The next review for Hole In One Jerky will focus on a 1.5 ounce/42 gram bag of their Sriracha Garlic flavored steak jerky. This flavor is described as giving a little kick of spice, and a great finish of garlic. The bag was kindly submitted for review by the owners, Bud & Crystal Ott.
This Hole In One Jerky brand name is distributed by Hole In One Jerky, Inc. They are located in Corona, California, and was launched in October 2014. As a Professional Caddie, Bud needed something nutritional to supplement the demand of covering over 5 miles a day. Crystal began to make jerky, and today, they sell 10 flavors of beef jerky. Things are picking up, where they recently completed a 1,500 bag order.
Ingredients: Beef, Ketchup (Tomato Concentrate, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Distilled Vinegar, Corn Syrup, Salt, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Natural Flavors), Soy Sauce (Water, Wheat, Soybeans, Salt), Sriracha Sauce (Red Peppers, Sugar, Salt, Garlic, Distilled Vinegar, and Xanthan Gum), Garlic, Sesame Oil (Toasted Sesame Oil), Honey, Liquid Smoke, Scallions. Allergen Warnings: Soy, Wheat, Anchovies, Sesame
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.
The busy liquid marinade consists of an average ketchup, a decent soy sauce, a good sriracha sauce, healthy honey, liquid smoke, and healthy sesame oil. While the sriracha sauce uses a quality ingredient list, it is disappointing to see that the ketchup uses the cheap highly processed sweetener high fructose corn syrup (HFCS).
Some people think garlic is in the superfood category. It is part of the allium family, and interestingly, aids people differently depending on their individual’s needs.
There is no nutrition facts table provided. As a result, the exact sugar and salt levels are not known.
These strips of jerky are small to medium in size, and sliced to a medium thickness. There is a somewhat dry texture, and it is relatively easy to chew. Some signs of fat add to the natural beef flavor. Handling this jerky leaves no oily residue on your fingers.
It does not take long to be greeted with a mild level of garlic. A mild level of ketchup is a welcome surprise. It takes a while for the Sriracha flavor to develop, which remains at a light level. Add in a light level of soy, and Sriracha sauce mixed with ketchup turns out to be a great combination.
As for spiciness, there is not much as advertised. On a heat scale, it would rate a 2 out of 5 at best. Onion is at a light level, and the sesame flavor is faint. Overall, a very taste and flavorful snack, but the Sriracha level is not quite strong enough.
A 3 ounce/85 gram bag sells online or at their store for $9.99. That works out to $3.33 an ounce, which rates as an expensive price. Garlic and Sriracha sauce are a great combination, where this flavor is recommended as worthwhile.
This non-resealable plastic bag has a label affixed to the front, and nothing on the back. The company logo is a picture of Bud himself, standing in a golf hole with some jerky in his hand.
There is no slogan displayed on the bag. The only fact printed on this bag is “Natural Smoke Flavor Added”.
There are some bag categories missing such as a nutrition facts table, best before date, jerky weight not stated in grams, bar code, and no blurb printed about the flavor or jerky. There is a batch number printed that could translate to a best before date.
Order their jerky online: www.holeinonejerky.com