Bison from Grand North Bison are raised the way mother nature intended, living off the land through rotational grazing methods! Their Farming methods reduce the long-term impact on the health of the land. The Grand North Bison farm has been operating and providing bison to the local community since the early 90s. Owned by John Karhi, they pride themselves in providing their customers with high-quality bison products.
Bison is not just a beef substitute: It has a similar texture and a fuller flavour, yet it is much leaner and packed with more nutrients. These health benefits make bison an EXCELLENT red meat alternative for their consumers! Grand North Bison is a proud supplier for several local businesses and are always excited to provide great bison products to those looking to partner with them. This Grand North Bison bison stix brand is distributed under the same name as Grand North Bison, and it is based out of Desbarats, Ontario, Canada. Atwood Heritage is the private labeler for this Grand North Bison stix brand and is located in Atwood, Ontario, Canada.
The first review on Grand North Bison will focus on a 4.6 ounce/130 gram bag of their Medium flavoured bison stix. This bag was purchased at Algoma Farmers’ Market in Ste. Sault Marie, Ontario, Canada.
The bison used are raised ethically, meaning no growth hormones or additional antibiotics were administered. These bison have free range access to graze on grass as mother nature intended. As a result, the ingredient rating starts at a Very Good (9/10) rating.
The only healthy ingredient added is spices.
The sugar level is low at 1 gram of sugar per 30 grams of meat stick. The salt level is reasonable at 280mg of salt per 30 grams of bison stick.
GRAND NORTH BISON – MEDIUM BISON STIX
Written by guest jerky reviewer Paul Rekker
When I open the bag I smell nothing at all. Even when I take it out of the bag and smell it, I still smell nothing. The stick is just like any other beef stick (pepperette) in size and shape.
When I bite into the meat stick I am immediately met with a solid salt kick ( which is awesome). I also detect pepper, but to a slightly lesser degree, along with garlic and onion. I also pick up on the vinegar flavour, which seems quite prominent with many meat sticks.
One thing I noticed was a lack of a “pop” from the collagen casing if there even was actually collagen casing.
Either way, from a taste perspective, this is a very tasty meat stick with very bold flavours that tend to jump right out at you.
I am “bought and sold” on this latest meat stick. It is very flavourful and a welcome treat for your palette. I would rate this meat stick as at least a 9/10, maybe more. Gentlemen?
Written by guest jerky reviewer Stéphane Leclerc
This Grand North Bison – Medium Snack Stix is very simple in its flavor. I taste mostly the meat, saltiness, some sourness, and a nice smokiness in the background. The texture is somewhat dry, with a little fattiness rolling off the tongue. I don’t know what is referred to by “Medium” as I do not detect any real spiciness, and it may refer to the fat content or something else.
The aroma of the Grand North Bison Snack Stix is inviting. However, the casing leaves some to be desired. This is not a major deal breaker, and I enjoyed this meat stick. This meat stick is tasty, simple, flavourful, and it has a pleasant mouth feel. I’d rate this meat stick between 9 and 10/10 taste rating.
Here is what Mark had to say about this Medium bison stix flavour from Grand North Bison: “Thanks Stéphane and Paul for the straightforward taste reviews. I pretty much agree with both of you. This texture has very little to no snap to lose a rating. While the meat certainly does not taste like beef, I find the bison flavor not well defined but still very good tasting. This flavor can be mainly broken down as including acidtiy/sourness, saltiness, and an interesting smoked taste in the background.”
“Naming this flavour ‘Medium’ is confusing, as there is certainly not a medium level of heat present to lose another rating. Stéphane summarized this flavour well by stating that these bison stix are very simple in their flavour. With Paul and Stéphane at 9 ratings, and myself at an 8 rating, a Very Good (9/10) taste rating will be awarded.
This plastic bag has a label affixed on the front and nothing on the back. The Grand North Bison has a compass in the background, along with a buffalo. This bag is vacuum sealed, the best way to keep a product fresh tasting.
There are no slogans printed on this bag. Some facts are “Est. 1995” and “Pasture to Plate”.
The only missing bag categories are a blurb about these bison stix, a bar code, and a best before date. A lot # is provided, which could translate to the best before date. As per Canadian law, French translations are provided.