The next review for Hole In One Jerky will focus on a 1.5 ounce/42 gram bag of their ghost chili flavored steak jerky. This flavor is described as being super flavorful, where the ghost pepper flavor sneaks up on you. 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. Today, they offer multiple flavors in beef, turkey, and pork jerky.
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), Brown Sugar, Apple Cider Vinegar, Water, Cayenne Pepper, Chili Arbor Powder, Liquid Smoke, Onion/Garlic Powder, Black Pepper, Sesame Seeds, Ghost Chili Powder. Allergen Warnings: Soy, Wheat, Anchovies, Sesame.
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.
This jerky does qualify to have no sodium nitrite, or any other similar unhealthy preservatives. Instead, the main preservative used is salt. Commendably, part of that is minimally processed sea salt, which is high in minerals and trace minerals. Admirably, there is no MSG added.
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 except for the odd piece of a strip. There are no signs of fat, and handling this jerky leaves no oily residue on your fingers.
The first flavor detected is a moderately strong Worcestershire/soy sauce flavor at a great ratio. Chewing more brings on the spiciness. On a heat scale, it would rate about a 3 out of 5. The heat is more from the hot chili pepper, and not all that much ghost pepper flavor. A mild level of black pepper adds to the kick.
There is a moderate level of salt, with little sweetness. A light level of smokiness tends to accentuate the natural beef flavor. In the background is a light level of garlic, and faint level of onion. Overall, this flavor delivers in bringing on the heat, and has a great balance of flavors.
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. This jerky is recommended to people who enjoy a hot based flavor without going overboard in the spiciness.
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.
Order their jerky online: www.holeinonejerky.com/