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Bacon Jerky by Shark Tank's Pork Barrel BBQ - now you can eat bacon 24/7 with Pork Barrel BBQ Bacon Jerky!  It's Bacon, but BETTER.
Bacon Jerky by Shark Tank's Pork Barrel BBQ - now you can eat bacon 24/7 with Pork Barrel BBQ Bacon Jerky! It's Bacon, but BETTER.
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Why BACON JERKY?

We spend a lot of time on the road traveling to food shows, BBQ contests and media appearances teaching the art of BBQ and we were looking for the perfect snack to hold us over between meals and it just happens we LOVE BACON!!!! We don't always have our favorite cast iron skillet with us or the time to fry up a slab of Bacon so we started thinking how can we turn one of our favorite foods into a convenient snack item that can be taken anywhere and carried in a pocket, a small bag or purse or a glove box and it hit us - BACON JERKY. Besides, who doesn't love Bacon? We do and we think you are going to love our line of Pork Barrel BBQ Bacon Jerky!!!

The Flavors

Spicy Srirachi

We already know you love Bacon and you probably think it is impossible to improve on something as close to perfection as Bacon is. We think we've done the impossible with Pork Barrel BBQ Spicy Srirachi Bacon Jerky. Our Spicy Srirachi Bacon Jerky is poised to be the standard all jerky is measured by if you love a sweet heat.

Old Fashioned Maple

If you're a fan of pancakes and Bacon for breakfast look no further than our Pork Barrel BBQ Old Fashioned Maple Bacon Jerky. Our Old Fashioned Maple Bacon Jerky is the perfect marriage of smoke and sweet and might just replace your daily breakfast routine. 

Honey Pepper

Cracked Pepper and honey are ingredients that have been taking food to the next level for centuries, so we asked ourselves, why not take Bacon to the next level? The perfect combination of cracked pepper and honey takes our Pork Barrel BBQ Honey Pepper Bacon Jerky to levels few tastes buds have ever gone! Our Honey Pepper Bacon Jerky is the ideal combination of savory and sweet infused into a perfect meaty slice of Bacon. Are your taste buds ready?

About Pork Barrel BBQ

The story of Pork Barrel BBQ is similar to the stories of countless American entrepreneurs who came before us. We never set out to create a nationally recognized business, but our hobby, or better stated, our passion led us to the eventual realization that we had created a line of products that had the opportunity to be the catalyst for the creation of a successful small business. A catalyst for us to obtain our American Dream and provide others with the opportunity to achieve their own American Dreams.

Our story begins in early 2006 during a heated budget debate in the United States Senate when we were two fatigued Senate staffers working late into the night discussing the late night dinner options on Capitol Hill while the Senate debated earmarks, better known as Pork Barrel spending projects. The two conversations merged and the idea for Pork Barrel BBQ was born as a result of our inability to satisfy our hunger for BBQ that night and a fiery debate over Pork Barrel spending.

Two years later, in 2008, we manufactured our first product, Pork Barrel BBQ All-American Spice Rub, just after Thanksgiving and sold several thousand dollars worth of rub to friends and family for holiday gifts. Enjoying this limited early success we could have never dreamed of the roads this journey was about to lead us down and the success that lay before us.

In the summer of 2009 we were asked to appear on the new ABC reality show Shark Tank and pitch our All-American Spice Rub and newest product, Pork Barrel BBQ Original BBQ Sauce, to the Sharks. Our episode of Shark Tank aired in September and as they say, the rest is history.

Since our original appearance on Shark Tank in September 2009, we've had endless fun and encountered numerous obstacles as we've worked tirelessly to transform our passion into a nationally recognized and growing business. Our accomplishments include:

  • The creation of three additional BBQ Sauces (Sweet, Mustard & Carolina Vinegar);
  • Selling our sauce in more than 5,000 locations in the United States, Canada, and Europe.
  • Having our Original BBQ Sauce named the Supreme BBQ Sauce in America by Cook's Illustrated Magazine and Best BBQ Sauce in America by Men's Health;
  • Having our Sweet BBQ Sauce named among the Best BBQ Sauces in the Country by Country Living Magazine;
  • Opening the first Pork Barrel BBQ Restaurant in Alexandria, VA and having it named to Food & Wines list of Best New BBQ Joints in America;
  • Cooking in the most prestigious BBQ contests in America including Memphis in May, the American Royal, the Sam's Club National BBQ Tour, and the granddaddy of them all The Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational Barbecue; and
  • Winning numerous competition accolades including being named the Purdue National Chicken Champion in both 2011 and 2014, winning multiple Sam's Club National BBQ Tour competition Grand Championships, and winning multiple Safeway Barbecue Battles.

Over the years we've enjoyed great support from our customers, friends and family and we're excited to announce our newest line of products and once again ask for your support. With your support we are excited to announce our line of Pork Barrel BBQ Bacon Jerky!!

Where will your money go?

Help us bring Pork Barrel BBQ Bacon Jerky to the WORLD!  We have spent the better part of the past year perfecting our line of Pork Barrel BBQ Bacon Jerky and are now ready to share it with the world. The support we receive from the Kickstarter community will help fund our efforts to take Pork Barrel BBQ Bacon Jerky out of our kitchen and into retailers across America. 

Kickstarter funds will be used to:

  • Produce final products for shipments to supporters;
  • Purchase labels and packaging;
  • Develop and produce marketing materials;
  • Fund samples for retail buyers;
  • Gain retail distribution; and
  • Produce inventory.

Thank you in advance for your continued support of Pork Barrel BBQ! Here's to a year filled with Bacon Jerky!!!

Risks and challenges

Distribution:

We have first hand experience, gained through the development of a distribution chain for our national award-winning line or Pork Barrel BBQ Sauces and Spice Rubs, dealing with the challenges associated with gaining distribution for a new food product. These challenges include gaining shelf space, paying slotting fees, providing retailers free product, conducting numerous food demos and sampling events, and advertising. Overcoming these challenges requires significant capital, a hardworking sales force, and a great product.

Scalability:

It's fun to create a new product in your kitchen at home and hand out samples to friends and family, but to make it a truly viable business that can meet consumer demand and insure on time delivery you must either invest in a commercial production facility or partner with an outstanding manufacture.

Production:

The USDA requires jerky to be made in an approved facility under the supervision of a USDA inspector. After more than a year of research we have partnered with a production facility that has years of experience manufacturing some of the best jerky available for consumer purchase.

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    SOCIAL BACON - - You don't just love BACON, you really love BACON and want the world to know it! Show us a little BACON love and we'll let all of our Twitter followers (45,000) and Facebook fans (10,000) know you are a true BACON romantic and support our effort to bring BACON JERKY to all BACON lovers in 2015!

    Let us know your Twitter handle and like us on Facebook and we'll Tweet and post our thanks to you for your love of BACON and support of BACON JERKY to the world!

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    SHOW ME THE BACON 1 - - By now we know you have a true love affair with BACON so we'll let all of our Twitter followers (45,000) and Facebook fans (10,000) know Don Juan has nothing on you when it comes to your love of BACON, especially BACON JERKY and we'll send you ONE BAG (flavor of your choice: Spicy Sriracha, Old Fashioned Maple or Honey Pepper) of what someone is sure to name (it may only be one of our mom's) the World's Greatest Jerky!

    Don't forget to let us know your Twitter handle and like us on Facebook so we can Tweet and post our thanks to you for your love of BACON and support of BACON JERKY to the world.

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    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    SHOW ME THE BACON 1 with PORK BARREL BBQ TAILGATING COOKBOOK - - By now we know you have a true love affair with BACON so we'll let all of our Twitter followers (45,000) and Facebook fans (10,000) know Don Juan has nothing on you when it comes to your love of BACON, especially BACON JERKY and we'll send you ONE BAG (flavor of your choice: Spicy Sriracha, Old Fashioned Maple or Honey Pepper) of what someone is sure to name (it may only be one of our mom's) the World's Greatest Jerky!

    We'll also include a printed copy of the Pork Barrel BBQ Guide to Tailgating which includes 10 great Tailgating recipes and Tailgate Tips.

    Don't forget to let us know your Twitter handle and like us on Facebook so we can Tweet and post our thanks to you for your love of BACON and support of BACON JERKY to the world.

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    SHOW ME THE BACON 2 - - By now we know you have a true love affair with BACON so we'll let all of our Twitter followers (45,000) and Facebook fans (10,000) know Don Juan has nothing on you when it comes to your love of BACON, especially BACON JERKY and we'll send you TWO BAGS (flavors of your choice: Spicy Sriracha, Old Fashioned Maple or Honey Pepper) of what someone is sure to name (it may only be one of our mom's) the World's Greatest Jerky!

    Don't forget to let us know your Twitter handle and like us on Facebook so we can Tweet and post our thanks to you for your love of BACON and support of BACON JERKY to the world.

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    Pledge $30 or more About $30

    SHOW ME THE BACON 2 with PORK BARREL BBQ TAILGATING COOKBOOK - - By now we know you have a true love affair with BACON so we'll let all of our Twitter followers (45,000) and Facebook fans (10,000) know Don Juan has nothing on you when it comes to your love of BACON, especially BACON JERKY and we'll send you TWO BAGS (flavors of your choice: Spicy Sriracha, Old Fashioned Maple or Honey Pepper) of what someone is sure to name (it may only be one of our mom's) the World's Greatest Jerky!

    We'll also include a printed copy of the Pork Barrel BBQ Guide to Tailgating which includes 10 great Tailgating recipes and Tailgate Tips.

    Don't forget to let us know your Twitter handle and like us on Facebook so we can Tweet and post our thanks to you for your love of BACON and support of BACON JERKY to the world.

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    SHOW ME THE BACON 3 - - By now we know you have a true love affair with BACON so we'll let all of our Twitter followers (45,000) and Facebook fans (10,000) know Don Juan has nothing on you when it comes to your love of BACON, especially BACON JERKY and we'll send you ONE BAG of EACH FLAVOR(Spicy Sriracha, Old Fashioned Maple and Honey Pepper) of what someone is sure to name (it may only be one of our mom's) the World's Greatest Jerky!

    Don't forget to let us know your Twitter handle and like us on Facebook so we can Tweet and post our thanks to you for your love of BACON and support of BACON JERKY to the world.

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    Pledge $40 or more About $40

    SHOW ME THE BACON 3 with PORK BARREL BBQ TAILGATING COOKBOOK - - By now we know you have a true love affair with BACON so we'll let all of our Twitter followers (45,000) and Facebook fans (10,000) know Don Juan has nothing on you when it comes to your love of BACON, especially BACON JERKY and we'll send you ONE BAG of EACH FLAVOR(Spicy Sriracha, Old Fashioned Maple and Honey Pepper) of what someone is sure to name (it may only be one of our mom's) the World's Greatest Jerky!

    We'll also include a printed copy of the Pork Barrel BBQ Guide to Tailgating which includes 10 great Tailgating recipes and Tailgate Tips.

    Don't forget to let us know your Twitter handle and like us on Facebook so we can Tweet and post our thanks to you for your love of BACON and support of BACON JERKY to the world.

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    Pledge $65 or more About $65

    BACON MAKES EVERYTHING BETTER - - You're a true connoisseur of BACON, you know that cardboard even tastes great if eaten with BACON so we'll let all of our Twitter followers (45,000) and Facebook fans (10,000) know they shouldn't stand between you and cardboard if it has BACON on it, especially if that BACON comes in the form of BACON JERKY!

    We'll send you ONE BAG of EACH FLAVOR(Spicy Sriracha, Old Fashioned Maple and Honey Pepper) of what we predict won't be an answer to a question in the category VEGETARIAN on Jeopardy in 2015.

    We'll also send you a Pork Barrel BBQ Bacon Jerky, "Your Prayer's Have Been Answered" T-Shirt.

    Don't forget to let us know your T-shirt size and your Twitter handle and like us on Facebook so we can Tweet and post our thanks to you for your love of BACON and support of BACON JERKY to the world.

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    YOU SMELL GREAT, IS THAT BACON I SMELL? - - You know there is nothing better than waking up to the intoxicating smell of BACON (Sorry Folgers, you're no longer the best part of waking up!) and we want to let our Twitter followers (45,000) and Facebook fans (10,000) know they should follow your lead and start waking up with BACON, or more specifically, BACON JERKY!

    We'll send you ONE BAG of EACH FLAVOR(Spicy Sriracha, Old Fashioned Maple and Honey Pepper) of what some are likely to say smells better than our world famous Que Cologne. We think you should be the judge so we'll also send you a bottle of Que Cologne!

    Don't forget to let us know your Twitter handle and like us on Facebook so we can Tweet and post our thanks to you for your love of BACON and support of BACON JERKY to the world.

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    KEEP CALM, WE'VE GOT YOUR BACON ADDICATION COVERED 1 - - Lost soul's who don't share your love of BACON may tell you you've got an illness, but other BACON lovers worship you like the Greek God of BACON and we see it as our duty to share your mythical love of BACON with all of our Twitter followers (45,000) and Facebook fans (10,000). It's kind of like a public service announcement to let everyone know our prayers have been answered and the greatest of all BACON lovers has arrived and they especially love BACON JERKY!

    We'll also send you ONE CASE - that's 12 BAGS - (flavor of your choice: Spicy Sriracha, Old Fashioned Maple or Honey Pepper) of what has a chance of being named worst survival food to have in your bunker when a zombie apocalypse occurs (Let's be honest, zombie's probably love BACON too!) in 2015!

    Don't forget to let us know your Twitter handle and like us on Facebook so we can Tweet and post our thanks to you for your love of BACON and support of BACON JERKY to the world.

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    KEEP CALM, WE'VE GOT YOUR BACON ADDICATION COVERED 2 - - Lost soul's who don't share your love of BACON may tell you you've got an illness, but other BACON lovers worship you like the Greek God of BACON and we see it as our duty to share your mythical love of BACON with all of our Twitter followers (45,000) and Facebook fans (10,000). It's kind of like a public service announcement to let everyone know our prayers have been answered and the greatest of all BACON lovers has arrived and they especially love BACON JERKY!

    We'll also send you TWO CASES - that's 24 BAGS - (flavors of your choice: Spicy Sriracha, Old Fashioned Maple or Honey Pepper) of what has a chance of being named worst survival food to have in your bunker when a zombie apocalypse occurs (Let's be honest, zombie's probably love BACON too!) in 2015!

    Don't forget to let us know your Twitter handle and like us on Facebook so we can Tweet and post our thanks to you for your love of BACON and support of BACON JERKY to the world.

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    KEEP CALM, WE'VE GOT YOUR BACON ADDICATION COVERED 2 - - Lost soul's who don't share your love of BACON may tell you you've got an illness, but other BACON lovers worship you like the Greek God of BACON and we see it as our duty to share your mythical love of BACON with all of our Twitter followers (45,000) and Facebook fans (10,000). It's kind of like a public service announcement to let everyone know our prayers have been answered and the greatest of all BACON lovers has arrived and they especially love BACON JERKY!

    We'll also send you ONE CASE of EACH FLAVOR - that's 36 BAGS - (Spicy Sriracha, Old Fashioned Maple and Honey Pepper) of what has a chance of being named worst survival food to have in your bunker when a zombie apocalypse occurs (Let's be honest, zombie's probably love BACON too!) in 2015!

    Don't forget to let us know your Twitter handle and like us on Facebook so we can Tweet and post our thanks to you for your love of BACON and support of BACON JERKY to the world.

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    BACON, P.S. I LOVE YOU!!!! - - Your love of BACON is so deep that words can no longer describe how intoxicated BACON makes you feel. You want it all and we are ready to give it to you.

    We will tell all of our Twitter followers (45,000) and Facebook fans (10,000) that BACON is off the market, you've officially announced your love and devotion to BACON!

    We'll send you ONE CASE of EACH FLAVOR - that's 36 BAGS - (Spicy Sriracha, Old Fashioned Maple and Honey Pepper) of what surly would win American Idol if they allowed jerky to compete. We promise you the taste will be music to your ears!

    We'll also send you a bottle of Que Cologne and a Pork Barrel BBQ Bacon Jerky, "Your Prayer's Have Been Answered" T-Shirt.

    Don't forget to let us know your T-shirt size and your Twitter handle and like us on Facebook so we can Tweet and post our thanks to you for your love of BACON and support of BACON JERKY to the world.

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