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Golden Valley Natural Organic Beef Jerky, Black  Pepper, 3-Ounce Pouches (Pack of 8)
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56 of 58 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon April 28, 2012
Flavor Name: OriginalSize Name: 3-Ounce Pouches (Pack of 8)Verified Purchase
Sadly, this is no longer the super-premium jerky that it used to be. Granted, if you're used to grocery-store jerky, then this is still a much better product. But if you've acclimated to chemical-free jerky, then the "smoke flavoring" that they've recently started adding tastes like, well, smoke flavoring, and not the real thing.

You may not notice a difference. Apparently jerky is one of those things where you notice a down-shift in flavor, even when you wouldn't notice an up-shift in flavor. (Like margarine eaters think butter tastes fine, and powdered milk drinkers think cartoned milk tastes fine, but when people do the opposite, they find the tastes terrible. Jerky is the same--if you upgrade from convenience store jerky to premium you might not notice it, but when you downgrade from "the real thing" to anything else, it tastes distinctly artificial.)

I used to buy this in bulk every few months (with a discount per Amazon Subscribe & Save), but the change in flavor made me double-check the ingredients list, and I found that the new "smoke flavoring" was added when they changed packaging. So this jerky is good, but not worth the premium any more. If anyone has a suggestion for an all-natural replacement without ingredients like "smoke flavoring" I'd appreciate it, since I'm now searching for something new.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on May 17, 2012
Flavor Name: PepperedSize Name: 3-Ounce Pouches (Pack of 8)Verified Purchase
I have been receiving this jerky via subscribe and save for a long time now. I just opened the second pouch out of my last order and there is mold on the jerky! The sell by date is 8/28/13. The first pouch I opened out of this case was fine. I went to return it, but it is not eligible for return! Needless to say, I will be canceling my subscription to this product and looking for another. This is too expensive to risk waste because of mold.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on March 11, 2012
Flavor Name: OriginalSize Name: 3-Ounce Pouches (Pack of 8)Verified Purchase
Received product with expiration date of 6/20/2013 and almost every package opened had mold. There's a no return policy on this product, so I'm not sure what can be done if anything. I'd like to get my money back. Beware...
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Flavor Name: TeriyakiSize Name: 3-Ounce Pouches (Pack of 8)Verified Purchase
I am utterly amazed. I had no idea beef jerky could be so good!. I purchased the Teriyaki flavored. The taste is great. It taste so pure. It's neither dry nor too oily. I feel good knowing the cattle are fed sweet grass that is also organic! All of the ingredients used to make the teriyaki sauce are also organic.

Here is the list of ingredients:
Organic Beef, Water, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Soy Sauce (Water, Organic Soybeans, Salt, Organic Alcohol) Organic Pineapple Juice Concentrate, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Sea Salt, Organic Paprika, Natural Smoke Flavoring, Organic Black Pepper, Organic Onion Powder, Organic Garlic Powder.

Best if consumed within three days after opening.
Allergen Declaration: Contains Soy Ingredients

Also worth mentioning:
Gluten Free
Organic beef raised without added hormones and without antibiotics
Beef raised on organic feed
Cattle are never fed animal by-products
No artificial ingredients, no added MSG (Monosodium Glutamate)
No preservatives, No nitrite, No erythorbate

High Protein/Low Fat - This is a snack I can enjoy, guilt free!

The meat was mostly very tender. There was one or two pieces with gristle in them, but this IS beef jerky, after all. I highly recommend it.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on November 14, 2006
Flavor Name: PepperedSize Name: 3-Ounce Pouches (Pack of 8)
I recently have become more health conscious and am trying to eat more organic foods, staying away from hydrogenated oils, corn syrup, etc. You know, all the stuff that makes you fat:) This jerky is a great & healthy LowFat snack!! It tastes so amazing you'll never go back to any previously bought brand of jerky again..I LOVE Jerky and have tried many different brands..this jerky is well worth every penny and I'll keep coming back for more..thanks AMAZON for making it affordable!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on May 1, 2013
Flavor Name: OriginalSize Name: 3-Ounce Pouches (Pack of 8)Verified Purchase
I buy a great deal from Amazon. I rarely rate the items. But I felt it was important to rate this item. I would give this no stars if I could. I took one bite, it's texture was soft and it tasted like rotted meat. I swallowed that bit and was slightly sick of my stomach for a while. Unfortunately I cannot return it. Amazon won't allow a return on this item. Buyer beware!!!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on October 11, 2006
Flavor Name: OriginalSize Name: 3-Ounce Pouches (Pack of 8)
This is the best beef jerky I have ever eaten. Very tender, full of taste and organic to top it off!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on November 2, 2006
Flavor Name: OriginalSize Name: 3-Ounce Pouches (Pack of 8)
I bought this with the expectation that it'd be original flavor, ie a bit on the salty side. Now I have 8 packs of something sweet which isn't what I wanted.

The overall quality is good, however.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Flavor Name: OriginalSize Name: 3-Ounce Pouches (Pack of 8)Verified Purchase
When I eat this beef jerky, I don't want to eat anything else! The flavor is out of this world. Not too strong and not too weak. And the beef is delicious! I get so hooked on these that the rest of the day, I don't want to eat anything else. That is why I say that this beef jerky is as addictive as a potato chip. You can't eat just one! And it is healthy too!
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on May 23, 2011
Flavor Name: OriginalSize Name: 3-Ounce Pouches (Pack of 8)
Great jerky doesn't need to be doctored up with sugar. I really get frustrated with brands that tout 'organic' and still cram in the sugar.
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