This Amish Farms brand name is distributed under the same name of Amish Farms, and are located in Salem, Ohio. Unfortunately, there is not much information that we can provide about Amish Farms. Both their web site and toll free phone number are no longer in service. That normally tends to indicate that the company has gone out of business. Their Facebook page also states ‘permanently closed’.
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.
There is no liquid marinade used, where you could consider this a dry rub, or old fashioned jerky.
While a nutrition facts table is provided, oddly, the sugar level is not noted. Based on the taste alone, there is a mild level of sugar. The salt level is very high at 510mg of salt per 28 grams of jerky. Our preference is 350mg of salt or less.
These strips are medium sized, and are sliced to a medium thickness. The texture is somewhat dry, and relatively easy to chew. There are no visible signs of fat, and handling this jerky leaves no oily residue on your fingers.
It takes a while for the flavors to take hold, where the natural beef flavor stands out more than anything at first. There is a light level of black pepper, and a moderate level of saltiness, which becomes too dominating as you consume more strips. A mild level of garlic helps, as does a light onion flavor. A mild level of paprika is a good addition also.
A mild flavor should indicate that it’s mildly spicy, but there is no spiciness at all. This jerky seemingly contains a fair amount of MSG, where it’s tasty, or the flavor is enhanced, but in a MSG type of way.
This 3.25 ounce/91 gram bag cost $6.49, which works out to $1.99 an ounce. That rates as an average price. Not that it matters anymore with the jerky brand being out of business, this jerky is an average buy.
This plastic bag only has a label affixed to the front, and nothing on the back. The Amish Farms logo is a tree in between the words Amish and Farms.
There are no facts or slogans printed on this bag.
Most bag categories are covered. Missing is an annoying fact that the bag is not resealable, and there is no blurb printed about this jerky brand and flavor. Admirably, a toll free phone number is provided for customer inquiries, although it currently is out of service.