I was at the grocery store and saw that Jack Link’s has a line of Small Batch beef jerky. M and I love jerky, so it was a no brainer to give it a try. We got them for around $5.99 per pack, which is a bit pricey considering there isn’t a lot inside the package. Only about 2.5 oz.
For the Link family, it all started with jerky recipes passed down from generation to generation & perfected over time. Among those early recipes a select few stand out, including Original #11. We’ve brought back this family heirloom in our Small Batch product line, using the same time honored traditions we did long ago.
The ingredients include beef, soy sauce, water, salt, sugar, flavourings, msg, sodium nitrate, and potassium sorbate.
All the pieces were either small strips like the picture above or small bits. This is probably the best flavour out of the bunch, but it is quite salty with a lot of smokey flavour.
The peppered recipe #15, is slightly different with more pepper seasoning on top.
The ingredients include beef, water, salt, sugar, flavourings, msg, sodium nitrate, and potassium sorbate.
You can really taste the pepper in the jerky, but for this package, we didn’t find a lot of larger pieces, mostly small bits.
The ingredients include beef, brown sugar, soy sauce powder, water, salt, sugar, flavourings, msg, sodium nitrate, and potassium sorbate.
There is a slight sweet taste, but the dominance of the salt and smoke really mask the teriyaki flavour.
Overall, all of the flavours were very salty and smokey in taste. I wouldn’t purchase these again as there are a few place in Vancouver that make outstanding beef jerky that far surpasses store bought jerky.