The next review for Sue’s Jerky will focus on a 1.4 ounce/40 gram bag of their Sichuan pepper flavoured beef jerky. This flavor is described as having roasted peppercorns and spices making it a fiery favourite. The jerky was graciously submitted for review by the business development manager, Ivan Yuen.
Sue first introduced her one-of-a-kind Sue’s Jerky to the world during Expo ’86 in Vancouver. Inspired by her travels, and family recipes from Southeast Asia, all of Sue’s Jerky is hand-prepared in Richmond, British Columbia. Sue’s passion for making great jerky comes through from selection of raw materials prepared to the perfect tenderness. Starting in Sue’s kitchen in 1985, Sue brings jerky back to the basics: hard work, classic family recipes, and quality ingredients. Marinated and dried to perfection, Sue has a passion in crafting healthy and delicious jerky. There are currently six delectable beef and pork jerky flavours available.
The beef used is not guaranteed to be free of growth hormones or additional antibiotics. Also, the beef is not guaranteed to have at least partial free range access to graze on grass. As a result, the highest ingredient rating that can be awarded is a Good (8/10) rating.
The level of sugar is unbelievably high at near 10 grams of sugar per 28 grams of jerky. Our preference is 3 grams of sugar or less per 28 grams of jerky. The salt level is decent at around 308mg of salt per 28 grams of jerky.
This jerky does qualify to have no sodium nitrite, or any other similar unhealthy preservatives. Instead, the main preservative used is minimally processed sea salt. Commendably, there is no MSG added.
Written by guest jerky reviewer Stéphane Leclerc
This is another fine jerky from Sue’s Jerky with a wonderful Szechuan pepper bouquet. These small morsels of beef have a very fragrant aroma with tasty and bold flavors. The Szechuan pepper is well showcased and at the very forefront of this flavor.
This jerky is on the sweet side although the sweetness goes well with the bite of the Szechuan pepper and it sorts of chips at the spiciness. The jerky flavor and texture has undertones of a candied beef as it is nice, tender and melts in your mouth.
Some may find this jerky to be a bit too sweet since it is not advertised as such but I can’t really find any fault and I love it just the way it is.
I enjoy this amazing flavor and find it really addictive. I rate it between 9-10/10.
This non-resealable plastic bag has everything imprinted on to the bag itself, both on the front and back. The Sue’s Jerky logo is a cow between the numbers 19 and 85, meaning Sue start making jerky in 1985.
The Sue’s Jerky slogan is “Hand Prepared From Our Family Recipes”. Some facts printed on this bag are “High in Protein”, “Ready To Eat”, “Now in Bite-Size”, and “Nitrate and Preservative Free”.
All bag categories are covered with this jerky bag. There are great blurbs printed on the bag about Sue’s Jerky, and this Sichuan Pepper flavor. You are encouraged to follow Sue on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Order their jerky online: www.suesjerky.com