It should come as no surprise that a guy like me, an avowed carnivore, loves beef jerky. But of course, jerky can also be made from other meats, and Jack Link’s demonstrates this with its BBQ seasoned pork jerky, which they sent me to review, as well as two other varieties. This was my favorite of the three that I sampled. It has a very pleasant smell, somewhat reminiscent of bacon, and a nice smoky aftertaste. A link to it is below.
Next up was the jalapeno carne seca beef jerky. This is the one for those who crave a little burn with their beef. The jalapeno smell and taste are readily apparent, and this left me smacking my lips and feeling a warming sensation on my tongue and in my cheeks. It’s noticeable, but not overpowering.
Last was the peppered beef jerkey, seasoned with cracked black pepper. I like black pepper, and use it a lot in my cooking. If you look at the texture of this jerky, you can see the pepper actually cooked onto it, and you get a nice dosage of it in every bite.
Overall, you can’t go wrong with Jack Link’s Jerky, and there’s a reason they’ve become a powerhouse in the market. I’ve never tried a variety that I didn’t like, it’s really just a question of finding which one suits you best. As someone who tries to stay weight conscious, I appreciate that all three of these varieties has only two percent of your daily total fat and no saturated fat per serving. You’re also getting plenty of protein. The only thing to keep in mind is that the sodium content in this snack is high, particularly with the pork, at twenty-nine percent. The beef varieties are more to my liking, at seventeen and eighteen percent, respectively. I heartily recommend this line of products. Can’t go wrong with meat!