The next review for 4 Seasons Jerky will focus on a 2 ounce/56.7 gram bag of their Garlic Chipotle flavored beef jerky. This jerky is advertised as a tantalizing mixture of good ‘ol fashion garlic and chipotle chili peppers, being a bit spicy and garlicky. The owner, Thom Le, which is short for Thomas, graciously submitted this bag of jerky for review.
This 4 Seasons Jerky brand name 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”. Kudos to Thom who works tirelessly on 4 Seasons Jerky, with plenty of things on the go. Free shipping is offered on any order over $35.
Ingredients: Beef, Chipotle Chili Pepper, Black Pepper, Soy Sauce, Worcestershire Sauce, Smoke Liquid, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Red Crush Pepper, Other Spices. Allergen Warnings: Anchovies, Soy, Wheat
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 sugar level is great at only 1 gram of sugar per 28 grams of jerky. The salt level is respectable at 330mg of salt per 28 grams of jerky.
These strips of jerky are small to medium in size, and sliced to a medium thickness. The texture is sort of dry, and does require some effort to chew. There are a few visible signs of fat, and handling this jerky leaves no oily residue on your fingers.
A light level of garlic develops quickly. Chewing more brings on an excellent combination of the soy/Worcestershire sauce. A great level of black pepper really complements the flavor, accompanied with the saltiness.
The chipotle pepper itself tastes fantastic, albeit the level is not dispersed consistently from strip to strip, from bite to bite. On a heat scale, the spiciness would be a 2 out of 5, at the most. No sweetness is present, and there is a good deal of natural beef flavor with a subtle smoked flavor in the background. Overall, this flavor is very addictive, leaving you wanting more.
A 2 ounce/56.7 gram bag sells online for $4.99. That works out to $2.50 an ounce, which rates as an average price. This flavor is surely recommended if you enjoy garlic, and especially chipotle peppers.
This clear non-resealable plastic bag has a label affixed 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”, “Healthy Snack Choice”, “Traditional Style”, “Gluten-Free”, “No Nitrates”, “Low Fat”, “Natural Ingredients”, and “Made in the USA”.
There are some bag categories missing such as a bar code, allergen alerts, distributor address details, USDA inspected stamp, and a blurb about the jerky or flavor.
Order their jerky online: www.4seasonsjerky.com