The first review on Noble Jerky will focus on a 2.47 ounce/70 gram bag of their chipotle flavored vegan jerky. This flavor is described as being hot and spicy. The bag was purchased for $4.99 at a Winners store in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.
Noble Jerky is a proud Canadian company. They only sell vegan jerky, which uses certified non-GMO soy protein as the primary ingredient. Their jerky is advertised to be premium marinated and seasoned, and a clean fuel. Their jerky is currently for sales in the USA, Canada, and Australia. This Noble Jerky brand name is distributed by Urbani Foods Inc., and they are based out of Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada.
Non-GMO soy protein is a controversial food with respect to health benefits. Non-GMO soy protein contains all of the essential amino acids that your body cannot make. Some concerns about non-GMO soy protein are that they contain phytates, contain isoflavones that can interfere with thyroid function, and phytoestrogen that can disrupt natural hormone levels in the body. As a result, the highest ingredient rating that can be awarded is a Good (8/10) rating.
The sugar level is quite high at around 10 grams of sugar per 28 grams of jerky to lose a rating. Our preference is 4 grams of sugar or less for a hot based flavor. The salt level is a little high at around 384mg of salt per 28 grams of jerky. However, the salt level is ignored because healthy minimally processed sea salt is used.
Written by guest jerky reviewer Paul Rekker
When I open the bag, I once again smell juice, once again going to guess pineapple. The jerky is soft and somewhat dry, but quite juicy. The jerky is sliced medium to thick, the pieces are medium to large in size, and there is no oily residue left on your fingers.
The first flavors I encounter are salt, sweet (possibly just slightly too sweet), pepper, garlic, pineapple juice, a mediocre kick, not too intense, maybe a 1.5 or a 2 out of 5 on the heat scale.
When I read chipotle in the title, I was intrigued. And, like advertised, it delivers decently on the chipotle. However, my loins were metaphorically stirred when I read “cracked pepper” in the description. I happen to love intense pepper, which cracked pepper is supposed to be, but, to my chagrin, the pepper is just present at best, not the star of the show by any means.
I have to say, this jerky is quite the positive taste experience, just not wowing me, and not coming across as advertised, at least not intense enough for my pleasure. An 8/10 in my opinion gentlemen…
Here is what Mark had to say about this Chipotle Cracked Pepper beef jerky flavor from Chef’s Cut Real Jerky: “Paul nailed this review!!! The smoked flavor comes across well. With a flavor name containing ‘cracked pepper’, it falls woefully short on the peppered flavor. This jerky was shared between 7 people, where all of the opinions were positive. Here are the official ratings between the Group of Seven (Mark – 8, Paul – 8, Stephane – 9, Nolan – 9, Mark M. – 9, Sid – 8, Ava – 7)”.
This resealable plastic bag has everything imprinted directly on the bag itself, both on the front and back. There is clear label on the back affixed over a nutrition facts table, and the sticker price tag.
There are no slogans printed on this bag. Some facts printed on this bag are “marinated and seasoned”, “Vegan”, “#beNoble”, “Dried Soy”, and “Non GMO”.
Some bag categories missing are a blurb printed about Noble Jerky or this chipotle flavor, and a jerky brand web page As per Canadian law, French translations are provided. 🤢