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 next review on Dickson’s Farmstand Meats will focus on a 4 ounce/113 gram bag of Jamaican Jerk flavored beef jerky. This flavor is described as being heavily spiced (and spicy) with their classic Jamaican jerk rub! The bag was purchased at Chelsea Market in New York, New York.
Ingredients: Beef, Rice Vinegar, Water, Salt, Allspice, Garlic, Sugar, Habanero Powder, Ground Clove, Dried Thyme, Black Pepper, Ground Cinnamon.
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 liquid marinade consists of just water and healthy rice vinegar.
Some healthy ingredients added are allspice, garlic, cloves, thyme, black pepper, and cinnamon. The heat is achieved from the Habanero peppers, which are healthy if eaten in moderation.
There is no nutrition list provided. As a result, the exact sugar and salt levels are unknown.
This jerky does qualify to have no sodium nitrite or any other similar unhealthy preservatives. Admirably, this flavor does qualify to have no MSG added.
Very Good (9/10) – Ingredient Rating
DICKSON’S FARMSTAND MEATS – JAMAICAN JERK BEEF JERKY
Written by guest jerky reviewer Paul Rekker
When I open the bag I do not smell much. The jerky is large, and it is sliced relatively thin. The jerky is rather rigid and dry, rather chewy actually, which our forefathers would have preferred. To any beef jerky purist, or aficionado, this is how beef jerky originated, or at least this is jerky in its most primal form.
When I bite into the jerky, the first flavor that pours out at me is the most intense yet diabolically delicious salt and a most solid dose of pepper. There is next to no sweet, a personal preference to me. As I consume more, I am met with some serious garlic and some onion flavor mixed in. All the way through, I am also nudged by a very noticeable, intense, and ridiculously tasty kick, not necessarily so much in the background, but definitely enveloping my taste buds, and now I have succumbed.
I have to admit that this is the first jerky flavor in quite some time to hit an emphatic “Wow!!!” factor, causing my taste buds to explode and my knees to weaken. I can’t say for sure if this is an authentic Jamaican jerk flavor, it has some similarities, but whatever they tried to achieve here, they hit the mother lode. There is even some fat on my largest piece to further enhance this jerky flavor.
In conclusion, I’m not 100% convinced that Dicksons Farmstead Meats captured the true Jamaican jerk flavor, but they sure hit upon a d*mn tasty jerky treat here, don’t miss out on this flavor. A most emphatic 10/10 gentlemen and a very enthusiastic two thumbs up!!👍👍
Written by guest jerky reviewer Stéphane Leclerc
I am pleasantly surprised with the Dickson Farmstand Meats – Jamaican Jerk Beef Jerky. Some of the spices used here are traditional in our cooking, and I am usually not particularly fond of cloves. The taste of cloves is quite strong, and if not handled with care, it can spell disaster in a dish.
I’ve sampled this jerky several times over the past few days, and I’ve changed my mind in this case. Although the cloves’ taste is strong and in the forefront, it appears to bring a level of richness and taste that complements well the other flavors. It has a certain freshness that I came to enjoy and appreciate. This jerky has slight spiciness, and it adds up nicely to the overall flavor profile.
The texture of the Dickson Farmstand Meats – Jamaican Jerk Beef Jerky is dry and leathery, as is often the case with some of these jerky. All in all, I did enjoy this jerky. The taste is good, and it may require a little “getting used to” for some people. I’d rate this jerky a 9/10 Taste Rating.
Here is what Mark had to say about this Jamaican Jerk beef jerky flavor from Dickson’s Farmstand Meats: “Thanks Paul and Stéphane for the great taste reviews. When I first tried this Jamaican Jerky flavor without seeing the ingredient list, I was convinced that a high quality Jamaican jerk sauce was used. To my surprise, a homemade jerk rub was used. For me, this is exactly how a Jamaican Jerk flavor should taste, which has the exquisite, distinct, unmistakable blend of flavors that compromise a jerk flavor profile.”
“True in that this jerky texture is quite dry and leathery, giving your teeth a workout. This jerky is sure to be a treat for any fans of a Jamaican Jerk flavor. With Paul at a 10 rating, Stéphane at a 9 rating, and myself at a 10 rating, a well-deserved Excellent (10/10) taste rating will be awarded.”
This 4 ounce/113 gram bag of jerky sells for $15.30, which equates to $3.83 an ounce. That rates at an expensive price.
Excellent (10/10) – Taste Rating
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.
Some missing bag categories are a nutrition facts table, a USDA stamp, a blurb about his jerky or flavor, an ingredient list, a best before date, but there is a packed date, and graphics.
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