24 Mar Bullseye Feral Meats: Buckinghot Chilli X
Review by Greg Wagenmakers
Product: Bullseye Feral Meats: Buckinghot Chilli X
Location of Manufacture: Sawyers Valley, Western Australia
Ingredients: Beef, Soy Sauce, Worcestershire Sauce, Balsamic Vinegar, Lemon Juice, Chilli Flakes, Chilli Powder and Brown Sugar.
Review: As a long-time fan of beef jerky, my mind was suitably blown when it dawned on me that what I believed jerky to be, wasn’t really all that good. It was clear that there was jerky and THERE WAS JERKY. The primary goal for a good jerky is to provide the consumer with a tough piece of dried flesh, which allows for an extended ‘chew’ all the while still maintaining a satisfactory flavour. My word, does this jerky deliver!!
In the packet are large slabs of dried beef, which I took great satisfaction in tearing apart. The meat doesn’t easily fold and it was a pleasure slowly chewing the torn piece of hide until I could fit it all into my mouth to extract as much of the delicious flavour embedded from deep within.
Did I find it hot? No. It was warm. It was evident that there was chilli present but it is something to have at a BBQ with ‘nibblies’ and EVERYONE could actually enjoy it.
I thoroughly enjoyed chewing this jerky, rolling it around my palate, enjoying the savoury juices until it was basically tasteless cardboard. I challenge anyone else to do the same thing as your natural inclination would be to swallow it to have more.
It is a fantastic jerky and a very worthy recipient of 1st place Beef Jerky (medium) category at the 2017 Mr Chilli Awards.
Flavour wise, I give this jerky a 9/10 and heat wise, it’s a 4-5. After quite a few pieces, one’s mouth will begin to warm up.