To be more helpful, here’s my thoughts on all the beef versions since this whole thing is my fault:
First off this is generally very tender beef jerky, not something hard to gnaw on like much of the stuff you get at Walmart or the convenience store.
Mesquite BBQ - my favorite. Sweet and smoky, not spicy. A pretty chill beef jerky.
Volcanic Jalapeno - quite hot compared to most Jalapeno flavored things, because it contains jalapeno seeds. A little sweet to balance out the heat. Very enjoyable if you love spicy things, but maybe too hot for the casual eater.
Peppered - really mild. Has black pepper but not a ton of it, it’s the closest thing here to plain jerky.
I’d take any of the three over anything I’ve had from Jack Links, Oberto, Pemmican, or any of the other mass produced jerky on the market. It’s also significantly more tender than the jerky I’ve tried from Buc-ee’s considerable jerky selection. There are specialty producers out there that put out jerky at this level, both local and mail order places, but this stuff is head and shoulders above mass produced jerky.
As for the bacon flavors, I’ve heard the Sriracha is incredible but I’m in the same boat as you are, I’m not buying four packs to find out. So I should be off to find three friends.
@deathbynoodlez you know what this comment reminds me of? The Panama papers people like getting shit stolen from them and elect Billionaires who were caught in the Panama papers as govt officials.
I am sure you much have heard of these papers by now right?
@acer I’ve watched so much of the Lock Picking Lawyer that I can just imagine his narration.
I’m going to use bottom of the keyway tension here and a standard pick. Nothing on one, two is loose, three, a click out of four, nothing on five, and back. A little click out of three, two is loose … nothing on one. Four is set, a little click out of five, two is loose … a little click out of one … two, and we got it open.
@acer@narfcake thanks for posting. Now I’m going to spend the entirety of my Sunday watching lockpicking videos while my wife complains that she does everything around the house and all I do is stare at this stupid phone all day. Cheers!
Don’t trust the “Total Carb” numbers in their specs. I got the BBQ Mesquite Beef last time because of its “1g Total Carbohydrate”, and my blood sugar took a big spike. It’s way too sweet (and Brown Sugar is the first listed ingredient after Beef) to have only 1g of carbohydrate. The manufacturer should be investigated for false labeling.
Ok. Who was reading my mind yesterday? I was thinking about being down to my last bag and wondering if these might come back.
Reviews… Bbq is my favorite. I like the more tender texture than other brands. The flavor has a little kick and is nice and strong. Peppered is good but more of a dry texture. It also has a strong flavor but not overwhelming pepper. I am not a big fan of the bacon. I love bacon but this jerky is too dry and not enough bacon flavor for me. I love the maple and sriracha flavors. I would like to try them on the tender beef used with the bbq. I did not get the jalapeno yet. I am considering it this time. It might be a little too sharp for me from other comments.
Yeah, sure, like there’s really only 85mg of sodium in an ounce of “BBQ Mesquite Beef” dried-slaughterhouse-scraps warehouse-floor-sweepings-flavored Frye boot soles… for $46/lb (with shipping). I can make a pound of this stuff at home, with actual lean prime beef, no nasty additives, and real ingredients (maple syrup, chipotle peppers, etc) for about $9. Store-bought jerky is vile!
Really enjoyed the write-up, however…
The Sriracha bacon has a nice flavor, however it almost seems candied due to whatever process they use. It’s sticky, sweet and hard and shiny (and of course Sriracha-y). I think it might be interesting to try adding it to a burger for both the texture and the flavor.
Seriously. This feels like it’s taking way longer than usual to actually show. The tracking info still says "On Its Way to USPS
February 4, 2019 at 1:05 pm
Picked Up by Shipping Partner, USPS Awaiting Item
CARROLLTON, TX 75010 " and has for nearly 2 weeks. If it doesn’t move this week I’m planning to bug CS to see what the hangup is as it should have been here this last week, but I’m allowing extra time cause everything in the past month has been screwy with mail.
Only because I wished it appeared here last time: The Volcanic Jalapeno is actually fuckin’ hot. Like…I grew my own Carolina Reapers and infused vodka for bloody mary’s with them, ground them up into chili powder that’s used a few times a week…and this shit is actually annoyingly hot to eat.
@acer No shit, I occasionally eat straight (pickled) jalapenos so I’m not a hot-food wimp, and this stuff is giving me “mouthburn,” (probably followed by heartburn, hopefully not followed by buttburn.) This is basically inedible, to me. Very disappointed. (The other selections were great, though. How can “jalapeno” be more devastating than “sriracha,” seriously???)
@acer@cbl_wv pickling takes a lot of the heat out. Fresh jalapenos are sometimes many many times hotter than pickled or Sriracha, and this jerky got the fresh stuff and plenty of seeds. I’ve had toreados so hot I couldn’t eat before but can get down with Carolina reaper and ghost chiles.
This jerky is hotter than expected, but still damn tasty in my book.