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Why is it called “Jerky”?

Good question! The word ‘jerky’ may seem like a strange term for a meat based food, but we promise that this is as scary as it gets. Jerky in its most simple form, is meat that has been preserved with salt and has had all moisture drawn out …
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COMMON MYTHS ABOUT JERKY & BILTONG

Common Myths about jerky & biltong

There are still more questions than answers when you mention jerky and biltong to family and friends.  With questions like…. What is it? Is it good for you? How do you eat jerky and biltong? What does it taste of? So, we’d like to share the answers and …
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The Commonwealth Games are here, already!

It seems like yesterday we were watching the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014 and it was one of the most successful games for the home nations too.  But this year we turn our focus to the Gold Coast, Australia for what will no doubt be another action …
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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

  Wishing all our customers, staff and suppliers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  We hope that you have a wonderful festive period. We will be closed from Friday 22nd and re-open on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

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What goes well with prosecco? Jerky of course.

With Christmas just around the corner the shops are full of must have treats, be that at the works Christmas party or for the annual street get together there is a nibble that is perfect to go with your favourite tipple. But, what if you’re trying to stay …
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What beers should you pair with jerky?

Jerky and beer, go together like cheese and wine (although jerky goes really well with wine too!). The only way to really know is to get a group of your friends together along with your favourite beer and a range of jerky and try for yourself. It’ll be …
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Back to school snacks and jerky!

With the school holidays almost over it’s time to start thinking about how we can make that playtime and afterschool snack varied and yet healthy too. Kids need something that will survive being transported in their school bag, be it on the school bus or by bike.  We’ve …
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10 SNACKS TO KEEP IN YOUR DESK DRAWER

10 snacks you should keep in your desk drawer

Trying to stay healthy at work and avoiding the chocolate biscuits? Why not have some of these snacks in your drawer ready for the dreaded 3pm slump? Popcorn A packet of low sodium popcorn is low in calories and contains fibre. Popcorn is also a wholegrain which is …
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Who eats jerky anyway?

We all love a bit of social proof to how we are living our lives and we’ve found these A list celebs who also eat on jerky to keep them going throughout the day. Chris Hemsworth To  prepare for his role in Thor Chris had to stick to …
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What is jerky and where does it come from?

The first man on the moon, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Beyoncé; all things the USA has contributed to civilisation. Fortunately for us, they have also contributed jerky. The word ‘jerky’ may seem like a strange term for a meat based food, but we promise that this is as …
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Why does jerky and biltong cost more than other snacks?

We get asked why our jerky and biltong sometimes costs that little bit more than other snacks.  Have you looked at the cost of beef per kilo recently? Well it’s not cheap and that’s because we have high animal welfare standards in the UK, Ireland and Europe and …
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Why should you have biltong and jerky in your diet?

What is so special about beef biltong and beef jerky? It is more than just about taste. Cured, dried meat has been around for centuries due largely to a lack of refrigeration but also due to it’s nutritional value. Red meat is an essential part of the human …
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Dry January continued

We’re now nearing the end of January but have we managed to stick to being dry?  Lets face it, even if we have caved in and had the odd glass or two of wine or a pint we’re still feeling better for it.  And we’ve probably lost a …
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Wild West Deli- take it on your adventure

Wild West Deli is a delicious snack that can be shared between family and friends, but did you know it makes a great snack for when you’re out on the go? Wild West Deli jerky is high in protein, gluten fee and low in fat, making it a …
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Dry January is here!

After all the excesses of the festive season it’s time to start 2017 off on a healthier note and we are here to help!  You can enjoy guilt free snacking all the way through January just by stocking up on some jerky or biltong. We know that many …
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Prosecco, the perfect pairing

Have you been looking for an alternative pre-dinner drinks nibble that’s not your usual crisps or nuts?  Then Wild West Deli is perfect.  It’s full of flavour to be able to cope with prosecco which has been traditionally served with other cured meats such as parma ham. Surprise …
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Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

Our offices will be closed from 4pm Friday 23rd December and re-open at 9am on Tuesday 3rd January 2017. We’d like to wish all our staff, customers, suppliers and partners a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous new year. Here’s to more tasty meat snacks in 2017!

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Wild West Deli Chilli & Lime Savoury Muffins

These savoury muffins make a perfect snack for all the family. They are easy and quick to make, high in protein and delicious. You won’t want to give them a miss! To make the muffins, you will need the following ingredients: Ingredients  1 packet of Wild West Deli …
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What to drink with your jerky?

With jerky being a great alternative nibble to go with drinks we’ve paired our two Deli flavours with some favourite wines. As Thai Spice is a strong flavour it needs a versatile wine that is able to stand up to the jerky whilst providing a refreshing drink, and …
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Why do we use brisket in our Deli range?

Well, brisket is the cut of meat from the lower chest of cattle.  This muscle supports over 60% of cattle’s weight, which makes it a perfect cut for being slowly cooked and smoked.  We choose to smoke ours over Applewood, but any hardwood would be good. Our brisket is sourced …
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What inspired our range?

Well it was to get more people eating jerky, and for that we wanted to create a jerky range that was softer and used deli style flavours. We spent time taste testing different cuts of beef and discovered that brisket produced a softer chew and also soaked up …
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Wild West Deli Chilli & Lime now available in Waitrose

We’re excited to announce that our new range Wild West Deli is now available in Waitrose with our Chilli & Lime  flavour. Wild West Deli uses beef brisket and kitchen store cupboard ingredients to make a softer jerky.  With the Chilli & Lime being fresh with just a …
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BBC Good Food Show 2016 Round Up

What a great event for the launch of our new Wild West Deli range.  Then sun was out (so we were told!) and the feedback from the visitors was great, tasty, delicious, I’ve never tried jerky before but I’ll be buying this.  Plus we sold out of the stock …
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Piping at Forres 2016, June 25th

Looking for a softer jerky? We’ve got it covered! We’re launching our Wild West Deli range with two brand new flavours; Chilli & Lime and Thai Spice. Come and visit our stand at Piping at Forres 2016 in the Food & Drink Marquee where we will be sampling …
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BBC Good Food Show, 16th-19th June

Have you tried the new snacking trend for protein? Try our latest softer jerky, Wild West Deli with two exciting new flavours that we will be launching at the BBC Good Food show from Thursday 16th June until Sunday 19th June at the NEC, Birmingham.  This new range …
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