Stoney Point Farm Market is a family-owned and operated country farmers market with three generations, and over 85 years of experience in providing wholesome goods – primarily fresh cut meats, locally grown produce, and prepared food and specialty items. Plus Stoney Point Farm Market is 50% woman-owned with an SQF Level 3 USDA facility.
Stoney Point Farm Market takes great pride in having an extremely loyal customer base who appreciates their wide variety of offerings, competitive prices, and friendly service. Their farmers markets are conveniently located 1.5 miles southwest of Littlestown, Pennsylvania, on Route 194 South, and in The Markets at Hanover on Broadway in Hanover, PA, and less than ten miles away from the Gettysburg National Military Park!
This Bronco Billy’s Beef Jerky brand name was trademarked in 2006. Bronco Billy’s Beef Jerky was started by Joseph Arcuri, who passed away a few years ago. Stoney Point Inc. in partnership with his wife Kathy Arcuri, has expanded and pushed the brand in its current growth, from 50 pounds a week to 10,000 pounds a week and still growing.
By no accident, Bronco Billy’s Beef Jerky does absolutely resemble the formerly trendy jerky brand Wild Bill’s Beef Jerky in every facet that also originated in Pennsylvania. After Monogram Food Snacks from Tennessee acquired Wild Bill’s Beef Jerky in 2009, many of their loyal customers have vented to us that Monogram Food Snacks ruined their beloved Wild Bill’s Beef Jerky brand. Especially in the last four or five years, with Monogram cheapening their ingredients and using non-USA beef.
Well, consumers have another choice with Bronco Billy’s Beef Jerky to restore the pride in Pennsylvania with this Bronco Billy’s Beef Jerky brand that is still Hand Cut, Hand Sliced, and Hand Packed using USDA beef. Bronco Billy’s Beef Jerky is distributed under the name of Stoney Point Inc., and they are located in Littlestown, Pennsylvania.
The next review on Bronco Billy’s Beef Jerky will focus on a 3 ounce/85 gram bag of their Old Country flavored beef jerky. This flavor is described as being their original hickory-smoked flavor based on an old Pennsylvania Dutch recipe. The jerky was graciously submitted for review by Amanda Fowler.
Ingredients: Beef, Soy Sauce (Water, Salt, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Corn Syrup, Caramel Color, Potassium Sorbate), Water, Brown Sugar, Corn Syrup, Flavorings, Pepper, Cultured Dextrose. Allergen Warnings: Soy
The beef used is ethically raised, meaning it is guaranteed to be free of growth hormones and additional antibiotics. Also, the cattle have at least partial free range access to roam about, and graze on grass the way nature intended. As a result, the highest ingredient rating that can be awarded is a Very Good (9/10) rating.
Flavorings is a vague term, which can include both healthy and unhealthy ingredients.
The sugar level is perfect, having no sugar. The salt level is quite high at 570mg of salt per 28 grams to lose a rating. Our preference is 350mg of salt or less 28 grams of jerky.
This jerky qualifies to have no sodium nitrite, or any other similar unhealthy preservative added. To a lesser degree, the cultured dextrose also acts as a preservative. This jerky does not qualify to have no MSG added, as the highly processed cheap flavor enhancer hydrolyzed soy protein is used in the soy sauce to lose a rating.
BRONCO BILLY’S BEEF JERKY – OLD COUNTRY BEEF JERKY
Written by guest jerky reviewer Paul Rekker
When I open the bag, I smell pepper and natural beef. What a beautiful smell. Great start for Bronco Billy’s Beef Jerky. The pieces are cut rather small and thin. The jerky is shiny and dry, and it leaves no oily residue on your fingers.
The first flavors I detect are the salt, pepper, garlic, some sweet, but not too much, natural beef, and a slight kick, even though there is no kick mentioned in the ingredient list.
Hot d*mn, this flavor is resonating in the cockles of my nether regions, causing me to gyrate and chant an ancient Indian procreating song. I am spellbound by the alluring love spices emanating from this ridiculously sexy tasting jerky. As I spin round and round the room looking for an acceptable release device, I am overcome with an amorous buildup of jerky amour (French for love). Ladies and gentlemen, step aside, things may get a bit messy around here, as I am about to release my delectable ‘results’ of this latest taste review. A 10/10 doesn’t seem good enough? Since a higher rating is not available, it will have to do. Two thumbs way up!!!👍👍 Gentlemen?
Here is what Stéphane Leclerc had to say: “The Bronco Billy’s Old Country Beef Jerky is fairly salty, and the soy sauce is also quite prominent. There are some enjoyable notes of slight spiciness in the background. I also taste an herbal and soapy type of flavor, and I can’t really put my finger on it.”
“Overall, this jerky taste OK but I am not overly impressed with the aroma or its flavor. The soya and saltiness are throwing the flavor profile out of balance. I rate this jerky 7/10 taste rating.”
Here is what Mark had to say about this Old Country beef jerky flavor from Bronco Billy’s Beef Jerky: “Thanks Paul and Stéphane for the honest taste reviews. I lean towards Paul here, who happens to be a salt fiend. Stéphane is totally correct, the saltiness and soy flavor absolutely dominates here. However, that is what makes this flavor so irresistible. It is refreshing to have no sweetness present, resulting in a good deal of natural beef flavor. It is challenging to stop eating this jerky (think Wild Bill’s over a decade ago), where the bag can easily be devoured in no time.”
“Due to COVID-19, we are down to four members from the Group of Seven. Mark M. surprisingly gave this flavor an 8 rating, also stating that the soy and saltiness were just too strong tasting. Fair enough, variety is the spice of life. With Paul and I at a 10 taste rating, Mark M. an 8, and Stéphane at a 7, it only seems fair to award a Very Good (9/10) taste rating.”
The black-colored, resealable bag has everything printed directly on the bag itself on both sides. There are no labels attached. The Bronco Billy’s Beef Jerky logo is of the cowboy Yosemite Sam shooting two guns into the sky.
A slogan printed on this bag is “Time Honored Tradition”. Some facts printed on this bag are “Small Batch”, “Family Owned”, “Made in USA”, “Hand Cut”, “Hand Strung”, “Hand Packed”, “No Nitrates”, and “No MSG”.
All bag categories are covered with this bag. There is a small blurb printed on the back about Bronco Billy’s Beef Jerky. You are encouraged to follow them on Facebook. Commendably, a phone number is provided for customer inquiries.
Order their jerky online: www.broncobillybeefjerkys.com