Jerky Report

Dec 01 2009

D.Jay’s Mild Pepper Biltong

Mild Pepper Biltong in the packet

Mild Pepper Biltong in the packet

I couldn’t resist when I stopped to get the other jerky I knew I’d want something better so I thought I might try the hard version of D.Jay’s Mild Pepper Biltong.

This doesn’t come ready sliced, it’s the real deal, a long ‘rope’ of meat and as you’ll see in the picture below it doesn’t skimp on the flavouring with coriander seeds embedded in the meat.

Ripping the top off this packet I don’t get a sweet smell at all, I get a really nice savoury meat smell, like a pepper steak, or a schnitzel with pepper sauce. The stick of meat is dry to the touch and although covered in seasoning it’s not coming off in my hands, rather it is part of the meat, obviously having been rubbed in well before the curing process.

I go to take a bite and this is where Biltong isn’t for the faint of heart, or people with dentures.  It’s tough, I have to really work the meat, ripping at it to bite off a chunk. I enjoy this, you may want to get a sharp knife and slice off bite sized chunks as you go. As I rip off my first hunk, the pink inside of the Biltong is exposed, like a steak medium rare.

The flavour is fantastic, peppery but not too hot. The coriander comes through but even though there are whole coriander seeds it’s not overwhelming or over done. The texture of the meat is… well it’s just like eating a steak. As the enzymes in your mouth start to soften it up the break down is just like any good quality meat. There’s no gristle, no stringy sinews.

Mild Pepper Biltong Rope

Mild Pepper Biltong Rope

I really can’t stop eating this, I’m already regretting I didn’t buy more and I can tell this is going to become a favourite. I’m tempted to give it a 5 star rating, but since I’ve only tried one brand of Biltong I’m going to hold back that accolade until I’ve had something to compare it to. So for now, let’s just say this is a Damn Fine product that I’m more than happy to recommend.

Price AUD$4.95 / 30g stick ($16.50/100g)

Nutrition Information
Avg Qty / 100g
Energy 1450kj
Protein 64g
Fat, Total 8g
– Saturated 3g
Carbohydrate, total 4g
– sugars 4g
Sodium 2000mg
Iron 8.8mg
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Rating: 3.8/5 (6 votes cast)
D.Jay's Mild Pepper Biltong, 3.8 out of 5 based on 6 ratings

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