Friday, December 16, 2016

Jerky Jerks - Hawaiian Style Beef Jerky

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Jerky Jerks is a business owned by Tracy Hood, based out of Bakersfield, CA. It started up selling Jerky Hut brand snacks at trade shows and farmers markets across the USA. These days, Tracy has extended the Jerky Jerks brand to its very own line of jerky.

Jerky Jerks is made in a USDA inspected facility and uses no added MSG.

This Hawaiian Style variety is described by them as a family favorite, "Thin and tender slices of top sirloin steak marinated in our special blend of teriyaki, pineapple juice, honey & brown sugar for maximum flavor."

Ingredients

Beef, brown sugar, teriyaki sauce, corn syrup solids, pineapple juice, vinegar, ginger, garlic, sodium nitrite.

Review

The first flavor I pick up is a strong sweet, followed by the teriyaki sauce. The chewing brings on more of the teriyaki with a bit more definition.

For being named, "Hawaiian Style", it holds up somewhat. It's definitely sweet, and well laden with the teriyaki flavor, which is what I expect with something associated with the Aloha state. The pineapple shows up here and there in light amounts, depending on which piece you're chewing on. It's not a tangy, fruity flavor by any means, just hints of pineapple in the background.

Otherwise, the primary taste profile is a well sweetened teriyaki sauce with just a touch of pineapple, if any. The natural meat flavors don't show up well, and it's very mild in terms of spice.

The meat consistency comes in thick sliced slabs, well marbleized, and lightly sticky to handle. They are tender and moist to chew, and once chewed down soft, have a meaty texture, though rather gummy from the heavy sweet. Some slabs tend to be stringy, others are not.

Verdict

This Hawaiian Style from Jerky Jerks dishes out a strong sweet, teriyaki flavor with hints of pineapple in the background. It doesn't quite belt out a fruity, tangy character that I would otherwise associate with tropical island fare. It's mostly an extra sweet teriyaki jerky that teases you with its Hawaiian style origins. Otherwise, on its own merits, it's a great teriyaki jerky if you like it sweet, tender, with a touch of fruit.

Rating: Good

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