The next review on Aufschnitt Meats will be on a 2 ounce/56 gram bag of their BBQ flavored 100% grass-fed beef jerky. This flavor is described as that you will be pleasantly surprised with this amazing flavor. The bag was kindly 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 is used, meaning the food is allowed for consumption under Jewish dietary guidelines. This jerky is advertised to be all natural, low sugar, no MSG type of ingredients, and low in fat.
Ingredients: Beef, Corned Beef Seasoning (Sugar, Salt, Garlic Powder), BBQ Seasoning (Brown Sugar, Honey Powder, Vinegar Powder, Pineapple Juice Powder, Garlic Powder), Brown Sugar, Celery Juice Powder.
This jerky uses 100% grass-fed beef, the way nature intended. These cattle are raised ethically, meaning they are not fed growth hormones, or additional antibiotics. There is also some free range access for the cattle to roam about.
There is no liquid marinade used here. Instead, the honey, pineapple juice, and vinegar are all in powder form.
The sugar level is great at only 1 gram of sugar per 28 grams of jerky. The salt level is respectable at 340mg of salt per 28 grams of jerky.
This jerky does qualify to have no sodium nitrite, or any other similar unhealthy preservatives. Instead, the main preservative used is salt. To a lesser extent, celery juice powder acts as a preservative with its naturally occurring nitrates. Admirably, there is no MSG added.
These strips are small in size, and sliced to a medium thickness. The texture is on the dry side, but far from being overly dry. There are no signs of fat in the beef, and handling this jerky leaves no oily residue on your fingers.
The first flavor detected is a surprising amount of corned beef flavor, which turns out to be delectable with jerky. This is not a classic tomato based type of barbecue flavor, but interesting nonetheless. There is almost no sweetness present, which allows a fair amount of natural beef flavor.
Light levels of garlic and black pepper are great additions. The saltiness is not entirely consistent from strip to strip, but it is still at a reasonable level. A slight tanginess from the vinegar balances the flavor well. Overall, while not a traditional tasting barbecue flavor, this jerky is packed with flavor.
A 2 ounce/56 gram bag of jerky sells online for $4.89. That works out to $2.45 an ounce, which rates as an average price considering that 100% grass-fed beef is used. This flavor reaches the trifecta of being recommended from price, taste, and ingredient perspectives.
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.
Their slogan is “Olde World Butchering Skillfully Crafted With Modern Day Technology”. Some facts printed on this bag are “Gluten Free”, “No Nitrites”, “Made With 100% Grass Fed Beef”, “Natural & Kosher”, and “TRY EVERY FLAVOR! Original, Teriyaki, and Spicy”.
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Order their jerky online: www.aufschnittmeats.com