Vinnie was taught a while ago by a jerky master who was retiring. They met because Vinnie had been buying jerky from him for years. After all, it was delicious. Since then, Vinnie has experimented successfully with new flavors. Vinnie describes himself as a Meat Sherpa (#meatsherpa). A sherpa means 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, garlic, 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 next review on Vinnie’s Old Time Jerky will focus on a 4 ounce/113 gram bag of their Big D BBQ flavored beef jerky. This flavor is described as using Big D BBQ sauce, a local brand of barbecue sauce located in Manfield, Texas. The jerky was kindly submitted for review by the founder, Vince Inglhofer.
Beef, Big D BBQ Sauce, 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 the highly respected brand of Tabasco hot sauce, and Big D bbq sauce, which is advertised to be organic.
Some healthy ingredients added are red peppers, 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 – BIG D BBQ BEEF JERKY
Written by guest jerky reviewer Paul Rekker
When I open the bag, I smell bbq. The pieces are large, and they are sliced rather thin. The jerky is dry and chewy, and precisely the way jerky is meant to be. There is no oily residue left on your fingers.
Holy caramba, this jerky is some kind of flippin’ tasty!! I’m hit with a myriad of flavors, from salt to pepper, to garlic, to vinegar, to bbq, with a solid kick in the background. It’s not advertised as hot, but I can see the chili flakes on the jerky, so it is exhibiting a most delicious kick, not too extreme, just right, to augment the bbq flavor coming through in spades as well. Spicy enough to produce some beads of sweat on my forehead, maybe a 2/5 on the heat scale.
D*mn Vinnie, you are the Godfather of delicious bbq jerky. I’d love to know the recipe for your redonkulous tasting jerky. Me, Tony, Luigi, Pasquale, and “no fingers” Nunzio is coming over to make you “an offer you can’t refuse.” We need another fix of your jerky, ‘cause we “killed” the jerky that we had, so we need to hunt us down more of that “hallucinatory heaven” that you’ve been cooking. All kidding aside gentlemen, Vinnie’s scores a perfect 10/10, my sufficiency is suffonsified. Two thumbs way the fire truck up!!!👍👍
Here is what Mark had to say about this Big D BBQ beef jerky flavor from Vinnie’s Old Time Jerky: “Thanks Paul, for the excellent taste review. Hard to disagree with Paul here. This barbecue flavor is well-balanced and surprisingly spicy (a solid 2 out of 4, or 2 out of 5 on the heat scale). This locally owned Big D BBQ sauce in Texas surely delivers an interesting rendition of a BBQ flavor. Alongside Vinnie’s base flavors of Tabasco sauce, red pepper, garlic, and black pepper always deliver.”
“Due to COVID-19, we are down to only Paul and me here from the Group of Seven. I was so hoping that Paul would also award an Excellent (10/10) taste rating. My wish came true, and Paul delivered with a bright, honest, passionate taste review. Paul’s seasoned daughter Angeline for the record, also awarded a 10 rating. Vinnie is the #meatsherpa 👍👍”
This 4 ounce/113 gram bag of jerky sells for $18.00. That works out to $4.50 an ounce, which rates at a pretty expensive price. Note that several months into COVID-19, the cost of jerky has increased ‘drastically’ in the words of Vinnie.
Excellent (10/10) – 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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