Sunday, January 8, 2017

Jerky Jerks - Sweet Garlic 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 Sweet Garlic Beef Jerky is described by them as a favorite at garlic festivals, "...starts out sweet, then the perfect of Garlic, not overpowering."

Ingredients

Beef, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, spice, vinegar, liquid smoke, sodium nitrite

Review

The first flavor I pick up is a lot of sweet. The garlic follows along in a strong amount, and even delivers low level of its own heat. The chewing brings out a touch more garlic strength, along with a light black pepper.

For being marketed as "Sweet Garlic" it definitely delivers. Lots of sugary stickiness oozes out in each bite, but is countered by a sharp, pungent garlic that cuts through the sweet. The level of garlic heat in this ranks as "mild medium" on my heat scale.

Otherwise, the primary taste profile is a strong sweet, almost comparable to teriyaki, but countered by a strong garlic, a noticeable black pepper in the background, and a light salt.

The meat consistency feels like pounded steak, cut into thick strips. It's soft, tender, and moist, but with a fair amount of stringiness. The heavy sweet tends to make the chewing feel gummy, otherwise the meat feels mushy. It's quite sticky and messy to handle.

Verdict

This Sweet Garlic Beef Jerky from Jerky Jerks delivers a lot of bang for the buck if you're looking for a lot of sweet, garlic flavor. It's actually more like a teriyaki sauce that got a triple helping of garlic, and some extra black pepper. While I like the soft, moist meat consistency, this chewed too mushy and gummy, and not at all like beef. It doesn't really deliver much of any natural meat flavor either. If you just want loads of sticky, sweet garlic flavor it's a great buy.

Rating: Good


sweet garlic beef jerky

sweet garlic beef jerky

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