The steaks are too dry and tough.
I did not enjoy this at all. The spice mix is ok, but the dry, tough meat ruined the experience. I was unable to eat this. I may end up blending it into a fine powder and using it for some chilli or stew so I do not waste it.
Thank you for the response Luke. The steaks were just too dry for my liking. I have bumped the stars up one cause the spice was nice. But yah, its just to tough and dry for me. I am not sure what I was expecting from this as biltong can come in a wet or a dry option. Cheers for the followup.
Hey Ross, I'm sorry the bitlong steaks were not to your liking mate. If you prefer soft biltong that's less chewy, we recommend our pre-sliced biltong instead, simply because our machines can cut it thinner than it's possible to cut it by hand. Even though the biltong is the same, the steaks will often seem tougher than our sliced biltong for this reason alone. Best, Luke
Hey Ross, just a follow up, I appreciate you getting back to me. I'm happy to refund the steaks on your order, of if you'd like to try our sliced biltong instead, let me know and I can send you some free bags. I want to make sure you're happy with the biltong.
As an aside, a lot of butchers may dry their biltong less but we've had to dry them to minimum standards for the product to be considered food safe with a decent shelf life, as the lack of water is what preserve the biltong.
Had ordered biltong in the big steaks and sticks and they are bang on!!
Woohoo thank you James, really glad the biltong hit the spot. Cheers for all the support, Luke
Super high quality stuff, always delivered on time and exactly what I crave after a long day!
Yo Hans, thanks for the review man, really do appreciate it. We grave biltong even after a short day ;P Cheers, Luke
As with all the Bar Bell Foods products, I am very impressed with the quality of ingredients used. The automatic discount on bulk orders is excellent. My first order of the kilo whole steaks was a very good experience, the kilo is a lot bigger than what I was expecting. Orders get dispatched quickly, and any query is replied to promptly.
Thanks Joe, really do appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. If you added the water weight back into the biltong, the 1kg steaks would be closer to 3kg so it certainly does go a long way! Cheers mate, Luke.