Backwoods Chef Eddie is the creator of the 3B’s Pub Jerky brand name that was officially launched in 2006. 3B’s meaning Beer, Babes, and Burgers/Beef. Eddie was a U.S. Army paratrooper having served during the Cold war era defending a border with the 11th ACR from a possible threat. Growing up in the Backwoods and hunting in his home state of Virginia, he became an avid hunter following traditional Native American ways of hunting building natural blinds, hunting from trees, or stalking his prey. Whitetail deer and wild turkey were his favorite choices for jerky.
All meat is harvested and not wasted. With the harvest of those hunts, the earliest jerky recipes were created, which have evolved into the recipes that they use with their beef jerky today. This 3B’s Pub Jerky brand name is located in Elkton, Virginia, and it is distributed under the same name of 3B’s Pub Jerky.
The next review for 3B’s Pub Jerky will focus on a 1 ounce/28 gram bag of their fakin’ bacon flavored beef jerky. This Fakin’ Bacon beef jerky flavor is described as a sweet, bacony flavored jerky with hints of hickory and brown sugar. The jerky was graciously submitted for review by the Founder/Owner/Creator, Backwoods Chef Eddie Kirby.
Ingredients: Beef, Water, Salt, Sugar, Onion, Worcestershire Sauce, Soy Sauce, Paprika, Celery, Less Than 2% Molasses, Black Pepper, Hickory Smoke Flavoring, Vinegar, Tomato Paste, Mustard Flour, Brown Sugar, Maple Syrup, Grape Puree. Spicy Variations May Contain Cayenne, Jalapeno, Habanero and/or Ghost Pepper. Allergen Warnings: Soy
The beef used is guaranteed to have been raised ethically, meaning not administered growth hormones or additional antibiotics. This beef is also guaranteed to have at least partial free range to roam about as nature intended. As a result, the highest ingredient rating possible is Very Good (9/10).
The liquid marinade used here is
comprised of water, Worcestershire sauce, healthy vinegar, healthy tomato paste, maple syrup, grape puree, and soy sauce. The ingredient lists for the Worcestershire and soy sauces are not provided.
There is no nutrition facts table provided. As a result, the exact sugar and salt levels are unknown. Based on the taste alone, this fakin’ bacon flavor almost for sure exceeds our limit of 3 grams of sugar or less per 28 grams of jerky to lose a rating.
This jerky does qualify to have no sodium nitrite, or any other similar unhealthy preservatives. Instead, celery is used with its naturally occurring nitrates. Admirably, this jerky qualifies to have no MSG added.
Written by guest jerky reviewer Paul Rekker
When I open the bag I smell soy. The pieces are small in size, and they are sliced to a medium thickness. The jerky is chewy and dry, and it leaves no oily residue on your fingers.
The first flavors I detect are salt, black pepper, garlic, (a bit too much) sweet, and natural beef.
I do detect a bacon flavor in the background, it is coming through at a decent level for me. This is maybe contributing to why the jerky tastes so sweet.
Either way, this jerky, outside of the jerky being too sweet, is hitting on all the right notes. I even detect a slight kick to the jerky, as I visually see chili flakes on the strips of jerky.
I will deduct a point for too much sweet, but, outside of that, this is a pretty decent tasting flavor. A 9/10 gentlemen.
“The first tastes detected are arguably a too high level of sweetness, that familiar great tasting Worcestershire/soy sauce ratio, and a mild level of saltiness. This jerky texture is borderline candied with the sugar. In the background is a subtle smoked taste that rounds off the flavor, the lovely sweetness from onions, and some foreign flavor that somewhat resembles bacon.”
“While this flavor is described as tasting bacony, it is unmistakably beefy tasting. The overall complex taste profile tastes great, and is well-balanced. However, it seems a near impossible job to capture a bacon flavor using beef as opposed to pork. This Fakin’ Bacon flavor could very well pass as an original beef jerky flavor, but interesting tasting nonetheless.”
“This jerky was shared between 9 people, where the theme was the same. This flavor tastes good to very good, but does not resemble bacon all that much. Here are the official ratings between the Group of Seven (Mark – 8.5, Paul – 9, Stéphane – 8.5, Nolan – 8, Mark M. – 8, Sid – 7, Ava – 7.5)”.
This brown resealable plastic bag has labels affixed to both the front and back. 3B’s Pub Jerky logo was created from Eddie’s “Family Crest”, which originated in Ireland and comes from “The Village of Churches”, and their heritage proudly carries on still today in the 3B’s Pub Jerky Logo.
There are no slogans or facts printed on this bag.
Some bag categories missing are the jerky weight is not stated in grams, a blurb about 3B’s Pub Jerky and this fakin’ bacon flavor, distributor address details, a USDA stamp, a best before date, and a bar code.
Order their jerky online: www.bcejerky.com