For over 130 years, McCormick has grown to be one of the biggest companies selling spices, among other food products. Located in Hunt Valley, Maryland, McCormick created a Grill Mates product line for their meats. McCormick teamed up with Red Truck Beef Jerky to launch this Grill Mates jerky line. Ten percent of the online proceeds go to the Wounded Warrior Project.
This Grill Mates brand name is distributed by Red Truck Beef Jerky LLC, and it is located in Owings, Maryland.
The next review for Grill Mates will focus on a 1 ounce/28 gram bag of their Montreal Steak flavored beef pork stick. This flavor is described as having a classic blend of coarsely ground black pepper, garlic, and a proprietary spice blend. The jerky was graciously submitted for review by CRO of Red Truck Beef Jerky, Tyler.
Ingredients: Beef and Pork, Seasoning containing (Coarse Salt, Spices including (Black and Red Pepper), Garlic, Onion, Sunflower Oil, Natural Flavor and Extractive Of Paprika), Sodium Lactate, Modified Carrot Product, Citric Acid, Sodium Nitrite, Stuffed Into A Beef Collagen Casing.
The beef used is not guaranteed to be free of growth hormones or additional antibiotics. Also, the beef is not guaranteed to have at least partial free range access to graze on grass. As a result, the highest ingredient rating that can be awarded is a Good (8/10) rating.
There are some healthy ingredients added, such as spices, black pepper, and red pepper, garlic, onion, and paprika extractive.
There is no nutrition facts table provided. As a result, the exact sugar and salt level are unknown.
This jerky does not qualify to have no sodium nitrite as sodium nitrite is used outright as a preservative to lose a rating. Admirably, this meat stick does qualify to have no MSG added.
Alright (6/10) – Ingredient Rating
GRILL MATES – MONTREAL STEAK BEEF PORK STICK
Written by guest jerky reviewer Paul Rekker
When I bite open the packaging I smell pork and vinegar. The meat stick looks like any other meat stick, both in shape and in hue.
When I bite into the meat stick I taste salt, pepper, both at great levels, garlic to a lesser degree, vinegar, along with the actual taste of steak and pork.
This meat stick is coming across exactly as advertised, I am duly impressed. Grill Mates, take a bow, you have created a scrumptious treat. I can, with a clear conscience, absolutely award a definitive 10/10. Gentlemen?
Here is what Stéphane Leclerc
I am really impressed with McCormick Grill Mates Montreal Steak Snack Stick. This meat stick is rich in flavor and carries a well-balanced flavor profile. The taste is reminiscent of Montreal Steak Spice with great depth of flavor.
Several seasonings are shining through garlic, onions, black pepper to name a few. This culminates in an explosion of great meaty taste and a remarkable experience in Flavortown.
Although I wish there would be more of a snap in each bite, this meat stick does deliver in other areas.
I really enjoyed this little treat; it is incredibly addictive from the first bite to the last. I am between a 9 and 10\10 Taste Rating.
Here is what Mark had to say about this Montreal Steak flavor from Grill Mates: “Thanks Paul for the great taste reviews. I wholly concur here. This flavor tastes terrific accompanied by a complex flavorful taste profile. I had a hard time restraining myself from eating this meat stick in one setting, always a good sign. The only knock that I have is the lack of ‘snap’ in the texture. Only because of that technicality a Very Good (9/10) taste rating will be awarded. Otherwise, take a well-deserved bow Grill Mates.”
Red Truck Beef Jerky sells a 12 pack of 1 ounce/28 gram bags of these Grill Mates meat sticks for $17.95. That equates to $1.49 an ounce, which rates at a cheap price.
Very Good (9/10) – Taste Rating
This plastic bag has a label affixed to the front. On the front, there is a high-resolution picture of steaks on a barbecue. The McCormick spices logo is displayed on the bag. This bag is vacuum sealed, the best way to keep a product fresh tasting.
There are no slogans or facts printed on this bag.
All bag categories are covered here except a best before date. A batch number is printed, which could translate to a best before date.
Order their meat stick online: www.redtruckbeefjerky.com
Grill Mates – Montreal Steak Meat Stick was last modified: January 22/2021 by
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