Dickson’s Farmstand Meats first started selling two beef jerky flavors in 2009. Dickson’s Farmstand Meats is a neighborhood butcher shop in Chelsea Market offering artisanal meats and house-made charcuterie. Their beef, pork, lamb, and poultry are sourced from small, family farms in upstate New York that are carefully handpicked for their humanely-raised, high-quality animals. They proudly share with you the stories of their farmers and their practices.
Honoring tradition and the values of our shop, they make all of our products from the same whole animals from which we cut our steaks and chops. Dickson’s Farmstand Meats strive to use every part of every animal – from nose to tail. This Dickson’s Farmstand Meats jerky brand is distributed under the same name as Dickson’s Farmstand Meats, and it is located in New York, New York.
The first review on Dickson’s Farmstand Meats will focus on a 4 ounce/113 gram bag of Habanero flavored beef jerky. This flavor is described as using a simple salt & pepper background (& great beef) to feature each chili pepper’s unique flavor & heat characteristics. The bag was purchased at Chelsea Market in New York, New York.
The beef used is ethically raised, meaning it is guaranteed to be free of growth hormones and additional antibiotics. The cattle are not guaranteed to have free range access to roam about and graze on grass the way nature intended. Their beef is always 100% feedlot/CAFO free. As a result, the highest ingredient rating that can be awarded is a Very Good (9/10) rating.
The only healthy ingredient listed is Habanero pepper.
There is no nutrition list provided. As a result, the exact sugar and salt levels are unknown.
DICKSON’S FARMSTAND MEATS – HABANERO BEEF JERKY
Written by guest jerky reviewer Paul Rekker
When I open the bag I smell that aromatic smell of real beef and awesome spices. I can’t put my finger on what spices yet until I take a bite or two, but they’re there.
When I bite into the jerky, my suspicions are met. This is going to be a delectable experience for sure. I taste salt, pepper, garlic, possibly slight onion in the background, as well as the natural beef I spoke of earlier. And then BANG!!, the habanero kicks in. It’s at a spectacular level, quite prominent, but not “burn your mouth out” crazy spicy. I have two large pieces, both cut rather thin, and the bigger piece has some fat on it, I look forward to getting into that. The fat tends to absorb more of the marinade, thus giving a more accurate blend of the flavors. Boy oh boy, we have a winner here. I also love the texture of this jerky, it tastes like it may have some sort of “buttery” content in it, or sprayed on it, whatever, I’m loving it.
Damn, this is some “top shelf” jerky we have here, definitely putting some jerky makers to shame, especially the major players, who prefer quantity over quality. Dickson’s Farmstand habanero beef jerky has very handily earned a perfect 10/10 score. Back that truck up, I’ll take another vat or two of that ridiculously tasty beef snack.
To all you “tofu loving, non-beef, vegetarian eating prophets”, happily substituting your beef for “plant-based” alternatives, keep eating your tasteless tripe, I’m going to gorge on “the Real McCoy”, and Dickson’s Farmstand habanero beef jerky definitely qualifies. Kudos, a very enthusiastic two thumbs up!!👍👍
Written by guest jerky reviewer Stéphane Leclerc
Dickson’s Farmstand Meats Habanero Beef Jerky tastes good in general. I like its solid beefy flavor, and the spiciness appears to be on a timer. The spiciness is not overly done, and it takes a few seconds before the taste buds start registering. I can pick up a scent of sourness while sniffing the content of the bag. I was expecting a “vinegary” taste, but it wasn’t so much in the flavor.
I was hoping for more richness and a more balanced flavor profile. Although I find a lack of depth, the Habanero is not overdone. The flavors of the peppers come to the rescue and I can’t really fault the jerky.
The Dickson’s Farmstand Meats Habanero Beef Jerky is quite enjoyable, and the taste of the beef is on point, it deserves 8/10 in my book.
Here is what Mark had to say about this Habanero beef jerky flavor from Dickson’s Farmstand Meats: “Thanks Paul and Stéphane for the honest taste reviews. I lean more towards Paul here. Agreed that the beef flavor comes across in spades and the texture is fantastic. I would not go so far as saying ‘buttery’ tasting. The overall taste profile is somewhat simple but effective in accentuating the natural beef flavor.”
“My only one minor complaint is that the heat is not consistent strip to strip, or sometimes bite to bite. One strip many be a 4 out of 4 on the heat scale, while another strip may be a 2 out of 4 on the heat scale. With Paul at a 10, Stéphane at an 8, and myself at a 9 rating, a Very Good (9/10) taste rating will be awarded.”
This resealable plastic bag has labels affixed to the front and back. The front is black, and the back is silver in color.
There are no slogans or facts printed on this bag.