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 its wide variety of offerings, competitive prices, and friendly service. Their farmer’s 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 has 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 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 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.
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 Sweet Heat flavored beef jerky. This flavor is described as combining sweetness with spicy is as classic a combination as denim and cowboy boots, or leather belts and double revolvers, or handlebar mustaches and 5 gallon hats… The jerky was kindly submitted for review by Amanda Fowler.
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.
The sugar level is on the high side at 6 grams of sugar per 28 grams of jerky to lose a rating. Our preference for a sweet & spicy based flavor as we have here is 4 grams or less of sugar per 28 grams of jerky. The salt level is high at 430mg of salt per 28 grams to lose a rating. Our preference is 350mg of salt or less per 28 grams of jerky.
BRONCO BILLY’S BEEF JERKY – SWEET HEAT BEEF JERKY
Written by guest jerky reviewer Paul Rekker
When I open the bag, I smell what I believe to be orange peels, or something similarly somewhat bitter, maybe vinegar?
The strips are large in size, and they are sliced pretty thin. The jerky is soft and dry, and these strips leave no oily residue on your fingers.
The first flavors I encounter are salt, sweet, but not too sweet, vinegar, slight garlic, possibly a dab of onion, and some heat.
The jerky is very good tasting overall, we have a melting pot of various flavors mingling together to create a very favorable taste, with no one flavor noticeably overpowering any other flavor.
I can only come up with one issue, or maybe not a problem, but one suggestion. While I taste the sweet and the heat, neither flavor is jumping out at me and claiming superiority over the other complementary flavors. While perusing over my review, it is reading as a 9/10, and I am very comfortable awarding this flavor as a 9/10. Gentlemen?
Here is what Mark had to say about this Sweet Heat beef jerky flavor from Bronco Billy’s Beef Jerky: “Thanks Paul for the honest taste review. I both smell and taste a fragrance similar to a barbecue flavor along with the flavor of soy, where I suspect tomato powder may have been added. I was at a 10 with this flavor being very impressed with the light heat, and the not too overwhelming sweetness. Again, I thought the barbecue type of flavor in the background blended in nicely with this sweet and spicy based flavor to produce a very well-balanced taste profile.”
Due to COVID-19 (and a mini-vacation), we are down to just Paul and me for this review. With myself at a solid 10 taste rating and Paul at a solid 9 rating, this presents a conundrum. Normally, I prefer to have minimum three people participate in these taste reviews to establish a majority taste rating. Without having that luxury here today, I will defer to Paul’s taste review and begrudgingly award a Very Good (9/10) taste rating.
This red-colored resealable has everything printed directly to 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