Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Golden Island Jerky *Review





I would like to think our family is quite the connoisseur of jerky. We have been making our own beef and venison jerky for years and have dabbled here and there with the recipe. My family was super excited to be involved in reviewing Golden Island Jerky and it's unique flavors in both beef and pork.
The Golden Island Jerky is not like any we have made before. I am so used to jerky that you rip your teeth out on when you eat it; Golden Island Jerky is moist and flavorful, and no teeth pulling.
Taking the best cuts of meat, Golden Island Jerky Kettle cooks and Flame Grills the meat in small batches.
My daughter has had some dental work done and can not eat our homemade jerky anymore. No problem with the soft, easy to chew jerky we reviewed!

Another difference is that many of the flavors we tried were sweet rather than dry and salty. Even the Pepper flavor wasn't spicy really. I preferred the pork jerky to the beef, I think because it retained a little more of that hard consistency that I have gotten used to with jerky. The beef almost seemed to melt in my mouth, and though flavorful was just a bit too different for me.

Golden Island Jerky has all natural ingredients with no fillers. No preservatives like MSG, nitrates or nitrates.


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30 comments:

  1. I have not liked the fact that jerkies often have nitrates in them, so glad to see these don't have them. Your description makes me want to try them.

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  2. Love beef jerky and beef sticks. I prefer flavored ones with some heat. These sound like a good product to try and healthier, too.
    Sherry Compton
    savewish@yahoo.com

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  3. We have made our own jerky but I think the store bought kind tastes better.

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  4. Mandarin Orange sounds really tempting!

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  5. I really love jerky and I think so many of these flavors sound yummy especially the hickory and black pepper.

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  6. I love jerky, but some of it tastes like hockey pucks. I just tried a brand that I won in a giveaway and I swear shoe leather would be more appetizing! I would like to try Golden Island because the flavors sound different and all reviews have been outstanding.
    Gigi(rafflecopter)

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  7. This jerky looks so delicious without nitrates, msg and all the other additives that are in other Jerkys. I also like the Mandarin Orange flavor.I would really love to try these!

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  8. I love that this jerky does not have nitrates in them, my family will love these.

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  9. No nitrites or nitrates, that is great! Those are known carcinogens, so it is great to find a preserved meat without them.
    (Lauren Rochon in the giveaway widget)

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  10. My kids love jerky but sometimes have a hard time eating because it is so tough and chewy would love to try this.
    Jessica Cox

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  11. We love jerky at our house and this Golden Island Jerky sounds great I would love this if soft jerky and want to try the Mandarin Orange or teriyaki they sound great.

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  12. I love that this jerky is nitrate free. I would love to try it. Thank you!

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  13. I love that the jerky has no preservatives like MSG, nitrates or nitrates and comes in a lot of different flavors.

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  14. Mmmm....jerky with no nitrates or msg and great flavors. I prefer pork and the sweeter flavors.

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  15. My husband is a huge Jerky eater. I bet he would love to try this. thanks so much for bringing to my attention

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  16. We love jerky here in my house. I have tried some of these before and I really like them better than others I have tried.

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  17. I would love for my daughter to try these!

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  18. The chili lime sounds really yummy! My husband and I like jerky, so I think we would like these!

    -Hannah Avery
    hannahavery85@yahoo.com

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  19. My soulmate/bff love of my life husband Todd not only cares about eating healthy, but he is very serious about eating low carb and high protein because of bodybuilding. Jerky is one of his most frequent favorite snacks BUT he is not usually treated to such delicious indulgent flavors as these. I would be so happy if I could win these for my hard working well deserving Todd.

    manifestmiracles@live.com

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  20. I did not know there was such as thing as mandarin orange jerky how neat sounds yummy

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  21. I love that they have such delicious sounding flavors!! I need to try this stuff out!! diesel_had_my_baby@yahoo.com

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  22. that look like the jerly you can make when you have the machine to do just right sizes

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  23. the hickory and black pepper flavor sounds delicious! i would love to try these :)

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  24. Love the flavors especially Mandarin Orange!

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  25. Mandarin Orange!!! That sounds awesome!

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  26. Would enjoy trying the Teriyaki! Great healthy protein on the go!

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  27. I've never tried a pork jerky but based on the fact that it's moister than beef jerky makes it sound delcious.

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  28. Golden Island Jerky is delicious and especially the Teriyaki flavor!
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  29. I love that they're nitrate and MSG free! I love their exotic flavors as well!

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  30. I'd love to try the black pepper one.

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