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Barossa Fine Foods – Beef Biltong

Beef Biltong from Barossa Fine Foods

I’m so busy eating this Biltong it’s hard to stop and take the time to write the review. Barossa Fine Foods are the first company to send me some sample products, and I’ve enjoyed them very much. Unlike most of the beef jerky and biltong manufacturers I’ve come across so far, BFF (I am NOT going to type it out in full every time) don’t just make jerky. They make, and retail a large range of smallgoods including bacon, salami, poultry products, pates and all sorts of other delicacies. If you are in Adelaide I highly recommend seeking out one […]

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Upcoming Reviews

I have just received some absolutely delicious Biltong and some as yet un-tasted beef Jerky from Barossa Fine Foods and will have photographs and a review up very shortly. In the emantime, I can honestly say, you don’t need to wait for the review, if you like a good ‘wet’ biltong then you will surely love theirs. My co-author hasn’t been well this past weekend, so our planned Jerky Tasting hasn’t happened yet, but I did my own little comparison tasting on Sunday trying products from Jack Link’s, Barossa Fine Foods, Territory Jerky and D.Jays. All these notes have been […]

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D.Jay’s Mild Pepper Biltong

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 […]

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Nobby’s Beef Jerky – Teriyaki

Nobbys Beef Jerky - Teriyaki (packet)

In the interests of fairness I stopped and grabbed some of the ‘commercial’ jerky I frequently disparage. So how does this stack up against the rest? Well it gets of to a good start, opening the packet and you have a nice flavoursome smell, very little meat and definitely no gamey aroma here. This is going to appeal immediately to the mass market. The jerky however doesn’t look quite right. It’s translucent, and cut up into squarish pieces. It has a glossy appearance too, and to touch is smooth, not actually oily, but almost soapy. There’s no sign whatsoever of […]

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D.Jays Mild Pepper Soft Biltong

Mild Pepper Biltong Packet

Today I tried something new. I saw this product hanging next to other Jerky at my local servo and thought it sounded pretty tasty, but I’d never heard of Biltong before so I gave it a miss to start with. Later, I visited the company website and saw that it’s a South African dish, so I asked a South African friend if she’d like some and she was over the moon! Anyway, let’s get to the good stuff. I bought some of the hard variety for her, and some of the soft for myself. The packet I opened today is […]

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Territory Jerky – Hot Beef Jerky

Hot Beef Jerky Packet

Again, it’s ‘The Natural Taste of The Territory” whatever that means. I’m onto my second packet of beef jerky for the night, this one a spicier variety that I’m very familiar with. It has been a while however, and I sure wasn’t thinking about critiquing the stuff last time I hoed into a packet. The smell of this was definitely better than the camel. A meaty, earthy smoked aroma which reminded me more of a good campfire than the random burning of a bushfire. Pulling it out of the packet it’s almost as dry as the camel, that is to […]

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Territory Jerky – Camel Jerky

Camel Jerky Packet

I’ll warn you straight away, this first review is not a glowing one. After deciding to put this site together I stopped of at a servo on the way home which I know has a pretty decent range of Jerky. I grabbed a packet of each of the Australian Territory Jerky flavours and headed home. I started with the Camel Jerky because I knew it would be a mild flavour and not knock my taste buds for a six like I expect the hotter varieties to. Now Territory Jerky is an old favourite of mine. In fact I’ve always considered […]

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