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 is meaning renowned for its skill in mountaineering. In 2015, Vinnie debuted Vinnie’s Old Time Jerky.
Currently, Vinnie’s Ol Time Jerky has 20 flavors available. 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 as Vinnie’s Old Time Jerky, and it is located in Garland, Texas.
The next review on Vinnie’s Ol Time Jerky will focus on a 2 ounce/56 gram bag of their classic flavored beef jerky. This flavor is described as the flavor that started it all. The jerky was kindly submitted for review by the founder, Vince Inglhofer, the #meatsherpa.
Beef, Teriyaki Sauce, Black Pepper, Red Pepper, Tabasco Sauce, Worcestershire Sauce. Allergen Warnings: Soy, Anchovies
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 respected brand of teriyaki sauce, well-respected Tabasco sauce, and Worcestershire sauce.
Some healthy ingredients added are red peppers and garlic.
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 – ORIGINAL BEEF JERKY
Written by guest jerky reviewer Paul Rekker
When I open the bag I smell juice, possibly pineapple juice. The strips of jerky are medium to large in size, and they are sliced rather thin. The jerky is shiny and dark, which to me means copious amounts of marinade. And sure enough, a boatload of delicious flavors is popping out at me. The jerky is dry(ish) and chewy, although there is a slightly oily substance left on your fingers after handling the jerky. There is also some fat distributed amongst the strips of jerky, which are greatly enhancing the myriad of flavors.
I taste salt, at a divine level, next to no sweet, which is awesome. I also taste garlic and onion, along with the juice, which I’m still not entirely sure which juice it is. The natural beef flavor is rearing its head, along with a bit of a kick, not surprisingly, since I can actually visually see some chili flakes on the jerky.
This jerky flavor is grabbing me by the short and curlies. I am hooked on this ridiculously tasty treat.
Vinnie, you know your jerky, and it shows. You have created yet another delectable snack that is genuinely massaging my palette. Two thumbs way up, a most definite no-brainer, bonafide 10/10. A very enthusiastic two thumbs up!!👍👍 Gentlemen?
Here is what Mark had to say about this classic beef jerky flavor from Vinnie’s Ol Time Jerky: “Thanks Paul for the enthusiastic taste review. As always with Vinnie’s Ol Time Jerky, there is an excellent tasting base of flavors. There is no doubt some heat to this flavor, more so than your typical original flavor, but not hot enough to deduct a rating. As Paul mentioned the saltiness is at a divine level. The combination of black pepper and salt is at a high level that tends to dominate this flavor. While I am on the fence to deduct a rating for being too salty tasting, that is negated due to this being incredibly addictive jerky. Take a bow Vinnie (aka Meat Sherpa). You knocked another flavor out of the park.”
This 2 ounce/56 gram bag of jerky sells for $8.00. That works out to $4.00 an ounce, which rates at a pretty expensive price.
Excellent (10/10) – Taste Rating
This is a black resealable plastic bag with no labels attached. 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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