The first review for BeefJerky.Rocks! will focus on a 3 ounce/85 gram bag of their Rockin’ Teriyaki flavored beef jerky. This flavor is described as a tender and delicious Hawaiian style jerky, being sweet, but not too sweet, and with no heat at all. The jerky was kindly submitted for review by the owner, James Sokol.
This BeefJerky.Rocks! brand name is located in Seymour, Connecticut, and is distributed under the name of Saginaw Snacks, LLC. In 1999, after being fed up with the limited flavors of overpriced jerky, James started making his own homemade jerky. Using feedback from friends and family, James officially launched the BeefJerky.Rocks! brand name in 2015. BeefJerky.Rocks! is advertised as being Gourmet Beef Jerky, meaning the jerky is made only in small batches instead of being mass produced. Only quality ingredients are used, where in BeefJerky.Rocks! words “They don’t skimp on quality; Ever”. If you sign up for the BeefJerky.Rocks! newsletter, you get a coupon for one free bag of jerky.
The beef used is not guaranteed to be free of growth hormones or additional antibiotics. This beef is guaranteed to have had some free range access to roam about as nature intended. As a result, the highest ingredient rating that can be awarded is a Very Good (9/10) rating.
The liquid marinade is comprised of a high quality tamari soy sauce, healthy pineapple juice, and liquid smoke. Pineapples contain an enzyme named bromelain, which is used as a meat tenderizer in the food industry.
For a sweet based flavor as we have here, 5 grams of sugar per 28 grams of jerky is the upper acceptable limit. The salt level is also at the upper acceptable limit of 350mg of salt per 28 grams of jerky.
These strips of jerky are medium to small in size, and are sliced borderline thin. The texture is fairly easy to chew, and it is on the tender side. There are some visible signs of fat, and handling this jerky leaves no oily residue on your fingers.
A great tasting teriyaki flavor develops quickly. The mild levels of soy and sweetness work well together. Mixed in is a light level of garlic that complements the flavor nicely.
The fruity taste of pineapple is at a light level, and blends in well. Persistent is the good combination of salt and black pepper. While not a classic tasting Asian or Hawaiian teriyaki flavor, this is a better hybrid of both.
This black resealable bag has a label on the front, and a best before sticker on the back. Their logo is the head of a cow giving two thumbs up.
Slogans printed on this bag are “Yeah it Does”, and “Made in small gourmet batches!”.
Order their jerky online: www.beefjerky.rocks