightly with Garlic. So far, the taste tests have been returned with great reviews.
Next in development will be Turkey or Chicken Jerky with others to follow, as the business grows.
At Gio's Jerky, I focus on quality, flavor, and enjoyment. If I am not 100% satisfied by the batch that is made, I am not going to package it. I will never deliver a product that I am not happy with, it's that simple. That is why I make sure that each and every batch meets the highest of standards… MINE!
I grew up enjoying the diversity of flavors that jerky has come to offer over the years. Over time, however, I noticed that the jerky business has become commercialized: The price has gone up, and the quality has gone down. I decided that it was time to bring quality back and offer it for a reasonable value. It is my belief that quality should never be sacrificed and that costs shouldn't be increased simply because the market allows for it. I am certain that after trying Gio's Jerky you'll be in love with both the flavor and the price. Each of my customers are essential to my business and a source of inspiration.
My goal is to raise $10,000.00, to fund the construction of a Board of Health inspected Kitchen, and all licenses involved. Why have this for an online company? I know that it is not a requirement, but I feel it is important for my customers to know that their product will be safe to consume.
All Donations, starting at $1 will be included in a special section on our web site
For a $10.00 donation, you will get 1 bag (2 oz on this one) of Gios Jerky., the flavor of your choice. All of the Jerky below will be a 4 ounce bag of beef, unless otherwise notated..
For a $20.00 donation, you will get 1 bag of Gios Jerky., the flavor of your choice.
For a $40.00 donation, you will receive 2 bags of Gio’s Jerky, your choice of flavors.
For a $60.00 donation, you will receive 3 bags of Gio’s Jerky, your choice of flavors.
For a $100.00 donation, you will receive a Custom “Gio’s Jerky, Always Fresh” T-Shirt (Please let me know your size, up to 2XL) , and 4 bags of Gio’s Jerky.
For a $250.00 donation, you will be enrolled in the “JERKY OF THE MONTH” club, and will receive 2 (4 oz.) bags of Gio’s Jerky, shipped to your door every month for 6 months, and a custom “Gio’s Jerky, Always Fresh” T-Shirt. Again, please let me know your size. This will be one of my “Jerky of the month” club options For a $500.00 donation, you will be enrolled in the “JERKY OF THE MONTH” club, and will receive 2 (4 oz.) bags of Gio’s Jerky, shipped to your door every month for a full year, that’s 12 months, or if you prefer, 365 days, and a custom “Gio’s Jerky, Always Fresh” T-Shirt. Again, please let me know your size. This will be one of my “Jerky of the month” club options
Risks and challenges
After doing a complete SWAT analysis, I have found that the market has a good deal of competition. I plan to overcome this by providing a superior product, hand crafted, one that uses NO PRESERVATIVES or ARTIFICIAL INGREDIENTS, at a very competitive price.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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