The next review on Alien Fresh Jerky will focus on a 4 ounce/113.4 gram bag of their teriyaki ginger flavored salmon jerky. This bag was purchased at the actual Alien Fresh Jerky store located in Baker, California, just off the I-15 interstate.
The Alien Fresh Jerky brand name is distributed by The Ramallos Inc., located in Baker, California. This brand was launched in 2004 by the founder Luis Ramallo, his wife Susana Ramallo, and his eldest son Martin Ramallo. Today, they are located in a 4800 square foot building. Baker, California is known as the unofficial halfway driving point between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. The Alien Fresh Jerky store is just off the highway, and worth a visit, with an alien sitting on a chair in the sky.
Of any type of jerky, wild salmon would probably rank the healthiest of them all. It is known to be very healthy, and especially loaded with the fatty acid Omega 3. As a general rule, farmed salmon is not near as good as wild salmon.
The liquid marinade is just honey and tamari soy sauce. There is no ingredient list provided for the tamari soy sauce, but in general tamari has healthy ingredients. The quality of honey can vary widely, where The Ramallos Inc. have not responded to any of our questions.
There is no nutrition facts table provided. As a result, the exact salt and sugar levels are not known.
Admirably, organic ginger is used, where it does not get much better than that.
This jerky does qualify to be sodium nitrite free, and does not use any other similar unhealthy preservatives. Instead, salt is the main preservative. The type of salt used is unknown, where The Ramallos Inc. have not responded to this question. With further kudos to Alien Fresh Jerky, this jerky has no MSG added.
These are mostly small pieces of jerky that are sliced thin. This texture is extremely dry, to the point where the jerky is brittle and crunchy. There are no visible signs of fat, and handling this jerky leaves a slight oily residue on your fingers.
The first taste detected is a fishy sort of taste. It takes a while to realize the taste of salmon. There is a medium sweetness, and it tastes moderately salty. Being a salmon jerky, it does taste better than expected. There is a mild soy taste at best, and there is not much of a teriyaki taste. The same goes for the ginger, which was not noticeable.
This 4 ounce/113.4 gram bag of jerky was purchased for $15.00. That works out to $3.75 an ounce, which rates as an expensive price. Salmon is one of the healthiest foods available. As a result, this jerky is worth your money for the salmon lovers out there.
This is a rather thin plastic bag that is not resealable. There are just two labels affixed on the front, and nothing on the back. One label has a drawing of some guy fishing on a canoe.
There are no real defined slogans here. There are facts printed such as “Rich in Omega 3”, “Sustainable Catch”, and “Honey Brined & No Fillers”.
Granted this is an unusual bag for Alien Fresh Jerky, compared to their beef jerky bags. There are a number of bag categories missing such as a nutrition facts table, allergen alerts, slits to open the bag easier, distributor address details, and a best before date.