Sierra Madre Provisions are located in Sierra Madre, California, which is in the foothill of the San Gabriel Mountains. They have been in business for over 30 years selling wholesale and retail, using ranch raised cattle. Their meat is hand sliced, and as of today, Sierra Madre Provision Co. sells 18 different flavors of jerky. The Sierra Madre Provision Co. jerky brand name is distributed and manufactured by Sierra Madre Provisions.
The next review on Sierra Madre Provision Co. will focus on a 3.25 ounce/92 gram bag of their Old Fashioned beef jerky flavor. This flavor is described as being sweet and savory. The jerky was kindly submitted by the creator of this Sierra Madre Provision Co. jerky brand, James Schaft (a.k.a. – Jimmy the Jerky Man).
Ingredients: Beef, Water, Seasoning (Salt, Sugar, Brown Sugar, Maple Sugar, Sodium Nitrate), Teriyaki Sauce (Soy Sauce [Water, Wheat, Soybeans, Salt], Wine, Sugar, Vinegar, Salt, Spices, Onion Powder, Succinic Acid, Garlic, Sodium Benzoate), Worcestershire Sauce (Water, Distilled Vinegar, Soy Sauce [Molasses, Caramel Color, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein Extract, Salt], Corn Syrup, High Fructose Corn Syrup Solids, Salt, Citric Acid, Sugar, Spices, Tamarind, Natural Flavor), Liquid Smoke, Vinegar, Cure Mix (Salt, Sodium Nitrite). Allergen Warnings: Soy, Wheat
Sierra Madre Provision Co. uses ranch raised beef, which means the cattle have free range access to graze on grass. The cattle are also ethically raised, meaning that the cows received no growth hormones or additional antibiotics. As a result, the ingredient rating starts a Very Good (9/10) rating.
The liquid marinade used here contains water, a decent brand of soy sauce, a fair brand of teriyaki sauce, healthy vinegar, and liquid smoke. Unfortunately, the Worcestershire sauce uses the highly processed unhealthy sweetener high fructose corn syrup to lose a rating.
There is no nutrition facts table provided. As a result, the exact sugar and salt levels are unknown.
This jerky does not qualify to be sodium nitrite free, as sodium nitrite is used outright as a preservative to lose a rating. This jerky does not qualify to have no MSG added, because the highly processed flavor enhancer hydrolyzed soy protein is used in the Worcestershire sauce to lose another rating.
Written by guest jerky reviewer Paul Rekker
When I open the bag, I smell next to nothing, maybe slight soy, if anything. I have three slices, two are regulation size and thickness, the other is more elongated, but still thin. There is no oily residue left on the fingers.
When I bite into the jerky, I am met with a myriad of flavors. I taste salt, pepper, soy, garlic, onion, natural beef, and a juice, I’m guessing pineapple juice.
There are a plethora of flavors jumping out at me, I am scrambling to encapsulate them all. I don’t typically swear, especially in official taste reviews, but f*ck man, this jerky is seriously manifesting some man-love, some carnal indigenous tribal fire dance, bowing and chanting to the Sierra Madre Provision Co. gods about the ridiculously addictive spoils brought back by the hunters and gatherers.
Slap a coat of that Indian war paint on my face, I want to hunt me down some of that Sierra Madre Provision Co. animal goodies. A primitive, prehistoric, paleolithic two thumbs way up gentlemen. Nothing less than a 10/10. !!!👍👍
This is a fairly tall bag. The front is gold colored, and the back is silver colored with nothing on the back. There is a label affixed to the front, plus a separate sticker that states “Old Fashioned”. The scenic picture on this bag depicts mountains, including a few California palm trees.
There are no slogans printed on this bag. The only fact printed on this bag is “Liquid Smoke Flavoring Added”.
There are a few bag categories missing, such as a blurb about Sierra Madre Provision Co. and a nutrition facts table. Kudos to Sierra Madre Provision Co., where they provide a toll free phone number for customer inquiries.
Order their jerky online: www.sierramadreprovision.com