Sierra Madre Provisions are located in Sierra Madre, California, which is in the foothill of the San Gabriel Mountains. They have been in business for over 30 years selling wholesale and retail, using ranch raised cattle. Their meat is hand sliced, and as of today, Sierra Madre Provision Co. sells over 15 different flavors of jerky. The Sierra Madre Provision Co. jerky brand name is distributed and manufactured by Sierra Madre Provisions.
The next review on Sierra Madre Provision Co. will focus on a 3.25 ounce/92 gram bag of their Spicy Chamoy beef jerky flavor. This jerky was graciously submitted by the creator of this Sierra Madre Provision Co. jerky brand, James Schaft (a.k.a. – Jimmy the Jerky Man).
Ingredients: Beef, Chamoy (Chili Powder, Sugar, Citric Acid, Salt, Water), Sugar, Paprika, Cayenne, Crushed Chilies, Jerky Spices (Salt, Spices, Sugar, Dehydrated Garlic, Dextrose, Paprika, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (Wheat & Soy), Spice Extracts, Garlic Flavor, Sunflower Oil (mfg. aid)), Soy Sauce (Water, Wheat, Soybeans, Salt), Lemon Juice, Sodium Nitrite. Allergen Warnings: Soy, Wheat
Sierra Madre Provision Co. uses ranch raised beef, which means the cattle have free range access to graze on grass. The cattle are also ethically raised, meaning that the cows received no growth hormones or additional antibiotics. As a result, the ingredient rating starts a Very Good (9/10) rating.
There is no nutrition facts table provided. As a result, the exact sugar and salt levels are unknown.
This jerky does not qualify to be sodium nitrite free, as sodium nitrite is used outright as a preservative to lose a rating. This jerky does not qualify to have no MSG added as the highly processed flavor enhancers hydrolyzed wheat and soy proteins are used to lose another rating .
Written by guest jerky reviewer Paul Rekker
When I open the bag I smell slight vinegar and maybe also slight soy. My portion consists of two pieces, one very large but somewhat thin, while the other is less than half the size but at least twice the thickness. The jerky is rather hard and dry, not too dry, but dry, and the jerky leaves no oily residue on your fingers.
When I bite into the smaller piece, I immediately taste salt, sweet, pepper, garlic, and natural beef. I am not picking up on any heat factor whatsoever. After two or three bites, I am detecting mostly a teriyaki flavor. This jerky is a tad too sweet for my taste buds.
This jerky is good, but not blow-me-away good. Sierra Madre has consistently produced some great jerky, without a doubt, but this one’s going to have to take a back seat to some of the other favors. I am enjoying it enough for an 8/10, but I can’t really go any higher. Apologies, but it is what it is.
Here is what Mark had to say about this Spicy Chamoy beef jerky flavor from Sierra Madre Provision Co. “Thanks Paul for the honest taste review. Initially, I thought this flavor was too sweet tasting also. The bag more or less had two smaller sized strips and two larger sized strips. Paul stopped doing the taste review after eating the first smaller strip. He should have tried the big strip also because that is when the chamoy flavor flavor profile began to show itself.”
“For the record, we have never tasted chamoy before. The more I ate, the better this flavor got. There is a myriad of flavors present. True in that this flavor is not all that spicy, maybe a 2 out of 5 on the heat scale at best. I have zero complaints about this flavor, which I thoroughly enjoyed. With Paul at an 8 rating and myself at a 10 rating, a Very Good (9/10) taste rating will be awarded.”
This is a fairly tall resealable bag. The front is gold colored, and the back is silver colored with nothing on the back. There is a label affixed to the front with no graphics.
There are no slogans or facts printed on this bag.
Order their jerky online: www.sierramadreprovision.com