The Mr. P’s brand of jerky is manufactured and distributed by Mr. P’s Beef jerky located in DeLand, Florida. This jerky started out to be for family and friends, then they opened a brand new USDA certified beef jerky manufacturing plant in Deland, Florida.
Ingredients: Beef, Hot sauce (peppers, vinegar, salt, xanthan gum, and benzoate of soda to preserve freshness and flavor), soysauce (water, wheat, soybeans, salt, sodium benzoate less than 1/10 of 1% as a preservative), habanero pepper sauce (red habanero pepper, vinegar, carrots, onion, salt, garlic & vegetable gum), cayenne pepper sauce (cayenne pepper, vinegar, salt, garlic), Hot chili sauce (chili, sugar, salt, garlic, distilled vinegar, potassium sorbate, sodium bisulfite as a preservative, xanthan gum), garlic, paprika, jalapeno sauce (distilled vinegar, jalapeno pepper, water, salt, corn starch, xanthan gum, ascorbic acid to preserve freshness), sugar, onion powder, black pepper, chili powder Allergen Warnings: Soy, Wheat
The beef used is not guaranteed to be free of growth hormones or additional antibiotics. Also, the beef is not guaranteed to have at least partial free range access to graze on grass. As a result, the highest ingredient rating that can be awarded is a Good (8/10) rating.
We have an interesting liquid marinade used here with a decent hot sauce, an average soy sauce, a healthy habanero pepper sauce, a healthy cayenne pepper sauce, an average hot chili sauce, and a good jalapeno sauce. Kudos to Mr. P’s Beef jerky for breaking down the ingredient lists of each sauce.
The hot flavor is achieved with some hot based sauces and chili powder. As a general rule, hot based foods are healthy if eaten in moderation.
There is no nutrition facts table provided. As a result, the exact sugar and salt levels are unknown.
Mr. P’s Beef jerky advertises their jerky as being preservative free. However I disagree to a certain degree. Yes, no added preservatives such as sodium nitrite are added. But, some of the sauces used contain preservatives such assodium benzoate (twice), potassium sorbate and sodium bisulfite. This jerky doea qualify to have no MSG added.
The jerky strips were mainly thin and large in size. The texture was good, not being too soft or too dry.
Unfortunately, back in 2012, I did not keep detailed taste notes on this jerky. The notes that I do have indicated that this jerky tasted great. I also remember that for all of the Mr. P’s beef jerky flavors that I tried, once a bag was started, it would be finished in no time. Another thing I remember about the taste, it was unassuming but addictive.
In 2012, I paid $7.00 for a 4 ounce/113 gram bag, which works out to $1.75 an ounce. To Mr. P’s Beef jerky credit, the price is still the same in 2014 even though the price of beef has noticeably risen. That equates to $1.75 an ounce, which rates as a borderline cheap price. This jerky is recommended as worth your money.
We have an interesting bag here. The plastic bag itself is transparent and resealable. There are two fairly small labels on this jerky, one at the back and one on the front. The Mr. P’s logo on the front is a happy, kind of goofy looking cow.
The slogan under the logo is “Made in DeLand, Florida“. For reasons I cannot explain, there is a note stating “* Do Not Refrigerate”. As far as I know, there is no harm keeping your jerky cool in a refrigerator.
A few minor bag categories are missing, such as a nutrition facts table, jerky weight is not stated in grams, a bar code, and allergen alerts. Admirably, there is a phone number supplied for customer inquiries.