There are times when you realize when buying food like jerky that you see the same two or more brands. In reality, there are a lot more brands of jerky being sold to the average person daily. There are expensive jerky’s and there are cheap ones as well.
How will you be able to tell if an expensive brand of jerky is worth every penny in your pocket? One way of making the right decision when buying one is knowing the difference between a good jerky and a cheap jerky.
You also need to consider if the jerky tastes like real meat. The natural taste of meat in jerky fade due to the fact that most major brands of jerky today add too much sugar, tenderizers and preservatives. Do a taste test to see if the jerky has that natural meat flavor.
You can also test if the jerky chew like real meat. Some brands of jerky either become gummy due to excess sugar or become crumbly due to excess time when cooked. Jerky brands sometimes make the mistake of putting in a lot of meat tenderizers that make the jerky too soft to eat. Even after it has been chewed down to a soft mass it should still taste and feel like real meat.
Mass produced jerky often include tissues that are very hard to chew due to the utilization of low grades of beef that is also filled with stringy sinews. If the jerky is mass produced, chances are it has a lot of fat. Good jerky should have meat as its dominant part and not the fat. Although having a little bit of fat in the jerky is fine as it can also give it its beefy flavor. Too much fat and the jerky will taste sour or stale.
You may also want to check if the jerky lives up to its advertised quality. Basing the greatness of the jerky on its advertisement is a good practice as it tells a lot about the product.
The effort of chewing is something most people consider when looking for good quality jerky. Before, jerky was naturally tough to eat. But because of modern technology, it has become easier to eat jerky because of its chewy texture. Save yourself the trouble of going to the doctor because of locked jaw and go for the soft and chewy jerky brands.
When you want to eat more, then you will know that the product is great.