Umpqua Indian Foods Premium Steak Jerky – Jalapeno (roll the “n”)

Editor’s Note (that’s me, eh): There’s going to be a few of these jerky reviews and am going to use the intro from the first one, for all. So, if the first part seems a little redundant, it’s because it is, foo.
A few weeks ago the fine people at sent Meathenge Labs a load of jerky for our consideration. MmMmmm, Review Jerky! I smell a party comin’.
A meeting of the minds were scheduled for a mid Saturday get together. These would be, Cookie & Cranky of I’m Mad and I Eat, Chilebrown and Ms. Goofy of Mad Meat Genius, Zoomie of Zoomie Station, Sourdough Monkey Wrangler & his monkeys (even if for a few moments to share some home brew) and a good friend.
If you so choose, please visit for a few snapshots of the afternoon.
Here’s the new stuff, you knob.
This is a handmade product from the Oregon Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians. Hmm, band of Indians? Okay.
At the start of this jerky taste off, I wanted to make sure each one was tasted and reviewed on its own merits. Not to compare it to others, or what-have-you. It had to stand on its own, by itself. To be honest, I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, it’s more of a meat tooth. Just in case you haven’t guessed that already. Not that I didn’t enjoy the others, but I like this one a lot. For my own personal tastes, this one hit the spot.
It’s fairly thick, medium dry with a good solid chew factor. The fat and the chile pepper quickly send a green spike throughout your mouth. Not too complicated and finishes cleanly. The ingredients list some teriyaki & maple sugar, but they are very subtle. Jalapeno comes in #3 on the list and it shows. I like this jerky and it likes me, I can tell.
Thank you so much for your care package, we enjoyed the afternoon greatly.

2 thoughts on “Umpqua Indian Foods Premium Steak Jerky – Jalapeno (roll the “n”)

  1. I have been looking at this picture for the last two days. It is supposed to be Jerky. I have figured it out. This photo is a picture of the Inner Space of Being. “POP o PIES”? FLIPPER? or maybe Kowland Park Zoo,

  2. Someone’s been watching Strange Brew again.
    Topic, you say? Eh, take off! 😉
    FWIW, if I didn’t know that was jerky I would have guessed buffalo wings.