The next review on Aufschnitt Meats will focus on a 2 ounce/56 gram bag of their Basil Lime flavored turkey jerky. This flavor is described as being infused with tangy lime topped with a rich basil flavor for a beautifully clean jerky snack. 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 started in Europe over 75 years ago. Their focus is on artisanal jerky made in small batches. Kosher turkey 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: Turkey, Sea Salt, Brown Sugar, Lime Juice, Basil, Black Pepper, Celery Juice Powder, Natural Smoke Flavor.
The turkey is ethically raised, meaning no growth hormones or additional antibiotics are administered. There is no guarantee of the turkey having free range access. As a result, the highest ingredient rating that can be awarded is a Very Good (9/10) rating.
The only liquid marinade used is lime juice. Limes are loaded with vitamin C.
Healthy black pepper is used, which some people call the King of Spices. The herb basil is known to offer many health benefits.
The sugar level is excellent at under 1 gram of sugar per 28 grams of jerky. The salt level is good at 280mg 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 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
These strips of jerky are mainly small in size, and sliced borderline thin. The texture is sort of dry, and relatively easy to chew. There are no visible signs of fat, and handling this jerky leaves no oily residue on your fingers.
The first taste noticed is a good level of delicious tasting basil. The lime taste is harder to detect being at a light level. There is a mild level of saltiness, and the black pepper flavor is light tasting.
With almost no sweetness present, there is a good amount of natural turkey flavor present. With not a lot of ingredients used, this flavor is exceptionally tasty. Overall, turkey, lime, and basil turn out to be an excellent combination.
A 2 ounce/57 gram bag is currently on sale online for $3.99. That works out to $2.50 an ounce, which rates as an expensive price. If you enjoy basil and turkey in particular, this flavor reaches the trifecta of being recommended for price, ingredient, and taste perspectives.
Very Good (9/10) – Taste Rating
This eye-catching resealable plastic bag has everything imprinted on the bag itself, both on the front and back. There are no labels attached to this bag. The transparent window is interesting, being the breast of a turkey.
Their slogan is “Olde World Butchering Skillfully Crafted With Modern Day Technology”. Some facts printed on this bar are “Low Fat”, “Good Source of Protein”, “Minimally Processed”, “No Artificial Ingredients”, “Premium Products”, “Gluten Free”, “Natural & Kosher”, “No Nitrites”, “Questions? Comments?”, and “Try Aufschnitt Garlic Ginger Turkey Jerky!”.
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.
All bag categories are covered. There is a great blurb printed on the back about Aufschnitt Meats and their turkey jerky. Facebook and Instagram following is encouraged. Quite an impressive bag here with not a great deal of space.
Excellent (10/10) – Bag Rating
Order their jerky online: www.aufschnittmeats.com
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