The next review for Sue’s Jerky will focus on a 1.4 ounce/40 gram bag of their original spice blend flavoured beef jerky. This flavor is described as being lightly seasoned with their time-honoured spice blend. The jerky was courteously 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 a 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
Sue and her magic fingers have done it again! This Original Spice Blend by Sue’s Jerky is another wonderful beef treat packed with tons of flavors and a sublime texture.
At first bite, I’ve tasted a moderately elevated sweetness from the cane sugar. I’ve also immediately picked up on their proprietary ‘spice blend’. Although, it is challenging to really pinpoint all the spices used here, there is definitely an Asian flair to this great beef snack. The sweetness is on par with Asian and/or other comparable flavors and the seasoning is smooth and well balanced.
I do understand how many people would be drawn to this flavorful ‘spice blend’. It is a light and really tasty seasoning. One may even say, it is a polarizing flavor and cinnamon may very well be part of this magical blend.
The taste of soy is mellow and becomes more noticeable after a few bites. It is at a light level and along with a little sprinkle of salt; it beautifully accentuates the overall flavor profile. The natural beef flavor is rather subtle and may be a result of the pronounced sweetness.
These bite-sized jerky pieces are small and sliced thick. The texture is generally soft and tender with the occasional slightly leaner and crunchier bite. I really enjoy this texture and it keeps the entire jerky experience interesting and fun. These little morsels of beef are very easy to chew and they almost melt in your mouth.
I can see why this flavor is very appealing to some people and this is more than likely a very popular flavor. The texture is similar to candied beef and I find it really addictive. We only had a small amount to share between all of us for this review and it was all gone before anyone had time to yell “scissors!”
I highly recommend this Original Spice Blend flavor by Sue’s Jerky. This definitely has a distinctive and a very interesting flavor and texture. We’ve rated this jerky 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 original spice blend flavor. You are encouraged to follow Sue on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Order their jerky online: www.suesjerky.com