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Oberto Jalapeño Bacon Jerky

Oberto Jalapeño Bacon Jerky

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Taste test: This jerky was cut into fairly thick strips, noticeably thicker than regular bacon, with a reddish brown color and some lighter seasoning bits on the surfaces. The pieces were flexible and didn't look crisp like conventional bacon, nor were there obvious stripes.

I bit in to find quite an explosion of flavor, not just a smoky bacon flavor, but one more dominated by the spices. The heat really came along in the aftertaste, quite nice kick of it. A mild burn lingered in the mouth for quite a while, but the major heat was relatively brief. Excellent taste, excellent texture. I shared the rest of the bag with a group of snackers, and everyone who got to eat a piece before the bag ran out was thrilled. (The other bacon jerky we reviewed, from Wild Bill's, had a more conventional bacon flavor, without the spices, and a somewhat more rigid feel.)

Aroma: Not the usual smoky bacon smell. More of a mix of that and jerky.

Manufacturer: Oberto Sausage Co.

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From the package: "Made with 100% real bacon" ... "God source of protein" ... "Made with real jalapeños" ... "Minimally processed" ... "Oberto jerky is made for anyone with an appetite for life."

This snack was discovered by Jeremy at Ocean State Job Lot. Review published .

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