Costco Golden Island Korean Barbecue Pork Jerky Review

Sweet, salty and fresh tasting Korean barbecue pork jerky from Costco!

Costco Golden Island Korean Barbecue Pork Jerky
Costco Golden Island Korean Barbecue Pork Jerky

Hello jerky lovers! Today I’m reviewing something I’ve seen carried at Costco for such a long time but just haven’t ever picked it up to review. The Golden Island Korean Barbecue Pork Jerky!

I have already reviewed the Costco Kirkland Signature Turkey Jerky and the Costco Kirkland Signature Steak Strips so now I decided it’s time to review the Korean Island pork jerky!

The korean barbecue pork jerky can be found in the snack section near the front of Costco with the granola bars and chocolates. The item number is 323944.

Costco Golden Island Korean Barbecue Pork Jerky
Costco Golden Island Korean Barbecue Pork Jerky

Taste

I’ll be honest, I’m not the biggest fan of jerky so I got Sean to give me his opinion on the pork jerky because he is a fan of jerky and will eat it as a snack. I tried a little as well but am a bit biased!

This is good! It’s sweet with a pleasent soy sauce flavor and a hint of sesame. The sesame is less noticeable than the sweetness and soy sauce. The jerky isn’t spicy despite chili powder on the ingredients list.

The texture is nice and chewy but not hard or tough and the jerky also tasted quite fresh. The slices of jerky are quite thin and small and there is a bunch of teeny tiny pieces in the bag that are almost like crumbs. The meat seems to be decent quality without any gristle.

Costco Golden Island Korean Barbecue Pork Jerky
Costco Golden Island Korean Barbecue Pork Jerky

Cost

I paid $15.69 Canadian for the 410 gram bag of pork jerky.

Costco Golden Island Korean Barbecue Pork Jerky Ingredients
Costco Golden Island Korean Barbecue Pork Jerky Ingredients

Convenience

The jerky comes in a resealable bag with a best before date of about eight months from the date we purchased it. It has a packet enclosed in the bag to help maintain freshness. The bag also states jerky should be consumed or refrigerated within three days of opening the jerky.

Jerky is an awesome, easy snack to bring on a road trip, camping or to the lake or beach!

Costco Golden Island Korean Barbecue Pork Jerky Nutrition Information
Costco Golden Island Korean Barbecue Pork Jerky Nutrition Information

Nutrition

One 28 grams piece is 100 calories, two and a half grams of fat, 360 mg of sodium, 10 grams of carbohydrates, zero grams of fibre, 10 grams of sugar and eight grams of protein.

The jerky is gluten-free and contains no nitrites. So yeah jerky is not the healthiest thing you could be eating but at least it has more protein than a cupcake!

Scoring

Taste: 8/10

Cost: 6/10

Convenience: 10/10

Nutrition: 3/10

Overall

Give it a try!

This is a unique and delicious tasting pork jerky from Costco!

Have you tried this? What did you think? Share in the comments below!


Please note that this review was not paid for or sponsored by any third party. This product was purchased by Costcuisine for the purpose of producing this review. The opinions in this review are strictly those of Costcuisine. Costcuisine is not affiliated with Costco or any of its suppliers. In the event that Costcuisine receives compensation for a post from the manufacturer of a product or some other third party, the arrangement will be clearly disclosed (including where the manufacturer of a product provides Costcuisine with a free sample of the product).

1 thought on “Costco Golden Island Korean Barbecue Pork Jerky Review”

  1. .I also am not a real jerky fan, I find it usually too tough and chewy. This pork jerky is the best I have ever eaten. I always have some on hand for snacking and when I need more protein in my diet. I give this a 10 out of 10.

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