Tired of commercial brand jerky, in 1989, Dick Duff headed into his kitchen. He spent countless hours trimming, marinating, racking, and drying, perfecting his methods and flavours. When his friends and neighbours tasted the results, they started lining up in droves. Over the years, several businesses offered to buy his recipes, but Dick steadfastly refused. Then, in 2015, Jeremy and Jonathan Anderson approached him. The brothers got hooked on his jerky when they were boys. Now entrepreneurs, they wanted to help him reach a wider audience – with a partnership that put Dick in control of this Dick Duff’s product.
In 2015, the Dick Duff’s jerky brand debuted. Scaling up wasn’t straightforward, but they kept working until they were satisfied that they could offer us the same awesome texture and flavour that wowed Dick’s original fans. And because they believe in using the cleanest, most sustainable, highest-quality ingredients, they made their jerky organic. So grab a bag. Embrace the Chew. This Dick Duff’s jerky brand is distributed under the name of Dick Duff’s Inc., and it is based out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The first review on Dick Duff’s will focus on a 1.76 ounce/50 gram bag of their Dijon Mustard flavored organic beef jerky. This flavour is advertised to use premium organic mustard to achieve a sublime balance of sweet and sharp guaranteed to make your mouth water. The bag was purchased at a Metro grocery store in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.
Ingredients: * Beef, Water, *Dijon Mustard (Water, *Mustard Seeds, *Apple Cider Vinegar, Sea Salt), Liquid Soy Seasoning (Soybean Vegetable Protein, Purified Water), *Red Wine Vinegar, *White Vinegar, *Brown Sugar, Liquid Smoke Flavour (Water, Hickory Smoke Flavour), *Garlic, *Black Pepper, Sea Salt,
*Cayenne Allergen Warnings: Soy
The highest standard of beef would be organic beef. That implies that the cattle are ethically raised, meaning no growth hormones or additional antibiotics are administered. There would also be at least some partial free range access to graze on grass. As a result, the highest ingredient rating that can be awarded is an Excellent (10/10) rating.
The liquid marinade used here is comprised of an excellent brand of organic dijon mustard, including organic apple cider vinegar, controversial liquid soy seasoning, healthy organic red wine vinegar, healthy organic white vinegar, and liquid smoke.
There are some healthy ingredients added, such as organic garlic, organic black pepper, and organic cayenne pepper.
The sugar level is reasonable at 2 grams of sugar per 25 grams of jerky. The salt level is also reasonable at 350mg of salt per 25 grams of jerky. Healthy, minimally processed sea salt is used.
This jerky does qualify to have no sodium nitrite. Admirably, this jerky does qualify to have no MSG added.
Excellent (10/10) – Ingredient Rating
DICK DUFF’S – DIJON MUSTARD ORGANIC BEEF JERKY
Written by guest jerky reviewer Paul Rekker
When I open the bag I smell soy and vinegar. The pieces are small in size, and they are also thinly sliced. The jerky is somewhat hard and dry, so there is no oily residue left on your fingers.
When I bite into the jerky, I am met with the tastes of salt, at a decent level, pepper, also at a decent level, little sweet (a good thing), garlic, at a reasonable level, along with natural beef, and, yes, I am also picking up on the mustard flavour, but not necessarily so much on the Dijon.
As I eat more, I am picking up stronger mustard flavour, without a doubt, but unfortunately, not the Dijon. I am therefore compelled to deduct a point due to the lack of the Dijon flavour, but otherwise, this jerky is flipping delicious and tastes like more. A 9/10 in my opinion. Gentlemen?
Here is what Mark had to say about this Dijon Mustard organic beef jerky flavour from Dick Duff’s: “Thanks Paul for the honest taste review. I am pretty much in agreement with you here. While being a fan of mustard, I cannot honestly say that I have tried Dijon mustard enough to know the real difference.”
“I found the liquid hickory smoke to be prominent tasting, which may have detracted from the Dijon mustard flavour. True in that not much sweetness is present, where the natural beef flavour shines through. These jerky strips are indeed sliced thin, arguably too thin, and sliced too small. Don’t get me wrong. This Dijon flavour is a tasty treat and does taste like more especially considering how healthy this jerky is. A unanimous Very Good (9/10) taste rating will be awarded.”
This 1.67 ounce/50 gram bag was purchased for $7.99. That equates to $4.78 an ounce, which rates as an expensive price.
Very Good (9/10) – Taste Rating
This professional looking resealable plastic bag has everything imprinted on the bag itself, both on the front and back. There is a high resolution picture of what appears to be peppercorns.
Some slogans printed on this bag are “Established 2015” and “#EMBRACETHECHEW”. Some facts printed are “Organic Beef Jerky”, “Non GMO Project Verified”, “Excellent Source of Protein”, “Gluten Free”, and “USDA Organic Pro-Cert Certified”.
There are no bag categories missing. There are some good blurbs printed on the back about Dick Duff’s Inc. As per Canadian law, French translations are provided. You are encouraged to follow Dick Duff’s on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
Excellent (10/10) – Bag Rating
Dick Duff’s – Dijon Mustard Organic Beef Jerky was last modified: November 25/2021 by
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