The next review on Hombre Authentic Beef Jerky will focus on a 6 ounce/170 gram bag of their original flavored beef jerky sticks. Since our first review on Hombre Authentic Beef Jerky – Original Beef Jerky about a month ago, Hombre Authentic Beef Jerky has been added to 15 stores, will be adding a 20 store chain based in the Kansas City Metro-area next week, and more plans to add in other stores soon. This jerky bag was graciously submitted for review by the Pyle Meat Products team.
Hombre Authentic Beef Jerky is distributed by Pyle Meat Products LLC, and they are located in Eudora, Kansas. Pyle Meat Products LLC was started way back in 1959 by Thomas Pyle. They made a commitment to bringing high-quality, authentic meat products to the “Salt of the Earth” people, loved from Topeka, KS to the Kansas City Metro. This Hombre Authentic Beef Jerky brand was officially launched in 1980. Over the years, all seven of Thomas’ children have worked for the company at one time or another, and now grandchildren also. Impressively, Hombre Authentic Beef Jerky won the Kansas Meat Processors Association grand champion jerky award in 2015 and 2016.
Ingredients: Beef, Seasoning (Salt, Pepper, Monosodium Glutamate, Sodium Erythorbate, Maple Sugar, Onion Powder, Natural Spice Extractives), Soy Sauce (Water, Wheat, Soybeans, Salt, Sodium Benzoate), Worcestershire Sauce (Distilled White Vinegar, Molasses, Corn Syrup, Water, Salt, Caramel Color, Sugar, Spices, Anchovy Puree, Natural Flavor, Tamarind), Natural Hickory Smoke Flavor, Potassium Sorbate. Allergen Warnings: Soy, Wheat, Anchovies
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 sugar level is excellent at 0 grams of sugar rounded off per 28 grams of jerky. The salt level is respectable at 280mg of salt per 28 grams of jerky.
This jerky does not qualify to be sodium nitrite free, as similar unhealthy preservatives sodium erythorbate and potassium sorbate are used here to lose a rating. This flavor does not qualify to be MSG free, where monosodium glutamate itself is used to lose another rating.
Written by guest jerky reviewer Stéphane Leclerc
Here we go, Jack!
The Hombre Beef Jerky Original Beef Jerky Sticks are not the traditional beef sticks. These are cut from a whole piece of meat in a long and narrow fashion. It’s a fun and creative way to cut each strip and imitate a regular beef stick in some way. This is also a clever way of creating a great texture and maintaining the natural beef flavor while avoiding the unnatural and processed feel and taste often associated with other meat sticks.
The salt and black pepper introduces this flavor in a big way and it kicks up as I chew each bite. The saltiness is not really a big deal although it tends to taste a little saltier with the thinner pieces. The other bolder flavors are the soy and smokiness with the onion and garlic at a lighter level. The great natural beef flavor of the thicker pieces with the smokiness adds a nice touch of richness to an already decadent flavor profile.
As mentioned, these jerky “sticks” are long and narrow and unlike uniform beef sticks, they are unevenly cut thick with the occasional thinner strips. Their texture is dry and reasonably easy to chew. This jerky is interestingly softer on the inside with a little more body on its outer layer. Each bite melts in your mouth and releases so much great flavor.
Fun Fact: The Hombre Beef Jerky logo is a graphic of a classic looking Hombre chewing on an old fashioned and authentic beef jerky stick. It is an appropriate design to illustrate this delectable and authentic jerky stick and flavor.
Wow Mark said, “this jerky is tasty and addictive leaving you wanting more. This is how good old fashioned jerky should be.”
Paul also said: “My …oh my! I am blown away by this jerky flavor; this jerky is melting in my mouth and soothing my taste buds. Every bite I take almost equates to sinking the 8-ball on a very loooong shot!”
We wholeheartedly agree and highly recommend this highly addictive Hombre Beef Jerky Original Beef Jerky Sticks to even the slightest beef jerky fan.
We enthusiastically award this great jerky a memorable and Excellent 10/10 taste rating with two thumbs up … way up and to whomever may disagree …this is a simple fact of life, Jack, Cheers!
This resealable plastic bag has a label affixed to the front, and nothing on the back. The Hombre Authentic Beef Jerky logo is a classic looking hombre, donning a sombrero while chewing a jerky stick.
There are no slogans printed on this bag. Some facts printed are “30 Calories”, “0g Carbs”, “36g Protein”, and “Smoke Flavoring Added”.
Some other bag categories missing are the jerky weight is not stated in grams, and a best before date. You are encouraged to like Hombre Authentic Beef Jerky on Facebook. Commendably, a toll free phone number is provided for customer inquiries.
Order their jerky online: www.hombrebeefjerky.com