Branch Warren’s forefathers were cattlemen and beef jerky was a staple of their existence. A century and a half later he is still carrying on that tradition with time honored recipes that they guarantee you will love. Branch was born in Texas and spent his early childhood on a cattle ranch. On that ranch is where he learned the value of hard work. He later moved to the Ft. Worth area, where he began bodybuilding, and ultimately became a world champion professional bodybuilder. During this time is when Branch learned the importance of having a high-quality protein food source that is hormone free and all natural.
Throughout his life Branch has loved jerky and wanted to own his own company. So after retiring from competitive bodybuilding Branch wanted to pass on his healthy lifestyle, and time-honored family recipes to you. Once you open a bag and take the first bite, they guarantee you will love the wickedly awesome flavor of Wicked Cutz. This Wicked Cutz jerky brand is distributed under the name of Wicked Cutz, and they are located in Southlake, Texas.
The next review for Wicked Cutz will focus on a 2.75 ounce/78 gram bag of their Orange Teriyaki beef jerky. This flavor is described as starting off sweet & tangy and smoothly transitions into a subtle yet exciting Spicy Kick!! The jerky was graciously submitted for review by Luis Ubanda.
Beef, Brown Sugar, Soy Sauce (Water, Wheat, Soybeans, Salt), Rice Vinegar (Rice Vinegar, Inverted Syrup, Salt), Granulated Garlic, Granulated Onion, Ginger, Ground Pepper, Orange Extract (Cane Ethyl Alcohol, Orange Oil), All Spice. Allergen Warnings: Soy, Wheat
The beef used is guaranteed to have been raised ethically, meaning not administered growth hormones or additional antibiotics. As a result, the highest ingredient rating possible is Very Good (9/10).
The liquid marinade consists of a decent brand of soy sauce, healthy rice vinegar, and very healthy orange extract. Oranges contain large amounts of vitamin C, and they offer health benefits such as lowering blood pressure, lowers cholesterol, and helps control blood sugar levels.
There are some healthy ingredients added such as granulated garlic, granulated onion, ginger, black pepper, and allspice.
The sugar level is respectable at 3 grams of sugar per 28 grams of jerky. The salt level is also pretty low at 170mg of salt per 28 grams of jerky.
This jerky does qualify to not use sodium nitrite, or any other similar preservatives. Instead, salt is the main preservative. Admirably, this jerky does qualify to have no MSG added.
Very Good (9/10) – Ingredient Rating
WICKED CUTZ – ORANGE TERIYAKI BEEF JERKY
Written by guest jerky reviewer Paul Rekker
When I open the bag, I smell vinegar. The slices of jerky are somewhere in between soft and hard. The pieces are medium in size and thickness. There is no oily residue left on your fingers.
The first flavors I detect are the salt, pepper, slight garlic (mild), medium sweet (to be expected with a teriyaki flavor), vinegar, and natural beef.
I honestly wasn’t expecting much when I found out it was ‘orange teriyaki’, but I am duly impressed with this flavor. I wouldn’t exactly go as far as to say it’s wowing me, but it is an above average flavor, especially considering the amount of sweet in this jerky. Is the orange from orange peels, orange juice, or just an orange hue which I can detect on the strips of jerky? Either way, I am enjoying this flavor, and am prepared to award it an 8 or 9/10, likely closer to a 9/10. Gentlemen?
Here is what Stéphane had to say: “This Wicked Cutz Orange Teriyaki Beef Jerky is a novel flavor and it works beautifully. The notes of oranges, teriyaki, the splash of vinegar with a slight sweetness and ginger amongst other great flavors create a very clean and delectable taste. The flavor profile has depth, complexity, richness and a major ‘addictability’ factor. I was all in after a first bite.”
“The Wicked Cutz Orange Teriyaki Beef Jerky is top notch and deserves its own spot on top shelves. I am convinced this will be a big hit with most jerky aficionado and especially Teriyaki enthusiasts.”
“This little gem is memorable, an awesome meaty treat with a very well developed flavor profile. I can only say good things about it. I rate it no less than Excellent and it’s an easy 10/10 taste rating.”
Here is what Mark had to say about this Orange Teriyaki beef jerky flavor from Wicked Cutz: “Thanks Paul and Stéphane for your honest assessments. I am in full agreement with Stéphane here, where I was also totally impressed with this orange teriyaki flavor being memorable. Stéphane mentioned to me that the kick comes from the ginger. This flavor is so well-balanced, I cannot think of a single thing to improve the flavor.
On the surface, orange and teriyaki may seem as an odd pairing, but Wicked Cutz absolutely pulls it off. The orange extract (orange oil) flavor while certainly noticeable, is not overpowering, and does a wonderful job of accentuating this authentic tasting teriyaki flavor. Starting with the beautiful aroma and easy to chew texture, it would be a crime to rate this orange teriyaki flavor anything other than a 10/10. Sorry Paul, you are overruled here by the majority. Congratulations Wicked Cutz, Two thumbs way up!!!👍👍”
Wicked Cutz sells online at 2.75 ounce/78 gram bag of jerky for $6.49. That equates to $2.36 an ounce, which rates in the upper range of a cheap price.
Excellent (10/10) – Taste Rating
This black plastic resealable has everything imprinted directly on the bag itself, both on the front and back. There are no labels affixed to this bag.
There are no slogans printed on this bag. Some facts printed are “Premium Craft Jerky”, “High Quality”, “Made in the USA”, and “Handcrafted with Premium Beef”.
The only bag category missing is a transparent window to view the actual jerky. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snap Chat images are displayed.
Order their jerky online: www.wickedcutz.co
Wicked Cutz – Orange Teriyaki Beef Jerky was last modified: September 04/2020 by
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