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After many months of trying to get the design finalized and into production, we finally received our new packaging for the small bags. Be sure to stay on the lookout for it!
This past weekend, Gina did a in-store sampling at Safeway in Waimalu. Within two hours they were completely out of stock! If you haven’t tried our crispy beef and pork jerky yet, come check out our shop in Sand Island where you can sample every flavor.
Hilo people, we got some good news for you! The recently opened Big Island Jerky and Snacks (https://www.bigislandbeefjerky.com/) is now carrying both sizes and all flavors of DE.HI Crispy beef jerky. They have all kinds of cool local snacks, so be sure to check them out.
Last year we launched our kalua pig in-shop and at the end of the year we tried out a new pork flavor, Korean BBQ. Both have been a success, so we have just received our nutrition data back and will submit for USDA inspection which means you may be seeing it in stores soon, as well as being able to purchase online. We anticipate this to be ready by early March.
We’ve added another four locations where you can get the most delicious, crispy beef jerky in existence! DE.HI is now being sold at all four of the commissaries on Oahu (Schofield, Hickam, Pearl Harbor, and K-Bay). Be sure to look for it in the “Hawaii” section!
It's official! We have re-tooled our machines and will be going back to the original, larger cuts that we started DE.HI with. Current inventory will be 20% off until we run out!
The latest place to find DE.HI crispy jerky?? All three Don Quijote stores on Oahu. They will be carrying all four flavors of our beef jerky line in both sizes.
A huge mahalo to everyone that braved the crowds to pick up some crispy jerky at our booth! This year we only sold out of three flavors instead of everything. Our Eland (African antelope from Niihau) crispy jerky received a great response and gives us something to look forward to in regards to expanding our lines.
We are excited to announce that we should be in all of the Hele Gas station Nom Nom stores by the end of next week, 8/17! Be sure to check the "where to find us" tab to find the most convenient location.
Whether you wake up with your stomach growling in the middle of the night, or just want something that will be easier on your stomach the next day than Jacks will at 3am, now you can get your Chiyaki fix on anytime! By the end of this week, you should be able to find our 2.5oz bags in your nearest Safeway throughout the state. They are currently carrying Chiyaki and Pepper, so if you dying for some hauna garlic breath or some spicy big bags, you still gotta drag your okole to Sand Island and get it at our shop (though Aloha Gas has the smaller bags of those two flavors).
A new study published in Molecular Psychiatry found a strong link between nitrates and psychiatric disorders. The study found that people that ate jerky, cured meats, and hot dogs with nitrates were three and a half more likely to be hospitalized with a manic disorder. At DE.HI all of our jerky is nitrate free. So why do many meat snacks contain nitrates?
Nitrates are used as a preservative to fend off bacteria that grow due to moisture. Bacteria need four things to grow: moisture, protein, a non-acidic environment, and oxygen. Most jerky tries to have some moisture, meaning it has three of the key ingredients for bacteria to grow, the bags are usually flushed with nitrogen to eliminate oxygen as best as possible. However with moisture at that level, an added precaution is taken with the addition of nitrates.
DE.HI crispy jerky by contrast tries to get rid of as much moisture as possible. This is part of what makes our products crispy, but at the same time, having nearly no moisture in our jerky gives us the ability to be additive free while still maintaining a level of protection against bacterial growth.