The next review for People’s Choice Beef Jerky will focus on a 2.5 ounce/71 gram bag of their carne seca style limon flavored beef jerky. We previously reviewed their limon con chile flavor, which is very similar, but a spicier version. This bag was kindly submitted for review by Brian Bianchetti.
This People’s Choice Beef Jerky brand is distributed by Peoples Sausage Company, Inc., based out of Los Angeles, California. The company was founded in 1929 by John Bianchetti, who had a vision to sell high quality products with honesty and hard work. In 1955, John’s son Paul Bianchetti took over the company. Today, Paul’s son Mark Bianchetti owns the company, where even a fourth generation of family is involved now. The company philosophy has never wavered, and they have reinvented their products and services based on changing market trends, while still retaining their identity.
This beef is sourced from Nebraska Beef. The cattle used is not guaranteed to be growth hormone free. Also, the cattle used is not guaranteed to have partial free range access to graze on grass. As a result, the highest ingredient rating achievable is a Good (8/10) rating.
The sugar level is great, having only one gram of sugar per 28 grams of jerky. The salt level is quite high at 500mg of salt per 28 grams of jerky. However, that is negated due to the fact that healthy and minimally processed sea salt is used, as opposed to table salt, which is highly processed.
These strips of beef are medium in size, and are sliced to a medium thickness. There is a great, dry texture, which is still surprisingly easy to chew. Barely any signs of fat are visible, and handling this jerky leaves no oily residue on your fingers.
The first taste detected is a wonderful natural beef flavor. With this carefully sourced beef from Nebraska, it is easily one of the best tasting beef products that you will encounter with jerky. There is next to no sweetness, which really allows the natural beef flavor to dominate.
The salt level is mild, and there is a light peppered flavor. All of the spices used seem to be a perfect complement, which includes a mild garlic flavor. The only slight complaint about this flavor is that the lemon flavor is not high enough for a lemon based flavor. Otherwise, this is a fantastic tasting flavor overall, which is a true treat to eat.
On the People’s Choice Beef Jerky web site, you must order a minimum of four bags online at a price of $18.00, which works out to $4.50 a bag. That equates to $1.80 an ounce, which rates as an average price. The price is very cheap at $1.25 an ounce if you order a 1 pound bag instead. We wholeheartedly recommend this flavor as worth your money, both from ingredient and taste perspectives.
Everything is imprinted directly on the bag, both on the front and back. There are no labels affixed to this bag. Being a hot based flavor, there is an appropriate drawing of two half lemons on the front.
There are no clearly defined slogans printed, apart from maybe “Est. 1929”. A number of facts are printed on the bag such as “Handmade Beef Jerky”, “Made in Downtown Los Angeles”, “All Natural”, “Gluten Free”, “High in Protein”, “No artificial ingredients and minimally processed”, “No Preservatives”, “No Additives”, and “Take a Bite of Real Jerky”.
The only bag category missing is that the bag is not resealable. Normally, a bag containing over 2 ounces of jerky would be resealable. There is a great blurb printed on the back about the brand and this carne seca style of jerky.
Order their jerky online: www.peopleschoicebeefjerky.com