The first review for Tyner Pond Farm will be on a 2.5 ounce/71 gram bag of their teriyaki 100% grass-fed beef jerky flavor. This jerky was kindly submitted for review by the president of Indiana Craft Jerky, Michelle Twaddell, who is the private labeler behind this jerky.
This Tyner Pond Farm brand name is distributed under the same name of Tyner Pond Farm. They are located in Greenfield, Indiana, and purchased this farm in 2010. Indiana imports 90% of their food, where Tyner Pond Farm is an integral part of the local food movement. They even will rent a four bedroom farm house to enjoy life on the farm the old-fashioned, yet modern, way. While not so private, this jerky is manufactured by Indiana Craft Jerky, based out of Clayton, Indiana.
Ingredients: Grass Fed Beef from Tyner Pond, All Natural Gluten Free Worcestershire (Distilled White Vinegar, Molasses, Sugar, Water, Salt, Onion, Anchovies, Garlic, Cloves, Tamarind Extract), Tamari Teriyaki Sauce (Water, Soybeans, Salt, Alcohol), Water, Organic Sugar, Organic Honey, Sake (Water, Rice, Salt), Apple Cider Vinegar, Garlic Puree, Rice Vinegar, Ginger Puree, Plum Juice Concentrate, Inactive Yeast, Canola Oil, Arrowroot, Xanthan Gum, Spice. Allergen Warnings: Soy, Anchovies
The beef is sourced from Tyner Pond Farm. All of the beef is 100% grass-fed from a variety of different grasses. They are ethically raised, meaning not administered growth hormones, or additional antibiotics. Admirably, the cattle are also guaranteed to be
Overall, an impressive ingredient list, where all of the ingredients used are wholesome for the most part. The liquid marinade is comprised of an excellent gluten-free Worcestershire sauce, a very good tamari teriyaki sauce, organic honey that speaks for itself, the Japanese wine sake, very healthy apple cider vinegar, healthy rice vinegar, water, canola oil, and healthy plum juice concentrate.
There is no nutrition facts table provided. As a result, the exact sugar and salt levels are unknown. Based on the taste alone, the sugar level seem mild, and the salt level seems normal.
This jerky does qualify to have no sodium nitrite, or any other similar unhealthy preservatives. Instead, the main preservative used is salt, and vinegar to a lesser degree. Not surprising, there is no MSG added.
These strips of jerky are mainly medium to almost large in size, and sliced thin. They have a somewhat dry texture that is relatively easy to chew because the strips are sliced thin. There are no signs of fat, and handling this jerky leaves no oily residue on your fingers.
The first taste detected is a moderate Worcestershire/soy sauce combination. There is a mild level of salt, and a light level of garlic. With a mild level of sweetness, there is still a good deal of natural beef flavor present.
This is a very tasty, bold, and interesting teriyaki flavor. There is a light tanginess from the rice and apple cider vinegar. The only minor complaint is that the ginger and sake levels could be higher to achieve a classic teriyaki taste. In fairness, ginger is a challenging ingredient to retain consistent taste.
This resealable paper bag has a label affixed to both the front and back. One logo is a circle with M&R in the middle, which stands for husband and wife Michelle and Ron. There is also a Tyner Pond Farm logo on the bag.
Their slogan is “Handcrafted”. Each flavor has a drawing to the left of the flavor name, where for this teriyaki flavor, it is fittingly a picture of a cow eating grass. There is a small blurb printed about this flavor: “Made with pasture-raised beef from Tyner Pond Farm”.
The majority of bag categories are covered here. Other missing categories are a nutrition facts table, and the jerky weight is not stated in grams.