Baja Jerky was founded in 2018 by two friends, Brenton Hatch and Bryan Schafer, who were inspired by the flavors and culture of Baja California, Mexico. They wanted to create a snack that was not only delicious but also made with simple, wholesome ingredients. They are explorers, adventurers, and out-of-the-box creators who believe in shattering limits and embracing whatever journey lies ahead. They created Baja Vida to share their sense of wonder for magical places, incredible experiences, and one-of-a-kind flavors that excite the senses and feed our craving for adventure.
All Baja Vida products were thoughtfully made with quality in mind. Their Michelin-star chef crafted their snacks and seasonings, pushing boundaries with bold, Baja-inspired flavors created with only authentic, preservative-free ingredients. Chef Brandon captures the authentic flavors of Baja that excite your palate and keep you coming back for more using fresh ingredients and unique spice blends. This Baja Jerky brand is distributed under the same name as Baja Jerky, and it is located in Buena Park, California.
The next review on Baja Jerky will focus on a 1 ounce/28 gram bag of Traditional flavored beef stick. This flavor is described as biting into these snappy, flavorful beef sticks and never looking back! The bag was purchased at Ollie’s discount store located in Niagara Falls, New York.
Ingredients: Beef, Water, Corn Syrup Solids, Salt, 2% of less of the following: Spices, Smoked Paprika, Dextrose, Granulated Garlic, Encapsulated Citric Acid, Cultured Celery Powder (Cultured Celery Powder, Sea Salt). In a Collagen Casing.
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 sugar level is very good at 1 gram of sugar per 28 grams of beef stick. The salt level is kind of high at 390mg of salt per 28 grams of beef stick to lose a rating. Our preference is 350mg of salt per 28 grams of beef stick.
BAJA JERKY – TRADITIONAL BEEF STICK
Written by guest jerky reviewer Paul Rekker
When I bite open the bag I smell only vinegar. The meat stick is similar in length to a pepperette, only this meat stick is about 1-1/2 times as thick as one. When I bite into it I detect a noticeable “snap” to the collagen casing. However, the meat is rather soft, and softer than a typical pepperette.
The flavors I encounter are salt, at a perfect level, mild sweet, garlic, pepper, and natural beef.
The meat stick is just that, a “meat stick”, reasonable tasting, but nothing is jumping out at me. I am waiting for a signature flavor but none is forthcoming. Therefore, a generous 8/10 taste rating seems appropriate. Gentlemen?
Written by guest jerky reviewer Stéphane Leclerc
The Baja Traditional Beef Stick tastes good. This beef stick is generally clean tasting with an accent on sourness. The beefy taste is predominant, and the smokiness and garlic are also welcomed. The aroma is rather pleasant and the texture is fine as far as collagen casings are concerned.
This Baja Traditional Beef Stick tastes mostly what I’d expect from this type of meat stick. It is a bit on the oily side, while most everything else is as expected and business as usual. I’d rate this meat stick an 8/10 Taste Rating.
Here is what Mark had to say about this Traditional beef stick flavor from Baja Jerky: “Thanks Paul and Stéphane for the accurate taste reviews. You guys covered everything here. This beef stick tastes good but has no ‘wow’ factor. It is a unanimous Good (8/10) taste rating.”
This vacuum sealed plastic bag has everything imprinted on the bag, both on the front and back. The front has a picture of a cow’s head wearing sunglasses.
There are no slogans printed. Some facts printed on this bag are “Made With 100% All Natural Beef”, “1g Total Sugars”, “Gluten Free”, “8g Protein”, “Minimally Processed”, “No Artificial Ingredients”, and “Made in the USA”.
There are no missing bag categories. A @BajaJerky handle is provided.