Jedidiah's Jerky is a brand that we reviewed before (read the reviews here). Some time ago, they reintroduced 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 "Hot Chili Pepper" jerky doesn't come with any additional description or claims.
Beef brisket, gluten free reduced sodium tamari soy sauce, brown sugar, pineapple juice concentrate, granulated garlic, crushed red pepper, black pepper, ginger
The first flavor I pick up on the tongue is a sweet, along with a light salt. The heat quickly builds up. The chewing brings on a light chile pepper flavor with touches of black pepper. There's a hint of fruity tang in the chew.
For being marketed as "Hot Chili Pepper" it seems to hold up well. I get a fair amount of heat, with some pieces being more hot. On my personal heat scale, I'd rate this as "medium hot" (level 4 out of 5). I also get a light chile pepper flavor from the generous sprinkling of red pepper flakes.
Otherwise, the primary taste profile is that of sweet and hot, with a seasoning of salt, red pepper, and black pepper. The soy sauce remains light.
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. Some pieces have bits of fat on them, which adds some flavor.
This Hot Chili Pepper Beef Brisket Jerky from Jedidiah's lives up to its billing, generating a decent level of heat with a light chile pepper flavor. It's really more of a classic "sweet and hot", however. The tender, moist chewing creates a lot of snackability. Otherwise, the overall flavor is nothing unusual, and nothing unexpected. In that sense, it's quite a typical flavor. But the meat consistency and chewing is excellent.
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