The next review on Tomahawk Jerky will focus on a 1.4 ounce/40 gram bag of their spicy flavored beef jerky. This sweet flavor is described as having a daring hint of chilli, and just enough zing to delight. The jerky bag was kindly submitted for review by one of the co-owners, Lauren Summerson.
Tomahawk Jerky is distributed by Tomahawk Jerky Pty Ltd, and is located in Kangaroo Point, Queensland, Australia. With a love of beef jerky, couples Trent & Joss Steinberg, and Brad & Lauren Summerson launched Tomahawk Jerky in September 2017. Tomahawk Jerky is advertised as using hand sliced lean cuts of local, tender Aussie beef marinated in their mix of special spices and sauces. All Tomahawk Jerky products are free from preservatives, artificial flavors and colorings, plus they are gluten-free, making their jerky a healthy snack for the entire family. A fourth flavor is in the works, and it is set to be released in 2018.
This Australian beef used here is guaranteed to be ethically raised, meaning free of growth hormones or additional antibiotics. These cattle also are guaranteed to have at least partial free range access to roam about. As a result, the highest ingredient rating that can be awarded is a Very Good (9/10) rating.
Healthy garlic is used here. The heat is achieved in this flavor from the chilli peppers. Hot peppers are healthy if eaten in moderation, which flush toxins out of the body.
This jerky does qualify to have no sodium nitrite added, or any other similar unhealthy preservatives. Instead, salt is the main preservative used. Commendably, this jerky qualifies to have no MSG added.
Written by guest jerky reviewer Stéphane Leclerc
We all agree, it’s a home run for Tomahawk Jerky. We’ve just reviewed their third flavor and their spicy jerky is as delicious as their other flavors.
As I am chewing my first bite, I am introduced to a moderate saltiness and the beautiful flavor and taste of a luxurious soy sauce. This first bite finishes off with a light level of garlic. The sweetness is minimal and the natural beef flavor shines through in every bite.
The spiciness is subtle at first and builds up nicely as I chew each strip. I find this jerky has a very interesting and clever flavor profile. It gives way to thoroughly appreciate the flavor of the chili as the spiciness builds up and gets more intense. I appreciate their slogan “A daring hint of chili! Just enough zing to delight”. It describes their jerky very well and delivers wholeheartedly on its promise.
The beef is sliced wafer thin; it is very lean and dry. The texture is somewhat brittle and crumbles with each chew. As these strips melt in my mouth, I am extracting maximum flavor from each strip. This paper thin jerky is a very good medium to deliver more flavors in the least amount of time. As an added bonus, it also gives us the illusion of getting more bang for our buck.
This wonderful beef jerky is simple yet sexy and elegant in its flavor and texture. I couldn’t resist going from one strip to another. I barely could refrain from devouring this entire mouth watering treat all at once and polishing the bag in one sitting. This pleasurable experience was incredibly gratifying like as I can remember sharing a fine bottle of wine with a breathtakingly exotic and fiery red head, getting lost in her big beautiful and mysterious green eyes, indulging in a passionate, spicy and exciting conversation punctuated by her electrifying smiles and sultry giggles. A discrete peek through the crystal clear table top reveals her long sexy legs racing up and up all the way to her….well anyway!
In conclusion, this jerky is delectable and highly addictive. I’d recommend this flavor to anyone enjoying a very dry texture sprinkled with an inviting spiciness tickling your taste buds while building up momentum with each strip and culminating into a blast of flavor. This tasty jerky easily deserves 10/10.
A 1.40 ounce/40 gram bag sells online for $7.99. That works out to $5.70 an ounce, which rates as a very expensive price, at least compared to North America. The price gets cheaper if you order in larger quantities.
This black resealable plastic bag has labels attached to both the front and back. The Tomahawk Jerky logo is two tomahawks crisscrossed.
Some slogans printed on this bag are “Taste the difference!”, “A family favourite!”, and “Subtly sweet and flavoursome”. Some facts printed on this bag are “High in Protein”, “Low in Fat”, “Gluten free”, “No artificial flavours, colours, or preservatives”, and “Handcrafted With 100% Aussie Beef”.
Some bag categories missing are a soy allergen alert, a blurb about Tomahawk Jerky or this sweet flavor, and a transparent window to view the jerky. Commendably, an email address and phone number are provided for customer inquiries.
Order their jerky online: www.tomahawkjerky.com.au