Monday, June 22, 2009

Review: Gold Rush Jerky - Teriyaki

Gold Rush Beef Jerky – Honey Glazed Teriyaki

Manufacturer: Toxic Tommy

Flavor: Honey Glazed Teriyaki

Weight: 3.5 oz.


Flavor: 4

Aroma: 5

Texture: 3.5

Appearance: 4

Packaging: 3

Ratings range from 1 to 5

Gold Rush Teriyaki comes in a sizeable transparent plastic package allowing you to see what you are purchasing. The label is a pale yellow and has an image of a miner as the logo.

Although the flavor is great, the standout here is the aroma. It’s not strong, but it is excellent. Prominent hints of sweetness and soy come through and get the mouth watering. The aroma is on a parallel line to the taste, but is deeper and richer.

The jerky itself varies in length, width and depth. If that doesn’t have a negative affect on the texture and taste, I’ll all for it. A deep, reddish brown in color, the jerky is appealing to the eye.

As advertised on the label, the jerky is surprisingly moist. While still offering plenty of ‘chew’, Gold Rush jerky is still malleable and won’t pull your molars from your mouth. A small failing is that the jerky has a slight oily feel. I’m not sure if that is a function of the honey or the drying process, but it’s a minor complaint at worst.

This is a sweet jerky that maintains the flavor of the beef while adding an oriental tinge and is overlaid with honey. Reminiscent of a mild version of the flavor found in local Chinese restaurants on the spareribs and boneless ribs, this is a very pleasant flavor and completely addicting. A bit of heat would have been a nice compliment, but that wasn’t there goal. Everything promised on the label is delivered and delivered well.

I look forward to trying the rest of their products.


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