The first review on 5K Bison & Boar Ranch will be on a 2 ounce/56 gram bag of their mesquite flavored Wild Boar jerky. This bag was purchased at St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market in St. Jacobs, Ontario, Canada.
This jerky is distributed under the same name of 5K Bison & Boar Ranch, who are located in Hagersville, Ontario, Canada. This ranch is owned by Bob Ramaniuk and Doreen Sarrazin, where they launched their line of bison and wild boar jerky in 2015. The bison and wild boar are humanely raised at their ranch, and the ingredients used in the jerky are wholesome. In addition to St. Jacobs Market, they sell their jerky at a store in Hagersville, Ontario, Canada. 5K represents the five children that they have whose name starts with K (Katie, Karter, Keeleigh, Khloe, Kaine).
Ingredients: Wild Boar, Barbecue Sauce, Liquid Mesquite Smoke, Spices, Brown Sugar.
The Wild Boar at 5K Bison & Boar Ranch are ethically raised, meaning not administered growth hormones or additional antibiotics. They also have free range access to roam about, just the way nature intended. It does not get much better than this.
The liquid marinade uses a decent barbecue sauce, and liquid mesquite smoke. There are plenty of super healthy spices used.
There is no nutrition facts table provided. As a result, the exact sugar and salt levels are unknown. Based on the taste alone, they seem to be at light levels.
This jerky qualifies to have no sodium nitrite, or any other similar preservative. Instead, salt is used as the main preservative. Admirably, this jerky qualifies to have no MSG added.
Excellent (10/10) – Ingredient Rating
These pieces of jerky are a mixture of medium to small in size, and sliced to an average thickness. It’s a fairly dry texture, but within reason to chew. There are minimal signs of fat. Handling this jerky leaves quite a bit of oily residue on your fingers, where you will need a paper towel.
Right away it’s as if you are eating a smoked mesquite barbecue sauce. There is a good deal of mesquite flavor, which reminds you of how good mesquite tastes. It’s sort of a tart flavored barbecue sauce, which is reminiscent of an old fashioned barbecue sauce.
The Wild Boar itself is a bit richer tasting compared to beef. Both the sweetness and saltiness are at light levels. Overall, this is a juicy and addictive snack, with a great blend of flavors.
This 2 ounce/56 gram bag of jerky cost $10.00. That works out to $5.00 an ounce, which rates as an expensive price. In terms of Wild Boar jerky, it would rate more as an average price. This jerky is highly recommended from both ingredient and taste aspects.
Excellent (10/10) – Taste Rating
All we have here is a vacuum sealed clear plastic bag that is non-resealable. No labels or stickers are attached. Doreen was kind enough to provide the ingredient list.
Admirably, this bag is vacuum sealed, the best way to keep jerky fresh tasting.
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