Monday, January 24, 2011

The Jerky Hut - Sweet Golden Nuggets

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Next in the series on Jerky Hut are these Sweet Golden Nuggets. See my previous review of their Cowboy Beef Jerky.

Jerky Hut is a brand of Whiskey Hill Smokehouse, LLC, based out of Hubbard, OR. The brand which is often seen at boat shows, gun shows, car shows, and trade shows of every kind, was started over 30 years ago. Whiskey Hill Smokehouse runs its own USDA inspected facility.

These Golden Nuggets are the brand's signature product, sweetened with brown sugar and described as tasting like barbecue ribs.


Beef, brown sugar, water, seasonings, liquid smoke flavoring, garlic powder, monosodium glutamate, black pepper, sodium nitrite.


The first thing I taste from the surface of these pieces is a heavy sweetness, followed quickly by a smokiness. There's some oily flavor, and a touch of saltiness too. The chewing flavor starts with a little bit more sweetness and a light natural meat flavor. The smokiness continues on into the chewing.

Considering the company describes these Golden Nuggets as having a flavor comparable to barbecue ribs, I tend to agree, but more like pork ribs. The barbecue flavor has no spiciness to it, it's mostly a thick sweetness and a noticeable smoke.

Otherwise, the primary taste profile is a light natural meat flavor doused with a heavy sweet, with a bit of a mild barbecue sauce, and light salt and oiliness.

The meat consistency is excellent. These are strips of pure meat, with virtually no fat visible, and no stringiness detected. They feel semi-moist. The initial bite is relatively easy, with just a bit of chewiness. Otherwise, they chew down to a steak-like texture. The handling can be sticky and oily.


jerky hut nutrition factsThese Sweet Golden Nuggets from Jerky Hut offer a very mild flavor, mostly a combination of thick sweetness with a moderate smoke, and a light natural meat flavor. The steak-like chewing and semi-moist texture is perhaps where this jerky generates most of its snackability. It's easy to face-stuff this jerky quickly. The smoke flavor works with the thick sweet to create a light barbecue character that helps the snacking experience. It still rather bland for the experienced jerky aficionado, but excellent for meat chewing and beer pairing. It would work well with a wheat, white ale, or hefeweizen.

Rating: Average (3/5)

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golden nuggets beef jerky

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1 comment:

  1. we have NEW website pricing....the review states that 4 packages plus shipping is $47.95...well now those same 4 packages plus shipping is $37.53!