The Smokehouse Jerky Co. brand name was launched in 2008. On January 2/2017, Franco and his wife Patti Fonseca acquired Smokehouse Jerky Co. from Trent Levinson and his wife Barbie. Franco has since added some new flavors, and they have a revamped web site. All Smokehouse Jerky Co. jerky is made in small batches. Tender Heifer Snack Co. are always looking for new distributors across the United States, and they offer private label services, most notably for Knott’s Berry Farm. This jerky is manufactured and distributed by Tender Heifer Snack Co., and they are based out of Beaumont, California.
The next review on Smokehouse Jerky Co. will be on a 2 ounce/56 gram bag of their Jalanpeno Flavor bacon jerky. This jerky was kindly submitted for review by one of the owners, Patti Fonseca.
Ingredients: Bacon (Water, Salt, Sugar, Smoke Flavoring, Sodium Phosphate, Sodium Erythorbate, Flavoring, Sodium Nitrate), Fresh Jalapenos, Powdered Sugar, Brown Sugar, Water, Sea Salt, Jalapeno Powder.
This is a standard ingredient list for bacon. As a result, the highest ingredient rating that can be awarded is a Good (8/10) rating. While not good, the bacon contains sodium erythorbate, and sodium nitrate as a preservative to lose a rating.
The liquid marinade used here is comprised of just water.
The heat is achieved from using fresh jalapeno peppers and jalapeno powder. Hot peppers are healthy if eaten in moderation, which flushes toxins out of the body.
The sugar level is acceptable at 3 grams of sugar per 28 grams of jerky. The salt level is very high at 750mg of salt per 28 grams of jerky. However, the salt levels is ignored because minimally processed healthy sea salt is used. Admirably, this jerky has no MSG added.
Decent (7/10) – Ingredient Rating
Written by guest jerky reviewer Stéphane Leclerc
The Smokehouse Jerky Co Jalapeño Bacon Jerky strips look like your average bacon strips and that’s where the similarities end. This is Jalapeño on steroids, there is loads of Jalapeño flavor and it is kicked up to notches unknown to mankind.
The flavor profile is very straightforward, no muss, no fuss and it is exactly as stated on the bag. This jerky begins with a delicious taste of bacon, some sweetness and smokiness. There is moderate saltiness, as it is mostly the case with bacon. Then, the Jalapeño kicks in and Whoa! There is a solid Jalapeño kick and it would rate right around 3/5 on the heat scale. This is not for the little pansies or the faint of heart and it’ll put some hair on your chest.
The “bacony” aroma and the smokiness of this jerky will certainly catch anyone’s attention in a snap. This jerky is made with good quality bacon and it is really meaty. These strips are fairly large and they’re sliced thin. The texture is between dry, soft and tender and easy to chew.
This tremendous bacon jerky has a wonderful and solid Jalapeño flavor throughout the whole experience. This beautiful snack will certainly be a big hit with any Jalapeño lover who can stand a little heat and if you can’t stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen.
This Smokehouse Jerky Co. Jalapeño Bacon Jerky is awesome and highly addictive. We were all unanimous, we absolutely loved it and only good things and praises can be said about it. This little masterpiece truly deserves an Excellent 10/10 taste rating. Cheers!
This 2 ounce/56 gram bag of jerky sells online for 7.99 that equates to $4 an ounce, which rates as an expensive price. Commendably, free shipping is offered on all orders over $25.
Excellent (10/10) – Taste Rating
This resealable plastic bag has a label affixed on the front, and nothing on the back. The label has a fairly detailed picture of a wooden shack, and a pig sitting on a smoker.
Some facts printed on this bags are “Old Fashion Recipe”, “No Added MSG”, “No Added Preservatives”, “Made in U.S.A.”, “Old Fashion”, and “Brisket”.
All bag categories are covered but one. There is no blurb printed about Smokehouse Jerky Co. or Tender Heifer Snack Co.
Order their jerky online: www.smokehousejerkyco.com
Smokehouse Jerky Co. – Jalapeno Flavor Bacon Jerky was last modified: April 04/2019 by
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