read the reviews here). Some time ago, they revamped their line of jerky with new recipes and new branding, and moved their headquarters to Laughlin, NV to Beatty, NV. Jedidiah's Jerky also has since opened up a chain of beef jerky stores called, "Jed's Jerky" throughout Nevada and California.
This new "Beef Brisket" line replaced the company's old "Private Reserve" line, which was also beef brisket. This new recipe has much less sodium than the previous recipe. You can read the previous review of that Private Reserve Teriyaki here.
This "Sweet Teriyaki" jerky is described by the company as being slowly marinated in their special Teriyaki sauce, and claims it to be a, "flavor explosion in your mouth!"
Beef brisket, gluten free reduced sodium tamari soy sauce, brown sugar, pineapple juice concentrate, granulated garlic, black pepper, ginger.
The first flavor I pick up on the tongue is a noticeable sweet with hints of ginger. The chewing brings on teriyaki style flavor marked by a light soy sauce and a lightly noticeable pineapple.
For being marketed as, "Sweet Teriyaki", it seems to hold up. It has a fair amount of sweetness to this, but not over-the-top, and most of that sweet comes on initially. The teriyaki part is not the classic Japanese-style, but it definitely has a teriyaki-esque flavor. This has the classic sweet, ginger, and soy sauce components, but its tangy component is marked by a lightly fruity pineapple instead of the fermented rice wine. The result is a teriyaki flavor that feels more light than traditional teriyaki, and slightly more fruity.
Overall, the primary taste profile is that of a light teriyaki sauce, noticeably sweet but not heavy, a somewhat low saltiness, with faint touches of ginger and pineapple. It's quite mild in spice.
The meat consistency is excellent for beef brisket jerky. It's quite soft and tender, and very meaty. There's only light stringiness found. The chewing texture feels like real meat, just quite soft and tender. Some strips are very soft and tend to chew mushy, but there are some pieces more dry and chewy.
This Sweet Teriyaki Beef Brisket Jerky from Jedidiah's Jerky offers up a unique teriyaki flavor that departs from the traditional Japanese-style by using pineapple juice instead of fermented rice wine to create something a little less tangy, but a little more fruity. Overall, this jerky tastes light, and not quite the, "flavor explosion in your mouth" the company had claimed. Otherwise, the soft, tender chew and the meaty texture is excellent for brisket jerky. In fact, for those who prefer a more mild jerky flavor, this makes a great choice.
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