The brand is the collaborative effort of two brothers separated at birth, Paul Brock and Eddie Wales. After growing up never knowing about the other, they one discovered they each had a brother. After they reunited, they took a trip out to a lake and realized they both loved beef jerky, and both had this crazy entrepreneurial spirit. Thus, Two Brothers Jerky was born. Now based out of both Durham, NC and Columbia, SC, Two Brothers Jerky features North Carolina grass fed, grass-finished beef, and made with no nitrates.
This "Sweet Ginger Teriyaki" is described as, "sweet and tangy", and claims to have, "the whole family clamoring for more", being made with fresh ginger as the star ingredient, along with brown sugar and soy.
Beef, soy sauce, water, brown sugar, juiced ginger, pineapple juice, dried garlic, citric acid, xanthan gum.
The first thing I taste is a salty, soy sauce, but with a noticeable ginger right away. The chewing brings on a light tanginess with shades of fruity flavors. The ginger still remains throughout the chewing, while the natural meat flavors come later.
As for being marketed as, "Sweet Ginger Teriyaki", it holds up somewhat. It definitely has the ginger component, while the sweet part is light. The teriyaki aspect is not quite convincing as a Japanese-style teriyaki, namely the sweet is too light for what we Americans look for in teriyaki. But also, there isn't that fermented quality that true Japanese teriyaki has.
Otherwise, the primary taste profile is a light soy sauce base with a noticeable ginger background, along with a moderate saltiness, and a natural meat flavor tasting like a well-done cooked steak. There's a touch of fruity tanginess in the chewing.
The meat consistency looks rather good. The pieces have a steak-like chewing, but tend to take on a mushy quality when chewed down soft. This jerky mostly tender overall, but retaining just enough chewiness to give you what you want in a dried meat snack.
This Sweet Ginger Teriyaki delivers enough ginger flavor throughout the chewing to give those spicy rhizome lovers something to savor in a dried meat snacking experience. While I didn't find enough sweetness to justify the product name, and while I thought the teriyaki wasn't quite to my expectations, I still found this snackable in its own right. Overall, it's a light tasting jerky that lets you enjoy the ginger and the natural meat flavors, while offering a tender, meaty chew.
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