Providing people with quality food runs in the Smith family. It all started with their parents’ small-town grocery store, Marv & Dee’s Grocery. Their parents took pride in their business and truly loved their customers, and this love carried over to their three children. They work daily to build on their legacy with beef jerky named after our neck of the woods. No Man’s Land Beef Jerky was officially launched in 1997.
Over twenty years later, they have perfected their processes and are proud of the jerky and sticks that they provide hundreds of consumers daily. No Man’s Land Beef Jerky remains a family affair with sisters Belinda and Britt, brother and sister-in-law Brad and Kathy, nieces Brenae and Baley, nephews Brandon and Justin, and mother Dee and father Marv. They promise to serve you the same quality food with the same love as they do their own family. This No Man’s Land Beef Jerky brand is distributed under the name of No Man’s Land Foods, LLC, and it is located in Boise City, Oklahoma.
The first review on No Man’s Land Beef Jerky will focus on a 3 ounce/85 gram bag of Hot flavored beef jerky. This flavor is described as if you like your jerky spicy, then their HOT Beef Jerky is for you. The bag was purchased at a 7-Eleven store in Niagara Falls, New York.
Ingredients: Beef, Soy Sauce (Water, Salt, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Corn Syrup, Potassium Sorbate (Preservative)), Liquid Smoke (Water, Hickory Smoke Flavor), Water, Honey, Spices, & Flavorings. Allergen Warnings: Soy
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.
The liquid marinade consists of a poor brand of soy sauce, liquid hickory smoke, water, and healthy honey.
The only healthy ingredient added is spices. The vague term flavorings is listed, which may or may not include healthy ingredients.
The sugar level is low at 1 gram of sugar per 28 grams of jerky. The salt level is high at 560mg of salt per 28 grams of jerky to lose a rating. Our preference is 350mg of salt or less per 28 grams of jerky.
This jerky does qualify to have no sodium nitrite as a preservative. This flavor does not qualify to have no MSG added because the highly processed cheap flavor enhancer hydrolyzed soy protein is used to lose a rating.
Alright (6/10) – Ingredient Rating
NO MAN’S LAND BEEF JERKY – HOT BEEF JERKY
Written by guest jerky reviewer Paul Rekker
When I open the bag I smell beef and vinegar. The pieces are medium to large, and they are sliced thin to medium. The jerky is dry and chewy, exactly as our forefathers intended. There is no oily residue left on your fingers.
When I bite into the jerky, I immediately pick up on the delicious flavors of salt, pepper, garlic, natural beef, vinegar, and a little heat. There is some sweetness as well, but well within reason.
This jerky is hitting all the right notes for me. I can find no weaknesses whatsoever. As I consume more strips, the heat level rises.
I am going to award a supremely well-deserved 10/10 for this flavor absolutely. I t is seemingly flawless. Gentlemen?
Written by guest jerky reviewer Stéphane Leclerc
No Man’s Land – Hot Beef Jerky, this jerky generally tastes good, especially for Soya Sauce lovers, and it does have some caveats. The first flavor to emerge is the significant taste of Soya Sauce. The smokiness comes through nicely, and the Chili flavor is also present, although the heat remains light. The aroma and texture are very enjoyable and what you’d expect from such flavor.
I believe No Man’s Land – Hot Beef Jerky is more of a Hybrid between a Hot and an Original flavor. The Soya Sauce could be turned down a little to hopefully let the other flavors shine through and boost its flavor profile.
I am lukewarm on this jerky, as there are some technical issues worth mentioning. I am at 9/10, and would also be comfortable with an 8/10 Taste Rating.
Here is what Mark had to say about this Hot beef jerky flavor from No Man’s Land Beef Jerky: “Thanks Paul and Stéphane for the honest taste reviews. I had high expectations going into this taste review as I have heard many positive things about No Man’s Land Beef Jerky. Very true in that soy is the dominant flavor. The smokiness is at a mild level, very little sweet present, and a moderate level of saltiness. As for the heat, unfortunately a great deal of hot chili pepper flakes fell off the jerky strips, a common problem with jerky. Nevertheless, the heat built up to a semi respectable level.”
“The texture is great being dry and sort of tough, a true old-fashioned type of jerky. Overall, I was impressed but not blown away. This jerky is similar to Wild Bill’s Beef Jerky, the most popular jerky brand on this website. With Paul at a 10, Stéphane and I at a 9 rating, a Very Good (9/10) taste rating will be awarded.”
This 3 ounce/85 gram bag of jerky sells for $11.99, which equates to $4.00 an ounce. That rates as an expensive price.
Very Good (9/10) – Taste Rating
This clear plastic bag has everything imprinted on the bag, both on the front and back. The No Man’s Land Beef Jerky logo depicts the skull of a cow. This bag is vacuum sealed, the best way to keep jerky fresh tasting.
There are no slogans printed on this bag. Some facts printed on this bag are “Slow-Dried”, “Old_Fashioned Jerky”, “Liquid Smoke Flavor Added”, “Made in USA”, “17g Protein Per Serving”, “0g Trans Fat”,’ 1g Total Sugar”, “2g Total Carbs”, “No Artificial Flavors”, and “No Added MSG”.
All bag categories are covered. A good blurb is printed on the back about No Man’s Land Beef Jerky. The only minor complaint is that the bag has quite a bit of unused space.
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