September 13, 2018

The Fresh Market Hot and Spicy Beef Jerky

The Fresh Market Sweet and Spicy Beef Jerky

Sweet and Spicy Beef Jerky
The Fresh Market.
Continuing on my journey to find the best beef jerky throughout the land, I found myself in Evansville Indiana. I didn’t really have all that much time to seek out the goods so I basically ran into the nearest grocery store where I found some at The Fresh Market.

The Fresh Market Sweet and Spicy Beef Jerky

I have to say that the beef jerky is very tender. When I took my first bite my teeth easily tore right through it. Some people like that and some people don’t. I myself prefer a little bit of “chew”, but it is a fine line because ultra tough is not good either. All in all this jerky is tender, but not so tender that it ruins it.

Is it spicy?

The Fresh Market Sweet and Spicy Beef Jerky is nice and spicy; however, it’s not hot. This is a little hard to explain, but the heat level is low, but it does have a nice zing. It has just the right amount of spiciness. After eating a few pieces I noticed that I had developed a little bead of sweat just above my eyebrows, but I kept eating it. I like that.

What about the sweetness?

I think the beef jerky could use a little more sweetness. There I said it. I love almost all beef jerky and try not to go against the product, but if you have sweet in the name it should be really sweet. For all I know this recipe is perfect for the people that came up with it since everyone has their own level of sweetness. I just think some more sugar would go a long way for this product.

And finally for the texture.

Basically, the pieces were cut relatively thick. This is not a bad thing if it is tender enough which is was. The slices varied as well. What I mean to say is most of the pieces are sliced against the grain, which helps it become tender, but there was one two pieces that were sliced with the grain. And amongst it all was one rogue pieces that wasn’t sweet or tender like these pieces just missed the marinade or something. I ate it anyway. Lastly there were not many “fines” or the small pieces at the bottom of the bag. I describe this in more detail where I describe what makes beef jerky so delicious.

The Fresh Market Sweet and Tender Beef Jerky is nice and tender
Thick cut jerky, but nice and tender
Overall I thought the Fresh Market delivered some pretty good beef jerky. If you are eve in Evansville Indiana

Ingredients

Ingredients List: Beef, Sugar, Water, Soy Sauce(water, wheat, soy beans, salt), Flavorings, Apple Cider, Salt, Paprika, Smoke Flavoring.

Overall: The Fresh Market Sweet and Spicy Beef Jerky is Good Beef Jerky.

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