El Diablito white fish jerky was launched in 2016 in Tabasco, Mexico, to transform the hated, feared, and invasive “pez diablo”, or devil fish, into a delicious and healthy snack. The devil fish is a severe problem in Mexico, where it now accounts for 70% of freshwater capture and has decimated the small-scale fishing industry.
Because of the fish’s mild flavor and firm texture, it tastes and feels just like beef and is perfect for El Diablito jerky! Every batch is crafted without chemical preservatives to deliver the perfect snack for your next outdoor adventure. They know you’ll love it and the ecosystem with thank you. This El Diablito jerky is distributed by Acari LLC, and it is located in Berkeley, California.
The next review on El Diablito will focus on a 1.41 ounce/30 gram bag of their fuego flavored white fish jerky bar. These jerky bars were debuted in 2019. This flavor is described as being the perfect smokey, peppery blend as their original bar with a slight kick. The jerky was graciously submitted for review by CEO, Mike Mitchell.
Ingredients: Suckermouth Catfish, Organic Sugar, Sea Salt, Cayenne, Garlic, Curry Powder, Natural Hardwood Smoke
The white fish used in this jerky is wild-caught Suckermouth Catfish from Mexico. Suckermouth Catfish is full of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D, potassium and loaded with the mineral selenium. As a result, the highest ingredient rating possible is Excellent (10/10).
Jerky bars by nature have a chopped and formed texture.
There are some healthy ingredients added, such as black pepper, curry powder, and garlic. The spiciness is achieved from using cayenne pepper.
The sugar level is high at 7 grams of sugar per 40 grams of jerky to lose a rating. Our preference is 3 grams or less per 28 grams. The salt level is high at 610mg of salt per 40 grams of jerky. However, the salt levels are ignored because healthy minimally processed sea salt is used.
This jerky does qualify to have no sodium added, or any other similar preservatives. Instead, minimally processed sea salt is the main preservative used. Admirably, this jerky does qualify to have no MSG added.
Very Good (9/10) – Ingredient Rating
El Diablito – Fuego White Fish Jerky Bar
Written by guest jerky reviewer Paul Rekker
When I cut open the bag I smell fish, but not as overpowering as usual. The jerky bars (2 of them) are long, soft, shiny, thick, and dry. Handling these bars leaves no oily residue on your fingers.
The first flavors I encounter are salt, pepper, garlic, and a decent kick. The fish flavor is by no means taking over as it usually does. The other flavors are blending in quite well. I have to admit I am enjoying this flavor. The kick is just right, along with the myriad of other flavors melting together quite well.
For a fish jerky, this is a step above most others, I can find nothing wrong. And I have researched and learned that “fuego” is Spanish for “fire”, which is an apt term for this flavor, having a solid kick and all.
Since it comes across as advertised, and it is rather tasty, I see no reason for anything less than a 10/10.
Two 1.41 ounce/40 gram bags of fuego jerky bars sells online for $8.49. That equates to $3.01 an ounce, which rates at a cheap price.
Excellent (10/10) – Taste Rating
This clear plastic bag has a label attached to the front. This bag is vacuum-sealed, the best way to keep jerky fresh tasting. The El Diablito logo depicts a picture of a fish with a red trident.
There are no slogans displayed. Some facts printed on this bag are “Upcycled”, “Gluten Free”, and “Jerky Bars Made With The Invasive Suckermouth Catfish”.
The only bag category missing is a company website. French translations are provided.
Order their jerky online: www.acarifish.com
El Diablito – Fuego White Fish Jerky Bar was last modified: March 01/2021 by
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