Wagener’s has been a family run business since 1966 and has been producing the finest quality deli meat products using traditional family recipes and methods in their state of the art plant in Etobicoke, Ontario. Their product line up is extensive, including award-winning meat products such as sausages, bacon, coldcuts, poultry, chicken, turkey, ham, pork, salami, pepperoni, and aspic, liver sausage, pate, smokies, and wieners.
The best beef, pork, poultry, herbs, and spices are used to make their Ontario meats, which are made by hand and are smoked on-site in their Toronto plant. Their products are made fresh weekly and they deliver their products weekly, to Ontario retail locations such as delicatessens, grocery stores, and restaurants. Wagener’s is distributed under the name of Wagener’s Meat, and it is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The first review on Wagener’s will focus on a 2 ounce/56 gram (approximately) bag of their original flavoured pork landjaegar. This is our first review on landjaegar, which is a semi dried sausage traditionally made in Southern Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Alsace. This bag was purchased at The Holland Shop in Acton, Ontario, Canada.
Ingredients: Pork, Salt, Corn Syrup Solids, Spices, Mustard Powder, Lactic Acid Starter Culture, GDL, Sodium Nitrate, Sodium Nitrite, Smoke. Allergen Warnings: Mustard
The pork sourced from Ontario is ethically raised, meaning no growth hormones or additional antibiotics are given to the pigs. As a result, the highest ingredient rating awarded is a Very Good (9/10) rating.
Some healthy ingredients added are spices and mustard powder.
The sugar level is great at only 1 gram of sugar per 100 grams of landjaeger. The salt level is at the upper limit of being acceptable at 1110mg of salt per 100 grams of landjaeger.
This jerky does not qualify to have no sodium nitrite added as sodium nitrite is used outright as a preservative to lose a rating. Admirably, this landjaeger does qualify to have no MSG added.
Decent (7/10) – Ingredient Rating
Wagener’s – Pork Landjaeger
Written by guest jerky reviewer Paul Rekker
When I open the bag I smell soy and/or vinegar. The meat stick is big and thick. It almost could be considered a sausage (unless it really is one). Either way, it is between hard and soft, and it is kind of shiny, it glistens.
There is no oily residue left on your fingers.
The first flavours I encounter are salt, pepper, both at excellent levels, no sweet that I can detect, also a good thing, garlic, onion, and vinegar.
D*mn, this meat stick/sausage is juicy and very flavourful, it is practically melting in my mouth. This is a supremely tasty treat, and I am thoroughly enjoying it. As meat sticks/sausages go, this is the cream of the crop. I could go on and on waxing poetic about the spectacular meat stick/sausage here, but that would cut into my very valuable consumption time. A ridiculously scrumptious 10/10, no debate required. A very enthusiastic two thumbs up!!👍👍. Gentlemen?
Written by guest jerky reviewer Stéphane Leclerc
The Wagener’s Pork Landjaeger Meat Stick hits on every level. The aroma and texture are rich and fragrant and the taste is fabulous. The smokiness is at a perfect level and it perfectly complements its flavor. This meat stick is oily and salty while been at a reasonable level and well balanced with the overall seasoning.
All in all, the Wagener’s Pork Landjaeger Meat Stick is really flavorful and would be a great accompaniment to any refreshing beverages or cocktails. I really enjoyed this delicious treat and it certainly deserves a 10/10 Taste Rating.
Here is what Mark had to say about this pork landjaeger from Wagener’s: “Thanks Paul and Stéphane for the glowing taste reviews. What impressed me the most was the texture not being soft & tender. Agreed Paul that this landjaeger tends to melt in your mouth. The smokiness is at a good level and true, this sausage is salty and peppery tasting without going overboard. Garlic and onion are noticeable. What puts this landjaeger ahead is the mustard powder. With no complaints, it’s a unanimous Excellent (10/10) taste rating. Hail to Landjaeger!
This 2 ounce/56 gram bag of jerky cost $2.79. That works out to 71 cents an ounce, which rates at a cheap price.
Excellent (10/10) – Taste Rating
This clear resealable plastic bag has only a price sticker attached. The bag is vacuum-sealed, the best possible way to keep landjaeger 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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