Note: For a live taste review read Sophia’s Survival Food – Mild 100% Grass-Fed Beef Jerky (Recipe #2).
Sophia’s Survival Food is owned and run by Sophia Dubrovina, based out of Santa Clara, California. Sophia’s Survival Food started over three years ago and is finding a following. Sophia herself is on the Paleo diet. Realizing that it is quite challenging finding jerky sold in stores that is free of chemicals, she started making her own jerky. Sophia’s Survival Food advertises their beef as hormone free, locally grown, and 100% grass-fed meat.
100% grass-fed is about the best choice out there for beef. This jerky also qualifies to be ethically raised, meaning no growth hormones or additional antibiotics are given. Also, this jerky qualifies to have free range access.
The liquid marinade used here is just lemon juice, where lemons offer many health benefits. Lemon juice acts as meat tenderizer, where the acid breaks down meat tendons, not to mention having many health benefits.
This jerky qualifies to have no sodium nitrite, or any other similar unhealthy preservative. Instead, unrefined sea salt is the main preservative. That is a much better choice compared to highly refined table salt. Unrefined sea salt is in its natural form, not processed like table salt, and full of healthy trace minerals. With more kudos to Sophia, this jerky has no MSG added.
This mild flavored bag of jerky from Sophia’s Survival Food is advertised as “Jerky Chews”. The pieces were small, and had a nice dry texture. There was a great deal of natural beef flavor. The lemon level was mild, and there was no sweetness whatsoever. Overall, a mild flavor as advertised.
This certainly is not your typical bag of jerky. The plastic is extremely thin, which would not do a great job in preserving the jerky. In Sophia’s profile she mentions that she is a product designer, where the bag does have an interesting design and logo.
There are no slogans on this bag. Some facts printed on this bag are “Grass-Fed Beef Used”, “No Preservatives” and “Gluten Free”.
The majority of bag categories are covered here. Missing is a blurb printed about this jerky and flavor.
Order their jerky online: www.grassfedjerkychews.com