Rod’s Angry Jerky started a few years ago. The taste of store bought jerky just wasn’t cutting it. So with some encouragement from his family, Rod started experimenting with different flavors and techniques as a hobby. Every batch of hand sliced jerky that Rod made just got him closer and closer to the Angry recipe you taste today. In sharing with friends, family, and colleagues, the overwhelming reviews from all made it an easy decision to share it with the world! On January 8/2019, the Rod’s Angry Jerky brand was launched. This jerky is distributed under the same name of Rod’s Angry Jerky, and they are based out of Milford, New Jersey.
Ingredients: Beef, Lime Juice, Water, Distilled White Vinegar, Red Wine Vinegar, Chili, Salt, Garlic, Molasses, Sugar, Rice, Soy Bean, Natural Hickory Smoke, Cure, Salt, Lime Zest, Onions, Anchovies, Garlic Cloves, Caramel Color, Tamarind Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Natural Flavor, Chili Pepper Extract, Sodium Bisulfite, Xanthan Gum. Allergen Warnings: Soy
The beef used is guaranteed to have been raised ethically, meaning not administered growth hormones or additional antibiotics. This beef is also guaranteed to have at least partial free range to roam about as nature intended. As a result, the highest ingredient rating possible is Very Good (9/10).
There are some healthy ingredients added such as onion, anchovies, garlic, chili peppers, lime zest, and cloves. The heat is achieved from chili peppers and chili pepper extract, where hot peppers are healthy if eaten in moderation.
There is no nutrition facts table. As a result, the exact sugar and salt levels are unknown.
This jerky does not qualify to have no sodium nitrite, as cure is a listed ingredient that implies sodium nitrite mixed with salt to lose a rating. Admirably, this jerky does qualify to have no MSG added.
These jerky strips are mainly medium in size, and sliced borderline thick. The texture is dry, sliced against the grain, and requires a fair amount of effort to chew. There are visible signs of fat that enhance the natural beef flavor to a degree. The aroma is mainly of vinegar and red wine.
The first tastes detected are a mild saltiness, light sweetness and garlic levels, lime, plus a significant level of vinegar. The acidity from the vinegar is a distraction, and takes away from other flavors such as the chili, lime, and natural beef flavor. In fact, there is not much natural beef flavor present at all, where it is drowned out by the acidity. While a moderate level of a citrusy flavor is present, it is not exactly a well defined lime flavor, again for the same reason of acidity.
A chili flavor is present, but at inconsistent levels from strip to strip. The heat level can hit a 2 out of 5 on the heat scale, to almost barely noticeable.
Here is what Paul had to say who had a more favorable take on this this chili lime flavor: “The first flavors I encounter are salt, pepper, garlic, vinegar and a very discernible lime flavor. I am also tasting the chili flavor, but it is not quite as prominent as the lime. There is some fat on this jerky, which enhances the flavor. I am finding this flavor to be quite tasty, as well as quite addictive, it’s a bold lime flavor accompanied by a moderate chili flavor. It’s not blowing me away, but it is definitely intriguing, enough for me to rate it as a 9/10, again, only deducting 1 point because I am not encountering any ‘wow’ factor.”
This flavor was shared between seven people, where the taste ratings ranged from 6-9. The most common complaint was this flavor is too acidic/vinegary tasting, and either too spicy, or not spicy enough meaning the chili was not evenly dispersed. Nolan described this flavor as “eating a dry red wine”. Overall, the flavor profile seems to be off right from the get go, but a unique tasting enough flavor for sure, and certainly not boring.
This silver resealable plastic bag has a label affixed, both on the front and back. There is drawing on the front of Angry Rod.
A slogan printed on this bag is “Taste The Anger!!”. The only fact printed on this bag is “Gluten-Free”.
Some bag categories missing are the jerky weight not stated in grams, a USDA stamp, barcode, allergen alerts, and a nutrition facts table. To the credit of Rod’s Angry Jerky, a phone number is provided for customer inquiries.
Order their jerky online: www.etsy.com/listing/685756565/
Rod’s Angry Jerky – Angry Chili Lime Beef Jerky was last modified: September 28/2019 by