Looking for a unique dip, spread or jam? Going for a hike and want real jerky? Need a special gift basket for that “hard to buy for” friend or relative? We have searched all over the country for unique, different, but delicious food products; often not available anywhere else in Southern California. Many of our producers are small family businesses which, we feel, is a perfect fit for Idyllwild. We offer a variety of Amish foods, jerky, barbecue sauces, rubs, jams, jellies, dips, hot sauces, treats and sweets…all squeezed into less than 300 square feet. Our Amish non-GMO popcorn tastes so different from what you will find in most grocery stores. We are the only store west of the Mississippi where you can buy Tennessee Moonshine Cakes, a customer favorite in four flavors. Ever had “Frog Balls”? These hot pickled Brussel Sprouts have become one of our bestselling items…just one of several products that are the result of customer requests. Check out our award winning Texas jellies…Bacon Jalapeno, Lavender, Apple Jack or Texas Beer. If you are a barbecue lover we have a wide range of sauces, mild to hot, and rubs for every meat. Try our private label “Mountain Mud Rub”. Made for us in Montana using fresh roasted, ground coffee combined with garlic and other seasonings. This rub is great on steaks, chops or chicken.
Not all of our products are from somewhere else. Although our greatest products in Idyllwild are pine cones and squirrels, we have some tasty items from our local area, including honey from Temecula in several varieties, jams from nearby Anza and pomegranate products from Hemet. For the “health conscious” customer, check out our North County San Diego infused avocado oils; great for cooking or for salad dressings and even considered healthier than our Northern California infused olive oils.
Located in the same space that housed the last two “House of Jerky” shops, we saved the best for last. “House of Jerky” products have been available in Idyllwild for over 15 years and are still the favorite of true “jerky connoisseurs”. Always made with true filets and containing no added MSG, fillers or preservatives you will find a variety of meats and fish. Some of HOJ’s newest and popular offerings are Kangaroo, Elk, Ahi, Salmon, Swordfish, Mako Shark and Alligator. As our signs and banners state, “If you haven’t had House of Jerky jerky…you haven’t had jerky.” We, currently, carry over 100 different jerky varieties to satisfy any taste. For the holiday season we offer a variety of custom gift baskets in price ranges to fit your budget. We also ship throughout the United States. Visit us at the top of the main stairs at The Fort and “bring your appetite!” If you are only able to visit us through the internet, check back regularly as we add new products.