Jurassic Jerky is described as being made by artisan chefs to ensure that every step of the process creates the most flavorful, tender jerky in the world! Working in partnership with USDA with a time-tested family recipe that’s been refined over the years to make Jurassic Jerky the best Jerky in the world! This Jurassic Jerky brand of jerky was officially launched in 2017.
Commendably, a portion of every bag sold goes to charities who support wounded combat vets and families of fallen law enforcement officers. As with all Jurassic Jerky, it has no preservatives or MSG. Jurassic Jerky is distributed under the name of JJD USA, and they are located in Colton, California.
The next review on Jurassic Jerky will focus on a 3 ounce/85 gram bag of their Korean Barbeque Recipe flavored turkey jerky. This bag was graciously submitted for review by Shawn Travis.
Ingredients: Turkey, Tamari Sauce (Water, Soybeans, Sugar, Salt), White Sugar, Brown Sugar, Sesame Oil, Honey, Garlic Puree, Granulated Garlic, Granulated Onion, Toasted Sesame Seeds, Green Onions, Ground Pepper, Liquid Hickory Smoke, Ginger, Cayenne, Mustard Powder, All Spice. Allergen Warnings: Soy, Sesame
On the whole, turkey is a leaner and healthier choice of meat compared to using beef. Turkeys raised in the US are not allowed to receive growth hormones. There is no guarantee that the turkey have free range access to roam about. As a result, the highest ingredient rating possible is Very Good (9/10).
The liquid marinade used here is comprised of a good gluten-free tamari soy sauce, healthy honey, very healthy sesame oil, and liquid hickory smoke.
There are multiple healthy ingredients added such as garlic puree, granulated garlic, granulated onion, sesame seeds, green onion, ground black pepper, ground ginger, mustard powder, and allspice. The heat is achieved with using cayenne pepper.
The sugar level is acceptable at 3 grams of sugar per 28 grams of jerky. The salt level is reasonable at 290 grams of salt 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 Jurassic Jerky, this jerky has no MSG added.
Very Good (9/10) – Ingredient Rating
Written by guest jerky reviewer Paul Rekker
When I open the bag, I believe I smell the Korean BBQ beef smell. My wife and I occasionally treat ourselves to Korean (beef) ribs, and that is what I am smelling here, even though it is actually turkey.
The strips are small to medium in size, and they are sliced rather thin. The jerky is soft, dry and a bit moist, and there is some oily residue left on your fingers.
The first flavors I encounter are salt, pepper, garlic, and that unmistakable delicious taste of Korean BBQ.
Trying not to sound too cheesy, allow me to attempt a bit of levity here. Jurassic Jerky has hit the ball out of ‘Jurassic Park’ (haha) with this delectable flavor of jerky. Even though it’s turkey, of which I like, but I prefer beef, this jerky is a 10/10, no less than a 9/10 gentlemen.
Here is what Mark had to say about this Korean Barbecue Recipe turkey jerky flavor from Jurassic Jerky: “Stéphane and I agree with Paul, where this flavor definitely resembles a delicious Korean Barbecue flavor. Nolan astutely pointed out that the Korean BBQ is so strong tasting it drowns out the natural flavor of turkey, which is true. While not wrong, choosing turkey for a Korean BBQ flavor is a peculiar choice.”
“Here is my definition of a Korean Barbecue flavor: ‘A Korean style of barbecue flavor, using sesame oil. With a little sweet, and a little hot. Accompanied with tamari sauce, garlic, onion, and smoke’.”
“This jerky was shared between 9 people, where all of the opinions were positive. Most did not even realize that they were chewing turkey jerky. Here are the official ratings between the Group of Seven (Mark – 9.5, Paul – 10, Stéphane – 10, Nolan – 8, Mark M. – 9, Sid – 9, Ava – N/A)”.
This 3 ounce/85 gram bag sells online for $6.99, which works out to $2.33 an ounce. That rates as a cheap price.
Very Good (9/10) – Taste Rating
This black resealable plastic bag has a label affixed to the front, and nothing on the back. The front displays a dinosaur skeleton and fire.
There are no slogans printed on this bag. This is mentioned “Sweet Sesame Flavor”.
The only minor bag categories missing are the jerky weight not stated in grams, and no blurb printed about Jurassic Jerky, or this Korean BBQ Recipe flavor.
Order their jerky online: www.jurassicjerkyllc.com
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