“ Brand: Yummy Meats / Type: Beef Jerky „
I recently purchased a pack of five types of Beef Jerky from Yummy Meats, an American brand that have currently set up shop in Tallinn, Estonia and are therefore serving Europe through their website. Originally I was hoping to have five different flavours but settled for three, the best by a considerable distance was the Original flavour.
Not too sweet, not too spicy, the original blend may look like a typical dog chew but it's a great snack. The stylish packaging is about the closest any of us are going to get to the Wild West these days, you can also smell the winds of New Mexico as you open up the packaging, well not quite but it does smell fresh!
The beef is actually from Uruguay, the finest cuts are compressed and dried, it has a slightly salty taste to it but mostly it's just a strong meaty flavour, rather chewy but having spent a summer snacking on dried fish in Iceland, it's really not too tough. I tried the Teriyaki and Cayenne Pepper versions of this snack and neither of them were as palatable, this was the only flavour that I found it easy to eat a 50g bag of in one go.
If you are working out or trying to lose weight than beef jerky is the perfect snack, really low in carbs and fat, it's got a huge amount of protein in and makes a nice alternative to protein shakes, because of it's distinctive dryness though it can only really be eaten on its own, I can't see this fitting in a salad and it's not designed to be cooked.