Jack Link's Meat Snacks Beef Jerky, Original, 16 Ounce (Pack of 1)
07/31/2019 UPDATE FOR ONLY THE ZERO SUGAR 7.3 OZ BAG!:
I decided to give the Jack Link's Jerky one more try when it came up on Vine, and I'm so glad that I did! This Zero Sugar Beef Jerky is absolutely the best, best, BEST Jerky that my husband and I have ever had! It's nice and dry, it tastes like beef, and had a smoky, peppery flavor! It's totally fantastic and we now crave more! It is totally amazing jerky and makes up for all the issues we had with the other flavors! Hurry up Jack Link's and get the bigger bags on Amazon so I can buy more! We NEED More!!!
NOTE: - See my older reviews below, that were actually only 1 or 2 stars, for some of the other flavors.
I wish Jack Link's had separate reviews for each of their flavors so this would not be so confusing!
Not sure what is going on with this beef jerky! I have not eaten this brand in several years. I decided to try it again but it seems to have changed a lot! I got the Original flavor and the Black Peppered Flavor. Both have a very strange, soft, chewy, almost gelatinous, texture. Both are quite sweet and overly salty. The original is like salty, candied meat! Not a good beef flavor, just sweet with gross, soft, chewy texture. The peppered flavor is a bit better, mostly because it has the cracked pepper on it to give more flavor. Both styles are just too soft, sweet and salty for my taste! Guess I'll be looking for more of a real, old fashioned Beef Jerky!
BIG UPDATE, my rating just lowered from 2 stars down to 1 star! 08/26/2018:
I've bought a couple of other flavors since the last time I reviewed this product. This time I ordered the 1 lb Sweet & Hot Flavor with my Amazon Sub & Save, and now we get to join the Moldy Jerky Crowd!
My Husband asked me to get him the Sweet & Hot, flavor in my next Sub & Save order, so I did. When he picked up the package at the Post Office, he was on his way to do more town errands and he wanted a quick a snack. He knew the Jerky was in this order, so he opened the box, found the 1 lb bag of the jerky, put it up in the front seat and started the truck back up to drive up to the next town. While driving, he decided to munch on the jerky as he drove. After the 1st bite, he gagged and realized something was drastically wrong and spit the mouthful out the window. Then he pulled off the side of the road to look in the bag. What he saw and smelled made him gag again and this time he opened the truck door just in time to vomit! He threw the bag of gross jerky in the back of the truck with the big load of trash he was taking to the County dump. After he went to the dump and did all his other errands, he called me to tell me the Jack Links Sweet & Hot Jerky had arrived with with a batch of free mold included. He sounded quite disgusted, so I didn't question him. After he got home, I asked him if he wanted me to try ordering another flavor. He got a very odd look on his face and then said he will probably never, ever eat any kind of jerky ever again.