PREVAIL Jerky is committed to nourishing the body & the palate of the health-conscious consumer by creating crave-worthy, satisfyingly delicious, real food with no compromises. PREVAIL Jerky redefines snacking as it should be by offering a flavorful & memorable snack yet nourishing your body from the inside out. PREVAIL Jerky mindfully choose every ingredient- only including things that nature provides.
PREVAIL Jerky believes that when you feel good about what you put into your body, you can do anything. PREVAIL Jerky philosophy is simple: “Never settle. Always PREVAIL”. In June 2019, co-founders and husband/wife, Glen and Ashley Kohn officially launched the PREVAIL Jerky name. This PREVAIL Jerky brand name is distributed by Reclaim Real LLC, and they are located in Chicago, Illinois.
The next review on PREVAIL Jerky will focus on a 2.25 ounce/64 gram bag of their umami flavored 100% grass-fed beef jerky. This flavor is described as using coconut aminos made from aged coconut sap to create this uniquely alluring flavor.
Umami may seem an odd flavor name. Umami is a category of taste in food (besides sweet, sour, salt, and bitter), corresponding to the flavor of glutamates, especially monosodium glutamate. This umami flavor is a teriyaki flavor. The USDA would not allow PREVAIL Jerky to name this flavor teriyaki because soy is not used. The jerky was kindly submitted for review by Co-Founder & Chief Creative Manager, Ashley Kohn.
100% Grass-Fed Beef and Grass Finished Beef, Water, Organic Orange Juice, Organic Coconut Sugar, Organic Coconut Aminos (Organic Coconut Sap, Sea Salt), Organic Coconut Vinegar, Sea Salt,
Organic Sesame Oil, Organic Garlic, Organic Matcha Tea, Organic Ginger, Organic Red Pepper Flakes. Allergen Warnings: Sesame
The beef used is 100% grass-fed beef sourced from Supply Background located in New Zealand. As a result, the cattle are guaranteed to have free range access to roam about. The beef is guaranteed to have been raised ethically, meaning not administered growth hormones or additional antibiotics. As a result, the highest ingredient rating possible is Excellent (10/10).
The sugar level is at the acceptable upper limit of 5 grams of sugar per 28 grams of jerky for a sweet based flavor. Coconut sugar is used that has the lowest glycemic index for types of sugars. The salt level is acceptable at 330mg of salt per 28 grams of jerky, which uses healthy minimally processed sea salt.
PREVAIL JERKY – UMAMI 100% GRASS-FED BEEF JERKY
Written by guest jerky reviewer Paul Rekker
When I open the bag, I smell (what I believe to be) a powerful soy smell, but I already know it isn’t soy, hence the ‘umami’ flavor, meaning teriyaki flavor without soy. The pieces are small in size, but they are sliced quite thick. The jerky is medium soft and dry, and it leaves no oily residue on your fingers.
When I bite into the jerky strip, I am met with light salt, strong sweet, mild garlic, a tiny hint of onion in the background, but not much in the natural beef category. This flavor is coming across as a bit processed and not very flavourful to boot.
As I bite into another strip, I am met with the same mediocre flavor, nothing to write home about. I am trying to leave my personal biases aside, but this flavor has nothing convincing me that I want ‘more.’ Hence, my first dive into ‘umami’ flavored jerky is leaving me uninspired and unconvinced. This review is reading like a 7, and that’s about where I’m at with this flavor. This Polish beer I’m drinking is impressing me quite well (ZUBR). Sorry guys, a 7/10 is about all I got here.
Here is what Mark M. had to say: “I’d give this flavor a 10 taste rating. This is something that I would buy.”
Here is what Mark had to say about this umami beef jerky flavor from PREVAIL Jerky: “Thanks guys for the taste reviews. While Stéphane has not submitted his taste review yet, I believe he is at a 10 rating. I have to side with Paul here. The natural taste of beef does not resemble homemade jerky. There is a distinct, lightly processed flavor present from the beef. Granted, this may be the least ‘processed tasting’ of all the big private labelers out there.”
“As for the teriyaki aspect of the flavor, there is some sweetness present that is borderline high. Some unfamiliar flavors blend in, but the overall taste profile does a decent job of capturing a unique take on a teriyaki flavor. I might have guessed that soy was used. With two 10 ratings, a 7, and myself at a 7 rating, a Good (8/10) taste rating seems warranted here.”
This orange resealable plastic bag has everything imprinted on the bag both on the front and back.
A slogan print on this bag is “never settle. always… PREVAIL”. There are many facts printed such as “12g Protein Per Serving”, “80 Calories Per Serving”, “Soy Free”, “Gluten Free”, “No Preservatives”, “No Compromises”, “100% Grass-Fed Beef Used Raised With No Antibiotics”, “No Added Nitrates or Nitrites”, “Cherry Wood Smoked” and No Added Hormones”. Some stamps printed on this bag are “Certified Paleo”, and “Gluten Free Certified”.
Order their jerky online: www.prevailjerky.com