Sunday, December 28, 2014
JALAPENO BACON JERKY
My sister, 'Thepresidentofcookies", knows my passion of all things bacon. This Christmas she gave me a package of 'Jalapeno Bacon Jerky'. Not only do I get bacon but the added bonus of jalapenos another favorite food group of mine. The company of 'Oberto' claims that this is an all natural 100 percent bacon product. I tend to be a little skeptical of such loud boasts because of past experiences. I have heard 'The proof is in the pudding'.It is an old saying that basically means you have to try it for yourself. If you want to know more than necessary about the origins of this saying. HERE Let's give it a try.
Pork, water, salt sugar, natural flavors, dehydrated garlic, dehydrated onion, chipotle pepper, jalapeno pepper, citric acid and tomato paste are the listed ingredients.
I listed the ingredients because I was impressed of the simplicity. No chemicals, binders, msg, or ingredients of mass destruction. The package is opened to reveal actual strips of bacon. The aroma is of onion and pepper. The texture is soft and a little limp. I bite into this so called jerky and am pleasantly surprised of its layered flavor sensation. I taste bacon because it is actual bacon. The tomato paste, onion and garlic adds a nice flavor component. The jalapeno comes at you in the end. The flavor and a slight mild heat leaves you clapping with flavor contentment. I liked the salt level but Ms. Goofy said it was too salty for her fancy. This is some good tasting jerky (?). The downside of this product is the texture. I think of jerky as a chewy food that gives your jaw a little work out. The texture is soft. I am not sure this is a bad thing. I liked this product. It would be great for bringing bacon on a camping trip or in my case a trip to my favorite couch. So long.