Wednesday, February 4, 2009

REVIEW: Fatman's Teriyaki Jerky


Fatman’s Beef Jerky

Manufacturer: Red Meat Foods, LLC
Flavor: Teriyaki
Weight: sample package
Website: http://www.fatmansbeefjerky.com/

Flavor: 4
Aroma: 2.5
Texture: 5
Appearance: 4
Packaging: 2 (sample package)

Ratings range from 1 to 5

Once again, the aroma of the jerky was mild, but extremely pleasing. There was a sweet, ‘beefy’ aroma that closely paralleled the flavor.

The slices of meat were thin and remarkably lacking in fat and sinew. The texture was excellent. It was a little crisp, had some ‘chew’ to it and avoided that type of resistance that sometimes makes you think that you are eating a dog’s chew toy. The sizes varied of course, but the average was about 2.25” wide by 1.5” long. Deep reddish brown in color, the jerky was visually attractive.

A orange label with black lettering adorns the sample package. Extremely bare boned, it doesn’t do much to catch the eye. There is a small caricature of a chef on the top right of the label, but that is the only bit of flair on display.*

The teriyaki flavor with a mixture of brown sugar and soy comes out at the forefront of the tasting. The flavor of the meat is slightly overpowered by the teriyaki presence, so we should be gratified that the teriyaki is top notch. The jerky has an excellent balance between sweet and savory and fairly defies you to stop at only a piece or two.

This jerky is another winner, with a strong but not overpowering flavor profile.


*Repeated from our earlier reviews of Fatman’s Jerky


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