This Simply Shredz product is dried pulled pork that may be loved as a meal with an extended listing of different acquainted dishes (e.g. ramen, quesadillas, soups, nachos, sandwiches, breakfasts…). Moreover, Simply Shredz is a more healthy and scrumptious various to canned meats and bacon. The founder, Steve Music, objective is to deliver the buyer a product that’s each versatile and distinctive, which is presently not obtainable within the preserved meals market. In April 2018, this Simply Shredz product was formally launched. Within the works is patenting the method of how this product is made with regard to course of, texture, taste, and moisture in comparison with “Chinese meat flosses” out there. Whereas the pork is dehydrated, Simply Shredz considers itself to be totally different from jerky as a result of the pork is cooked in a sluggish cooker, after which shredded earlier than dehydrating. These shredz are distributed by Wow Meals, and it’s situated in Los Angeles, California.
The primary evaluation on Simply Shredz will give attention to a 2.2 ounce/62 gram bag of their unique flavored pork shredz. The bag was kindly submitted for assessment by the proprietor, Steve Music.
Components: Pork, Soy Sauce (Water, Soybean, Salt), Pure Taste, Sugar, Black Pepper, Garlic Powder, Salt, Thyme, Sage, Parsley, Coriander, Celery Powder. Allergen Warnings: Soy, Anchovies.
The pork used is assured to be raised with no antibiotics and no added hormones. This pork isn’t assured to have at the least partial free vary entry to roam about outdoors. In consequence, the very best ingredient score that may be awarded is a Very Good (9/10) score.
The liquid marinade used right here consists of solely an excellent model of soy sauce.
There are a number of wholesome elements added resembling black pepper, garlic powder, thyme, sage, parsley, and coriander.
The sugar degree is nice at round one gram of sugar per 28 grams of jerky. The salt degree is on the low aspect at round 205mg of salt per 28 grams of jerky.
As marketed, there are not any unhealthy preservatives used, the place this jerky is confirmed as having no sodium nitrite. As an alternative, salt is the primary preservative used, and celery powder to a lesser extent. Admirably, this jerky has no MSG added.
Very Good (9/10) – Ingredient Score
Written by visitor jerky reviewer Stéphane Leclerc
All of us agree the Simply Shredz Original Pork Shreds is greatest loved as an add-on to different meals relatively than a standalone product. The feel is just like conventional pulled pork though finer and drier. However, it’s marketed as an add-on ingredient and must be paired with different meals. I’ve tried it in few alternative ways and my favourite was added to a selfmade mushroom and garlic Pho.
I sprinkled a beneficiant quantity of shredz to the recent soup and gave it loads of time to steep. The shredz had the chance to take in a number of the broth and it considerably tenderized the pork. This additionally improved the flavour of the Pho in addition to the feel of each meals. The flavour of the pork and seasoning did come collectively properly with the bounty of mushrooms and garlic and I actually loved it.
As Paul stated, “The pieces are as advertised, just shreds. The pork is dry, actually quite dry and it leaves no oily residue on your fingers. As I take a bite, I am met with a distinctive pork flavor. I taste slight salt, slight pepper, slight garlic and slight onion. The most predominant taste by a country mile is the natural pork flavor. While I am enjoying it, something has become exceptionally apparent. This shredz is best served as an additive to another food and not justifiably served as a ‘stand alone’ product as it is far better served as an additive.”
Mark added, “These pieces of pork are sliced into shreds as advertised, and are very easy to chew. Other words that come to mind describing this texture is fuzz, strings, or shavings. In any case, the texture is dry with next to no moisture present. As a result, with the lack of moisture, visually it appears that you are getting more pork shredz than just 2.2oz in this bag. The aroma is overly pork smelling along with a complicated blend of spices.”
Value noting is that these pork shreds have an exceptionally unofficial lengthy shelf life. Offered the pork shreds are refrigerated after opening within the sealed bag, these shreds are recognized to have lasted 30, 60 to even 90 days, though that lengthy is just not really helpful. Once more whereas not absolutely endorsed, authorised, or approved, you possibly can comfortably eat these pork shreds 30 days after opening.
By itself benefit, these shredz have an plentiful quantity of pure pork taste. Complemented with the pork taste are loads of different spices leading to a pleasing, delicate taste. Saltiness might be probably the most dominant taste aside from the pork taste, however removed from being overly salty tasting. Virtually no sweetness is current, which aids in maximizing the pure pork taste.
Whereas probably the most primary definition of jerky is dried meat, these pork shreds have been by no means meant to be marketed as or thought-about to be jerky. We are likely to favor bolder tasting flavors and these pork shreds actually shine as an add-on to different meals.
Mark and Paul had the chance to pattern numerous dishes whereas supplementing with pork shredz and their observations have been as follows, the place we’re soup fanatics right here at Jerky Elements together with jerky:
Paul – Sapporo Ramen Pork Noodle Soup
“The ramen soup with the pork shredz in them was quite tasty. Angeline’s bowl had significantly less pork shredz in them; therefore it did not really affect the broth. I tried a couple of bites of Angeline’s soup, and, while I could taste the pork, it wasn’t as prevalent as my soup, which had copious amounts of the pork shredz in it. I tried the broth in Angeline’s soup, and the pork was barely noticeable, whereas in my soup, when I tried only the broth, I tasted a strong amount of pork. The soup was very tasty but was even tastier with the pork shredz in them. I will rate the pork shredz soup that Bles made a 10/10. And your Tomato Pork Basil soup Mark was damn tasty as well, just shyer on the pork shredz…”
Mark – Sapporo Ramen Pork Noodle Soup
“While ramen soup can be enjoyable, often the overwhelming flavor of noodles can be overbearing at times. Not in this case. Liberal amounts of pork shredz were added to my large bowl of soup, and were given ample time to soften and start getting the pork flavor dispersed. The ramen noodles now had a contender, a great tasting flavor of pork. While this ramen soup was very tasty on its own virtue, compliments of Paul’s wife Bles, these pork shreds elevated this ramen noodle soup to a new level. Beyond a shadow of doubt, these pork shredz deserve a well-deserved Excellent (10/10) taste rating.”
Mark – Tomato Pork Basil Soup
There have been two issues with my do-it-yourself Tomato ‘Pork’ Basil soup, and neither needed to do with the Simply Shredz pork shreds. One, not sufficient pork shredz was added to this massive eight quart pot of soup. Second, and in hindsight was a serious oversight on my half, these pork shreds have been together with every part else within the soup blended within the blender. In consequence, the style of those pork shreds acquired misplaced within the broth. No style score can be awarded right here.
Mark – Tomato Pork Rice Soup
A beneficiant quantity of pork shreds was added to this restaurant purchased tomato ‘pork’ rice soup. In hindsight, this lukewarm soup ought to have been boiled with the pork shreds for a couple of minutes no less than. That is simpler stated than finished particularly whereas at work. The pork shreds have been a welcome and fascinating addition to this tomato rice soup, however the texture of the pork was not mushy sufficient, which isn’t the fault of Simply Shredz. It tasted as if the pork shreds have been dipped in soup, fairly than saturated or seeped into the soup broth. The combination of the soup with the pork shreds enhanced the style score to a Very Good (9/10) score.
General, these pork shreds are extremely advisable to anyone feeling adventurous sufficient to spruce up their favourite meals. Given all of those variations on how these pork shreds could be served, which appears countless that would for instance additionally embrace pasta, macaroni, baked potato, salad, burritos, eggs, pizza, poutine, stir-fry and fried rice.
We’ve awarded Simply Shredz Original Pork Shreds a Very Good (9/10) style score. Pork shreds are a standard Asian staple and now we all know why.
A 2.2 ounce/62 gram luggage sells on-line for $5.99. That works out to $2.91 an oz, which charges as a mean worth for pork.
Very Good (9/10) – Style Score
This plastic resealable black bag has labels affixed to each the back and front. On the entrance is a excessive decision image of a pulled pork sandwich utilizing these pork shreds. On the again are smaller excessive decision footage of ramen, bbq slider, and quesadilla.
There are not any slogans printed on this bag. Some details displayed on this bag are “Ready To Serve”, “Premium Dried Pulled Pork”, “Made With ¼ Pound Of Premium Meat” (with an arrow pointing to the sandwich), “Ready To Eat”, “No Cooking Required”, “Premium Cuts”, “Does Not Contain Meat Fillers”, “Excellent Source of Protein”, and “Made in USA & Patents Pending”.
An in depth record of meals add-ons for these pork shreds is displayed on the again. Serving options are given for some meals. You’re inspired to go to the Simply Shredz website for easy recipes.
The one lacking bag class is a clear window to view the pork shreds, though a clear window is forthcoming. There’s a QR Code displayed that hyperlinks again to the Simply Shredz website online.
Respectable (7/10) – Bag Score
Order their shredz on-line: www.simplyshredz.com
Simply Shredz – Original Pork Shredz was final modified: September three/2018 by Jerky Components