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 Chili Limon beef jerky flavor. This jerky was kindly submitted by the creator of this Sierra Madre Provision Co. jerky brand, James Schaft (a.k.a. – Jimmy the Jerky Man).
Ingredients: Beef, Soy Sauce (Water, Wheat, Soybeans, Salt, Sodium Benzoate: Less than 1/10th of 1% as a preservative), Lemon Juice (Lemon Juice Concentrate, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Bisulfite), Black Pepper, Garlic, Corn Syrup, Lemon Pepper Seasoning (Salt, Citric Acid, Spice, Sugar, Silicon Dioxide, Lemon &FD&C Yellow #5, Cayenne Pepper, Crushed Chilies, Sugar, 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.
The liquid marinade used here contains a fair brand of soy sauce and lemon juice.
Some healthy ingredients added are black pepper and cayenne pepper.
The artificial color fd&c yellow #5 is used to lose a 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. Admirably, this jerky does qualify to have no MSG added.
Decent (7/10) – Ingredient Rating
SIERRA MADRE PROVISION CO. – CHILI LIMON BEEF JERKY
Written by guest jerky reviewer Paul Rekker
When I open the bag I believe I am smelling smoke. Not much of anything else is jumping out at me. The jerky is large in size and is medium to thick. The jerky is quite hard, not in the sense of being too chewy, but not soft (thankfully), and it is still rather easy to chew. There is no oily residue handling these jerky strips. There are only two pieces of the jerky, one small and one really large one.
I taste salt, pepper, garlic, onion, and natural beef when I bite into the smaller piece. I am also being inundated with the spiciness, which is quite prevalent, it is by far the strongest flavor coming out of the jerky. And while it is significantly spicy, it is extremely tasty. D*mn Sierra Madre Provision Co., you’ve got another winner here, a definitely delectable meaty treat, one that perfectly massages the palate and then burns your insides. Just looking at the remaining jerky is making me both sweat and drool. After only the smaller piece being consumed, I find I am already wiping the profuse sweat off of my brow.
Sierra Madre Provision Co., I can honestly find no fault with your “crack in a bag”, and am therefore awarding this flavor a very emphatic 10/10, 20/10 if I could. It most definitely tastes like “more”…👍😋👍
Written by guest jerky reviewer Stéphane Leclerc
The Sierra Madre Provision Co. Chili Limon Beef Jerky is nothing to write home about. The flavor is simply salt and spiciness. There is no complexity or depth of flavor. I also find a strange aftertaste, and I can’t put my finger on it. Perhaps the “limon” could explain the strange aftertaste, as I do not taste the citrus. The texture is very dry, and no fat in sight. This texture does nothing to convey any flavors, even if there would be some in the first place. On the other hand, I did not find the smell too offensive.
I tried, and I simply couldn’t find any reason to take another bite. This jerky minus the spiciness could be a decent dog treat or a chew toy. It has the texture and flavor of a dish rag except not as tasty. I’ll give it a 5/10 taste rating simply for the average aroma.
Here is what Mark had to say about this Chili Limon beef jerky flavor from Sierra Madre Provision Co. “Thanks Paul and Stéphane for the diverse taste reviews. With Paul loving this flavor and Stéphane not so much, I find myself in the middle here. Despite what Stéphane stated, the lemon flavor is at a mild level. Yes, the lemon could be at a higher level but it is acceptable. The heat on the other hand is not just spicy but hot tasting. While not consistent strip to strip, the heat can become intense. The heat rates at a 3 out of 4 on the heat scale.”
“The texture is very dry. Whether by design or not, the texture seems too dry. Overall, this is an enjoyable flavor, but nothing stands out unless you are a big fan of heat. With Paul at a 10 rating, Stéphane at a 5 rating, and myself at an 8 rating, a Decent (7/10) taste rating will be awarded.”
This 3.25 ounce/92 gram bag sells online for $6.99, which works out to $1.84 an ounce. That rates as a pretty cheap price. Free shipping is offered on orders over $49.99.
Very Good (9/10) – Taste Rating
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.
Some missing bag categories are a blurb about Sierra Madre Provision Co., and a nutrition facts table.
Order their jerky online: www.sierramadreprovision.com
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