Note: For a more current taste review on a tweaked bag design, open up Halal Mummified Jerky – Chariot Sriracha Halal Beef Jerky (Review #2).
It is a generally accepted story that an ancient South American Inca tribe called the Quechua first made jerky (“ch’arki”) as early as the 1500’s. Halal Mummified Jerky blows that theory away, where it is well documented that jerky was made thousands of years ago by ancient Egyptians. Archaeologists made this discovery when they found dried foods preserved in tombs. Tutankhamen, King Tut had about 40 boxes of meat and poultry in his tomb. Halal Mummified Jerky is 100% made in the USA, and their beef is certified to be halal by Halal Transactions of Omaha. Halal Mummified Jerky is advertised to have no added MSG, nitrite free, and the beef has no added hormones. Halal Mummified Jerky is distributed by Timeline Trading, and they are located in Bellevue, Washington.
The next review on Halal Mummified Jerky will focus on a 2.5 ounce/70 gram bag of their Chariot Sriracha flavored halal beef jerky. Halal means food that is allowed for consumption under Islamic dietary guidelines. The aim is for a Muslim to slaughter the animal, limiting the amount of pain the animal will endure. The jerky bag was graciously submitted for review by the owner Ahmed Kamel.
Ingredients: Beef, Natural Sriracha Sauce (Ground Red Chili Peppers, Water, Sugar, Ground Garlic, Salt, Contains 2% Or Less Of: Garlic Powder, Cultured Dextrose [For Freshness], Vegetable Extract [Potato], Natural Flavor, Vinegar, Citric Acid, Xanthan Gum), Sugar, Honey, Apple Cider Vinegar, Sea Salt, Lemon Juice (Water, Lemon Concentrate, 1/10 of 1% Sodium Benzoate), Ground Pepper, Balsamic Vinegar, Granulated Garlic, Ginger, Cayenne Pepper, Hickory Smoke, White Pepper, Paprika.
The beef used here is guaranteed to be ethically raised, meaning free of growth hormones or additional antibiotics. These cattle are not 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.
The sugar level is kind of high at 5 grams of sugar per 28 grams of jerky to lose a rating. Our preference is 3 grams of sugar or less per 28 grams of jerky. The salt level is a little high at 400mg of salt per 28 grams of jerky to lose another rating. Our preference is 350mg of salt or less per 28 grams of jerky.
This jerky qualifies to have no sodium nitrite, or any other similar unhealthy preservative. Instead, salt is the main preservative used. With more kudos to Halal Mummified Jerky, this jerky has no MSG added.
Written by guest jerky reviewer Stéphane Leclerc
As I open the bag, I am met with a subtle aroma. I can smell a pleasant spiciness and acidity laced with a little sweetness.
At first taste, I find a level of flavors in line with sriracha. It is not quite like a traditional sriracha, as I do not taste the smoothness and richness of aged peppers amongst other things. This refined flavor and complexity of a good sriracha is acquired during its aging process. This Sriracha comes across as a younger type of sauce or marinade where the chili did not mature/age and tend to have a more robust flavor. The saltiness and garlic are at light levels. There is a light juice in the background and a moderate sweetness which offset some of the heat. This is followed with some acidity and it assists in developing an interesting and unique flavor profile. There is a fair amount of spiciness for a sriracha flavor and it would probably rate around 3/5 on the heat scale.
These jerky strips are medium in size and are also sliced to a medium thickness. The texture is somewhat dry while the jerky is still soft, chewy and reasonably easy to chew. There is a slight oily and sticky residue left on the fingers after handling these strips of jerky.
Mark stated: This flavor got better and better as I consumed more strips. In the end I found this to be a delicious tasting flavor. This sriracha flavor was very addictive leaving me wanting more, much more.
Paul also said: I’m not sure what the word “chariot” is supposed to mean in this flavor, but it is definitely delivering on the sriracha label. I am really enjoying this flavor; it is stirring my “jerky loins” I am also curious and intrigued by the meaning of “chariot” in this context.
We were all pleased with this jerky and rated it a 9/10 taste rating.
This resealable plastic bag has a label affixed to the front, and nothing on the back. The Halal Mummified Jerky logo is a cow wrapped up as a mummy. Random hieroglyphics line the borders of this label.
The Halal Mummified Jerky slogan is “The Oldest Jerky On Earth”. Some facts printed on this bag are “22.5g Protein Per Package”, “12.5g Sugar Per Package”, “Gluten Free”, “Premium Halal Blood Drained Meats”, “No Added Nitrates or Nitrites”, “No Added MSG”, “Made in USA”, and “Hand Slaughtered Blood Drained Halal”.
The only missing bag category is the jerky weight is not stated in grams. A halal certified symbol is printed on the bag.
Order their jerky online: www.mummifiedjerky.com
Halal Mummified Jerky – Chariot Sriracha Halal Beef Jerky was last modified: December 20/2018 by