I was hesitant, I'll admit. In fact, I even said no to the offer to try Benny's Bloody Mary Beef Straws the first time a sample was offered. A beef straw. Hmmm. Is that something that This Girl can get behind?
I marched myself and my beefstraws over to my brother-in-law's house and found a guy who could give the yay or nay. This man is a hunting, hiking, fishing, camping warrior who has sampled enough dried beef to offer an educated opinion. His verdict would be my verdict.
But before he opened the package, he did have a few questions for me.
"Is it 100% beef? Yes. 10% USDA.
"Does it need refrigeration?" Only once opened.
"Is it really meant to be a straw for Bloody Marys?" Straw, stirrer, functional garnish, decoration.
He pulled off the seal, savored the aroma, and tried some. "It's good!" he said. His tweenage daughter asked if she could try one. "Yummy," she said expressively. "I like it," said his little niece.
And there you have it. If it's good all by its lonesome, it's good enough for a tomato cocktail.
It has our stamp of approval. To see for yourself, click here and order some for yourself.