4 Seasons Jerky uses lean round or flank cuts of meat, marinated for 24 hours.
This Teriyaki Lime is described by the company as, "...a splendid mix of Japanese teriyaki marination and citrus lime to give a delicious tangy sweet taste!"
Beef, teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, black pepper, lime juice, worcestershire sauce, smoke liquid, garlic powder, onion powder, red crush pepper, sugar, other spices.
The first flavors that hit my palate is the teriyaki sauce, followed by a light natural meat flavor. Light levels of spicy heat comes in after. The chewing brings on a marbleized, natural meat flavor, with touches of garlic and onion, a little bit of smoke, and a light bit of citrus tang.
The spiciness rates a "mild medium" on my heat scale (level 2 out of 5), while the saltiness feels moderate.
For being named, "Teriyaki Lime", it holds up somewhat. I get a good deal of teriyaki flavor, but the lime is rather light. The teriyaki tastes like traditional Japanese teriyaki, though is light on the sweet. The lime isn't noticed until I get into the chewing, and then I pick up just trace amounts of citrus tang. It could certainly use more lime.
Otherwise, the primary taste profile is the marbleized, natural meat flavor mixed with the teriyaki marinade, and spiced up lightly with red pepper flakes. The meat flavor, along with the light streaks of fat, gives this jerky a natural character.
The chewing is mostly soft and tender, but still retaining some jerky chewiness. The texture feels just like real pieces of steak, and the bits of fat scattered here and there only seems to heighten that meat-chewing experience.
This Teriyaki Lime Beef Jerky from 4 Seasons offers a wonderful, marbleized meat flavor combined with a tender, steak like chewing, that makes these chunks of dried beef seem whole and natural. While I could only find trace amounts of lime tanginess, the teriyaki flavor seemed genuine without going over the top sweet. Overall, it's hard to put down this great marbleized steak flavor and chewing, and even though it didn't quite deliver on its citrusy lime claims, I'm compelled to still give this a top rating.
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