The next review for CopperNose will be on a 1.8 ounce/50 gram bag of their teriyaki flavored 100% grass-fed beef jerky. This flavor is described as being born in the ‘80s, where Uncle Jim Coppernose discovered sake during a business meeting in Tokyo. Jim woke up in the morning with an empty Teriyaki bottle in one hand, and the other with a note “Let’s do business.” The bag was kindly submitted for review by one of the co-owners, Daniel Derry.
This CopperNose jerky brand is distributed by CopperNose Inc., located in Burford, Oxfordshire, England. The idea started with Daniels’ brother Liam in his final year at the Royal Agricultural University in 2015, where he competed, and placed runner-up in the UK Grand Idea Competition. Daniel had spent the last 5 years sourcing out ingredients for their jerky, and came back home in 2015. In March 2016, their operations expanded to deliver their craft jerky both at home and abroad.
Ingredients: Whole slices of beef, Teriyaki Sauce (Water, Soybeans, Wheat, Salt, Wine (contains Sulphur Dioxide), Sugar, Spirit Vinegar, Spice Extracts, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder), Worcestershire Sauce (Distilled Vinegar, Molasses, Corn Syrup, Water, Salt), Black Pepper, Liquid Mesquite Smoke, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Sesame Oil. Allergen Warnings: Soybeans, Wheat, Sesame Oil, Garlic, Sulphur Dioxide
Commendably, the beef used is 100% grass-fed using a British silverside cut of beef, where it can be traced back to the farm. The cattle are ethically raised, meaning no growth hormones or additional antibiotics are administered.
The liquid marinade is comprised of a a good Teriyaki sauce, a decent Worcestershire sauce, very healthy sesame oil, and liquid hickory smoke. Wine found in the teriyaki sauce is healthy if consumed in moderation. Sesame oil offers many health benefits, but is an allergen to some people.
While there is a detailed nutrition facts table provided, it would appear that things are measured differently in Europe compared to North America. Based on the taste alone, there is almost no sweetness, and the salt is at a moderate level.
These strips of beef are mostly small in size, and are sliced to a medium thickness. The texture is dry, where chewing this jerky is still at a reasonable level. There are no visible signs of fat, and handling this jerky leaves no oily residue on your fingers.
The first taste detected is a light level of wine. Quickly a moderately strong level of soy starts to dominate. A light level of vinegar is a nice finish. At mild levels are garlic and onion. A good level of black pepper lingers in your mouth.
By definition, a teriyaki based flavor should be sweet tasting, where there is only a light level of sweetness in this flavor. The saltiness is at a moderate level. Consistent is a good level of natural beef flavor. Overall, while there is plenty of flavor here, there is not a great deal of traditional teriyaki flavor present.
This 1.8 ounce/50 gram bag sells online for £3.65. That works out to £2.02 an ounce, which rates as an average price. Considering that 100% grass-fed beef is used, it would more be considered a cheap price. This jerky is recommended as worth your money for people who would enjoy a teriyaki based flavor without the sweetness, and of course 100% grass-fed beef.
This is a small sized, non-resealable plastic bag, with a label affixed to both the back and front. The CopperNose logo is the head of a cow, with a copper ring in its nose.
Their slogan is “A World of Flavour”. Some facts printed on this bag are “Ethically sourced British beef with animal welfare in mind”, “Low in Fat & Carbs”, “Promotes Healthy Eating”, “High in Protein”, “No preservatives”, “100% Grass Fed”, and “Supports Weight Loss”.
All bag categories are covered with this bag except that the distributor address details are not provided. There is a very good blurb printed on the back about this jerky and CopperNose. Their Facebook and Instagram handles are provided.
Order their jerky online: www.coppernose.com