The next review for Wild Bill’s will be on a 3 ounce/85 gram bag of their teriyaki beef jerky. This flavor is described as being sweet, savory, and packed full of rich flavor in every bite. The bag was purchased at a gas bar convenience store in Sayre, Pennsylvania.
Of all jerky brands reviewed to date, this Wild Bill’s is one of the most popular jerky brands out there. The Wild Bill’s brand name is owned by Monogram Meat Snacks, LLC., who are located in Memphis, Tennessee. Prior to being acquired by Monogram Meat Snacks, LLC. in 2009, the Wild Bill’s brand name originated in 1955 within Pennsylvania Dutch Country.
Ingredients: Beef, Soy Sauce (Water, Salt, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Corn Syrup, Caramel Color, Potassium Sorbate), Seasoning (Garlic, Pepper, Red Pepper). (Sprayed with Potassium Sorbate Solution to Help Protect Quality). Allergen Warnings: Soy
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 liquid marinade only consists of a poor quality soy sauce.
Healthy garlic, black pepper, and red peppers are used.
The sugar level is high at 7 grams of sugar per 28 gram of jerky. Our preference for a sweet based flavor as we have here is 5 grams of sugar or less per 28 grams of jerky.
The salt level is quite high at 510mg of salt per 28 grams of jerky. Our preference is 350mg of salt or less per 28 grams of jerky.
It is disappointing to see that potassium sorbate is listed twice in the ingredient list. Potassium sorbate acts as a preservative, and is similar to sodium nitrite.
This jerky does use a type of MSG in the form of hydrolyzed soy protein, which is a highly processed flavor enhancer.
Fair (4/10) – Ingredient Rating
Written by guest jerky reviewer Stéphane Leclerc
At first glance, this jerky has a somewhat overwhelming taste of soy and saltiness. I’ve also notice a mild sweetness and it is much rather savory with a significant acidic taste. There is a light level of garlic and black pepper which blends in nicely although not completely even throughout every piece.
There is some sweetness which is within reason and not nearly as sweet as most common and regular teriyaki flavors. Some natural beef flavor is present and a light and subtle smokiness can be tasted in the background. This smokiness accentuates the overall flavor of this beef snack. This flavor is not typical or entirely reminiscent of a classic tasting teriyaki flavor while the soy accompanied by some salt is mostly being the dominant flavor in the forefront.
These jerky strips are mainly medium in size and sliced to a medium thickness. The texture is on the dry side and moderately leathery, these jerky morsels do require some effort to chew.
Below is an excerpt from Wild Bill’s teriyaki flavor description, where I would say it’s fair to describe this flavor as savory and packed full of rich flavor.
It’s sweet, its savory, and packed full of rich flavor in every bite.
This Wild Bill’s teriyaki beef jerky is flavorful with a robust flavor. It is not a typical classic teriyaki flavor and we unanimously agreed in rating this jerky 8/10.
This 3 ounce/85 gram bag of jerky cost $7.49. That equates to $2.50 an ounce, which rates as an average price. The price is cheaper if you order directly from their web site.
Everything is imprinted directly on the bag, both on the front and back. The Wild Bill’s logo is an old, short man with a beard and moustache wielding two long guns, dressed in old style clothes, kind of like a pirate.
Their slogan is “Old School Jerky For a New Generation. Some facts printed on this bag are “Slow Smoked”, “Hard Crafted”, “Proudly Made in U.S.A.”, “10% Protein Per Serving”. “Resealable Bag”, “Started in a Butcher Shop”, “Small Batches”, “Strung By Hand”, “Rich & Robust”, and “Hickory Smoked”.
All bag categories are covered here with this bag. The back of the bag has a small blurb printed about Wild Bill’s. To the credit of Monogram Meat Snacks, LLC., there is a toll free phone number provided for customer inquiries. You are encouraged to follow Wild Bill’s on Facebook.
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