Trump Steaks: Our food writer gave them an ‘A’ rating in 2007 taste test

In 2007, Donald Trump entered the meat market with his line of Trump Steaks.

With Trump’s entry into the race for the White House, the Trump Steaks brand has taken center stage as Trump’s opponents attack the meat line’s decline.

A selection of Trump Steaks. (Photo courtesy of Sharper Image)

A selection of Trump Steaks. (Photo courtesy of Sharper Image)

When the steaks were first released, then-Palm Beach Post reporter Charles Passy wondered how Trump’s cuts compared with the rest of the market.

Passy took on the challenge, setting up a taste test where he compared a Trump Steaks ribeye with similar steaks from Publix, Winn-Dixie, Costco and the now-closed North Palm Beach store Nebraska Meats.

A Trump ribeye steak in the steak taste-off comparing Donald Trump's new line of high-end steaks with steaks purchased locally. (Palm Beach Post staff file photo)

A Trump ribeye steak in the steak taste-off comparing Donald Trump’s new line of high-end steaks with steaks purchased locally. (Palm Beach Post staff file photo)

How did the steaks stack up? Here are the grades from the taste test:

Trump Steaks: A

Nebraska Meats: B plus

Costco: B

Publix: C plus

Winn-Dixie: C minus

Read the full taste test here.