This will be the third review for Strollo’s hot garlic beef jerky. The ingredient list has since been tweaked, and improved health wise. This 1.5 ounce/42 gram bag was kindly submitted for review by the owner, Michael Strollo.
Strollo’s is based out of Eatontown, New Jersey, and distributed by Strollo’s Homemade Beef Jerky. To date, 99 different jerky brands have been reviewed. Strollo’s jerky is no doubt among the best tasting jerky brands out there. Here are some facts provided by Michael about the Strollo’s jerky brand name:
- Lowest in sodium in the market.
- Zero sugar content.
- Minimally processed.
- More beef in every bite.
- No preservatives or additives.
- We take pride in our product so much we put our name on it!
Ingredients: Beef, Soy Sauce (Water, Wheat, Soybeans, Salt), Water, Teriyaki Sauce (Brewed Soy Sauce) (Water, Wheat, Soybeans, Salt), Water, Vinegar, Sugar, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Ginger Powder, Liquid Smoke (Water, Natural Smoke Flavor, Vinegar, Molasses, Caramel Color), Garlic. Allergen Warnings: Soy, Wheat
This jerky uses 100% USDA certified whole muscle beef. 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.
The liquid marinade consists of soy sauce, water, teriyaki sauce, and liquid smoke. Both the soy and teriyaki ingredient lists are good.
Some people consider garlic to be in the superfood category.
The sugar level is listed at 0 grams of sugar per 28 grams of jerky, where you cannot get any better than that. This is easily the lowest salt level reviewed at only 65mg of salt per 28 grams of jerky.
As advertised, this jerky has no sodium nitrite, or any other similar unhealthy preservatives added. Just plain old salt is the main preservative. Admirably, there is also no MSG added.
Good (8/10) – Ingredient Rating
These hand sliced jerky strips are mostly small in size, and generally cut to a thin thickness. The texture is dry, but not overly dry, which makes this jerky relatively easy to chew. There are barely any visible signs of fat. Handling this jerky leaves no oily residue on your fingers.
The first taste detected is a great level of garlic flavor. As with all of Strollo’s beef jerky flavors, there is a great deal of natural beef flavor. That is accentuated with an absence of sweetness, and a mild smoked flavor in the background. There is a light onion flavor, and this jerky is barely salty. Overall, an extremely addictive snack.
You can purchase a six pack of this jerky for $22.50 from the Strollo’s web site. That works out to $3.83 a bag, which works out to $2.55 an ounce. That rates as a moderately expensive price. The price does get cheaper if you buy 12 or 24 bags. This jerky is absolutely recommended for all garlic lovers out there.
Excellent (10/10) – Taste Rating
This is a standard, somewhat small sized bag. There is a label affixed to the front, and nothing on the back.
The Strollo’s logo is interesting, which shows a tough looking cow beating somebody up. On the floor is a baseball cap that states “Competitor”. Strollo’s slogan printed on the bag is “Our Meat Can’t Be Beat”. There are facts printed such as “No Preservatives”, “Low Sodium”, “No Artificial Ingredients”, “Minimally Processed”, and “Smoke Flavor Added”.
All the important bag categories are addressed with this bag. There is no blurb about Strollo’s, but in fairness, this is a small bag only containing 1.5 ounce/42 grams.
Order their jerky online: www.strolloshomemadebeefjerky.com
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