The next review for Jerkface will focus on a 2 ounce/56 gram bag of their cleverly named no bull flavored chicken jerky. This flavor is simply described as gluten free, no bull. The jerky was kindly submitted for review by the owner, Eric Judycki.
This Jerkface brand name is located in Washington, DC, and is distributed under the name of Jerkface Jerky. After Eric received his first dehydrator from his girlfriend, he exceeded her expectations. Eric continued to test out new flavors, using his friends as “flavor guinea pigs”. With Eric’s connections to the DC craft beer community, and active imagination, he decided to launch the Jerkface brand name in 2013. The Jerkface name is an homage to a close friend that passed away, whose favorite loving salutation was yelling “Jerkface!” whenever happily greeting a pal. There are currently 8 flavors of jerky available.
Ingredients: Chicken Breast, Gluten Free Soy Sauce, Orange Juice, Honey, Spices. Allergen Warnings: Soy
The chickens used are raised in the USA. There are no guarantees that the chicken used were not administered growth hormones, or additional antibiotics. The chickens used are not guaranteed to have free range access to roam about. As a result, the highest ingredient rating that can be awarded is a Good (8/10) rating.
The liquid marinade is comprised of an admirable gluten free soy sauce, healthy orange juice, and very healthy honey.
The sugar level is very good at only 1 gram of sugar per 28 grams of jerky. The salt level is very respectable at 250mg 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. Admirably, there is no MSG added.
Good (8/10) – Ingredient Rating
These strips of jerky are mainly medium in size, and sliced thin. The texture is quite dry, almost to the point where it is brittle, but still relatively easy to chew. Being so dry, many would call this a West coast style of jerky. There are no visible signs of fat, and handling this jerky leaves no oily residue on your fingers.
The first taste detected is a mild level of salt. At light levels are garlic and black pepper. Chewing this jerky brings on a mild level of soy, and a faint taste of citrus.
The occasional bite gives a slight kick of spiciness. Almost no sweetness is present, allowing a great deal of natural chicken flavor, and it is reminiscent of a beef flavor. Overall, an addictive, very pleasant, and enjoyable blend of spices with a great level of natural chicken flavor.
A 2 ounce/56 gram bag sells online for $8.50. That works out to $4.25 an ounce, which rates as a pretty expensive price. If you would enjoy a near crispy/brittle/crunchy texture, this flavor is surely recommended to anybody who wants plenty of natural chicken flavor.
Excellent (10/10) – Taste Rating
This small, resealable plastic bag has labels affixed to both the front and back. The Jerkface logo is a cool looking chicken.
Their slogan is “Artisanal Chicken Jerky”.
Some bag categories missing are a soy allergen alert, jerky weight not stated in grams, USDA inspected logo, and a blurb about this jerky or flavor. The @jerkfacedc Twitter and Instagram handles are provided. An email address is displayed for customer inquiries.
Order their jerky online: www.jerkfacejerky.com
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