The next review on Aufschnitt Meats will focus on a 1.5 ounce/42 gram spicy flavored beef chicken meat stick. This flavor is described as delicately cured slices of beef seasoned with the perfect combination of salt & pepper to create the ultimate jerky snack. The bag was kindly submitted by the Aufschnitt Meats team.
This Aufschnitt Meats brand name is distributed by Aufschnitt Meats LLC, and they 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 and chicken are used, meaning the food is allowed for consumption under Jewish dietary guidelines. This meat stick is advertised to be all natural, low sugar, no MSG type of ingredients, and low in fat.
Ingredients: Beef, Chicken, Garlic Powder, Sea Salt, Cervelot Seasoning (Pepper, Coriander, Cardamom, Nutmeg), Red Pepper, Brown Sugar, Celery Juice Powder, Natural Smoke Flavor.
100% grass-fed beef is used. The chicken and beef are ethically raised, meaning no growth hormones or additional antibiotics are administered. As a result, the highest ingredient rating that can be awarded is a Very Good (9/10) rating.
There are multiple healthy spices used such as garlic powder, black pepper, coriander, cardamom, and nutmeg. The heat is achieved from using red peppers, which are healthy if eaten in moderation.
The sugar level is just about perfect at under 1 gram of sugar per 28 grams of meat stick. Impressively, the salt level is only 135mg of salt per 28 grams of meat stick.
This meat stick 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
This meat stick is about 14 inches in length. There are no visible signs of fat, and this meat stick has a very soft and tender texture, being easy to chew. Handling this meat stick leaves a faint oily residue on your fingers.
Some of the first flavors detected are mild levels of garlic and black pepper. A flavorful spicy type of flavor starts to develop, but never really gets spicy tasting. On a heat scale, the spiciness is about a 0.5 out of 5.
The cervelot seasoning adds a unique blend including the coriander, cardamom, and nutmeg. With a light level of saltiness, this meat stick does not really taste like beef or chicken. Overall, this is a tasty spicy flavor that does not deliver much heat.
A 1.5 ounce/42 gram meat stick sells online for $2.49. That works out to $1.66 an ounce, which rates as a cheap price. This spicy flavored meat stick reaches the trifecta of being recommended for taste, ingredient, and price perspectives if would enjoy a natural tasting meat stick with a light spiciness.
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.
There is no slogan printed on this bag. Some facts printed on this bag are “Minimally Processed”, “No Artificial Ingredients”, “Gluten Free”, “Natural & Kosher”, “Premium Products”, “TRY EVERY FLAVOR! Original, Spicy, Garlic, Cracked Black Pepper, and Italian”.
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.
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Excellent (10/10) – Bag Rating
Order their jerky online: www.aufschnittmeats.com
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