Not much is known about these Jun’s Awesome Jerky Chips. We reached out to the owner Jun Tadiarca, and he mentioned that their beef chips are currently on hold with no timeline on when these beef chips will be relaunched. Jun also sells a line of Jun’s Awesome Hot Sauce. This Jun’s Awesome Jerky Chips brand is distributed under the name of Jun’s Awesome Hot Sauce, and it is located in Honolulu, Hawaii.
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.
There is no nutrition list provided. As a result, the exact sugar and salt levels are unknown.
The FD&C Red #40 artificial color is used to lose a rating, which hardly seems necessary.
This jerky does qualify to have no sodium nitrite or similar unhealthy preservatives. Instead, minimally processed sea salt is the main preservative. Admirably, this flavor does qualify to have no MSG added.
JUN’S AWESOME BEEF CHIPS – CHARSIU BOOOM BEEF JERKY
Written by guest jerky reviewer Paul Rekker
When I open the bag I smell soy. There is not much odor emanating from the bag. The pieces are small to medium in size, and they are sliced exceptionally thin, much like potato chips. They are hard and dry, and they almost melt in your mouth.
These beef chips emanate numerous flavors: salt, pepper, garlic, onion, natural beef, and a serious kick is creeping up, working its way to center stage. The more strips you consume, the more spice builds up in your system. Soon you are sweating, wiping your brow, waiting for the kick to dial down again. I was detecting another flavor pretty much from the get-go but was in denial for no particular reason. But with every bite, I keep tasting a ketchupy flavor. It’s an exciting flavor, just not a common flavor for non barbecue flavors.
As I get off topic, gentlemen allow me to climb back on topic. In conclusion, this jerky presents a crunchy (huge points), delectable, ridiculously addictive tasty treat brought to you by Jun, a definite jerky connoisseur. Hence I am awarding a well-deserved 10/10. Take a bow Jun!!! A very enthusiastic two thumbs up!!👍👍
Written by guest jerky reviewer Stéphane Leclerc
This JABC – CharSiu Booom Meat Chips is spectacular, it is tasty, and its unusual texture is simply interesting, mesmerizing, and a pleasure in terms of mouth feel and flavor.
Char Siu is a Cantonese style of barbecued pork. The main ingredients are pork, honey, five-spice powder, fermented tofu (red), soy sauce, Hoisin sauce, and rice wine. This delicious treat originated in Guangdong, China. It is very popular throughout Asia, and the recipe can vary substantially from one region to another.
It is challenging to favor one version as opposed to another, as there are so many delicious variations. I find some of the more recognizable flavors are present in this jerky. The fact that beef is used instead of pork and since texture is flavor, these thin slices do create another layer of flavor and mystery.
This jerky explodes with an excellent flavor profile. The depth and subtleties between the beef, the sweetness, the acidity, and a collection of spices live in harmony. The spiciness does build up over time, and it wakes up our taste buds in a gentle manner. This combination and unity between the elements can be stated more accurately with two words: “Aloha and Mahalo!” It is a beautiful thing, and I truly enjoyed every minute of it very much.
The JABC – Charsiu Booom Meat Chips is a work of art you can taste, and it certainly deserves an Excellent 10/10 Taste Rating.
Here is what Mark had to say about this Charsiu Booom beef jerky flavor from Jun’s Awesome Jerky Chips: “Thanks Paul and Stéphane for the awesome taste reviews. Few states in the USA have a preference for crispy/crunchy jerky, but Hawaii is one of them. This gift was an absolute gem and a treat to review. For starters, these beef chips are sliced ultra thin, which does resemble potato chips. Not having tried a char siu flavor before, I had no idea on what to expect. From the first bite a medium level of sweetness presents itself. Then this distinct, unique taste profile locks in like a laser. There certainly is some heat present as I would term more spicy than hot.”
“The beautiful thing about this taste profile is that no taste stands out. It’s an outstanding combination of flavors that just work together. I too detected a ketchupy/barbecue flavor to a certain degree. A unanimous well-deserved Excellent (10/10) taste rating will be awarded. Take a well-earned bow Jun for this unique, memorable, AWESOME flavor along with the crispy/crunchy texture. A no doubter two thumbs up!!👍👍”
The price of this 4 ounce/113 gram bag of jerky is unknown as it was a gift. We have reached out to the owner for this price but Jun has not responded. An expensive price will be awarded but that is truly unknown.
This clear resealable plastic bag has a label affixed to the front and nothing on the back. There are illustrations of a flag and a flower.
There are no slogans or facts printed on this bag.
Some missing bag categories are a nutrition facts table, a USDA stamp, distributor address details, a best before date, the jerky weight not stated in grams, a barcode, a soy allergen alert, and a blurb about this jerky or brand.