The next review for KC Yorker will focus on a 0.9 ounce/25 gram bag of their Pineapple BBQ flavored beef jerky. This bag was kindly submitted for review by the owner, Matt Umbenhower.
This KC Yorker jerky brand is distributed by Kcyorker. They are located in Lake Ronkonkoma, New York, and this jerky brand was launched in 2008. Chef Matt grew up in Kansas, and later he moved to New York to marry the love of his life. Chef Matt began to experience and deconstruct the flavors that make up Northeast cuisine. He eloquently melds the flavor profiles indigenous to both Kansas City and New York, with a taste that stands out. Remarkably, there are over 50 flavors for sale.
Ingredients: Beef, Pineapple Juice, Tomatoes, Red Wine Vinegar, Brown Sugar, Salt, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Spices.
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 pineapple juice and healthy red wine vinegar. Pineapples contain a natural enzyme named bromelain, which acts as a natural meat tenderizer.
Tomatoes are used to achieve a barbecue flavor. They are loaded with an antioxidant named lycopene. Healthy garlic and onion are used.
There is no nutrition facts table provided. As a result, the exact sugar and salt levels are not known. Based on the taste alone, both are at reasonable levels.
This jerky does qualify to have no sodium nitrite, or any other similar unhealthy preservatives. Instead, the main preservative used is salt. Commendably, there is no MSG added.
Good (8/10) – Ingredient Rating
These strips of jerky are small in size, and sliced to a medium, almost thin thickness. There is a somewhat dry texture, and it is relatively easy to chew. There are very little signs of fat, and handling this jerky leaves a small amount of oily residue on your fingers.
The first flavor detected is a moderately strong level of barbecue flavor. It is mildly sweet tasting, and has a classic barbecue sauce taste. With a mild sweetness, there is still a reasonable amount of natural beef flavor present. At light levels are garlic, black pepper, and salt.
As for the pineapple flavor, it is not all that prominent. While at a light level, pineapple does seem to pair well with barbecue sauce. Overall, this is a hit for the barbecue flavor, and a not so strong pineapple flavor.
A 3 ounce/85 gram bag sells online for $4.00. That works out to $1.33 an ounce, where in 2016 that rates as a very cheap price. This jerky is a bargain, where it is highly recommended to people who enjoy barbecue flavored beef jerky.
This small, resealable plastic bag has a label on the front, and nothing on the back. There is just a company logo, and the flavor name displayed.
There are no slogans or facts printed on this bag.
There are too many bag categories missing to list. In any case, this bag does its job effectively.
Order their jerky online: www.kcyorker.com
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