This Cattleman’s Cut jerky brand name was launched by the very large family owned business Oberto Sausage Co. The slogan for the popular Lowrey’s jerky brand name also manufactured by Oberto Sausage Co. happens to be “Cattleman’s Cut”. This Cattleman’s Cut jerky brand has a successful marketing campaign of making fun of men in America for an array of “mamby-pamby” (their words, I would say sissy) behaviors, where a cowboy hands the man a bag of Cattleman’s Cut jerky, and says ‘Cattleman Up’. Oberto Sausage Co. is based out of Kent, Washington.
The first review on Cattleman’s Cut will focus on a 0.75 ounce/21 gram bag of their Peppered flavored beef jerky. This flavor is described as using slow-cooked premium steak, brown sugar, sweet and savory seasoning, and layers of hardwood smoke with spicy fresh cracked black pepper. The bag was purchased at an Ollie’s discount store located in Niagara Falls, New York.
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.
There are some healthy ingredients added such as spices, which must include black pepper. Some people refer to black pepper as the King of Spices with all its healthy benefits. The vague term natural flavorings is used, which is annoying as to perhaps hide some ingredient(s) that are untowards.
The sugar level is high at 5 grams of sugar per 21 grams of jerky to lose a rating. Our preference is 3 grams of sugar or less per 28 grams of jerky. The salt level is high at 390mg of salt per 21 grams of jerky to lose another rating. Our preference is 350mg of salt or less per 28 grams of jerky.
CATTLEMAN’S CUT – PEPPERED BEEF JERKY
Written by guest jerky reviewer Stéphane Leclerc
This Cattleman’s Cut – Peppered Beef Jerky was a bit challenging to evaluate. I am usually a big fan of Peppered flavors and this one simply doesn’t cut the cheese or rock my boat the right way. The Black Pepper flavor is well pronounced and very tasty and that’s mostly what it has going for it.
I could not really taste the smokiness, I could smell it but it wasn’t really translating into flavor, as it is very light at best. I could however pick up an odd taste without really been able to put my middle finger on it. It does feel like a processed/chemical like type of flavor and perhaps this was meant to be the “smokiness”…just a thought!
This Cattleman’s Cut – Peppered Beef Jerky is fairly sweet and the texture is quite generic. It simply could not hold my interest for any length of time and I am inclined to award a 7/10 taste rating at best.
Here is Paul’s taste review: “The pieces are small in size, and they are cut rather thick. The jerky is soft and chewy, and it leaves no oily residue on your fingers.”
“The first flavors I detect are salt, pepper, too much sweet, not enough garlic, and a bold processed beef flavor. Right from sticking my nose in the bag just after I cut it open, I am inundated with processed flavors.”
“The pepper level is good, but nothing else jumps out at me. I am in total agreeance with Stéphane here, but I am going to go even a step or two further. This flavor is insulting our taste buds, as well as any other meat/beef lover aficionados. Even Jack Link’s lovers would not be impressed with this jerky, it tastes that processed, at least to me. I can find next to no redeeming qualities to this jerky. A 5/10, a very, very generous 5/10 gentlemen, NOT impressed.”
Here is what Mark had to say about this Peppered beef jerky flavor from Cattleman’s Cut: “Thanks Stéphane and Paul for your honest, candid taste reviews. To be honest, I was surprised to see Paul be so critical of this flavor. Peppered jerky flavor is arguably our favorite flavor in the world, and the peppered level used here does deliver at a decent level.”
“Personally, I did not find this flavor as offensive compared to Stéphane and Paul, which again is a surprise even after over 750 jerky reviews. Agreed with Stéphane, there is an odd unnatural processed flavor present that is difficult to pinpoint and describe. I was actually at a Good (8/10) taste rating, which in hindsight I am kind of embarrassed about. This jerky was shared between 9 people with a lot of mixed reactions.”
This plastic resealable bag has everything imprinted on the bag itself, both on the front and back. There are no labels affixed to this bag. Displayed on the front is a high resolution picture on the front of these bite sized jerky strips. The Cattleman’s Cut logo looks like it was branded, and has the initials CC in the middle roped by a lasso.
A slogan printed on this bag is “Where Steak Meets Glory”. Some facts printed on this bag are “7g Protein”, and “With Natural Smoke Flavor Added”.