The first review on Atlantic Pride Beef Jerky will focus on a 3.25 ounce/91 gram bag of their honey glazed flavored beef jerky. This bag was purchased at a gas station in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
The Atlantic Pride Beef Jerky brand name is distributed by Atlantic Dominion, located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. They were established in 1875, and today advertise themselves as the 16th largest convenience store distributor in the United States. They currently supply over 10,000 different products to all classes of the retail trade. Their jerky is actually made by a private labeler, which is not known for this brand of jerky. That makes this jerky a stock recipe.
Ingredients: Beef, Honey, Salt, Sugar, Monosodium Glutamate, Paprika, Spices, Garlic, Sodium Nitrite.
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 only liquid used in the marinade is honey, which can be healthy if minimally processed. Most big brand honey brands are almost totally devoid of pollen, and can hardly be called honey anymore.
Healthy garlic is used, which many people consider to be in the superfood group. There are also healthy spices used, which includes paprika.
There is no nutrition facts table provided. As a result, the exact sugar and salt levels are unknown.
This jerky uses unhealthy sodium nitrite as the main preservative, apart from salt. Disappointingly, this jerky uses monosodium glutamate (MSG) outright.
Average (5/10) – Ingredient Rating
These strips of jerky are mainly small in size, and sliced to a medium thickness. The texture is dry, but certainly not overly dry. There are almost no signs of fat, and handling this jerky leaves no oily residue on your fingers.
No taste really jumps out at first. More than anything, it is a processed beef flavor. There is a mild level of honey, and more so sweetness. The taste of MSG is noticeable. There is a faint garlic flavor. This flavor is mildly salty, and does not have any natural beef flavor. Overall, nothing special here.
This 3.25 ounce/91 gram bag of jerky was purchased for $6.59. That works out to $2.03 an ounce, which rates as an average price. This jerky is not recommended from both a taste and ingredient perspective.
This clear, non-resealable bag has a label affixed to the front, and nothing on the back. The Atlantic Pride Beef Jerky logo appears to be a lighthouse.
Their slogan is “Your Guide to Great Taste”. There are no facts printed on this bag.
The majority of bag categories are covered. Missing is a blurb written about the flavor and jerky, a nutrition facts table, and the bag is not resealable. To the credit of Atlantic Dominion, a phone number is provided for customer inquiries.
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