I am not quite certain anymore exactly whom I purchased this 1 ounce/28 gram bag of Real Western flavored ostrich jerky by O.K. Corral Ostrich Farms in 2012. This jerky was part of an online purchase from a jerky wholesaler.
The O.K. Corral Ostrich Farms jerky brand name is by O.K. Corral Ostrich Farms, from Oro Grande, California. Located off the famous highway Route 66, O.K. Corral Ostrich Farms is the largest ostrich production farm in the USA. Founded by the (since deceased) Doug Osborne, the farm raises thousands of ostrich each year. Tours of the farm are available. The O.K. Corral Ostrich Farms has even been featured on the Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs, amongst other shows, such as Jay Leno.
Ingredients: Ostrich, Teriyaki Sauce [(Soy Sauce (Water, Wheat, Soybeans, Salt), Wine, Sugar, Water, Vinegar, Salt, Spices, Onion Powder, Succinic Acid, Garlic Powder, Sodium Benzoate], Water, Sugar, Pepper, Garlic Powder, Liquid Smoke Allergen Warnings: Soy, Wheat
Eating ethically raised or wild ostrich meat is one of healthiest options available. An ostrich can live over 100 years in the wild. At O.K. Corral Ostrich Farms, emus and ostriches have free range to roam about.
An alright Teriyaki sauce, liquid smoke, and plain old water comprise the liquid marinade. There are healthy ingredients added such as black pepper and garlic powder.
The sugar level is excellent at only 1 gram of sugar per 28 grams of jerky. The salt level is very respectable at 230mg of salt per 28 grams of jerky.
This jerky does qualify to have no sodium nitrite. Instead, salt is the main preservative used. Admirably, this jerky also qualifies to have no MSG added.
Very Good (9/10) – Ingredient Rating
My taste notes indicated an excellent texture, which would be dry, but not too dry. I did not quite know what flavor to expect with Real Western. My understanding was that it would be close to an original flavor. Not having much experience eating ostrich jerky, I was not sure what to expect. As it turned out, I was blown away on how good this jerky tasted. I would say the taste of ostrich is closer to the taste of beef, not turkey.
I paid $6.95 for this 1 ounce/28 gram bag of jerky. That equates to $6.95 an ounce, which would rate as an expensive price. This jerky could very well be cheaper by the ounce, if bought in a larger quantity. For any fan of ostrich meat, this jerky is a worthy choice.
Very Good (9/10) – Taste Rating
This plastic bag is not resealable. On the front there is a label, and on the back, a best before date sticker.
There are no slogans on this bag. The only facts stated on the bag is calling this “Gourmet Ostrich Jerky”.
All the basic bag categories are covered. Missing is the jerky weight not stated in grams, a bar code, and allergen alerts. To the credit of O.K. Corral Ostrich Farms, they supply a phone number for customer inquiries.
Sue Giberson says
I am trying to find out if they still do tours and how you arrange a tour. Thanks
Jerky Ingredients says
Hi Sue, by all accounts, O.K. Corral Ostrich Farms has permanently closed down.