The next review for House of Jerky will focus on a 3 ounce/85 gram bag of their teriyaki flavored salmon jerky. This bag was kindly submitted for review by Lesley Wilzbacher from House of Jerky.
This House of Jerky brand is distributed by House of Jerky Inc., based out of Evansville, Indiana. House of Jerky started business way back in 1993 by husband and wife Ron Hargett and Janie Honeycutt. They were pioneers in the jerky industry, and perhaps the first commercially sold jerky that did not use MSG, fillers, or other unhealthy preservatives. In 1996, the first House of Jerky opened in Temecula, California, earning the distinction of being the first jerky store. Today, they have approximately 25 House of Jerky stores located across the U.S.A, where new business opportunities are always welcome.
Ingredients: Salmon, Teriyaki Sauce (Soy Sauce [Water, Wheat, Soybeans, Salt], Wine, Sugar, Water, Vinegar, Salt, Spices, Onion Powder, Succinic Acid, Garlic Powder), Brown Sugar, Lemon Juice, Spices, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Liquid Smoke, Sodium Nitrite. Allergen Warnings: Soy, Wheat
The salmon used could either be wild caught, or farm raised. Depends what is available in the market on any given day. Salmon is known to be very healthy, and especially loaded with the fatty acid Omega 3. The highest ingredient rating achievable is Very Good (9/10).
The liquid marinade is comprised of a decent teriyaki sauce, healthy lemon juice, and liquid smoke. Apart from being a great source of vitamin C, lemon juice also acts as a natural meat tenderizer.
There are healthy ingredients used such as spices, black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.
There is no nutrition facts table available. As a result, the exact sugar and salt levels are unknown.
This jerky does not qualify to have no sodium nitrite used as a preservative. In fairness, only the House of Jerky exotic jerky lines use sodium nitrite, where sales are more unpredictable. Admirably, there is no MSG added.
Good (8/10) – Ingredient Rating
These jerky strips are medium to small in size, and are sliced to a medium thickness. The texture is somewhat dry, where the odd bit can be tougher to chew. Handling this jerky leaves a light oily residue on your fingers.
This review has been the most polarizing done to date. One person loved the flavor. Another person thought it was too sweet tasting, and not a great fishy type of flavor. Somebody else enjoyed the flavor, but could not detect the fish flavor. Lastly, a non-seafood lover found it to be too fishy tasting.
There is a sweetness to this flavor, which is arguably too sweet tasting. At light levels are garlic and black pepper, with a mild level of saltiness. The teriyaki taste itself comes across well. Overall, you will need to enjoy the taste of salmon to fully appreciate this flavor.
A 3 ounce/85 gram bag sells online for $12.99, with free shipping. That works out to $4.33 an ounce, which rates as an expensive price. This flavor is recommended if you would enjoy a sweet tasting salmon jerky.
This is a somewhat large, clear, resealable sized plastic bag. Worth noting is that this bag is vacuum sealed, the best way to keep jerky fresh. There is one label affixed to the front, and nothing on the back. The House of Jerky logo is of a man tapping a triangle, signaling that it is time to eat.
There are no slogans or facts printed on this bag.
There are some bag categories missing such as a nutrition facts table, a bar code, a USDA inspected stamp, and a blurb about this jerky. To the credit of House of Jerky, a toll free phone number is provided for customer inquiries.
Order their jerky online: www.houseofjerky.net
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