It is a generally accepted story that an ancient South American Inca tribe called the Quechua first made jerky (“ch’arki”) as early as the 1500’s. Halal Mummified Jerky blows that theory away, where it is well documented that jerky was made thousands of years ago by ancient Egyptians. Archeologists made this discovery when they found dried foods preserved in tombs. Halal Mummified Jerky is 100% made in the USA, and their beef is certified to be halal by Halal Transactions of Omaha. Halal Mummified Jerky is advertised to have no added MSG, nitrite free, and the beef has no added hormones. Halal Mummified Jerky is distributed by Timeline Trading, and they are located in Bellevue, Washington.
The next review on Halal Mummified Jerky will be on a 2.5 ounce/70 gram bag of their King Tut Teriyaki flavored halal beef jerky. Halal means food that is allowed for consumption under Islamic dietary guidelines. The aim is for a Muslim to slaughter the animal, limiting the amount of pain the animal will endure. The jerky bag was graciously submitted for review by the owner Ahmed Kamel.
The beef used here is guaranteed to be ethically raised, meaning free of growth hormones or additional antibiotics. These cattle are not guaranteed to have at least partial free range access to roam about. As a result, the highest ingredient rating that can be awarded is a Very Good (9/10) rating.
For a sweet based flavor as we have here, the sugar level is acceptable at 3 grams of sugar per 28 grams of jerky. The salt level is on the low side at 170mg of salt per 28 grams of jerky.
This jerky qualifies to have no sodium nitrite, or any other similar unhealthy preservative. Instead, salt is the main preservative used. With more kudos to Halal Mummified Jerky, this jerky has no MSG added.
Written by guest jerky reviewer Stéphane Leclerc
The Halal Mummified Jerky King Tut Teriyaki Beef Jerky is noticeably sweet with a very light saltiness and a mild soy flavor noticeable while chewing a few little pieces. A citrusy type of somewhat fermented flavor is also noticeable although it is challenging to clearly pinpoint. There is a favorable and certainly enjoyable level of garlic and onion and it does beautifully blend as an irresistible flavor.
Some may complain saying this jerky is too sweet and on the other hand, this should probably be expected from a Teriyaki flavor. The texture is somewhat reminiscent of a candied type of jerky with the occasional crystals of sugar sparkling in the sunlight. The natural flavor of beef is unfortunately mostly drowned in the significant amount of sweetness.
This is not a typical or classic Teriyaki flavor, as it lacks an Asian flair. It could however still pass as a Teriyaki flavor nonetheless. The use of natural orange extract instead of the more traditional pineapple juice is both peculiar and an interesting alternative. It is by no means a blunder and on the contrary, it is quite creative and innovative.
The distinctive aroma of this jerky is a combination of sweetness, fruitiness and soy and this is probably the best way to describe it.
These jerky strips are mainly small and sliced to a medium thickness. The texture is soft and dry and does require significant chewing action.
We’ve all found this jerky very addictive and each of us finished our minuscule portion in the blink of an eye or the time it takes to yell scissors.
Although, this Halal Mummified Jerky King Tut Teriyaki Beef Jerky may not be a typical Teriyaki flavor, it lacks in natural beef flavor and may be too sweet to some; it is still a really tasty and addictive jerky. This jerky would probably be best suited to fans of sweet jerky, garlic and onion for sure.
We’ve collectively awarded a 9/10 taste rating where Paul was much more favorable to this flavor than Mark and myself.
This resealable plastic bag has a label affixed to the front, and nothing on the back. The Halal Mummified Jerky logo is a cow wrapped up as a mummy. Random hieroglyphics line the borders of this label.
There are no slogans printed on this bag. Some facts printed on this bag are “20g Protein Per Package”, “Gluten Free”, “Premium Halal Blood Drained Meats”, “No Added Nitrates or Nitrites”, “No Added MSG”, and “Made in USA”, and “Made in U.S.A. with premium meat exclusively for Timeline Trading”.
Order their jerky online: www.mummifiedjerky.com