The Beef Jerky Outlet debuted its first store in 2010, and this East Rutherford, New Jersey BJO opened their doors in May 2017. There are over 100 Beef Jerky Outlet stores located across the USA, where free jerky samples are generally available. This Beef Jerky Outlet jerky brand is distributed under the name of Beef Jerky Outlet Franchise Inc. located in Kodak, Tennessee, near the Smoky Mountains. This Beef Jerky Outlet jerky brand is manufactured by the private labeler company Boyd Specialties located in Colton, California.
The next review on BJO Smoky Mountain will focus on a 3 ounce/85 gram bag of their Original flavored beef jerky. This bag was purchased in the East Rutherford Beef Jerky Outlet store in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Beef, Soy Sauce (Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Salt, Corn Syrup Solids,Caramel Color), Water, Brown Sugar, Worcestershire Sauce (Distilled White Vinegar, Molasses, Corn Syrup, Water, Salt, Caramel Color, Garlic Powder, Sugar, Spices, Tamarind, Natural Flavor, Sulfiting Agent), Vinegar, Garlic, Spices. Allergen Warnings: Soy
The beef used is not guaranteed to be free of growth hormones or additional antibiotics. Also, the beef is not guaranteed to have at least partial free range access to graze on grass. As a result, the highest ingredient rating that can be awarded is a Good (8/10) rating.
The liquid marinade consists of a poor soy sauce, an average Worcestershire sauce, water, and healthy vinegar.
Some healthy ingredients are added such as garlic and spices.
The sugar level is respectable at 2 grams of sugar per 28 grams of jerky. The salt level is very high at 620mg of salt per 28 grams of jerky to lose a rating. Our preference is 350mg of salt or less per 28 grams of jerky.
This jerky does qualify to have no sodium nitrite, or any other similar unhealthy preservatives. Instead, the main preservative used is salt. Vinegar to a lesser degree also acts as a preservative.
This jerky does not qualify to be MSG free because the highly processed flavor enhancer hydrolyzed soy protein is used in the soy sauce to lose another rating.
Alright (6/10) – Ingredient Rating
BEEF JERKY OUTLET – ORIGINAL BEEF JERKY
Written by guest jerky reviewer Paul Rekker
When I open the bag I smell soy. The pieces are medium in both size and thickness, the jerky is dry and chewy and it leaves no oily residue on your fingers. The jerky has a dark hue, which typically means copious amounts of marinade.
When I bite into the jerky I taste salt, pepper, both at decent levels. I also taste garlic and possibly slight onion in the background. I taste soy, I believe, as well as natural beef. I am not detecting a kick, but it is not advertised as having a kick, am I also tasting mustard?
Although advertised as original, this flavor of jerky is ripe with other rather unorthodox flavors not typically indigenous to an original flavor, which is making it a somewhat unique taste experience, one which I would be clearly interested in exploring again and again.
In conclusion, my review has written its own rating, which is most absolutely a 10/10. A very enthusiastic two thumbs up!!👍👍 Gentlemen?
Written by guest jerky reviewer Stéphane Leclerc
Beef Jerky Outlet – Original Beef Jerk is very flavorful, and there is a lot going on. The meaty and slight smokiness stands in the background. The extensive flavor profile is balanced and can be kind of borderline distracting, as it refers to the beef and the Original status of this jerky. I am pleasantly impressed with the aroma and the texture.
I do find the Beef Jerky Outlet – Original Beef Jerky tasty and addictive and I really enjoyed this little treat. I rate this jerky 9\10 Taste Rating.
Here is what Mark had to say about this Original beef jerky flavor from Beef Jerky Outlet: “Thanks Paul and Stéphane for the great taste reviews. I too find this original flavor addictive tasting. Agreed with Stéphane in that this is a bold flavor that does tend to distract from the natural beef flavor. Other than that no other issues. With Paul at a 10 rating and Stéphane and myself at a 9, a Very Good (9/10) taste rating will be awarded.”
This 3 ounce/85 gram bag sells in the Beef Jerky Outlet store for $12.66. That works out to $4.22 an ounce, which rates as an expensive price.
Very Good (9/10) – Taste Rating
This resealable, clear plastic bag has everything printed imprinted on both the front and back. The Beef Jerky Outlet logo has bull horns above their name.
A slogan printed on this bag is “See It. Taste It. Share It”. Some facts printed on this bag are “Traditional”, “13g Protein”, “80 Calories”, “SnackPak”, “Made In The USA”, and “Heat Rating – 2”.
All bag categories are covered albeit there is a lot on unused space.
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