The first review for Hole In One Jerky will be on a 1.5 ounce/42 gram bag of their original pepper flavored steak jerky. This flavor is described as pepper steak hot off the BBQ, with no knife or fork required. The bag was kindly submitted for review by the owners, Bud & Crystal Ott.
This Hole In One Jerky brand name is distributed by Hole In One Jerky, Inc. They are located in Corona, California. As a Professional Caddie, Bud needed something nutritional to supplement the demand of covering over 5 miles a day. Crystal began to make jerky, and started with this original pepper. Behind Bud’s back, Crystal worked on a few other flavors, and Hole In One Jerky was launched in October 2014.
Ingredients: Beef, Soy Sauce (Water, Wheat, Soybeans, Salt), Worcestershire Sauce (Distilled White Vinegar, Molasses, Sugar, Water, Salt, Onions, Anchovies, Garlic, Cloves, Tamarind Extract, Natural Flavorings, Chili Pepper Extract), Water, Black Pepper, Onion & Garlic Powder, Cayenne Powder, Brown Sugar, Crushed Red Pepper. Allergen Warnings: Soy, Wheat, Anchovies
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 nutrition facts table provided. As a result, the exact sugar and salt levels are not known.
These strips of jerky are small to medium in size, and sliced to a medium thickness. There is a somewhat dry texture, and it is relatively easy to chew. There are no signs of fat, and handling this jerky leaves no oily residue on your fingers.
The first taste detected is a moderately strong level of peppered flavor. Mix in a great ratio of Worcestershire/Soy sauce. A mild level of garlic fits in as a great addition. The saltiness is at a mild level, and there is a little sweetness present.
There is a good level of natural beef flavor here. As an added bonus, there is a little bit of spiciness with the red pepper and cayenne pepper. On a heat scale, it would rate a 2 out of 5. Overall, this flavor certainly delivers on the peppered level, and is an enjoyable treat.
A 3 ounce/85 gram bag sells online or at their store for $9.99. That works out to $3.33 an ounce, which rates as an expensive price. While not cheap, this jerky is recommended from both ingredient and taste perspectives.
This non-resealable plastic bag has a label affixed to the front, and nothing on the back. The company logo is a picture of Bud himself, standing in a golf hole with some jerky in his hand.
There is no slogan displayed on the bag. The only fact printed on this bag is “Natural Smoke Flavor Added”.
There are some bag categories missing such as a nutrition facts table, best before date, jerky weight not stated in grams, bar code, and blurb printed about the flavor or jerky. There is a batch number printed that could translate to a best before date.
Order their jerky online: www.holeinonejerky.com