This Get Hooked Beef Jerky brand name is distributed by Get Hooked Jerky Quality Foods Inc., and is made exclusively in the Land of Enchantment, specifically in Tomé, New Mexico. Formerly Sunset Foods Beef Jerky, Get Hooked Jerky Quality Foods evolved from over 30 years of development and experience. Family-owned since 1985, their roots are strong locally, and their products have reached the four corners of the globe. Their tagline is “it’s a HOLE lot better”, because they hang their jerky from bacon hangers, rather than lay them flat in their custom-built and engineered oven. Each strip has small holes, and the light crunchy texture sets them apart.
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. No sugar at all is used. Based on taste alone, the salt level seems reasonable.
These strips of jerky are medium to large in size, and sliced thin. The texture is dry to the point where it is crunchy, which has a tendency to dissolve, disintegrate, and melt in your mouth. That does seem to require extra saliva to digest. There are very little signs of fat, and handling this jerky leaves no oily residue on your fingers.
No real defined flavor jumps out at first other than the natural beef flavor itself. At light levels are the garlic and black pepper, and there is a faint taste of onion. The saltiness is at a mild level.
Albeit lightly seasoned, it is a pleasant tasting flavor. It is really the natural beef flavor that defines this flavor, along with the crunchy texture. Overall, this Original flavor delivers in focusing on the natural flavor of beef.
A 4 ounce/113 gram bag sells online for $9.50. That works out to $2.38 an ounce, which rates as a borderline expensive price. The price gets cheaper if you order large quantities. This flavor is surely recommended if you enjoy jerky that has a dry, crispy, crunchy, brittle texture with a good amount of natural beef flavor.
This clear resealable plastic bag has a label affixed to the front, and nothing on the back. Interestingly, their logo is a heart with bull horns, because jerky is their passion. Curiously, the jerky brand name is not displayed anywhere.
There are no slogans or facts printed on this bag.
There are a couple of other bag categories missing such as a blurb about the jerky or flavor, and a nutrition facts table. To the credit of Get Hooked Beef Jerky, a phone number is provided for customer inquiries.
Order their jerky online: www.gethookedonjerky.com