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Oh Boy! Oberto Jerky


#1

....SUCKS!

in haste at the market this weekend i snagged a bag of this shit. and have it right now.

i almost pulled a tooth trying to tear off my first bite.

jesus christ. you need iron teeth to properly enjoy this tree bark.

never again.


#2

Maybe you got an “off” bag? Seasoned, dried, marinated tree bark?

Jack Link’s FTW, anyway.


#3

I agree. Oberto is fucking terrible.

If you want to invest in a good back of jerky, buy some Boss Hogg. Best i’ve ever had off a shelf.


#4

I thought good beef jerky was supposed to rip out at least one tooth.


#5

Get the “tender nuggets” version, especially from Jack Link’s. Sounds like a porno, but its damn good.


#6

Yeah I tried oberto once and hated it as well.

I like the jack links chicken fajita jerky, it’s the only kind I buy anymore. Shit is chewable at least. All Jerky though I end up needing water nearby in order to eat it in a decent amount of time…otherwise I’ll have to chew the shit for years.


#7

LOL it’s all in the technique - you can’t just go all in with a cold jaw… you gots to warm up the mandibles. Most good jerky does not go down without a fight - hope you aren’t expecting filet mignon when you chow down on jerky


#8

Jerky does in fact need to be somewhat tough, but Oberto is pretty much garbage. I’ve tried it multiple times, multiple flavors. All really bad.

Now I just do the home made deal. It’s so much better. Not only that, but your house/apartment smells like beef jerky while it’s being made. I love it.


#9

I like jerky to be chewy (duh) but easy to tear apart.

I usually get jacks links teryaki or however the fuck you spell it.

the oh boy! stuff made a mess on my desk. it’s so dry and flaky.


#10

Oberto is bottom of the barrel, especially for taste


#11

You have to try homemade - I was pleasantly surprised when I bought the Ronco Home Food Dehydrator yeara ago & did up my first batch of teriyaki beef jerky - (delicious!) & sadly I have never been able to replicate that first batch (incredibly hot & sweet) Try to make your own if at all possible


#12

I love homeade also, a hint is to use chuck, like a chuck round or something similar. It is very marbled and makes some really good tasting jerky. Also another most important ingredient is liquid smoke. Add some to your marinade for some really good stuff.

Oberto is dry, flavorless, might as well be eating cardboard. Pemmican is decent, and of course jack links. Also if you can find some regional jerky, it’s usually hands down better than the mass produced crap.

Wild Bull is a local/regional company here that makes some good stuff. It comes in basically little ziploc bags and I have only ever found it in one convenience store in my town.

V


#13

I kind of like Oberto. At least the stuff they had 5 years ago. I have a dehydrator now so sometimes I just use that. Sirloin steak cut into strips with salt and pepper. Jack links is good and the one with the Indian on the package is alright too.


#14

How can you not like messing with Sasquatch??

Jack Links all the way. As some have said,buy local if you can also. I miss deer jerky.


#15

[quote]elano wrote:
I kind of like Oberto. At least the stuff they had 5 years ago. I have a dehydrator now so sometimes I just use that. Sirloin steak cut into strips with salt and pepper. Jack links is good and the one with the Indian on the package is alright too.[/quote]

Dude, You gotta marinade that stuff. Salt Pepper, Worchester, Liquid smoke, Soy, little brown sugar or molases. Basically try stuff out on small batches and see what works for you.

V


#16

home made. If you cut it thick and smoke it it’s like little pieces of steak.

best shit ever.


#17

looks like i gotta find myself a dehydrator.

dear santa…


#18

Oberto and Jack Links both suck. Pemmican is the Rolls Royce of big company beef jerky.


#19

Try this out. All sorts of different variety here. http://www.wildsnacks.com/ViewItem.php?ItemID=31


#20

[quote]Vegita wrote:
elano wrote:
I kind of like Oberto. At least the stuff they had 5 years ago. I have a dehydrator now so sometimes I just use that. Sirloin steak cut into strips with salt and pepper. Jack links is good and the one with the Indian on the package is alright too.

Dude, You gotta marinade that stuff. Salt Pepper, Worchester, Liquid smoke, Soy, little brown sugar or molases. Basically try stuff out on small batches and see what works for you.

V[/quote]

Nice recipe. I will have to try out that marinade sometime, thank.