The next review for Sue’s Jerky will focus on a 1.4 ounce/40 gram bag of their sweet sesame flavoured pork jerky. This flavour is described as having honey and sesame oil to create a sweet and savoury balance. The jerky was kindly 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 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 liquid marinade is comprised of a decent soy sauce, healthy sesame oil, canola oil, and a healthy local brand of honey. Health benefits of sesame seeds are due to their nutritional content, including vitamins, minerals, and natural oils.
The level of sugar is very high at over 9 grams of sugar per 28 grams of jerky. For a sweet based flavour as we have here, our preference is 5 grams of sugar or less per 28 grams of jerky. The salt level is decent at around 315mg 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
I was skeptical at first and this feeling quickly subsided after my first bite. I first tasted the sweetness of the cane sugar appropriately paired with the honey. This was followed with the soya, garlic and finally the exquisite nuttiness of the sesame. This proved to be a winning combination; these flavors in unison with the meaty pork make each piece absolutely succulent. These flavors are very well balanced and do not overwhelm one another.
The pork is beautifully sliced in little rectangular shapes with a proportional thickness. I do not know if this was intended but these little bundles of joy are reminiscent of honey and garlic spare ribs. The taste is consistent throughout and amazingly delicious.
This jerky is nice, tender and very lean with a sublime aroma. This jerky is highly addictive and I could barely put the bag down. I am also glad it is available in Canada and I will certainly visit my local Goodness Me! store.
This is a top notch jerky, full of flavor and Sue’s Jerky definitely stepped outside the box with this product. I would recommend this fine jerky and rate it 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 sweet sesame flavour. You are encouraged to follow Sue on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Order their jerky online: www.suesjerky.com