Stoney Point Farm Market is a family owned and operated country farmers market with three generations, and over 85 years of experience in providing wholesome goods – primarily fresh cut meats, locally grown produce, and prepared food and specialty items. Plus Stoney Point Farm Market is 50% woman owned with an SQF Level 3 USDA facility.
Stoney Point Farm Market take great pride in having an extremely loyal customer base who appreciate their wide variety of offerings, competitive prices, and friendly service. Their farmers markets are conveniently located 1.5 miles southwest of Littlestown, Pennsylvania on Route 194 South, and in The Markets at Hanover on Broadway in Hanover, PA, and less than ten miles away from the Gettysburg National Military Park!
This Bronco Billy’s Beef Jerky brand name was trademarked in 2006. Bronco Billy’s Beef Jerky was started by Joseph Arcuri who has passed away a few years ago. Stoney Point Inc. in partnership with his wife Kathy Arcuri have expanded and pushed the brand in its current growth, from 50 pounds a week to 10,000 pounds a week and still growing.
By no accident, Bronco Billy’s Beef Jerky does absolutely resemble the formerly very popular jerky brand Wild Bill’s Beef Jerky in every facet that also originated in Pennsylvania. After Monogram Food Snacks from Tennessee acquired Wild Bill’s Beef Jerky in 2009, many of their loyal customers have vented to us about how Monogram Food Snacks ruined their beloved Wild Bill’s Beef Jerky brand. Especially in the last four or five years with Monogram cheapening their ingredients and using non-USA beef.
Well, consumers have another choice with Bronco Billy’s Beef Jerky to restore the pride back in Pennsylvania with this Bronco Billy’s Beef Jerky brand that is still Hand Cut, Hand Sliced, and Hand Packed using USDA beef. Bronco Billy’s Beef Jerky is distributed under the name of Stoney Point Inc., and they are located in Littlestown, Pennsylvania.
The first review on Bronco Billy’s Beef Jerky will focus on a 1 ounce/28 gram bag of their peppered flavored beef jerky. This flavor is described as being made with enough real maple syrup to get an approving thumbs up from any Canadian citizen, and dusted with the perfect amount of course black pepper. The jerky was kindly submitted for review by Amanda Fowler.
Ingredients: Beef, Soy Sauce (Water, Salt, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Corn Syrup, Caramel Color, Potassium Sorbate), Sugar, Water, Imitation Maple Syrup, Liquid Smoke, Flavorings, Pepper, Cultured Dextrose. Allergen Warnings: Soy
The beef used is ethically raised, meaning it is guaranteed to be free of growth hormones and additional antibiotics. Also, the cattle have at least partial free range access to roam about, and graze on grass the way nature intended. As a result, the highest ingredient rating that can be awarded is a Very Good (9/10) rating.
The liquid marinade is comprised of a poor brand of soy sauce, water, imitation maple syrup, and liquid smoke. It is disappointing to see that an artificial maple syrup flavor is used to lose a rating.
The sugar level is kind of high at 5 grams of sugar per 28 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 also high at 490mg of salt per 28 grams to lose another rating. Our preference is 350mg of salt or less 28 grams of jerky.
This jerky qualifies to have no sodium nitrite, or any other similar unhealthy preservative added. To a lesser degree the cultured dextrose also acts as a preservative. This jerky does not qualify to have no MSG added, as the highly processed cheap flavor enhancer hydrolyzed soy protein is used in the soy sauce to lose a rating.
BRONCO BILLY’S BEEF JERKY – PEPPERED BEEF JERKY
Written by guest jerky reviewer Paul Rekker
When I open the bag, I immediately smell the pepper, as in black pepper. The pieces are small in size, and they are generally sliced to a medium thickness. The jerky is a slight bit soft, and a tad chewy, but well within reason on both counts. The jerky glistens a tiny bit, which hints at a bit of an oily residue, however there is no residue left on your fingers.
When I bite into the jerky, oh my lucky stars, what a juicy, flavorful treat!!
I taste salt, copious, and I mean COPIOUS amounts of black pepper, I’m in peppered heaven!! I also detect garlic, onion and lots of natural beef.
But back to the pepper, Bronco Billy, you Buckers are Bloody Brilliant!! I wouldn’t Be Blindsided if a Bunch of Buxom Blond Bombshells came Bumbling up to us and offered us Bombastic BJ’s (you know what that stands for) in return for our Bronco Billy’s peppered Beef jerky. BJ’s for BJ!!
I might even be torn trying to decide!! Either way, I win large!!
Anything less than a 10/10 would be Bloody Bullcrap!! Two thumbs way up!!!👍👍 Gentlemen?
Here is what Stéphane Leclerc had to say: “The Bronco Billy’s Beef Jerky Peppered Beef Jerky strips are thin, leathery and have an overall great texture. The level of black pepper flavor is kicked up and it hits all the right notes. Although the black pepper flavor does vary between strips, it still has a distinguished and awesome taste. The cumin level is also quite elevated and pungent.”
“My main concern is with the imitation maple flavor, as it does leave a significant lingering aftertaste in my mouth. This fake maple flavoring does not add to this otherwise tasty beefy treat. Instead, it takes away from the richness and cheapens its flavor profile.”
“I am inclined to rate this Bronco Billy’s Beef Jerky Peppered Beef Jerky a good 8/10 taste rating.”
Here is what Mark had to say about this peppered beef jerky flavor from Bronco Billy’s Beef Jerky: “Thanks Paul and Stéphane for the informative taste reviews. Paul’s review was exactly what I had predicted, he would absolutely love this flavor. Stéphane’s review is a bit more puzzling, where Stéphane and I have had extensive discussions on this peppered flavor. Between the seven people who tried this jerky, none of them except Stéphane could detect the cumin flavor. Probably not surprising as Stéphane has a digestive food reaction to cumin, and the taste of cumin can overwhelm him, which to him tastes like body odor (BO).”
”Personally, I thought the overall taste profile comes across as a 10/10 taste rating with a well-balanced very bold taste profile. While observing most members of the Group of Seven consume this jerky, the black pepper level is not entirely consistent strip to strip. The sweetness and saltiness are at medium to moderate levels, and the soy is at a strong level. Stéphane is right in that there is little natural maple flavor present, but none of the other Group of Seven could say that the artificial maple flavor lingered in their mouths.”
”Move over Wild Bill’s with your lost cult following, there is a superior replacement here with this Bronco Billy’s Beef Jerky peppered beef jerky flavor! Two thumbs way up!!!👍👍”
The gray colored resealable has everything printed directly to bag itself on both sides. There are no labels attached. The Bronco Billy’s Beef Jerky logo is of the cowboy Yosemite Sam shooting two guns into the sky.
A slogan printed on this bag is “Time Honored Tradition”. Some facts printed on this bag are “Small Batch”, “Family Owned”, “Made in USA”, “Hand Cut”, “Hand Strung”, “Hand Packed”, “No Nitrates”, and “No MSG”.
All bag categories are covered with this bag. Arguably one rating could be deducted for having a partially illegible best before date. There is a small blurb printed on the back about Bronco Billy’s Beef Jerky. You are encouraged to follow them on Facebook. Commendably, a phone number is provided for customer inquiries.
Order their jerky online: www.broncobillybeefjerkys.com