- Case of eight all-natural sweet-and-spicy-flavored buffalo jerky
- 100% buffalo, ranch-raised without artificial growth hormones
- High in protein, low in fat
- No artificial ingredients or preservatives; no added MSG
- Product of Idaho Falls, Idaho
Don’t like it, prefer the slap un-processes type
Be careful, some packages were moldy.
Best Jerky ever
The Sweet Stuff
So what’s wrong with it? It’s right there, second on the list of ingredients — SUGAR! This jerky is too sweet! I ordered the Peppered flavor and I was expecting a savory treat, a nice snack for the afternoons. Instead, this stuff is as sweet as maple syrup and not really what I wanted.
Too bad, as I’m now stuck with 8 of these packages. For now, I’m going back to the SnackMasters brand. The quality is not as good but the flavor is many times better.
Good quality – good taste
product review is different for the two different types they carry
Great road food!
Good Buffalo Jerkey but wierd shape…
Ground Meat Overly Sugarized Then Pressed Into Circle Patties
The best buffalo jerky I have ever found is the Trader Joe’s brand. They take whole pieces of thinly sliced buffalo steak and have sweet or spicy flavors. Great stuff!
Delicious, no-nonsense taste
I require a fair amount of protein in my diet to maintain my metabolism, and this is an excellent resource. Not to salty. A little sweet. Nutritious, no MSG junk. And knowing (or hoping, rather) that the buffalo gets to live a reasonable life (i.e. not stuck inside one big brick house with flurescent lights and questionable food, but actually eating what buffalo are meant to eat and hopefully roaming about a bit), helps to.
Works for me!
Awesome if you need to add something quick to a soup or stew: just dump a few pieces per serving in the pot and watch it move up a notch or two (or ten).
2.5 stars really – too sweet
Sweet Buffalo Jerky
Knowing very little about jerky (save for the junk in convenience stores), I learned that most brands are full of hormones, nitrites, antibiotics, MSG, and erythorbate. Supposedly, none of these ingredients are harmful in moderation, but I was looking for a snack that I could rely on whenever I had food cravings, and I couldn’t afford to compromise my health in the long run by regularly consuming any of these items. So, I was pleased to find out about Golden Valley’s line of all natural jerky.
Aside from the benefit of finding a vendor that produced a jerky free of preservatives and added MSG, there was the added bonus of learning that federal law actually prohibits the use of growth hormone in buffalo. My mind at ease, I ordered the peppered buffalo jerky and received it in record time using the super saver shipping option.
As a meat snack, I found the product to be too sweet for my liking, but nevertheless adequate for my purposes. The texture is milder than the low quality jerky that I’m familiar with, but the pepper flavor could easily go unnoticed as it’s way too understated. Every bag that I received was moist and easy to chew and the product was free of flaw or defect.
At $1.49/oz., I get 11 grams of protein for the cost of 90 calories, 1 gram of fat, and 7 grams of sugar. Compare this to the leading meal replacement bar on Amazon that costs $2.07/bar for 27 grams of protein, 2.5 grams of fat, 26 grams of sugar (51 grams of total carbs), and a litany of unwanted ingredients in each 3.5-oz. bar. Ounce-for-ounce, we’re looking at 11 grams of protein in the jerky versus roughly 8 grams of protein in the bar. Even considering the disappointing sweetness of the jerky, I still manage to avoid all the unwanted carbs and confections of replacement bars. Of course, jerky loses out in terms of cholesterol content.
Jerky connoisseurs will likely find the sweetness of this product to be unappealing and off-putting. On the other hand, it’s been a great diet aid and a reliable, additive-free defense against mid-meal cravings, and that’s really all I wanted out of Golden Valley’s Buffalo Jerky.