The next review on Aufschnitt Meats will focus on a 2 ounce/56 gram bag of their spicy flavored 100% grass-fed beef jerky. This spicy flavor is advertised for those who savor a great snack with a good punch. 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, 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), Cervelot Seasoning (Pepper, Coriander, Cardamom, Nutmeg, Evaporated Cane Juice), Cayenne Pepper, Sea Salt, 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, all of seasonings used are in powder form. You could call this old fashioned jerky, or a dry rub.
There are several healthy ingredients used such as garlic powder, black pepper, coriander, cardamom, and nutmeg. The spiciness is achieved mainly from healthy cayenne pepper, if eaten in moderation.
.The sugar level is great at only 1 gram of sugar per 28 grams of jerky. The salt level is a bit high at 375mg of salt per 28 grams of jerky, but that is ignored, because minimally processed sea salt is used.
This jerky does qualify to have no sodium nitrite, or any other similar unhealthy preservatives. Instead, the main preservative used is sea salt. To a lesser extent, celery juice powder acts as a preservative with its naturally occurring nitrates. Admirably, there is no MSG added.
Excellent (10/10) – Ingredient Rating
These jerky strips are small in size, and sliced to a medium thickness. The texture is dry, but not overly dry. There are no visible signs of fat, and handling this jerky leaves no oily residue on your fingers.
The first taste detected is a moderately strong level of salt. At lighter levels are the black pepper and garlic. Adding some uniqueness to this flavor is the cervelot and corned beef seasoning, with its various spices.
As for the spiciness, there is not much present. On a heat scale, the spiciness would rate a 1 out of 5. There is very little sweetness, and a good level of natural beef flavor. Overall, a nice tasting flavor, but not containing much spiciness for a spicy based flavor.
A 2 ounce/56 gram bag of jerky sells online for $6.99. That works out to $3.50 an ounce, which rates as an expensive price. Free shipping is offered for orders over $30. This flavor is recommended if you prefer 100% grass-fed beef, and a light level of 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.
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 BBQ”.
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Excellent (10/10) – Bag Rating
Order their jerky online: www.aufschnittmeats.com
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