The next review on Savage Jerky Co. will be on a 3 ounce/85 gram bag of their mojo flavored beef jerky. This mojo flavor happened to be their first flavor, and also considered their original flavor. The bag was kindly submitted for review by the Savage Jerky Co. team.
The Savage Jerky Co. brand name was launched in 2014. They are located in Lawrenceville, Georgia. The owners Brad and Michelle Summey saw an opportunity to provide a healthy, flavorful jerky, compared to the bland jerky you see for sale over and over again in convenience stores. Their jerky seemed to become an instant hit. Their fans are very loyal, passionate, and active on social media web sites. Savage Jerky Co. is so popular, they have trouble keeping up with demand. Those issues are currently being addressed.
Ingredients: Beef, Lime Juice, Water, Orange Juice, Lemon Juice, Molasses, Sea Salt, Brown Sugar, Garlic, Onion, Black Pepper, Powdered Garlic, Cilantro, Coriander, Oregano.
The beef used is not guaranteed to be free of growth hormones or additional antibiotics. Also, the beef is not guaranteed to have at least partial free range access to graze on grass. As a result, the highest ingredient rating that can be awarded is a Good (8/10) rating.
We have an interesting citrus based liquid marinade consisting of lime juice, water, orange juice, and lemon juice. Juices are decent, but overrated on how healthy they are.
Garlic and onion offer many health benefits. The most interesting spice used is oregano, which contains many essential vitamins.
The sugar level used here is highly respectable at only 1 gram of sugar per 28 grams of jerky. The salt level is also quite respectable at 150mg of salt per 28 grams of jerky.
This jerky does qualify to have no sodium nitrite, or any other similar unhealthy preservative. Salt is imperative to keep jerky fresh. It is great to see that mineral rich sea salt is used, as opposed to highly refined table salt. Also admirably, there is no MSG added.
Good (8/10) – Ingredient Rating
These jerky strips are medium in size, and sliced to a medium, near thin thickness. There is a dry texture, but not overly dry. This texture is about perfect, where the strips have this stringy quality to them that makes for easy chewing. There are no visible signs of fat, and handling this jerky leaves no residue on your fingers. The strips are visibly coated with spices.
The first taste detected is the lime flavor. Then the lime taste gets overtaken by the cilantro, garlic, and other spices. Without going overboard, there is a constant unmistakable oregano taste.
The garlic level is mild, and the cilantro/coriander combination are at medium levels. This jerky is barely sweet tasting, and only has a mild salt level. Overall, this jerky is unbelievably tasty and juicy. The bag was empty in no time.
This 3 ounce/85 gram bag sells online for $7.99. That works out to $2.67 an ounce, which rates as an expensive price. For anybody who enjoys a citrus based jerky flavor, prominently lime, this mojo flavor is on the must try list.
Excellent (10/10) – Taste Rating
While not a commonly used bag, this is a standard resealable bag. On the front there is a label affixed, and something imprinted on the back. While somewhat plain and simple, this bag is aesthetically pleasing.
The Savage Jerky Co. logo is a silhouette of a bearded man (savage). Their slogans are “Hand-Crafted” and “Small Batch”.
There are some bag categories missing, which is not uncommon for new jerky makers. There is no blurb printed about Savage Jerky Co., and the mojo flavor. Also missing are no distributor address details provided, and the jerky weight is not stated in grams.
Order their jerky online: www.savagejerky.com
How do I get my hands on some savage beef jerky I live in Michigan. Please and thank you
Jerky Ingredients says
Hi Scott, I suggest you order their jerky online, it’s worth it: http://www.savagejerky.com