April 19, 2007 Reviewer: Christopher W in Michigan
This product was awesome! I am new to watching my calories, fat, and carbs as a recently diagnosed diabetic and a person trying to lose weight. I bought a box of 10 to try, and my son who loves Slim Jim's, liked these more. The BBQ flavor is so tasty! I took a few to work for friends who are also watching what they eat to try, and of the six people who tried them, they all liked them a lot. I just ordered 4 more 10 packs.
This review is specific to Ostrim, Barbecue Flavor
Have tried them all. Great snack with high protein low fat content. Natural flavor is best in my opinion. Pepper is a bit too peppery and BBQ a little too sweet for my taste. I carry them in my work bag and golf bag.
I have tried all of the Ostrim products, with the exception of the pepper.
Like others, I find this product best compares to that of a Slim Jim, without the grease and with ingredients and nutrition that I prefer.
My favorite is the Barbecue Flavor. It is not like the Barbecue Flavor in a potato chip or anything like that, but more that it enhances the flavor of the meat and tastes just a bit like Linguica.
The Teriyaki is pretty good as well, however the Teriyaki sauce added has corn syrup. Probably not a lot, but I prefer to avoid it. I believe it is the only flavor with corn syrup.
The Natural Flavor is good enough, but seems to need a bit of oomph, which is why I prefer the Barbecue, lol. But if you prefer the natural flavoring of the meat, this one is really good.
The Applewood Turkey is also really good. The first bite gave me a really nice crisp apple flavor, under the meat flavor. The turkey is a very mild compared to the other Ostrim products, and for me I would like the Applewood every once in a while for a change, but not regularly.
I have also tried the jerky flat sticks. They have a different texture due to the form, of course. They do still taste good but I really prefer the round product rather than the flat ones. I would have guessed that I would prefer them flat as I had been eating flat jerky pieces, but the moist quality makes the flavor more prominent and gives it a fresher and better flavoring for my taste. I also feel like I am eating something more substantial than the flat Ostrim.
Overall, I would recommend and prepare for top yumminess factor.
I just love the Beef Teriyaki. A lot of protein for a small portion. These are sooooo much better than the regular beef sticks, because there is no greasy residue on the roof of you mouth. I've had a gastric bypass 6 yrs ago, and keep one of these in my purse and one in my gym bag for a quick filling snack. The spicy pepper one is really spicy. I used to be able to eat really hot things, but this doesn't sit well. The Barbecue flavor is ok if you like BBQ, but I will stick with my Teriyaki.
I was happily surprised with how much jerkee I got in just one package. It's a perfect protein snack, especially since I am an athlete and try to stay away from sugars and refined/processed foods. It's also perfect if you're traveling on an airplane and don't want to eat the sugary and fatty airplane snacks. I would give it 10 stars if I could.
This review is specific to Ostrim Jerkee, Teriyaki Flavor
I tried these because I was tired of the barbecue / teriyaki / pepper flavors of most jerky and sticks. I love both flavors. They complement the turkey very well. I would give 5 stars except the maple brown sugar has too much sugar for me.
First let me say I love the original Ostrim sticks. However, I wanted to try the natural turkey because they didnt have the nitrites that the original ones had. I got them today and tried one. Sadly, I took one bite and had to toss it. The taste, the texture...was just not good. I gave it 2 stars because it didn't make me gag. Not sure what I'll do with the other 9 sticks. Crossing my fingers my husband likes them, but I don't have high hopes :(
This review is specific to Ostrim Natural Turkey Snack, Applewood