The next review for 4 Seasons Jerky will focus on a 2 ounce/56.7 gram bag of their Sweet Mesquite Habanero flavored beef jerky. This flavor is described as a fiery spice of Habanero Peppers mingled with sweet mesquite flavorings to form a taste of backyard BBQ right inside the bag. The owner Thom Le, which is short for Thomas, kindly submitted this bag of jerky for review.
This 4 Seasons Jerky brand named is distributed under the same name of 4 Seasons Jerky, and they are based out of Highland, California. Thom is an avid outdoorsman, and started making homemade jerky to keep up his energy level. His jerky became a big hit with his friends, and in October 2016, Thom launched this 4 Seasons Jerky brand. Their motto is “Quality Jerky For Any Occasion, All Year Long”. Currently, there are an impressive 11 different flavors of jerky for sale. You can use promo code ilovejerky to save $2 off any order, and the promo code take5 to save $5 off any order over $15.
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 salt level is respectable at 340mg of salt per 28 grams of jerky. The sugar level is 5 grams of sugar per 28 grams of jerky. For a sweet based flavor, 5 grams of sugar is the maximum amount of sugar allowable.
These strips of jerky are medium in size, and sliced borderline thin. The texture is dry, but it is still reasonably easy to chew. There are very little signs of fat except for the odd marbling. Handling this jerky leaves no oily residue on your fingers.
Right away it is apparent that this is a great tasting flavor. Some of the flavors that tend to develop first are the garlic, black pepper, and onion at light levels. Chewing a bit more brings on a great ratio of soy and Worcestershire sauce. Only a subtle mesquite flavor is noticeable in the background.
There is definitely a great deal of heat present, although the heat is not entirely consistent from strip to strip. On a heat scale, it would rate a 4 out of 5, perhaps higher.
For a flavor advertised as being sweet, there is not all that much sweetness present, which is a good thing. Overall, this flavor is quite addictive, and highly enjoyable if you enjoy the intense heat from habanero peppers.
A 4 ounce/113 gram bag sells online for $9.49. That works out to $2.37 an ounce, which rates as a borderline expensive price. This flavor is certainly recommended as worth your money provided that you can handle the heat, and definitely pairs well with beer.
This silver colored plastic bag has a label attached to the front, and a sticker on the back. The logo is mountains, which illustrates the outdoors.
The slogan stated on this bag is “Quality Jerky For Any Occasion, All Year Long”. Facts provided are “13g Protein”, “Low Carb”, “0g Trans Fat”, “Tender & Savory”, “Gluten Free”, “No Nitrates”, “Low Fat”, “Natural Ingredients” , and “Made in the USA”.
There are some bag categories missing such as a transparent window to view the jerky, bar code, allergen alerts, distributor address details, and a blurb about the jerky or flavor.
Order their jerky online: www.4seasonsjerky.com