Review: Texas Meat Packers Teriyaki Beef Jerky Strips (B+)


Today we’re sampling a bag of Teriyaki Beef Jerky strips from Texas Meat Packers, a purveyor of fine meats just down the road in Richardson, Texas.

Texas Meat Packers Teriyaki Beef Jerky Strips

Texas Meat Packers Teriyaki Beef Jerky Strips

This is a Go Texan jerky, made right here in the Lone Star State.  We picked this one up at The Great State Fair of Texas and expect it to be a great example of meaty goodness.  Does this jerky provide a treat worthy of our chew?  Let’s see what you get with this one:

Taste (B+):  This is an enjoyably sweet jerky, with the brown sugar and regular sugar flavors nicely set against a bit of garlic and onion.  There’s a slightly smokey quality to it, too, that helps to round out the taste in a nice way.  None of the flavors are particularly strong, but the overall flavor is solidly tasty.   The only detractor here is that for a Teriyaki jerky there’s no discernible fruity taste to speak of.  Still, it’s a really pleasantly sweet jerky.

Texture (A-):  This jerky is slightly tender, sliced very thin, and easy to bite and chew.  It’s on the dry side so it’ll give your jaw a bit of a workout, but it’s definitely a great feeling jerky to eat.

Smell (B-):  This jerky smells nice.  You get a whiff of the brown sugar and smokiness first with a bit of the savory scents afterward.  The scent does a good job setting up the taste and, overall, works well.

Appearance (B+):  This natural style jerky looks good.  It deep dark brown color with a combination of cut and natural edges.  The pieces range in side from a couple bites to jerky dust, with the tiny bits looking to be more the result of normal handling than anything else.  It’s an appetizing treat to behold.

Consistency (A):  This jerky is cut thin and the flavor is exactingly tasty through and through.  The Texas Meat Packers folks clearly know their craft and skillfully made a quality product.

Overall Impression (B+):    This is a really nice jerky.  Sliced thin and sweet like you like it, you’ll definitely do well with a bag of this great jerky.  We’re going to keep an eye out for more from our friends in Richardson in the hope they have other tasty treats waiting.  Pick up some of this great jerky if you can and enjoy!

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