Feed The Viking’s story began on a dark and stormy night. Huddled on an icy plateau, the Icelandic Search and Rescue team had been called out to help weary hikers make their way back down to safety. A bag of American beef jerky was passed between shivering hands, and replenished, the hikers had the energy to trek back down the mountain.
Inspired by this experience, Feed The Viking founder Fridrik Gudjonsson realized that Icelandic Lamb, Beef, and Cod would be ideal for making jerky just as the Vikings did centuries ago. Raised on grass and wild herbs, Icelandic Lamb is particularly prized for its delicate herb-infused flavor. And so, Feed the Viking was born in 2016, with a mission to create adventure-friendly jerky from premium-quality Icelandic protein.
Today, the company’s product range includes four types of jerky: Icelandic Lamb, lightly seasoned with sea salt and herbs; sweet and spicy Beef; and Wild Atlantic Cod, with and without White Cheddar. Feed The Viking jerky brand is distributed under the name of Feed The Viking, ehf., and it is located in Reykjavik, Capital Area, Iceland.
The next review on Feed The Viking will focus on a 1.8 ounce/50 gram bag of their White Cheddar cod jerky. The bag was kindly submitted for review by Head of Sales & Marketing, Daniel Danielsson.
Ingredients: Cod (Gadus Morhua), caught in the Northeast Atlantic Ocean by a troll and/or trawl (500g of Raw fish per 100g of Finished Product), Salt, Cheddar Cheese blend (((Milk, Cheese Cultures, Enzymes), Whey, Buttermilk, Salt, Emulsifying Salts (Disodium Phosphate)).
The cod used is Wild Atlantic Cod. This cod is loaded with many healthy vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, and rich in vitamin B12. As a result, the highest ingredient rating that can be awarded is Excellent (10/10).
There is no liquid marinade used. Some people refer to that as old fashioned jerky or a dry rub.
International jerky seems to measure their quantities different than North America in the nutrition facts table. There are no sugars listed, so this jerky qualifies to have less than 2 grams of sugar per 28 grams of jerky. Healthy, minimally processed sea salt is used.
This jerky does qualify to have no sodium nitrite added. Admirably, this jerky qualifies to have no MSG added.
Excellent (10/10) – Ingredient Rating
FEED THE VIKING – WHITE CHEDDAR COD JERKY
Written by guest jerky reviewer Paul Rekker
When I open the bag, a huge waft of fishy smell emanates from the bag. The “strips” of jerky are stringy and odd-shaped, just like the previous fish jerky. They are dry and stringy, which must be typical for fish jerky. The pieces are medium in size, and they are sliced rather thin. There is no oily residue on the strips of jerky.
The first flavor I encounter is salt. I do detect the cheddar, little or no pepper, as well as some of the other common ingredients in most jerkies, are missing as well. While this may be the case, the jerky itself is exceptionally tasty, fishy, but quite good. Anything but traditional, but anything but boring. If you enjoy the taste of fish, you’re going to encounter quite the treat here.
Feed The Viking, while I like fish, I never anticipated I would like fish jerky, but you have very much changed my mind. This white cheddar fish (cod) jerky tastes like MORE!!!
Sign me up. We have a winner here! A definitive 10/10, I have been transformed into a Feed The Viking disciple.
Here is what Stéphane had to say: “The Feed the Viking – White Cheddar Fish Jerky is excellent. The aroma is not overly fishy, and it is a reminder of English Style Fish and Chip. The jerky flavors are nice and subtle, and the taste is delicate. The saltiness and cheddar flavor is well balanced; it accentuates and brings a great layer of flavor to this fish jerky.”
“The texture is very dry, and at the same time, fun and addictive. This little treat is best enjoyed slowly, where all these great flavors hit your mouth in harmony.”
“I could not keep my hands out of the bag. It’s that good! I believe this jerky screams for a 10\10 taste rating.”
Our Jerky Ingredients mascot whippet Lexi devoured this white cheddar cod jerky from Feed The Viking in Iceland. A very enthusiastic two thumbs up!!👍👍
This 1.8 ounce/50 gram bag sells for $9.99 USD. That works out to $5.50 an ounce, which rates at an expensive price.
Excellent (10/10) – Taste Rating
This blue-colored resealable plastic bag has everything printed directly to the bag both on the front and back. There is a high-resolution picture of this cheddar cheese cod jerky on the front. The Feed The Viking logo shows half of a Viking from the head up.
There are no slogans printed on this bag. Some facts printed on this bag are “84% Protein”, “Nothing Added”, “Wild Atlantic Cod”, “Traditional Viking Superfood”, “Dating Back To The 9th Century”, and “Made in Iceland”.
All bag categories are covered. There is a great blurb printed on the back about Wild Atlantic Cod and this cod jerky.
Excellent (10/10) – Bag Rating
Order their jerky online: www.feedtheviking.com
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