Jax Snax Foods Inc. is a family owned business that launched in 2011. Things are done a little differently with Jax Snax Foods Inc., where there is no fooling around. They sell a whopping 15 ounce bag of jerky, which is 425.24 grams. Only recently did Jax Beef Jerky introduce a 1 ounce/ 28 gram bag. Jax Snax Foods Inc. also introduced a hot flavour. Jax Beef Jerky is advertised to use 100% high grade whole muscle beef, and is currently sold in Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and Ontario. Jax Beef Jerky is distributed by Jax Snax Food Inc., and they are located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Ingredients: Beef, Teriyaki Sauce (Soy Sauce [Water, Wheat, Soybeans, Salt], Wine, Sugar, Vinegar, Salt, Spices, Onion Powder, Succinic Acid, Garlic, Sodium Benzoate), Sugar, Sugar, Water, Pineapple, Garlic Powder, Black Pepper, Red Pepper, Liquid Smoke, Sodium Nitrite. Allergen Warnings: Soy, Wheat
The beef used is guaranteed to have been raised ethically, meaning not administered growth hormones or additional antibiotics. This beef is also guaranteed to have at least partial free range to roam about as nature intended. As a result, the highest ingredient rating possible is Very Good (9/10).
The sugar level is low at less than 1 gram of sugar per 28 grams of jerky. The salt level is kind of on the high side at 410mg of salt per 28 grams of jerky. Our preference is 350mg of salt or less per 28 grams of jerky.
Written by guest jerky reviewer Paul Rekker
The jerky strip is exceptionally large, about 6″ x 4″, which is huge for jerky strips. It is wafer thin and rather dry, and it leaves no oily residue on your fingers.
The first flavours I encounter are salt, pepper, soy, sweet, ketchup, light garlic and light onion, and the heat, which is not too hot, just at a pleasant level. The natural beef flavour is emanating as well.
Hmmm, this jerky is definitely good, but it is missing something. Maybe it is missing a juice, something to liven up the flavour a little. The heat level does not exceed a 2 out of 5 at best. It is tasty heat, but not intense heat.
I find this jerky to be intriguing, but not captivating. I would likely give this jerky an overall rating of 8 out of 10, possibly a 9 if you could convince me.
Here is what Mark had to say about this hot flavored beef jerky from Jax Beef Jerky. “I seemed to have enjoyed this hot flavour more than Paul. On a heat scale, I would give the heat level a 2.5 out of 5, but maybe not necessarily consistent bag to bag. I am more inclined to award a Very Good (9/10) taste rating, as the flavor was tasty and enjoyable with a barely reasonable amount of heat. However, I will respect Paul’s recommended Good (8/10) taste rating. Paul thought that juice was missing, but I would say that it’s vinegar missing.”
This clear plastic bag has a label on the front, and nothing on the back. As per Canadian law, French translations are provided. This bag is vacuum sealed, the best way to keep jerky fresh tasting.
There are no slogans printed on this bag. The only facts printed on this bag are “Smoke Flavor Added”, and “Product of U.S.A.”
The only missing bag categories are no soy/wheat allergen alerts are printed, and a blurb not printed about Jax Beef Jerky, or this hot flavor. Admirably, a toll free number is provided for customer inquiries.
Order their jerky online: www.jaxbeefjerky.com