My buddy picked up a pair of jerky bags and shared them with me. Once again I preferred the turkey jerky to the beef in this taste lineup of lemon garlic turkey vs pineapple orange beef.
Both the texture and the flavor of the turkey variety seemed better to me, though the beef was indeed tender.
I thought I’d like the pineapple orange beef more. Perhaps it needed a spicy element. The lemon garlic turkey had a kick from the cracked black pepper that was on it.
Some more flavors I picked up:
Here we go: first up is chili lime beef. This was pretty good. It is somewhat similar to the chili garlic, but a bit brighter from the citrus. Definitely liked the spice level and the texture was soft and tender.
Next up was basil citrus turkey. Once again I find that i like the non-beef meats better in jerky form for some reason. No idea why that is, but this flavor was spot on: you get that great herby basil flavor and the brightness of citrus in each bite.
Next was lemon garlic turkey, which I already reviewed above.
Then came this black cherry barbecue pork jerky. I had high hopes of this one but it fell flat on flavor. I’m hoping that it was just an errant piece that didn’t absorb a lot of flavor for whatever reason. I will report back if the remainder of the bag is better.
Continuing through the color wheel was this red bag of chili garlic beef jerky. This was distantly similar to the asian style dry jerky products that I know and love so much. Big winner here. And the pieces of tender beef are really large, so that’s good too.
Grilled sweet teriyaki pork was very nice, and a great texture. A worthy selection in the jerky game.
Last was this sweet chipotle beef. Here, the pieces were even BIGGER than the chili garlic slabs. This had a nice mild flavor that will please any jerky connoisseur.