Thursday, January 17, 2019

Gag Gifts That Will Leave a Mark

Meat Maniac has all the tastiest snacks for the meat lovers in your life. But, did you know that we also have the most outrageous gag gifts you can buy?! We pride ourselves on finding the gifts that will make your friends and family laugh…and cry out loud! Now, we aren’t talking about our Bacon Soda or Cup CakeLip Balm. We’re talking about the stuff that’ll make your friends question whether or not you really care. So, without further ado, let’s dive right in!

The Toe of Satan comes in at right around 9 million Scoville units, which is technically higher than most pepper sprays. As this video from the creator shows, they have to wear protective gear just to make them! Take the Toe of Satan 5-minute Challenge to see how you stack up against the competition. Many people have fallen to the Toe of Satan – will you be one of them? Check out this video to see just how hard it can be!

The Single Carolina Reaper pepper isn’t as hot as the toe of Satan, but it’s hot enough to be called the hottest pepper on Earth! Topping off at 2.2 million Scoville units, this pepper is sure to deliver a powerful if not crippling blow to your taste buds. This makes for a hilarious party game or holiday challenge. Just make sure there’s plenty of milk and ice cream around to help cool those burning mouths!

While edible insects are a wonderful way to get a quick protein boost, they also make a pretty good gag gift for those friends of yours who are a bit more adventurous when it comes to culinary delights. Finding out who can eat the most larvets tossed in delicious cheddar cheese, BBQ or Mexican spices can turn a boring game night into an outrageous party in no time!  Larvets are young mealworms that have been dehydrated, baked, and lightly tossed with seasonings.

We sell deliciously creepy scorpion suckers in all your favorite flavors including banana, strawberry, blueberry, and apple. These suckers are made of a delicious candy coating with a real scorpion at its core. Not only are these a great conversation starter, you’ll look like a real bad ass eating them – no one wants to mess with someone chomping on a real scorpion!

These are just a few of our favorite crazy gag gifts you can buy to make your next party or gathering a memorable one. What are your favorite Meat Maniac gag gifts and what would you like to see us sell? We love hearing from you so share your thoughts and stories in the comments below!
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The Best Exotic Jerky Meats

Here at Meat Maniac, you know we have all the best snacks. From critters that crawl to candy that lights your senses on fire (see our Gummy Ghost Peppers…if you dare), we carry the unique snacks you can’t find anywhere else. While many of our snacks are dedicated to feats of bravery, our exotic jerky meats take snacking to the next level! We love making jerky meats and have created a wide range of meats and flavors from which to choose your favorites. So, let’s run through some of our more amazing jerky meats we know you’ll enjoy adding to your daily snack list.

Brisket Jerky
We use the best cuts of brisket to make our Meat Maniac brisket jerky meats. We make small patches of our brisket jerkies, slow cooked to ensure a softer, tenderer jerky. We have experimented with every flavor you could imagine and have the tastiest flavors around! We have IPA Beer and Red Wine, Lonestar Legend, Whiskey, Habanero, and many more all made with and inspired by Texas smokehouse pit barbecue techniques.

Bacon Jerky

We have a special relationship with bacon and take extra special care when making our bacon jerky meats. We spend hours creating our marinades with a world of choices from Sriracha and jalapeno to maple and honey pepper recipes that will knock your bacon socks off! We have everything from spicy jalapeno and Sriracha bacon jerky to sweet and smoky Maple and Western BBQ flavors all guaranteed to satisfy your hunger.

Jerky made from Exotic Meats

Now here’s where things get really interesting! We have the most delicious jerky meats made from the finest cuts of some of the most exotic meats on the planet! We have shark meat, ostrich meat, alligator meat, python meat, and even our Meat Maniac earthworm jerky will have your taste buds screaming for more! We also carry more popular exotic jerky meats including wild boar, venison, buffalo, elk, and pheasant, as well as plenty of fish jerky from which to choose your favorites.

All of our Meat Maniac jerky meats are delivered fresh to you and packaged with care and love. Jerky meat is a healthy snack that tastes great, is packed with protein, and helps tame the toughest cravings. Make sure to keep your jerky meats dry and sealed to ensure they last as long as possible and keep their delicious flavor until the last bite.

What are your favorite jerky meats and recipes? Share your thoughts and stories in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you!
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Deliciously Edible Insects

When it comes to eating healthy, everyone seems to have an opinion on what you should do. However, your best bet is to eat as many bugs as you can! Meat Maniac has the very best selection of edible insects with the most interesting and delicious flavors around. Insects are packed full of protein and provide a quick and easy snack any time of day or night. We use a combination of dehydration and various cooking techniques to prepare all of our edible insects to a perfect crunchy texture. With flavors like BBQ, Cheddar Cheese, and more, you’re bound to find something for everyone. So, we’ve outlined a few of our favorite products for grabbing a quick protein boost that we feel you may enjoy.


We have a delicious selection of Larvets including BBQ, Cheddar Cheese, & Mexican Spice larvae cooked & seasoned to perfection. These farm-raised mealworms are packed with flavor and provide a hearty crunch with each bite. These are great for science classrooms and sleepaway camps, as well as hiking and camping trips, birthday parties, and any special occasion where good times are required!


We have the best and biggest selection of cooked crickets in all the best flavors! From Sour Cream & Onion to our Chocolate Cricket Bar, we have crickets prepared in a variety of unique ways. We have BBQ Mole Crickets and Cheesy Small Crickets, as well as delicious cricket flour you can use in place of regular flour for all of your favorite recipes.

June Bugs

Is it June yet? Well, you don’t have to wait for June to have our delicious June bugs as a hearty snack! We have an amazing selection of June bugs including our Jungle Trail Mix our Meat Maniac Salted Large June Bugs roasted for crunchy goodness. These big bugs are perfect for a quick and easy pick-me-up snack!

This is just a few of the delicious edible insects you’ll find at Meat Maniac. We specialize in edible insects from all over the world and love finding new and interesting ways of preparing them. Order our edible insects online to liven up every party and event or as the perfect gift for your favorite friends and family.

Have you ever tried eating insects? What was your experience like? Share your stories and thoughts in the comments below!
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Meaty Gifts for the Holiday Season

This holiday season try not to put too much pressure on yourself to find the perfect gift for all of the men in your life. At Meat Maniac, we’ve got you covered. Our selection of tasty meats can be gifted to four very important types of guys this holiday season:

The Grill Master

This is the guy who cooks at all the family gatherings and sunday bbqs. At the grill, he is relaxed, in the zone and in charge. At Meat Maniac our selection of marinades, sauces and rubs can bring some much needed game changing flavor and spice into their life. Our selection of Magic Rubs and Sauces can be used to season ribs, burgers, brisket, chicken, vegetables and more! These rubs are so good that they’ll bring southern comfort straight to you, wherever you are.

The Bacon-holic

If the men in your life love bacon, then we are your one-stop shop. Meat Maniac carries the wildest, most delicious bacon-flavored snacks, candies and seasonings. Maybe they’re feeling a tad adventurous? Not a problem, try gifting them with one of our bacon sodas, bacon chocolate bars, bacon popcorn or bacon salt packs. Bacon salts are available in several flavors: Original, Maple, Cheddar, Jalapeno, Hickory, Applewood, and Peppered. With the gift of bacon salts the delicious flavor of bacon can be added-on to just about anything you can dream of snacking on, cooking or grilling.

Mr. “I’ll Try Anything Once”

Better known as Mr. “Don’t Knock it Till Ya Try it” and he enjoys letting his taste buds venture off into new and unfamiliar territory. While some of us might be hesitant, we’ve got snacks, gag gifts and novelties that make perfect stocking stuffers. From Sour Cream & Onion Crick-ettes, Gummy Ghost Pepper (packed with insane heat), Chocolate-Covered Scorpions, Pickle-Flavored Candy Canes to Exotic Thai Zebra Tarantula snacks you’ll find something interesting for even the most adventurous foodies. Honestly, at Meat Maniac, the sky’s the limit. The selection of one of a kind stocking stuffers is truly endless.

The Lover All Things Meat

Prime time. Meat Maniac’s selection of jerky and exotic game meats is ideal for the guys who can eat meat for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Exotic meat options range from wild boar, rabbit, alligator, jackalope, caribou, rattlesnake and more. Exotic game meat and sausages can be perfectly paired with our selection of cheese spreads to create an epic solo snack or large party snack tray. Our Wild Game Summer Sausage and Cheese Gift Box is the perfect starter pack. This gift box includes two sausages of Venison and Elk, two cheese spreads of Bison/Chipotle and Pheasant/ Smoked Gouda, two specialty mustards and a box of artisan crackers to get you started.

At Meat Maniac you’re sure to find a meat option that works as the perfect gift. No matter what level of meat-appreciation the men in your life have, they’ll love a creative and delicious meaty treat from Meat Maniac this holiday season. Browse our selection of meats, snacks and seasonings and get your holiday gifts today!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

How to Make Everything Taste Better with Bacon

Bacon is the best and on the right diet, you can eat it all the time. Bacon is the perfect food for every meal and a great way to start and end your day. From bacon and eggs for breakfast to crumbled bacon in your salad for dinner, there are plenty of ways to incorporate bacon into your meals. However, what if you accidentally run out or there’s a bacon shortage? You should always have a few tricks up your sleeve if you want to keep the great taste of bacon in your life everywhere, all the time. So, we’ve put together a few of our favorite ways to enhance the flavor of any snack or recipe with delicious bacon flavor.

Bacon-flavored Seasoning Salts

Our bacon-flavored seasoning salts will blow you away with delicious bacon flavor! Popcorn will never be the same again after you try our Jalapeno Bacon Salt or Cheddar Bacon Salt. While these low-sodium seasonings are packed with flavor, they are not overpowering and are designed to improve your favorite meals. Our Peppered Bacon Salt and Applewood Bacon Salt are perfect for seasoning chicken and fish, as well as finally giving vegetables a reason to live.

Bacon Condiments

Those less sophisticated than you and I may not like baconnaise. Well, more baconnaise for us! Baconnaise is a fantastic replacement for mayonnaise in every situation and a great way to turn any sandwich into a lunchtime love affair. We like to call baconnaise the “duct tape” of the culinary world. Some may say that yogurt is the world’s culinary duct tape, but we don’t even know what that stuff is – we’re sure it could use some bacon though. You’ll never need mayonnaise again after one taste of this amazing advancement in food science.

Our Bacon Hot Sauce and Bacon Salsa are a fantastic way to kick the flavor up a few notches for your next snack or party spread.  Transform everything from burgers and tacos to nachos and chili into a bacon party with these versatile condiments!

Rubs & Marinades

If you don’t have time to wrap all your meats in bacon, you can use our bacon marinades & rubs for grilling steaks and veggies, baking chicken, fish, and enhancing all things edible. Our Bacon Rub is a versatile seasoning made from the most delicious all-natural ingredients and perfect for enhancing your pork chops, steaks, and more.

These are just a few ways to turn any meal into a bacon-themed feast! Don’t forget to dip your fries in our Bacon Ketchup for an additional blast of delicious bacon flavor.

What are your favorite ways to incorporate bacon into your meals? Share your stories and recipes in the comments below!