The next review on The Bored Butcher will be on a 2.1 ounce/60 gram bag of their natural flavored beef jerky. This jerky was graciously submitted for review by co-owners Gabriel Amador and Gabriel Costa.
The Bored Butcher is distributed by Amcofood S.A., and is located in Guayaquil, Guayas, Ecuador. Gabriel Amador, Gabriel Costa, and Daniel Costa officially launched The Bored Butcher jerky brand in December 2016. Locally sourced Ecuadorian cattle are used, which are mostly grass-fed, and the cows have plenty of room to roam about, the way nature intended. The Bored Butcher advertises their jerky to be minimally processed, no preservatives, and low on sugar. There are currently four flavors for sale, and a web site will eventually be launched.
Ingredients: Carne de Res Deshidratada, Vinagre, Azucar Morena, Sal, Pimienta, Paprika, Ajo, Cebolla.
Ingredients: Dehydrated Beef, Vinegar, Brown Sugar, Salt, Pepper, Paprika, Garlic, Onion.
The Ecuadorian beef used here is guaranteed to be ethically raised, meaning free of growth hormones or additional antibiotics. These cattle also are guaranteed to have at least partial free range access to roam about. As a result, the highest ingredient rating that can be awarded is a Very Good (9/10) rating.
The only liquid marinade used here is healthy vinegar.
Some other healthy ingredients are used such as paprika, garlic, and onion. Both garlic and onion belong to the allium family, which interestingly aids people differently depending on the individual’s needs.
The sugar level is great at under 1 gram of sugar per 15 grams of jerky. The salt level is high at 340mg of salt per 15 grams of jerky.
This jerky does qualify to have no sodium nitrite, or any other similar unhealthy preservatives. Instead, the main preservative used is salt, and vinegar to a lesser degree. Commendably, there is no MSG added.
Good (8/10) – Ingredient Rating
Written by guest jerky reviewer Stéphane Leclerc
This is an interesting jerky, there are no bold flavors and rather, the focus is on the natural taste of beef. The meaty flavor is nice and subtle with a slight salty accent. This jerky is lean and it shines through its texture; the slices are moderately large rectangular pieces thinly sliced. They are similar and remind me of bacon slices. This method of cutting the beef makes it fun and tasty while this texture helps in focusing on the meat flavor of this jerky.
This is truly a fun and interesting jerky, it is addictive and I enjoyed it a lot. It is very simple and it is cleverly crafted to make it enjoyable while making the very basic nature of this jerky shine through its fundamental simplicity.
This is a winner and a very pleasant jerky without unnecessary distraction from its great natural flavor. I rate it 10/10.
A 2.1 ounce/60 gram bag sells for $7.00. That works out to $3.33 an ounce, which rates as an expensive price.
Excellent (10/10) – Taste Rating
This clear resealable plastic bag has labels attached to both the front and back. The Bored Butcher logo has a cleaver and fork crisscrossed.
The Bored Butcher slogans are “Hand-Crafted Snacks” and “South American Beef Our Way”. Some facts printed on this bag are “High Protein”, “Low Sugar”, “Soy Free”, “G F” (Gluten-Free), “Dehydrated Meat”, “High in Salt (In red, meaning the opposite of low in salt), “Low in Sugar”, and “Low in Fat”. An “Ecuador First” logo is printed, and another logo indicating that the plastic bag is reusable.
The only bag category missing is a best before date. A lot number is provided, which could translate to a best before date. A blurb is printed on the back about The Bored Butcher, which is written in Spanish. Admirably, a phone number and email address are provided for customer inquiries. The @TheBoredButcher social media handle is displayed.
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