Vinnie was taught a while ago by a jerky master who was retiring. They met due to the fact that Vinnie had been buying jerky from him for years because it was delicious. Since then Vinnie has experimented successfully with new flavors. Vinnie describes himself as a Meat Sherpa (#meatsherpa). A sherpa meaning renowned for their skill in mountaineering. In 2015, Vinnie debuted Vinnie’s Old Time Jerky.
Currently, Vinnie’s Ol Time Jerky has 16 flavors available. All of their flavors have a base heat of black pepper, red pepper, and Tabasco sauce. Vinnie’s Old Time Jerky is distributed under the same name of Vinnie’s Old Time Jerky, and it is located in Garland, Texas.
The first review on Vinnie’s Old Time Jerky will focus on a 4 ounce/113 gram bag of their Thaiphoon flavored beef jerky. This flavor is described as using fresh puree mangoes and pineapple along with Thai chili sauce. The jerky was kindly submitted for review by the founder, Vince Inglhofer.
Beef, Thai Chili Sauce, Fresh Puree Mangoes, Fresh Puree Pineapple, Tabasco Sauce, Red Pepper, Black Pepper, and Garlic.
The beef used is from Superior Angus Beef, which is guaranteed to have been raised ethically, meaning not administered growth hormones or additional antibiotics. As a result, the highest ingredient rating possible is Very Good (9/10).
The liquid marinade is comprised of a Thai chili sauce, and the highly respected brand of Tabasco hot sauce.
Some healthy ingredients added are fresh puree mangoes, fresh puree pineapple, red pepper, garlic, and black pepper.
There is no nutrition facts table provided. As a result, the sugar and salt levels are unknown.
This jerky qualifies to have no sodium nitrite, or any other similar unhealthy preservative. With more kudos to Vinnie’s Old Time Jerky, this jerky has no MSG added.
Very Good (9/10) – Ingredient Rating
VINNIE’S OL TIME JERKY – THAIPHOON BEEF JERKY
Written by guest jerky reviewer Paul Rekker
When I open the bag I smell soy. The jerky is sliced pretty thin, and they are uniformly sliced into regular sized beef jerky strips. The jerky is a bit oily, and it does leave a slightly oily residue on your fingers.
>The first flavors I detect are salt, pepper, garlic, next to no sweet (bonus), along with a sizable amount of natural beef. Carumba, I am detecting some heat from this flavor, you can actually see the chili flakes on the jerky. I can visually see strains of fat on the strips of jerky, and it actually greatly enhances the overall flavor.
‘Mon dieu’, this jerky is frickin’ tasty! It is a very flavorful treat, and, as I say with all delectable jerky, it tastes like ‘more’. My only caveat is what the heck flavor is ‘thaipoon’?
Color me duly impressed, this flavor of jerky is extremely tasty, not to mention addictive, and therefore I cannot talk myself out of a 10/10. Gentlemen?
Here is what Stéphane had to say: “Vinnie’s Old Time Beef Jerky is generally quite tasty. There is significant saltiness in this product and some may find it to be rather salty. I especially like the slight spicy hit, it does add to the flavor.”
“My only concerns are after a few bites, I am left a bit puzzled. I am unable to make a Thai connection, as the name ‘Thaiphoon’ suggest. I wish the flavor profile had more depth and for the mango and pineapple listed in the ingredients list or some fruitiness to be distinguishable.”
“Thai flavors are usually characterized by a clean and fresh bite and this is not the case here. I’d rate this jerky 8 or 9/10 taste rating.”
Here is what Mark had to say about this thaiphoon beef jerky flavor from Vinnie’s Old Time Jerky: “Thanks Paul and Stéphane for the great taste reviews. Personally, I found the saltiness to be within limits. I enjoyed this flavor as well with a solid 2 out of 4 on the heat scale. With the bag being vacuum sealed, the jerky is as if it came straight out of the dehydrator. There is a considerable amount of oily residue on these strips to the point where there is too much.”
“Between the eight people who tried this flavor, nobody could really identify the mango and pineapple. Still a wonderful spicy treat of jerky using angus beef that is addictive tasting.”
This 4 ounce/113 gram bag of jerky sells online for $16.00. That works out to $4.00 an ounce, which rates as a pretty expensive price.
Very Good (9/10) – Taste Rating
This is just a clear non-resealable plastic bag. The bag is vacuum sealed, the best possible way to keep jerky fresh tasting.
There are no slogans or facts printed on this bag.
There are too many bag categories missing to list them all.
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