The next review on Aufschnitt Meats will focus on a 1.5 ounce/42 gram garlic flavored beef chicken meat stick. This flavor is described as taking a classic snack stick to a new level. The bag was graciously submitted by the Aufschnitt Meats team.
This Aufschnitt Meats brand name is distributed by Aufschnitt Meats LLC, and are located in Baltimore, Maryland. Aufschnitt Meats was founded by two brothers-in-law with a passion to continue their family tradition, which was started in Europe over 75 years ago. Their focus is on artisanal jerky and meat sticks made in small batches. Kosher beef and chicken are used, meaning the food is allowed for consumption under Jewish dietary guidelines. This meat stick is advertised to be all natural, low sugar, no MSG type of ingredients, and low in fat.
Ingredients: Beef, Chicken, Garlic Powder, Sea Salt, Cervelot Seasoning (Pepper, Coriander, Cardamom, Nutmeg), Minced Garlic, Brown Sugar, Celery Juice Powder, Natural Smoke Flavor.
The chicken and beef are ethically raised, meaning no growth hormones or additional antibiotics are administered. As a result, the highest ingredient rating that can be awarded is a Very Good (9/10) rating.
There are multiple healthy spices used such as garlic powder, black pepper, coriander, cardamom, and nutmeg. Super healthy minced garlic is also used.
The sugar level is just about perfect at under 1 gram of sugar per 28 grams of meat stick. Impressively, the salt level is only 135mg of salt per 28 grams of meat stick.
This meat stick does qualify to have no sodium nitrite, or any other similar unhealthy preservatives. Instead, the main preservative used is sea salt, which is high in minerals and trace minerals. To a lesser extent, celery juice powder acts as a preservative with its naturally occurring nitrates. Admirably, there is no MSG added.
Very Good (9/10) – Ingredient Rating
This meat stick is about 14 inches in length. There are no visible signs of fat, and this meat stick does qualify to have a soft and tender texture, being very easy to chew. Handling this meat stick leaves a faint oily residue on your fingers.
As advertised, it does not take long for a good, mild level of garlic to be noticeable. No other taste jumps out, with everything else at light to faint levels. There is only a light level of salt, and next to no sweetness. The actual meat stick flavor is typical of other meat sticks, but has a higher quality taste.
The texture is borderline extreme soft and tender, which may not be for everyone. With the black pepper at a light level, the other spices are faint tasting. At a consistent level is a light smokiness that compliments the flavor nicely. Overall, this meat stick delivers on bringing a classic meat stick to a new level. This flavor is not prominently greasy, salty, or sweet compared to classic meat sticks, where this tastes clean.
A 1.5 ounce/42 gram meat stick sells online for $1.74. That works out to 86 cents an ounce, which rates as a cheap price. For a guilt free and cheap meat snack, this is a great choice if you love the flavor of garlic.
Very Good (9/10) – Taste Rating
This resealable plastic bag has everything imprinted on the bag itself, both on the front and back. There are no labels attached to this bag.
There is no slogan printed on this bag. Some facts printed on this bag are “Minimally Processed”, “No Artificial Ingredients”, “Gluten Free”, “Natural & Kosher”, “Premium Products”, “TRY EVERY FLAVOR! Original, Spicy, Garlic, Cracked Black Pepper, and Italian”.
This bag displays two “Glatt Kosher” logos, which implies that the meat used had a higher standard of inspection. Specifically, post slaughter, the animal lungs are examined to determine if they are smooth or defect free.
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Excellent (10/10) – Bag Rating
Order their meat sticks online: www.aufschnittmeats.com
Aufschnitt Meats says
Great review! Thanks Jerky Ingredients!