Soo Jerky was founded in Vancouver, British Columbia, by married couple Phillip and Soo Wong back in 1985 with a 1,400 sq. ft facility. Today, they now use a 10,000 sq. ft, facility specializing in Singaporean and Malaysian-style beef, salmon and pork jerky. There is a heavy presence of Asians in Vancouver, British Columbia, where this Soo Jerky brand of jerky really became popular in Chinatown. Currently, they sell over 40 different types of meat snacks. Soo Jerky sell this jerky to other Canadian provinces, including some select American cities. This Soo Jerky brand name is distributed by Soo Singapore Jerky Ltd., and they are based out of Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.
The next review on Soo Jerky will focus on a 3 ounce/85 gram bag of their satay flavored beef jerky. This flavor is described as a beautiful blend of sugar, spice, and everything nice in Satay Beef Jerky! The bag of jerky was purchased at an Oceans store in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.
Ingredients: Beef, Sugar, Glucose, Salt, Onion Powder, Paprika, Spices, Ground Chili, Garlic Powder, Paprika Extract, Turmeric, Soy Sauce (Water, Glucose, Wheat, Soy Beans, Salt), Sodium Nitrite. Allergen Warnings: 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 extremely high at around 12 grams of sugar per 30 grams of jerky to lose a rating. Our preference is 3 grams of sugar or less per 28 grams of jerky. The salt level is high at 430mg of salt per 30 grams of jerky to lose another rating. Our preference is 350mg of salt or less per 28 grams of jerky.
Written by guest jerky reviewer Paul Rekker
When I open the bag, I can’t quite capture the smell emanating from the bag. This time, I am stumped. The jerky is soft and dry, and it is sliced medium to thick. It leaves no oily residue on your fingers.
The first flavors I encounter are salt, pepper, and way too much sweet. It is at an overpowering level. I believe I also taste cinnamon, but again, way too sweet. It’s like I am eating sugar cubes. Aren’t sugar cubes snacks for horses?
Sorry guys, I googled satay, and it is a southeast Asian sauce, typically a peanut sauce, or so they say, but all I am detecting is sugar, sugar, sugar. Sorry guys, no higher than a 5/10. Not a flavor of jerky that’s in my wheelhouse.
Here is what Mark had to say about this Satay beef jerky flavor from Soo Jerky: “Agreed, the sweetness dominates this satay flavor too much. There is no resemblance to a taste of peanuts at all. This is an acquired taste. The jerky was shared between 11 people, where there were some mixed opinions from outsiders. Here are the amazingly similar official ratings between the Group of Seven (Mark – 5, Paul – 5, Stephane – 5, Nolan – 5, Mark M. – 4, Sid – 6, Ava – 5.5). It should be noted that this flavor was also shared with three Asian (Chinese, Chinese, Malaysian) women who were all much more favorable to this satay flavor.”
This resealable plastic bag has most things printed directly on the bag itself, including the back and front. There is one label affixed to the front. There is a high resolution picture on the front displaying a spread of jerky.
A slogan printed on this bag is “Soo Jerky. Always a snack to savour.”. Some facts printed on this bag are “Ready To Eat”, and “Processed In Canada”.