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"ommm nom nom nom nom" oh sorry im eating a bag of wild west beef jerky as im typing this review.
Wild west beef jerky, comes in a small pack with a picture of a cowboy on a horse giving the impression it really has come from the wild west !
I love beef jerky its one of my fave snacks, marketed as "marinated strips of solid beef" in my opinion there is never enough in a pack at at the costly price (depending where you show) between £1.50 to £2 its not the cheapest treat out there but on a flush week i do like to have a couple of packets in my cupboard for them times i want a good chew on a cows backside.
To be honest i think its quite good quality beef jerky but you can tell its mass produced compaired to the real deal you can buy from african stores in london where they cure their own in big fridge type machinery.
Each packet come with its own sachet of crystals which act as an air absorber to keep the jerky as fresh and moisture free as possible, it says its a harmless crystal but also states "not fit for human consumption" which does leave me wondering what it the actual truth.
I would recommend this product to any meat eaters out there who love a good chew top stuff !!!!
now im going back to finish my bag ommmm nom nom nom lol
I first tried beef jerky on a long road trip out of boredom more than curiosity. Id seen beef jerky on American tv shows and occasionally hanging around the alcohol section in asda and was never interested by it. It seemed like a pointless snack and never understood what the craze was about thinking it was just ordinary pieces of beef... might as well get something with more flavour right?
However, I must admit I was rather happily surprised when I tucked into one of these bags. It tasted quite peppery and though was tough to chew and had an aching jaw by the time I finished I thoroughly enjoyed trying it out. I was expecting something more saucy and was relieved to find it wasn't as it makes it much easier for an on the go snack.
These bags can also come in bbq flavour which I tried out when I brought a packet for my brother on Christmas. Very generous I know. I would definitely go for this flavour as although the original peppered flavour was very enjoyable, the bbq was much stronger in taste.
I would recommend these nibbles for anybody who likes a meaty snack as long as you don't mind it being tough to eat and getting bits stuff in your teeth...
I'm guilty of loving the occasional meaty snack and beef jerky is one snack that satisfies my craving perfectly. It's not something I would have too often, as even though it does highlight the fact it is low in fat, I somehow don't think it is better than having a piece of fruit or yoghurt for a snack! But sometimes, you need something meaty and chewy, and this Wild West original beef jerky really hits the spot.
For those who don't know, beef jerky is thin slices of beef that has been dried out and seasoned. The Wild West beef has also been marinated and its primary seasoning is pepper. Though for the original jerky there is a lot less pepper than on the peppered jerky.
The original beef jerky comes in a bright red packet with an image of a cowboy on horseback, an image you would strongly associate with the Wild West. The logo and product name is in white writing and it is overall very distinctive and easily recognisable.
When it comes to the taste, the beef whilst it is dried still has a reasonable moist texture as you chew it. You do get some pieces that are more chewy than others but every piece is has a very strong flavour. The more you chew the stronger the beef flavour comes through, though the pepper can also hit quite hard.
Unlike some beef jerky's this product doesn't leave a salty aftertaste at all, instead depending on the piece you get you either get quite a nice strong beef aftertaste or a rather peppery after taste. Both of these are delicious to me, but I can see why some people wouldn't appreciate the strength of the pepper.
This product can be spotted all over the place; I've seen it in Sainsbury's, Tesco's and WHSmiths though it's not cheap. I believe it's around £2 for a 57gram pack, so not cheap at all and definitely an occasional treat. That said, it is at least not too heavy on the calories, at 161 per pack, which considering how long it takes to get through a pack is rather good. So no harm in giving it a go then!