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Biltong vs Jerky – A Showdown of our Two Favourite Dried Meats

D.Jays Gourmet Biltong Medium Dry - Traditional

If biltong and jerky were to have a showdown, they’d have to share the podium.  It’s impossible to pick a winner. Although these two types of dried meat treat are very similar in concept, there are actually some key differences such as where they originated from, the production process, their nutritional profiles and the taste […]

Food Gifts For Christmas

Ho ho ho – the countdown to Christmas has begun!  Christmas is a wonderful time of family celebrations and holiday fun, but there’s also a side to the festive season which many of us dread – gift shopping.  Chaotic car parks, crowded shops, time pressures and a bewildering array of choices can lead to frayed […]

Biltong and Jerky – A Superfood Adventure

Moist Biltong Lean

Biltong and jerky are the superstars of snacks. In fact, they’re everything ‘super’.  Biltong and jerky are super nutritious, super convenient, super healthy, super lean and of course, super tasty which explains why they’re everyone’s favourite snack.  Whether you’re wanting a protein hit before you hit the gym, a mess-free treat for busy kids, a […]

Your Complete Guide To The History Of Beef Jerky, Biltong And Droewors

D.Jays Gourmet Beef Jerky - Traditional

Dried meat has been around for hundreds of years and its origins can be traced back to a number of different cultures around the world. In this article, we take a look at the story of jerky, biltong and droewors and how they have evolved from a centuries-old food source borne out of necessity into […]

What Are The Different Types Of Beef Jerky And How Do I Choose?

Beef jerky has evolved from its original incarnation hundreds of years ago as a survival food for the native people of Peru into a very versatile meaty snack which is enjoyed by millions of people all around the world. Today, there are a large number of different types of beef jerky to choose from and […]

Doomsday Planning And Why Jerky And Biltong Should Be On Your List Of Supplies

Do you believe humanity’s day of reckoning will come?  Is Doomsday a factor in the way you live your life?  Whether your views have been informed by your religious beliefs, climate change, the behaviours of the world’s population or anything else, if you believe that a monumental calamity is going to happen one day, then […]

Kids Can Enjoy Jerky or Biltong In Their Lunch Boxes

Most – if not all – parents breathe a huge sigh of relief when their kids no longer need to take a lunchbox to school.  Constantly having to come up with fresh ideas, making sure that the contents are healthy and don’t transgress any of the school’s restrictions (eg things that contain nuts) and choosing […]

Why Jerky/Biltong Is Good To Snack On During Sports

Whatever your chosen activity – be it a high energy sport like footy, rugby and netball or a more sedate endeavour like golf or bowls – your body needs the right fuel for peak performance (even if you’re just in the game for fun, not fame!)  Why are healthy snacks during sport important? Athletes and […]

How To Create The Perfect South African-Themed Grazing Platter

If you want to celebrate your South African heritage, impress your guests and elevate your entertaining to new heights, why not put together a themed grazing platter for your next function? A themed grazing board will evoke memories of everything quintessentially South African.  From beach braais and road trips to rugby matches and safari sunsets […]

Why Is Beef Jerky So Good For You?

If you’re having trouble finding a snack that tastes fantastic and which is actually good for you (after all, there are only so many dried chickpeas you can eat), you need to discover beef jerky. This easy, on-the-go snack not only comes with a mountain of health benefits, it is utterly delectable too. But as […]

Is Beef Jerky Keto?

Who doesn’t love a snack?  But if you’re watching your waistline or on a diet, finding a ‘permissible’ snack can be a bit problematic because so many tasty treats are out of bounds.  And if you’re a follower of the increasingly popular ‘keto’ way of life, you need to find snacks that are really low […]

Best High Protein Snacks

Many people are of the misguided opinion that snacking is bad.  Of course, some snacks are a no-no, but snacking can actually play an important role in maintaining a healthy diet as long as the choices are good ones.  A bag of crisps, a chocolate bar or some sweet biscuits might hit the mark when […]

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