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 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 Mango Habanero flavored halal chicken 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. We previously reviewed this flavor, where the bag design has since been tweaked, along with the ingredient quantities. The jerky bag was kindly submitted for review by the owner Ahmed Kamel.
Ingredients: Skinless Boneless Chicken Breast, Mango, Brown Sugar, Apple Cider Vinegar, Honey, Fresh Habaneros, Minced Garlic, Seasoned Salt (Chili Peppers, Salt, Dehydrated Lime Juice, And Silicon Dioxide (Used For Anti-Caking)), Ginger, Sea Salt, Granulated Onion, Habanero Powder, Coriander, Turmeric, Cumin
The chickens used are raised in the USA. There are no guarantees that the chickens 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 consists of healthy apple cider vinegar and honey.
There are many super healthy ingredients added such as minced garlic, granulated onion, mango, ginger, cumin, turmeric, and coriander.
The heat is achieved from the fresh habaneros, habanero powder, and chili peppers. Hot peppers are healthy if eaten in moderation.
The sugar level is decent at 3 grams of sugar per 28 grams of jerky. The salt level is surprisingly low at only 75mg of salt per 28 grams of jerky.
This jerky qualifies to have no sodium nitrite, or any other similar unhealthy preservative. Instead, minimally processed sea salt is the main preservative used. With more kudos to Halal Mummified Jerky, this jerky has no MSG added.
Good (8/10) – Ingredient Rating
These strips of jerky are generally medium in size, and sliced to a medium thickness. The texture is more so on the soft and tender size, being pretty easy to chew. The aroma is very inviting with the scent of fruitiness and vinegar, which no doubt piques your interest.
You are immediately greeted with a mild, sweet level of a vibrant tasting fruit flavor, with a light citrusy twist. Quickly the habanero starts to take notice, and you are in for a piece of heaven here. There is zero doubt that you are eating a Mango Habanero flavor, where this flavor delivers on each in spades.
As you consume more strips, the heat level from the habanero pepper intensifies. This Mango Habanero flavor is not intended for people with a low tolerance of spiciness. On a heat scale, the heat level rates a 3 out of 5 without going overboard.
There is so much more to this flavor than just the mango and habanero. A great level of acidity helps balance out this flavor, and delivers some “pop”. Added to that is a great blend of spices, which really makes this flavor stand out from the crowd.
Chicken is an unusual and uncommon choice of meat to use for jerky, but it turns out to be a masterful choice here. The flavor of beef or game meats for example can tend to dominate a flavor. The flavor of chicken takes a back seat, and fully allows the exquisite combination of mango and habanero to take center stage and shine here.
Paul was equally ecstatic with this flavor to articulately say: “Holy caramba, I am met immediately with a very solid kick of the habanero, this jerky is definitely coming across as advertised. I am also picking up, to a lesser degree, some of the mango flavor as well. This flavor of jerky is stirring my jerky loins. You can see all the red coloring of the habanero flakes strewn so bountifully all over the strips of jerky. They are lighting firecrackers of flavors in my palette, exploding in a cavalcade of pretty colors of tastes as they sprinkle all over and settle gently in my stomach. Just the right amount of taste, just the right amount of spice, just the right amount of ‘wow’, a no brainer 10/10 gentlemen. Whatever Nefirtiti means, it’s got my vote.”
It’s unanimous, we loved this flavor and then some. We cannot possibly more highly recommend this flavor to even the slightest fans of mango and habanero. If anybody is unsure if they are a fan of mango and habanero, just try this flavor, and be prepared to become a convert. This Mango Habanero flavor is the bomb!
A 2.5 ounce/70.9 gram bag of jerky sells online for $6.50, which works out to $2.60 an ounce. That would rate as an average price.
Excellent (10/10) – 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 “17.5g Protein 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 that there is no blurb printed about Halal Mummified Jerky or this mango habanero flavor. A halal certified symbol is printed on the bag.
Order their jerky online: www.mummifiedjerky.com
Halal Mummified Jerky – Nefirtiti Mango Habanero Halal Chicken Jerky (Review #2) was last modified: December 23/2018 by
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