Founded in 2005 by Sean Kelly, the Black Angus operated online and through three retail locations, selling traditional wild game meats such as boar, bison, and venison, and more unique meats such as kangaroo and crocodile. This company was also informally referred to as Black Angus Fine Meats and Game. Black Angus Group, a Thornbury, Ontario-based group of companies operating a butcher shop business, was placed in receivership on September 18, 2019. Black Angus is distributed under the same name of Black Angus, and it is located in Thornbury, Ontario, Canada.
The first review on this Black Angus jerky brand name will focus on a 0.88 ounce/25 gram bag of their hot flavoured bison pork meat stick. This bag was purchased at the Bokkie’s Biltong store in Barrie, Ontario, Canada.
Buffalo, Pork, Water, Salt, Dextrose, Glucono Delta Lactone, Smoke Flavour, Sodium Erythorbate, Monosodium Glutamate, Sodium Phosphate, Dehydrated Garlic, Sodium Nitrate, Spices, Natural Smoke.
The buffalo and pork used are guaranteed to be ethically raised, meaning not administered growth hormones or additional antibiotics. While not confirmed, the buffalo almost certainly had free range access to graze on grass, and roam. As a general rule, bison is healthier and leaner compared to beef. As a result, the highest ingredient rating awarded is a Very Good (9/10) rating.
The only healthy ingredients added are dehydrated garlic and spices.
There is no nutrition facts table provided. As a result, the exact sugar and salt levels are unknown.
This jerky does not qualify to have no sodium nitrite added as sodium nitrate is used outright along with sodium erythorbate to lose a rating. This meat stick does not qualify to have no MSG added as monosodium glutamate is used outright to lose another rating.
Decent (7/10) – Ingredient Rating
BLACK ANGUS – HOT BUFFALO PORK STICK
Written by guest jerky reviewer Paul Rekker
This meat stick (pepperette) looks exactly like any other meat stick, except the hue is quite a bit darker. When I bite into it, the collagen casing has a distinct ‘pop’ to it. The jerky, sorry, meat stick has a myriad of flavours ‘popping’ out.
I taste salt, pepper, garlic, very mildly sweet, and the heat is coming through at a decent level. Overall, this meat stick is delicious, definitely a cut (or two) above your regular meat sticks (‘hot rods’), etc. Black Angus has done meat sticks around the world justice. I would certainly recommend a 10/10. Gentlemen?
Here is what Mark had to say about this hot flavoured bison pork meat stick flavour from Black Angus: “Thanks Paul for the great taste review. I was severely impressed with this meat stick. Normally according to the FDA, for whatever reason, force jerky makers to mix the selected meat with another meat. It is often pork, as is the case here, which results is not picking up the meat flavour that the meat stick is advertised as. However, this meat stick had a distinct bison flavour that is ridiculously tasty.”
“Also true that this meat stick has a distinct ‘snap’ to the texture, which is what we favour. The heat level is decent here, never exceeding a 2 out of 4 on the heat scale. Overall, a well-balanced taste profile that works. The only complaint is that when you bite into the strips there is a type of greasiness present, which is off-putting to some. I found the greasiness to taste like bison.”
“Due to COVID-19, we are down to three members from the Group of Seven. Mark M. gave an ’11’ taste rating being impressed with this meat stick. Paul is at 10. Myself at a 9 only due to the greasiness that gives this flavour the appeal. A Very Good (9/10) taste rating is well warranted.”
This 0.88 ounce/25 gram bag cost $2.50. That works out to an expensive price.
Very Good (9/10) – Taste Rating
This clear white plastic bag has a label affixed to the front and nothing on the back. The bag is vacuum-sealed, the best way to keep a meat stick
There are no slogans or facts printed on this bag.
Some bag categories missing are graphics, logo, nutrition facts table, bar code, and no French translations.
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