Trunk Giveaway: 12 Bags of Perky Jerky

What the heck is Perky Jerky?

Well, let’s get something out of the way first: it’s not jerky made for the beef jerky purist.

First, the name of the brand includes one of the least manly words in the English language.

Second, each serving of the jerky contains as much caffeine as a small cup of coffee. It’s touted as a performance-enhancing meat snack. Yes, really.

Wha? Caffeinated jerky? I know, I was pretty wary myself at first.

But here’s the thing–it’s delicious. Really delicious.

Around Christmastime, I decided I wanted to branch out from the big brand jerkies out there and try some local fare. So I went down to my local jerky store–yes, you heard that right, my local jerky store–and bought like six different brands that are made here in Oklahoma.

They were terrible. All of them. So dry it was like chewing on a piece of shoe leather. I threw half of it away, I couldn’t even stomach it, and I can stomach most anything.

This is why I’ve become a big fan of Perky Jerky. It’s the most tender jerky I’ve ever tasted. It’s flavored with the Amazonian guarana berry–that’s where the caffeine comes from–and it has a unique sweet taste that is uber-addicting. The jerky is packed with protein, is low fat and low carb, and is made without junk like nitrates, preservatives, or added MSG. A most excellent snack all around.

I never expected to embrace this new-fangled energy-meat, but what can I say: it’s weird, but wonderful.

Perky Jerky offered me 12 bags of their jerky to give away to one lucky AoM Trunk reader.

If you’d like to try this jerky for yourself, leave a comment telling us something you need more energy for.

We’ll randomly select one comment as the winner. Giveaway ends Jan. 18, 2012 at 5:00 pm CST.

{ 315 comments… read them below or add one }

Tim D January 15, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Energy? How about for a middle aged Dad, Husband who just came through obama’s recession for 14 months of unemployment and finally landed a job and needs the jolt to run the office of a major world wide fundraising organization and needs to drive daughter 28 hours to college after x-mas break

Ryan Mayer January 16, 2012 at 12:32 am

I need the energy to play lacrosse, go to school, and continue with my antics.

Patrick L January 16, 2012 at 3:53 am

I need jerky to get through exams and university applications.

Dustin Carico January 16, 2012 at 5:21 am

Perky Jerky? How quirky..

Dustin Carico January 16, 2012 at 5:22 am

Oh, I’ll need the energy to continue writing dumb comments

Ted January 16, 2012 at 6:52 am

I’d use the caffeinated jerky to help keep up with my seven beagle pups.

Bill January 16, 2012 at 7:02 am

Sounds odd, but I’ll try any food item at least once.

Jason January 16, 2012 at 7:40 am

I work night shifts 730 pm to 730 am. Perfect combination of snack and energy! Whoever thought this stuff up is an absolute genius!

aaron January 16, 2012 at 9:07 am

Don’t know about this product….being from Montana…we have some damn fine jerky producers here….one of the best being in Lincoln….I can say I wouldn’t buy it on a whim…considering hi country is all around..packed with good stuff like nitrates and msg.

JDan January 16, 2012 at 9:44 am

Beef jerky and caffeine… Sounds delicious

Adam Rose January 16, 2012 at 10:27 am

I would use it for all of my hard work at Trader Joe’s!

Josh Blount January 16, 2012 at 10:30 am

I need energy to be a faithful pastor and husband, as well as write the book I’m working on and stay in shape…not to mention just to enjoy life!

Jon Figgins January 16, 2012 at 11:16 am

I need it to keep up with work and a 3 month old daughter.

Matt D January 16, 2012 at 12:25 pm

I’d chow down on then snack whenever I’d go out rock climbing or maybe pack it with me for one of my cross country flights

BenL January 16, 2012 at 1:08 pm

I need it to have anything left in me after work to give to my wife.

J W Carter January 16, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Might be good for stayin awake while fishing for steelhead.

E. B. Van Arsdale January 16, 2012 at 1:37 pm

I need more energy to help keep me from letting down all of the people who depend on me for a dozen different things every day.

TLinks January 16, 2012 at 1:42 pm

I need this jerky in order to continue my streak of Vibrance, Virility and Potency.

leadchipmunk January 16, 2012 at 2:17 pm

I need the energy for my life. I’m working two jobs, one full time; working out; and whatever time I have left goes to my girl. I have no time for sleep, so this extra boost of energy will be wonderful.

Brian January 16, 2012 at 3:20 pm

I would need energy for my baseball games when I’m pitching on my club team

Jason January 16, 2012 at 3:34 pm

I need more energy to get to the gym after work. The protein would help too

Kelvin M. Lysek January 16, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Entering 39th year of construction work, ass is starting to drag in the afternoon. need the pick me up

J CHambers January 16, 2012 at 3:38 pm

I’d snack on it at work to keep me going til dinner

Todd V January 16, 2012 at 4:03 pm

I need the energy from Perky Jerky in order to go berzerky like a herky jerky turkey.

Manabu T January 16, 2012 at 7:39 pm

As a college student, waking up every morning for early classes is a contant battle that I face. I’d use the Perky Jerky to fuel my day.

joe yuskoff January 16, 2012 at 9:03 pm

On a recent fishing trip alone in a remote area, I took a hard fall resulting in an injury. One of the things that helped me remain calm was to sit down take out my survival pack and pulled out some jerky I had thought to bring along. Ive enjoyed jerky since first trying home made elk jerky as a kid. Ive found jerky to be nutritious and a filling food source. In this situation it helped me to relax, stay calm, giving me time to think through my situation. I was already tired, it was coming on nightfall, and my injury had worn me out further. I could see where a caffeinated jerky would help give energy and mental clarity in any situation, especially for survival. i would gladly carry PERKY JERKY with me on future hiking fishing or hunting trips.

aaron m January 16, 2012 at 11:07 pm

to sustain my steady diet of jerky, energy drinks, and beer

Joe O January 16, 2012 at 11:31 pm

I’d use it to help fuel my physical therapy sessions.

salvatore January 17, 2012 at 8:05 am

I need more energy to think of something better to write so i win

Robert January 17, 2012 at 9:26 am

Caffeinated meat? what would I use it for? Well I am a 40+ single dad with 2 active children, I am about to lose my job, I volunteer with the local youth soccer league and I could use all the help I can get keeping up with everything I have to do in the day. Yawwwwn, getting tired just writing about all I have to do. Help me please lol.

Chris January 17, 2012 at 10:40 am

Sounds like a great snack for before/after the gym. Also would be nice to keep a bag on the firetruck or medic unit for those long days when we can’t make it back to the firehouse to actually eat a meal.

George dalis` January 17, 2012 at 12:09 pm

I could use the energy to burst through my workouts after school and study for my finals coming up right after. Although i’ll also be taking a 20 minute nap after to refresh the mind haha.

Luke S January 17, 2012 at 12:11 pm

I need more energy for hiking, camping, and blacksmithing.

David C January 17, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Energy for work and play.

tyler stacy January 17, 2012 at 2:29 pm

energy to keep up with my nine month old daughter.

Jim W. January 17, 2012 at 4:20 pm

energy to keep doing all the needed work around the house after working all day and dealing with 2 teenagers.

Patrick January 17, 2012 at 7:28 pm

I could use some energy to get through my workouts, which always occur after a full day at work.

C.M. January 17, 2012 at 9:54 pm

For school!

Alec Shunk January 17, 2012 at 11:17 pm

As a college runner, and aspiring gentleman extraordinaire, I need all the energy and protein I can get to perform at a high level

Adam January 18, 2012 at 12:55 am

2 a day workouts sandwiching a day job. I could be on board.

John Orlen January 18, 2012 at 12:59 am

Definately need the energy to get through the 12 hour shifts working as a tactical medic for a Us Embassy Response team in an undisclosed foreigh country!

Levi Morgan January 18, 2012 at 1:26 am

I’m a high school teacher who is also a major club sponsor and teaching college level history. I’m a notary public on the side to make the ends meet consistently. I’m a volunteer fireman and a first responder for medical emergencies. I’m on a committee that governs a new mentoring program for troubled youth in my community. I’m finishing my house and fixing all the things the contractor dropped the ball on, but I have to hurry because my wife and I have a daughter due in twelve days. So the next eighteen years are going to be a little tough. If I lived alone, I would entertain the idea that I just might be Tyler Durden.

If it makes sense, things are more relaxed than they used to be. Before that, I was Master of a local Masonic lodge while obtaining a degree and working two jobs. Once I got a job teaching, it was in an area I had no knowledge of, so I learned it at night and taught it the next day.

You do a good thing here, sir. An online men’s site that is actually relevant… it shouldn’t have been so novel. You’ve actually made some very real differences in my life, so maybe I should send YOU a bag of meat.

Thomas S. January 18, 2012 at 3:01 am

Im a Jerky who wants to be perky.

Zachariah January 18, 2012 at 5:31 am

To work 80+ hours a week.

Jason January 18, 2012 at 8:28 am

I need caffeine and energy for my 5-9AM desk shifts and senior-level college courses that follow throughout the day.

Ron Squire January 18, 2012 at 10:31 am

Physical Rehab workouts!

Jim January 18, 2012 at 10:41 am

I need energy to keep preparing for tomorrow without giving up on today. It’s a nice little tight-rope walk that can be quite exhausting.

Dan January 18, 2012 at 10:55 am

I could really use a bag of this stuff!! Just had a baby and sleep is in short order.

Brian January 18, 2012 at 11:34 am

I need more energy for 6 days a week at the gym.

Trey January 18, 2012 at 11:45 am

This will make a perfect snack for those late night fire-calls, when I am starving for some food after working my tail off and need an energy boost to keep going.

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