Jerky Report

Dec 01 2009

Nobby’s Beef Jerky – Teriyaki

Nobbys Beef Jerky - Teriyaki (packet)

Nobbys Beef Jerky - Teriyaki (packet)

In the interests of fairness I stopped and grabbed some of the ‘commercial’ jerky I frequently disparage. So how does this stack up against the rest?

Well it gets of to a good start, opening the packet and you have a nice flavoursome smell, very little meat and definitely no gamey aroma here. This is going to appeal immediately to the mass market.

The jerky however doesn’t look quite right. It’s translucent, and cut up into squarish pieces. It has a glossy appearance too, and to touch is smooth, not actually oily, but almost soapy. There’s no sign whatsoever of seasoning on the surface, so at least you’ll have clean fingers!

A piece on the tongue and the flavour hit is immediate. It’s quite sweet, and obvious, but no real spice too it. Chewing brings out some other flavours, but although they’re tasty there are some worrying afternotes.

I get the faintest taste of soap, then coffee. All very subtle, but sliding in on the side of the sweet fruity flavours. Chewing is like eating a fruit rollup. In fact these make me think of meat rollups. Even the texture on the outside looks like it has been pressed into the meat like a fake leather dashboard.

Teriyaki Beef Jerky

Teriyaki Beef Jerky

Before I realise it I’ve finished the lot.  It was a little moreish, but I could have left it at anytime, and now I’m done there are some very chemically tasting after tastes in my mouth. These are quite persistant and I’ve taken a quick break to go get a drink to rinse my mouth.

Before I round up I’m going to comment on the ingredients, because this is full of more shit than any jerky I’ve ever seen, and the low protein, high sugar and salt values back this up. OK, so here goes: Beef, Sugar, Salt, Soy Sauce Powder (Soy Beans, Maltodextrin, Salt), Spices and Spice extracts, Acidity Regulator (331), Vegetable Oil, Flavour Enhancer (621), Flavour, Garlic Powder, Antioxidant (316), Preservative (250). Why does it need all that unless it’s a totally manufactured, non smoked product.

This stuff is Absolute Rubbish. It’s sugary, has a texture like a gummy lolly and comes in a miniscule 25g packet. It’s slightly cheaper than the Territory Jerky but you’re better off with a bag of beer nuts!

Price AUD$3.99 / 25g bag ($15.96/100g)

Nutrition Information
Avg Qty / 100g
Energy 1258kj
Protein 40g
Fat, Total 4.7g
– Saturated 2.1g
Carbohydrate, total 28.1g
– sugars 13.2g
Sodium 2520mg
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Nobby's Beef Jerky - Teriyaki, 1.7 out of 5 based on 11 ratings

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  1. kiawjbdwrfgkjdon 14 Jul 2010 at 6:26 pm


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