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 sweet and spicy flavored beef jerky. This sweet and spicy beef jerky flavor is described as being A little sweet, A little spicy, where the best of both worlds collide in this classic. The jerky was kindly 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 are some healthy ingredients added such as onion, paprika, and black pepper.
There is no nutrition facts table provided. As a result, the exact sugar and salt levels are unknown.
This jerky does qualify to have no sodium nitrite or any other similar unhealthy preservatives. Instead, salt and celery with its naturally occurring nitrates are used as preservatives. Admirably, this jerky qualifies to have no MSG added.
Very Good (9/10) – Ingredient Rating
Written by guest jerky reviewer Paul Rekker
When I open the bag, I smell natural beef, along with light sweet. The slices are small to medium in size, and they are sliced to a medium thickness. The jerky is relatively soft and dry, and it leaves no oily residue on your fingers.
The first flavors I encounter are salt, sweet, pepper, garlic and a fair amount of natural beef. The spice is more in the background, it hasn’t quite broken through yet with any measure of boldness. I’d have to say that the sweetness is winning the battle over the spice, I wish it was the other way around. A little too much sweet, not quite enough spice, otherwise a decent tasting jerky. I am picking up on a juice, possibly pineapple juice?
Here is what Mark had to say about this sweet and spicy beef jerky flavor from 3B’s Pub Jerky: “Thanks Paul. True that this flavor has more sweet than spice but the sweetness level does not go overboard even though the texture is borderline candied. The spiciness could arguably stand to be at a higher level. Stéphane and I seemed to enjoy this flavor more than Paul, where we were both at an Excellent (10/10) taste rating. There is a mighty delicious base of flavors in the background that makes this sweet and spicy flavor a treat to eat, which is addictive as heck.”
A 1 ounce/28 gram bag sells for $5.00, which rates as an expensive price. The price is cheaper at $3.12 an ounce if you order a pound of jerky from the 3B’s Pub Jerky web site.
Very Good (9/10) – Taste Rating
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 sweet and spicy flavor, distributor address details, a USDA stamp, a best before date, and a bar code.
Order their jerky online: www.bcejerky.com
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