In 2018, current CEO James Napier, being a knee down amputee, was determined not to let that disability affect him. James reached out to a friend, fellow patriot, serial entrepreneur, and current COO Lance Wood. Together, while eating some special hot sauces at a local barbecue, James thought that he could sell these hot sauces. In collaboration with their wives, The Patriot Brands LLC was launched shortly afterward. James then resurrected his dream of selling jerky. Being a local mom and pop shop with great capacity as a full service meat processor, James had secretly been working on perfecting some jerky flavors. Teaming up with trusted FDA certified processor Kill to Grill with their decades of experience manufacturing jerky, this The Patriot Brands Jerky was officially launched. Late in 2018, The Patriot Brands LLC introduced meat sticks to their line of products for sale. This jerky is distributed by The Patriot Brands LLC, and they are located in Cuba, Missouri.
The next review on The Patriot Brands Jerky will focus on a 3 ounce/84 gram bag of their Gunpowder Peppered flavored beef jerky. This flavor is described as black, red and white peppers blended to provide a great unity of flavor that any freedom loving Patriot will enjoy. The bag was kindly submitted for review by COO Lance Wood.
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.
The sugar level is a tad high here at 4 grams of sugar per 28 grams of jerky to lose a rating. Our preference is 3 grams of sugar or less per 20 grams of jerky. The salt level is on the high side at 650mg of salt per 28 grams of jerky to lose another rating. Our preference is 350mg of salt or less per 28 grams of jerky.
This jerky does not qualify to have no sodium nitrite added, as sodium nitrite is used outright to lose a rating. Instead salt is the main preservative. To a lesser degree, citric acid also acts as a preservative. Admirably, this jerky does qualify to have no added MSG.
Written by guest jerky reviewer Stéphane Leclerc
A couple of bites and the Patriots Brand Gunpowder Peppered Beef Jerky is spectacular. The awesome flavor of cracked black pepper paired with a hint of sweetness and a splash of acidity is outstanding. It is perfectly balanced with a bold explosion of superb and delicious flavors.
This jerky has a mild saltiness and sweetness, some light notes of garlic and onion. The flavor profile works really well with the natural beef flavor and the wonderful and unmistakable great taste of freshly cracked black pepper.
The strips of jerky are fairly large and sliced thick. The jerky is moist, tender and chewy and it has a really pleasant chewing factor. At the bottom of the bag, a substantial amount of black pepper is also included and offers the option of sprinkling a pinch on a strip. Therefore, adding a little more flavor to this already great experience.
The Patriots Brand Gunpowder Peppered Beef Jerky is a real gem and it will certainly be a favorite of anyone in their right mind. We wholeheartedly recommend this jerky to any fans of black pepper.
We are all unanimous; this jerky highly deserves Two Thumbs Up! and an Excellent (10/10) taste rating. Cheers!
This clear plastic resealable bag has a label affixed to the front, and nothing on the back. With The Patriot Brands LLC being so patriotic, it is no surprise whatsoever that the colors of the USA flag red, white and blue are used.
There are no slogans or facts printed on this bag.
The majority of bag categories are covered here. Missing is a blurb printed about The Patriot Brands Jerky and this Gunpowder Peppered flavor, Also missing is a best before date, but a sticker on the back is likely the batch number, which could translate to a best before date.
Order their jerky online: www.thepatriotbrands.com