Vic Guido teamed up with Richard Cresswell in 2014 to create Red Truck Beef Jerky – a small, family-owned business that sustainably sources premium cuts of whole-muscle beef shoulder, right here in the USA. The result is the most tender and lean jerky on the market. For the past five years, they’ve focused almost exclusively on making their products accessible in physical stores. Today you can find them in Dick’s Sporting Goods, Kroger’s, Giant, GetGo, Ace Hardware, and many more spots. 10% of their online proceeds to Wounded Warrior Project.
In 2020, they started on their direct-to-consumer, online journey but were myopically focused on their customer’s experience. They’re coming to you directly so that they can serve you and engage with you more meaningfully. From engaging with them on social platforms to devouring their delicious products, your success is their success.
The next review for Red Truck Beef Jerky will focus on a 1 ounce/28 gram bag of their Teriyaki elk pork stick. This flavor is described as using elk meat, which is low in fat, high in protein, and delivers a rich teriyaki flavor. The jerky was graciously submitted for review by CRO Tyler.
Ingredients: Elk, Pork, Water, Seasoning [Sugar, Salt, Soy Sauce Solids (Wheat, Soy Beans, Salt), Natural Flavors], Brown Sugar, Non Fat Dry Milk, Encapsulated Citric Acid, Cultured Celery Powder (Celery, Sea Salt), Stuffed Into a Beef Collagen Casing. Allergen Warnings: Soy, Wheat
The pork used is ethically raised, meaning it is guaranteed to be free of growth hormones and additional antibiotics. The elk is also guaranteed to be free of growth hormones and additional antibiotics. As a result, the highest ingredient rating awarded is a Very Good (9/10) rating.
Natural flavors are a listed ingredient, which can contain both healthy and healthy ingredients.
There is no nutrition facts table provided. As a result, the exact sugar and salt levels are unknown.
RED TRUCK BEEF JERKY – TERIYAKI ELK PORK STICK
Written by guest jerky reviewer Paul Rekker
As I bite into the meat stick, I taste salt, pepper, sweet, maybe a bit too much. However, it remains in line with a normal teriyaki flavor. I also taste mild garlic and onion, along with pork. I am not very familiar with the flavor of elk, so I am not entirely sure if I am picking up on any elk flavor, but I am definitely tasting the pork.
The meat stick is definitely tasting very much like a teriyaki flavor should, although, as with most meat sticks, it sorely lacks in a definitive “snap” from the collagen casing, which is why I can go no higher than an 8/10. I am ignoring my personal bias against sweet-based flavors, hence the 8/10 rating, but if I include my personal bias, it will rate no higher than a 7/10. Gentlemen?
Written by guest jerky reviewer Stéphane Leclerc
The Red Truck Teriyaki Elk Stick tastes terrific, it has a mild and subtle flavor. It is not very salty and there is a little sweetness accompanied by some soya sauce. The taste is reminiscent of Teriyaki. The aroma is rather pleasant, and it does feel like a quality meat stick.
I appreciate the lightness of this product. While it is not overly seasoned with a ton of ingredients, I do enjoy the simplicity and subtlety of this great snack.
Sometimes less is more, and this meat stick deserves a 10/10 Taste Rating for its great flavor in my book.
Here is what Mark had to say about this teriyaki elk pork stick flavor from Red Truck Beef Jerky: “Thanks Paul and Stéphane for the honest taste reviews. I am in Paul’s camp here. True, the taste of elk is not present, but that is hardly Red Truck Beef Jerky’s fault as the FDA requires the elk be included with another type of meat. Also true, there is no ‘snap’ present. It is the actual taste of teriyaki that I was disappointed with. While this elk stick is not heavy on the sweetness, I was not overly impressed with the teriyaki taste profile. Something in there just does not work. With Paul and myself at 7 taste ratings and Stephane at 10, a Good (8/10) taste rating will be awarded.”
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The only missing bag category is a best before date. There is a batch number printed that could translate to a best before date. To the credit of Red Truck Beef Jerky, a phone number is displayed for customer inquiries.
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