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Long Distance Jerky

Paul and Eddie of Two Brothers Jerky Blog


By Alexandra Proie

Two brothers, Paul Brock and Eddie Wales, were raised two states away – in North and South Carolina – but have reunited to make some seriously awesome jerky.

Born in the mid-1960s and given up for adoption by their young mother, both boys grew up with wonderful childhoods and developed the same outlook on life – even though they never knew the other existed. They both also loved good, healthy food with a kick.

After graduating from different state universities (with the same major) the brothers went on to start families and open successful restaurants in their adopted hometowns. But through a series of events, they found each other, as well as their biological mother, and created one large, extended family.

At the lake on a giant family vacation, Paul and Eddie realized they had two very important things in common: they both had an entrepreneurial spirit and they both loved some tasty beef jerky. And from there, using an old family recipe, Two Brothers Jerky was born.

Photo courtesy of Two Brothers Jerky

We love the story, but we love the Ninja Teriyaki flavor even more. Yeah, we’re not hiking or out on the prairie (just sitting at our desks or in the kitchen) but this jerky, with its sweet and salty combo, hits the spot. You have to be in the Carolinas to get this at the moment — it’s available for pick up — but here’s to hoping that online ordering is coming soon. If we can get online access to it, we’ll probably have to hit those hiking trails after all.

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