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 BBQ Mesquite beef jerky. This flavor is described as being so pronounced and their taste is so delicious, this jerky will leave even the most loyal Pitmasters wishing they had more. The jerky was kindly submitted for review by Luis Ubanda.
Beef, Brown Sugar, Tamari Sauce (Water, Soybeans, Salt, Sugar), Tomato Sauce (Fresh Vine-Ripened Tomatoes, Sea Salt, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Natural Flavors, Spices, Citric Acid), White Vinegar, Liquid Mesquite Smoke Flavor, Honey, Granulated Garlic, Ground Pepper, Cayenne Pepper, Cumin. Allergen Warnings: Soy
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 good brand of soy sauce, healthy tomato sauce, super healthy vinegar, liquid mesquite smoke, and healthy honey.
There are some healthy ingredients added such as granulated garlic, granulated onion, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and cumin.
The sugar level is respectable at 3 grams of sugar per 28 grams of jerky. The salt level is quite low at 110mg 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, and to a lesser extent the vinegar. Admirably, this jerky does qualify to have no MSG added.
Very Good (9/10) – Ingredient Rating
WICKED CUTZ – BBQ MESQUITE BEEF JERKY
Written by guest jerky reviewer Paul Rekker
When I open the bag, I believe I am smelling the mesquite bbq flavour, along with soy. The jerky is medium in size, and it is cut rather thick I find. The jerky is soft and moist, and it leaves an oily residue on your fingers.
As I bite into the first strip of jerky I am met with a myriad of flavors, such as salt, pepper, sweet (kind of sweet, but to be expected with a mesquite bbq flavor, so some exception given here), natural beef, lots of bbq flavor, also lots of juice, most likely being ketchup and/or vinegar, probably both.
This flavor I find to be intriguing. I’m not the biggest bbq flavor fan, but this particular flavor is a cut above the rest, almost achieving a ‘Wow’ factor. Not quite there, but close. I’m going to reward this flavor with the rating this review is probably writing itself, so a 9/10 it is gentlemen.
Here is what Mark had to say about this BBQ Mesquite beef jerky flavor from Wicked Cutz: “Thanks Paul for the taste review, where your review actually does read as a 10 taste rating for somebody who is not a fan of barbecue flavors. Due to Covid-19, our Group of Seven is down to two people. There is no tie breaker around to ultimately break the tie on this taste rating. I loved this BBQ Mesquite flavor, and would not have a clue on how to improve.”
“The tomatoey aspect to this flavor is excellent, without going overboard on the sweetness. The whole flavor profile works really well, with just enough acidity from vinegar. The tamari sauce also blends in remarkably well, along with the various spices. Also. a light smoked flavor works well in the background. This texture is almost borderline soft and tender, with not every slice being equal, but still easy to chew.”
“With Paul and I deadlocked at a 9 or 10 rating, I am going to make an executive decision. I founded this web site in January 2014, where Paul joined the summer of 2014. If Stéphane had participated in this review, and often the tie breaker, I truly believe that Stéphane would have awarded this bbq mesquite flavor a 10/10 rating. As a result, I am going to override Paul here with a well-deserved Excellent (10/10) taste rating. Two thumbs way up!!!👍👍”
Wicked Cutz sells online a 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 bag 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 – BBQ Mesquite Beef Jerky was last modified: September 04/2020 by
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