It all started in the 70’s when Jeff Richards purchased a dehydrator from a county fair. With more than 20 years of experience in the food industry, Jeff was ready to launch his jerky brand but wanted a reliable business partner. Through social media, Jeff reconnected with an old trusted friend Mike Aggarwal, who himself had more than 25 years of experience in the food industry. In 2010, at the ages of 55 and 62, this Jeff’s Famous Jerky brand was launched with an old-fashioned handshake. In recent news, Jeff’s Famous Jerky launched a Jamaican Jerk beef jerky flavor that uses authentic Jamaican jerk sauce and Scotch Bonnet peppers imported from Jamaica. Also added are a Carolina Reaper Extreme Heat beef jerky flavor, along with Paleo Turkey Jerky. Check out these Irish Jeff’s Famous Jerky video taste reviews with near 700,000 views to date. Jeff’s Famous Jerky brand is distributed under the name of Jeff’s Famous Foods, Inc., and they are located in Mission Veijo, California.
The next review on Jeff’s Famous Jerky will focus on a 2.75 ounce/78 gram bag of their Korean Barbecue flavored beef jerky. This flavor is described as fresh garlic, soy sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar, black pepper and natural smoke highlighting the classic sweet, distinctive taste of Korean Barbecue, where your taste buds will come alive from the tender pieces of slow cooked sweet decadence. The bag was kindly submitted for review by co-owner Jeff Richards.
Ingredients: Beef, Soy Sauce (Water, Wheat, Soybeans, Salt), Cane Sugar, Brown Sugar, Sesame Oil, Fresh Garlic, Granulated Garlic, Green Onion Flakes, Black Pepper, Natural Smoke Flavoring, Ground Ginger, Sesame Seeds. Allergen Warnings: Soy, Wheat, Sesame
The beef used here is guaranteed to be ethically raised 98% of the time, meaning free of growth hormones or additional antibiotics. There is not a 100% guarantee offered because sometimes the beef used cannot keep up with the demand. 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 liquid marinade used here is comprised of only a decent soy sauce, and healthy sesame oil.
There are multiple healthy ingredients added such as fresh garlic, granulated garlic, green onion flakes, black pepper, ground ginger, and sesame seeds.
The sugar level is very high at 10 grams of sugar per 28 grams of sugar to lose a rating, even though it does not taste that sweet tasting. Our preference is 3 grams of sugar or less per 28 grams of jerky. The salt level is respectable at 270mg of salt per 28 grams of jerky.
This jerky does qualify to have no sodium nitrite, or any other similar unhealthy preservatives. Instead, salt is the main preservative used. Admirably, this jerky qualifies to have no MSG added.
Good (8/10) – Ingredient Rating
Written by guest jerky reviewer Stéphane Leclerc
This Jeff’s Famous Korean Barbecue Beef Jerky has a mild and nutty sesame aroma. The flavor is subtle and no particular flavor takes center stage. This jerky possesses a fine and very distinctive blend of flavors. The Asian flare is well developed and present in every bite. The soy and garlic take a slight lead while adding depth and pleasantly accentuating the overall flavor profile. The sweetness is kept at a reasonable level and it does not interfere with the natural taste of beef or its subtle smokiness. The generous sprinkle of sesame seeds adds a lot of flavor and texture to this already wonderful meaty treat and it also kicks up this Korean Barbecue jerky to notches unknown to mankind.
These strips of jerky are mainly narrow and elongated and they are thinly sliced. The texture is soft, tender and moist and it makes it easy to chew. This texture is pleasant, full of taste and the flavor is consistent in each and every bite.
Mark said: “Wow, this is one heck of an addictive flavor, where I devoured my portion in no time flat. This is the type of flavor that you would never ever get tired of eating, no matter how much you consumed. I cannot recommend this flavor enough for any fan of Korean Barbecue cuisine, thumbs way up to Jeff’s Famous Jerky for hitting a grand slam here.”
We also all agree with Paul: “This jerky definitely does not disappoint, it hits on all counts, and it most certainly tastes like authentic Korean ribs. A most enthusiastic two thumbs way up!”
There you have it! Jeff’s Famous Korean Barbecue Beef Jerky is certainly a huge hit with all of us at JerkyIngredients.com. It is unbelievably addictive. The flavor is simple, subtle and so tasty.
A 2.75 ounce/78 gram bag sells online for $6.99. That works out to $2.54 an ounce, which rates as an average price. Free shipping is offered on orders over $50.
Excellent (10/10) – Taste Rating
This white resealable plastic bag has a label affixed to the front, and nothing on the back. There is a stamp displayed stating that this flavor is Sweet tasting.
There are no slogans printed. Some facts displayed on the bag are “Award Winning”, “Super Premium”, and “Natural Smoke Flavor Added”.
The only bag categories missing are a blurb printed about Jeff’s Famous Jerky/ Korean Barbecue flavor, and a sesame allergen warning. To the credit of Jeff’s Famous Jerky, there is a toll free phone number provided for customer inquiries.
Order their jerky online: www.jeffsfamousjerky.com
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