In 2018, current CEO James Napier, being a knee down amputee, was determined not to let that disability affect him. James reached out to a friend, fellow patriot, serial entrepreneur, and current COO Lance Wood. Together, while eating some special hot sauces at a local barbecue, James thought that he could sell these hot sauces. In collaboration with their wives, The Patriot Brands LLC was launched shortly afterward selling hot sauces.
James then resurrected his dream of selling jerky. Teaming up with trusted FDA certified processor Kill to Grill with their decades of experience manufacturing jerky, this The Patriot Brands Jerky was officially launched. Late in 2018, The Patriot Brands LLC introduced meat sticks to their line of products for sale. This jerky is distributed by The Patriot Brands LLC, and they are located in Cuba, Missouri.
The next review on The Patriot Brands Jerky will focus on a 6 ounce/170 gram bag of their Mount Vernon Cherry Blossom flavored pork beef stick. This flavor is described as a nice faint cherry flavor mixed with their original little smokies snack stick. The bag was graciously submitted for review by COO Lance Wood.
Pork, Beef, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Granulated Sugar, Filtered Water, Citric Acid, Natural Flavors, Artificial Flavors, Sodium Benzoate, FD&C #40, Blue #1, Salt, Spices, Dextrose, Garlic Powder, Natural Spice Extractive, Sodium Nitrite, FD&C #3, Hydrogenated Palm Oil.
The beef and pork 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.
There is no nutrition facts table provided. As a result, the exact sugar and salt levels are unknown. The highly processed sweetener high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is used to lose a rating.
Written by guest jerky reviewer Paul Rekker
When I open the bag I smell vinegar, which is not uncommon for beef sticks (pepperettes). The beef stick looks just like any other beef stick, just maybe a little lighter in hue. It is soft and slightly moist, and the casing is not very rigid. It leaves an ever so slight oily residue on your fingers.
When I bite into the meat stick I immediately taste the cherry. It is a favorable taste, because it is not overpowering. It perfectly augments the other flavors peaking through, including salt, pepper, garlic and natural pork/beef.
I am seriously enjoying this particular beef stick, it is bursting with tasty flavors. If I recall, The Patriot Brands typically scores pretty high on our taste reviews, and there’s no reason to alter things here. Patriots Brand, I have heaped numerous versions of praise on your products, and I am running out of original, witty accolades, so intersperse some of my former praises on this latest product, a 10/10 gentlemen.
A 6 ounce/170 gram bag currently sells online for a 30% off sale at $2.79. That works out to 47 cents an ounce, which rates as a very cheap price. Free shipping is offered on online orders of $40, and includes a free pocket Constitution!
This non-resealable bag has a label affixed to the front, and nothing on the back. The Patriot Brands Jerky logo resembles a dog tag issued by the military.
There are no slogans or facts printed on this bag.
Some missing bag categories are a blurb printed about The Patriot Brands Jerky or this Mount Vernon Cherry Blossom flavor, a nutrition facts table, and a best before date. A lot number is provided, which could translate to a best before date.
Order their jerky online: www.thepatriotbrands.com