Searching for a healthier snack option that’s still tasty? Look no further than biltong, the dried meat snack with a fascinating history and numerous health benefits. Originating from South Africa, biltong has become a favourite snack worldwide. And when it comes to top-quality biltong, there’s no better choice than Raging Bull Snacks. Our family has been making biltong in the UK for over 20 years and our commitment to quality has been recognised by the Guild of Fine Food with multiple Great Taste Awards. These awards are a mark of quality for consumers and a testament to our dedication to producing the best biltong possible.
Raging Bull Snacks Prides Itself on Quality Ingredients – At Raging Bull Snacks, we know that the quality of ingredients used in the crafting of biltong is crucial. That’s why we exclusively use premium grass-fed beef sourced from farms that prioritise both animal welfare and sustainability. Not only is grass-fed beef leaner, but it also has a richer, more complex flavour that perfectly complements our traditional biltong recipes. You will also be pleased to know that Raging Bull Snacks is a certified carbon-neutral business.
Raging Bull Snacks’ Traditional Crafting Process Sets Us Apart – The key to our award winning biltong lies in our meticulous curing and drying process. We begin by selecting the finest cuts of grass-fed beef, which we then marinate in a blend of vinegar and spices to bring out the beef’s unique flavour. The marinated beef is then carefully hung in a controlled environment to air-dry for several days. Our family has passed down this crafting technique through generations, ensuring that our biltong maintains its texture and flavour. We do not compromise on ingredients or process to ensure a snack that is both succulent and savoury. Our unique approach sets us apart from other biltong producers and is one of the reasons why Raging Bull Snacks is so highly regarded and multi-award winning.
We take incredible pride in the taste and quality of our biltong, which has won multiple awards. Raging Bull Snacks has been recognised by the Guild of Fine Food on multiple occasions. The judges have praised the biltong for its “deep, umami flavour” and “tender, moist texture,” noting that it was “impossible to stop eating.”
In addition to their Great Taste Award, Raging Bull Snacks has also been recognised by the Guild of Fine Food at their annual Farm Shop & Deli Awards. The judges praised Raging Bull Snacks for their “fantastic product range” and “clear passion for quality and taste.”
Who is the Guild of Fine Food?
The Guild of Fine Food, is a prestigious organisation that celebrates excellence in food and drink. It is based in the United Kingdom and champions and supports small-scale artisan producers of food and drink. Founded in 1995, the guild has a network of over 1,300 members across the UK and beyond, including farmers, cheesemakers, bakers, and butchers. The guild also runs the Great Taste Awards, the world’s largest and most trusted food and drink awards program, which has been running for over 20 years.
What Do These Awards Mean?
Being recognised by the Guild of Fine Food is a significant achievement for any food or drink producer. The Great Taste Awards, in particular, are highly respected within the industry, with judges consisting of top chefs, food writers, and critics. The awards are blind-tasted, meaning that judges don’t know the brand or producer of the product they’re tasting. This ensures that the awards are based solely on taste and quality, without any bias or external influence.
Winning a Great Taste Award or a Farm Shop & Deli Award is not only a great achievement for the producer but also a mark of quality for the consumer. It indicates that the product has been judged to be of exceptional quality, and it gives consumers confidence in their purchase. For Raging Bull Snacks, these awards are a testament to our dedication to producing the highest quality biltong, using only the best ingredients and crafting techniques.
Raging Bull Snacks offers four different flavours of biltong: original, chilli, teriyaki, and droewors. Each flavour has its own unique taste and texture, making them a popular choice among biltong fans.
Original Biltong: Raging Bull Snacks’ original biltong is made using a traditional recipe and is a firm favourite among customers. It is made using high-quality beef, which is marinated in a blend of herbs and spices before being air-dried to perfection. The result is a delicious and tender snack that is bursting with flavour.
Chilli Biltong: If you’re a fan of a little spice, then Raging Bull Snacks’ chilli biltong is the perfect choice for you. Made using the same high-quality beef as the original flavour, this biltong is infused with a blend of chilli flakes and spices, giving it a delicious kick. It’s not too spicy, though, so even those with a milder palate can enjoy it.
Teriyaki Biltong: Raging Bull Snacks’ teriyaki biltong is a unique and tasty twist on the traditional biltong recipe. The beef is marinated in a delicious teriyaki sauce, which gives it a sweet and savoury flavour. The result is a biltong that is bursting with flavour and is perfect for those who want to try something a little different.
Droewors: Droewors is a type of dried sausage that is a popular snack in South Africa. Raging Bull Snacks’ droewors is made using high-quality beef and is infused with a blend of herbs and spices. It is then air-dried to perfection, resulting in a snack that is bursting with flavour and is perfect for those who prefer a meatier snack.
It goes without saying that when it comes to matters of your health and diet you should ALWAYS consult a medical professional. Below are some of the benefits of biltong that you will find listed on the internet;
High in Protein
Biltong is made from high-quality cuts of meat, such as beef or game meat, which are rich in protein. Protein is an essential nutrient that plays a vital role in building and repairing tissues in the body, including muscle tissue. It also helps to boost the immune system and maintain healthy skin, hair, and nails.
Low in Fat
Unlike many other processed meats, biltong is low in fat. This makes it an excellent choice for people who are trying to maintain a healthy weight or are on a low-fat diet. Biltong also contains healthy fats, such as Omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for brain health and heart health.
Rich in Vitamins and Minerals
Biltong is a good source of vitamins and minerals, including iron, zinc, and vitamin B12. Iron is essential for the production of red blood cells, which carry oxygen around the body. Zinc is important for the immune system and helps to maintain healthy skin and hair. Vitamin B12 is important for the nervous system.
Low in Carbohydrates
Biltong is low in carbohydrates, making it a great snack option for people who are on a low-carbohydrate diet. It is also an excellent source of energy for athletes and fitness enthusiasts.
Low in Calories
Biltong is a low-calorie snack, making it an excellent choice for people who are trying to maintain a healthy weight. It is also a great snack option for people who are looking to control their calorie intake.
Rich in Flavor
Biltong is a delicious snack that comes in a variety of flavours. The rich, savoury flavour of biltong makes it a satisfying snack that can help to curb cravings and keep you feeling full for longer.
Easy to Digest
Biltong is easy to digest and does not require any cooking or preparation. This makes it a great snack option for people who are on the go or who do not have time to prepare a meal.
Biltong’s origins trace back centuries when the indigenous people of Southern Africa developed a technique for preserving meat, primarily to make it last longer. To achieve this, the meat was seasoned with vinegar, salt, and spices before being hung to dry in the sun. Not only did this process increase the longevity of the meat, but it also resulted in a high-protein snack that was convenient to carry and eat on the go.
When South Africa was colonised by the Dutch and British, biltong was adopted as a staple food item. As time progressed, the recipe was refined, and different spices were added to improve its flavour. Today, biltong is an immensely popular snack worldwide, with Raging Bull Snacks being one of the most recognised producers of the snack. Their award-winning product has gained a massive following, and it continues to be a favourite among biltong enthusiasts.
Here are 15 frequently asked questions about biltong and Raging Bull Snacks:
Don’t just take our word for it – check out what Raging Bull Snacks’ customers have to say about their biltong:
“I’ve tried many different biltong brands, but Raging Bull Snacks’ biltong is by far the best. The flavour is amazing and the quality is unbeatable.”
“Hello, I wanted to drop a note to say an enormous thank you. I gave my Dad the Biltong that you delivered today for Father’s Day and he was absolutely delighted. He loves Biltong and even ordered a machine from SA to make his own from home. Your product blows it out of the park. Thank you very much indeed.”
“Amazing product. Great service and quality. Highly recommended and will definitely buy again.”
“I have just tried my biltong. Oh, I have missed it so much. Only one word “lekker”.”
“Dear Guys, I’m an ex-South African, tired of ersatz biltong that is poorly seasoned, fatty etc. (When in Namibia, I go to a biltong shop, where I select my own stukke (beef or game), hanging in the drying room for slicing.) Now I’ve discovered your superb, beautifully seasoned, moist, low-fat biltong. I’m in biltong heaven. GREAT product, thank you!”
“Amazing flavour and texture… Best compliment I can give is that I can’t stop eating the stuff…”
“I love the variety of flavours that Raging Bull Snacks offers. There’s something for everyone, and each flavour is delicious in its own way.”
“Excellent product, great can now buy on line, easy and simple to use shop facilities, good mix of buying variations.”
“Arrived quickly and tasted good. Happy to recommend”
“Good service. Bought the big box with the selection and enjoying.”
“Never had biltong before but had a go after hearing their adverts on Capital. Now hooked.”
“Loved them. Goof flavoring. 5 stars.”
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