The benchmark is our classic biltong spice and when we first tasted this recipe our faces were beaming with grins - we had struck gold.

We nicknamed this spice, the benchmark, as it well and truly set the standard for the best biltong we had ever had.

Cut into bite-size pieces, our biltong is made to be eaten on the go - freeing up more time for the things you love.


Organic grass-fed & finished Australian beef, gluten-free white vinegar, sea salt, coriander seeds, black pepper, cloves and cayenne pepper.

Free from preservatives, dairy, gluten, soy and sugar, our benchmark biltong has a 12 month best before date and is best kept in the pantry or fridge.

Customer Reviews

Based on 94 reviews
Rory's Homestead
Ermahgerd, seriously delicious

Ummm... how did I only just find out about this? It's delicious and addictive, it's easy on my sensitive gut, it supports farmers doing the right thing. It's supposed to be a long life snack but I have no idea how it's supposed to last in my pantry more than a few hours without being demolished. You solved the problem of nourishing gut friendly snacks, but now I have another problem - I can't stop eating them 😂 Seriously though, thanks guys top product. Big fan.

Jean Joubert


Thanks for the 5 stars Jean, really appreciate it mate. Luke

Benjamin Quittner
So good!!!

Best billtong i've ever had, and i've had a bunch from all over Australia!

My man, thank you Ben.

Yul Tjhai
Truly Amazing Biltong!

Found these guys by chance while browsing for biltongs online and decided to buy 2 x 200g packs to try after all the wonderful reviews.
WOW!!! These guys at Barbell sure knows what they are doing. Each mouthful is full of flavour, meat is not too soft or too dry just perfect.
Thought I will just have a small portion as a snack but before you know it I went through the whole 200g bag, they are so delicious and healthy.
Will definitely come back for more. Best biltongs in the market by far!

Thank you for the kind words Yul. The 'trick' to making good biltong is to learn from our mistakes - the first batch we ever made, literally went to the dogs :) Great to here it's your go to snack now, would really recommend making a trail mix with some nuts and dried fruit if you're going through the bag too quickly. Best, Luke

Joy Qi
The best and healthiest biltong I've ever found!

As a biltong enthusiast, I have tried every brand that claimed to be healthy and tasty, all of them had sugar in it. Finally I found Barbell, organic with Australian grass feed beef, great taste with high protein, could not be happier and already recommend it to all my friends.

Joy, reading your review put a big smile on my face, so thank you so much. I think, unlikely other biltong companies, we simply eat a lot of our own products so wanted to make the best biltong we could, without adding any rubbish ingredients. Keep fighting the good fight, Luke.