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Frequently Asked Questions


What is biltong?

Biltong is thinly sliced dried, cured meat originating in Southern African countries like Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa. If we had to compare it to something, we’d say it was a little like beef jerky. But trust us - it’s a whole different beast. To find out more about biltong, click here.

What is the difference between biltong and beef jerky?

Beef jerky is a classic cooked and dehydrated meat snack, made with salt and different seasonings. All the moisture is sucked out of the meat, which means it can hang around safely on the shelves for a long time.

Biltong, uses a mix of vinegar and deep, strong spices every step of the way, giving the meat that extra notch of flavour. It also packs a juicier punch, because it has a slightly higher amount of fat running through the meat. Beef jerky has less fat - hence why it can be drier (and tougher on the teeth). To read the full story, click here.

How do you make your biltong?

We make our biltong by marinating, seasoning and curing the silverside cut from cows reared on British and Irish soil. To learn more about the process, click here.

What is the shelf-life / use by date of unopened biltong packets?

We guarantee that our biltong will arrive to you with a shelf life of at least 45 days but our products will normally have a longer shelf life of 3-6 months.

How long does your biltong last once opened?

If you can resist the urge to munch down all your biltong straight away we suggest sticking to the following storage rules.

28g packs — Once opened consume within 24 hours.

Bulk bags — Once opened our biltong should be refrigerated and consumed within 14 days. We also recommend keeping the biltong in an airtight container to keep the product as fresh as possible.

Are your snacks suitable for a keto diet?

All our products are low carb and high protein making them perfect as part of a keto diet.

Does your biltong and other Ember snacks contain any allergens?

Whilst we work to ensure any allergens are not present in our biltong and other products it is packed in an environment where surrounding materials could contain traces of common allergens.

Is your biltong and other Ember snacks Halal?

Unfortunately we are not Halal certified.


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