First of all, let me outline the ingredients that that goes into our fine product; Beef, Seasoning Soy Sauce -(Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Water, Salt, Corn Syrup, Caramel Coloring), Onion, Garlic, Sugar, Ginger , Paprika, and MSG. We then add chipotle pepper to our chipotle product, crushed red pepper to our Crushed red Pepper product or add habanero to our habanero product. MSG is not something that we add to our ingredients. Follow me on this – MSG naturally occurs in anything that is “hydrolyzed” as part of the manufacturing process, so we do not add MSG… it just occurs as a natural byproduct of the manufacturing process- specifically in our case, as we use soy sauce. So we are obligated to report it. I have included a link that speaks to this:
We are truthful about our labeling even though it may cause a negative comment from time to time about the MSG. MSG seems to occur in many of the products that we eat and some of us don’t even know it.
Ever order a great steak at popular steak house? There is a big chance that it was marinaded in a hydrolyzed sauce of some sort – thus containing “MSG”. The difference is that when you get the steak it is still hydrated and the full component of the MSG swirls around in the juices in its original form. When you get the beef jerky it is completely dehydrated and less than a teaspoon of our recipe went into it. Big difference if you ask me. So rest assured, WE do not take an MSG shaker and add a “pinch” to our recipe. All we do is make a heck of a jerky product.