This will be the second review on Savage Jerky Co. for a 3 ounce/85 gram bag of their mojo flavored beef jerky, where the bag design has since changed. This mojo flavor happened to be their first flavor, and also considered their original flavor. The bag was kindly submitted for review by the Savage Jerky Co. team.
In 2013, the owners Brad and Michelle Summey took a road trip with some friends. Disappointed with the same old jerky selection available on the way, they decided to launch their own jerky company. The Savage Jerky Co. brand name was launched in 2014, where they are located in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Today, they carry nine different flavors, where the emphasis is on using good ingredients.
The beef used is not guaranteed to be free of growth hormones or additional antibiotics. Also, the beef is not guaranteed to have at least partial free range access to graze on grass. As a result, the highest ingredient rating that can be awarded is a Good (8/10) rating.
This jerky does qualify to have no sodium nitrite, or any other similar unhealthy preservative. Salt is imperative to keep jerky fresh. It is great to see that mineral rich sea salt is used, as opposed to highly refined table salt. Also admirably, there is no MSG added.
These jerky strips are medium in size, and sliced to a medium thickness. There is a dry texture, but not overly dry, which is relatively easy to chew. There are no visible signs of fat, and handling this jerky leaves no residue on your fingers. The strips are visibly coated with spices.
The first taste detected is the citrus flavors, especially the lime. It does not take long for a moderate level of cilantro to be apparent. As a pleasant surprise, there is a good level of oregano that really compliments the overall flavor. With a lack of sweetness, there is some natural beef flavor, but the juices are the most dominant taste.
The only complaint about this flavor being advertised to have garlic is that the garlic level is only at a light level. Otherwise, this flavor is quite unique, memorable, and impressive tasting.
This 3 ounce/85 gram bag sells online for $7.99. That works out to $2.67 an ounce, which rates as an expensive price. The flavor is absolutely recommended to anybody who enjoys a citrus based jerky flavor accompanied with strong spices.
This is a standard sized resealable bag. Everything is imprinted directly on the bag, both on the front and the back. The Savage Jerky Co. logo is a silhouette of a bearded man (savage).
Their slogans are “Hand-Crafted”, “Small Batch”, and “Eat like a savage”. The flavor is described as “Garlic, Lime & Cilantro”.
Order their jerky online: www.savagejerky.com