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Beat the Winter Blues – Paul Addicott’s Guide to Running in the Winter

Paul Addicott runs all distances from 5k to 100k, and is a regular pacer for events such as London Marathon,  Berlin Marathon, Chicago Marathon and more. You can follow Paul on Social Media Instagram @pauladdicott Twitter @paul_addicott Blog www.pickupthepacepaul.com Beat the winter blues As the evenings get darker …
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A Healthy Snack Guide for Going Back to Uni

Summer is over and back to school we go. Long days spent in the university library can often cause us to ditch the healthy summer diet we had. No longer are we thinking of our beach bodies because we’re now focusing on exams and deadlines. Long days and …
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Learn About the Craft of Making Jerky

As jerky is relatively new to the UK market, some of us out there are still no wiser as to what it is. It’s meat, but why does it not go in the fridge? How can it last so long in a plastic bag? Is it actually good for us …
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Jerky & Biltong, the perfect snacks for summer

Summer is the time for ice cream, sugary frozen cocktails and other calorie laden treats. However, if you are watching your waistline, summer can be a difficult time of year. If you’re not watching your waistline, we can’t relate. In the heat, you need a snack that is …
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Dion and Lucja Leonard- Brand Ambassadors

We are delighted to have Dion and Lucja Leonard on board as brand ambassadors for Wild West Snacks. Dion and Lucja are ultra marathon runners, both completing some of the most challenging races in the world. Dion Leonard Dion Leonard is a Australian/British Ultra Runner who started running …
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Great Taste Awards for Salmon Jerky

Great Taste, the world’s most coveted food awards, which celebrates the very best in food and drink, has announced the Great Taste stars of 2018 and we’ve got three! Out of over 12,600 products to be judged, we have been awarded three, 1-star Great Taste award, which means judges …
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Salmon Jerky from the Meatsnacks Group is shortlisted for The Grocer New Product Awards

The Meatsnacks Group have been shortlisted for The Grocer New Product Awards, Bagged Snacks Category for Wild West Sea Salt and Black Pepper Salmon Jerky. Salmon jerky extends the range of high protein snacks from the Meatsnacks Group which includes beef and chicken jerky and beef biltong.  Salmon …
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Should you make jerky at home?

At Wild West we are committed to producing our jerky to the highest standards of safety and quality. That is why we employ a highly qualified technical team who use their specialist knowledge to bring you the safest product possible. Every batch of jerky is carefully made and monitored …
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National Picnic Week

National Picnic Week

National Picnic Week is taking place right now, so grab your blanket, food and drinks and eat al fresco! According to Nationalpicnicweek.com, the most popular picnic snack fifty years ago was the humble cheese sandwich. Now, it’s a bag of crisps. It’s safe to say that when on …
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Beer and Jerky- a Heavenly Match

Here at Wild West, we often talk about the health benefits of eating jerky as a post-workout snack. It’s high in protein, low in calories, fat and carbs. But we understand that health isn’t the pinnacle of everyone’s snacking experience. Sometimes you just want to put your feet …
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National Jerky Day

National Jerky Day takes place on the 12th of June to celebrate the history, popularity and health benefits of jerky. Jerky is relatively new to the UK, having only come over here in the last decade from the States. It’s increasingly becoming popular amongst athletes and fitness fanatics …
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WIN A BOX OF JERKY AND A WILD WEST BRANDED T-SHIRT!

National Jerky Day Competition

Let’s celebrate! National Jerky Day takes place on the 12th of June to celebrate the history, popularity and health benefits of jerky. But let’s face it, it’s also a great excuse to guzzle down jerky. That’s why we’ve decided to do a giveaway! Whether you’re exploring the urban …
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British Sandwich Week- what snacks do you eat with your sarnie?

You may be a clean eating sushi and salad type of person, but did you know that a whopping 350,000,000 pre-packed sandwiches are sold in UK retailers annually? It’s safe to say that sandwiches are the convenient and favourite go-to snack for us all. But when popping down …
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Our Guide to Protein

If you follow us, you will know that our jerky and biltong contain high amounts of protein. But do you understand why it’s important to consume enough protein in your daily diet? If you’re not a body builder or fitness fanatic, you might not actually know why protein …
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Team Noble- why did they raise money for The Fire Fighters’ Charity?

It’s  International Firefighters’ Day, so we caught up with Kris and Blair from Team Noble. Kris and Blair rowed in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge to raise money for The Fire Fighters Charity. Why did you decide to raise money for the Fire Fighters Charity?  (Kris) Being a Fire …
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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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Wild West Jerky explores new multi-pack format.

We’ve launched Wild West Jerky in a new multi-pack format.  This new packaging format includes 300g of beef jerky that easily tears into 3 individual 100g sharing bag portions. This new pack format has launched into Costco nationwide and fulfils multiple consumer needs from the big night in, to …
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Are Jerky and Biltong Paleo?

The Paleo Diet is taking the internet and weight loss industry by storm, but what is it and is it okay to continue eating jerky and biltong whilst going Paleo? The Paleo Diet is based on the principle of the early human diet, which is thought to consist …
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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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What is the difference between jerky and biltong?

Have you wondered what the difference between jerky and biltong is?  Why would you have one and not the other? Let us explain and then you can decide which one you would prefer.  What is jerky?  Wild West jerky is made from beef silverside, British chicken breast or …
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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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Wild West introduces Unicorn Jerky

Majestic, ethereal, beautiful and robust, the mighty unicorn is the National Animal of Scotland. As Wild West jerky is made on Scottish soil, we are giving consumers an authentic taste of the motherland by expanding our protein range to include unicorn. Our purpose-built facility in the Scottish Highlands …
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Trekking Transylvania in aid of Coppafeel!

Josie MacEwan our fabulous Business Development Manager has signed up along with her equally fabulous daughter, Tazmin, for the Fabulous Challenge to Transylvania to raise funds for CoppaFeel! along with team captains Lisa Snowdon and Tom Fletcher. Donate today! https://transylvaniacoppafeel.everydayhero.com/uk/team-josie-taz  Between the 22nd and 27th July, Josie and …
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Finalist Scottish SME Awards 2018

Shortlisted for Export Business of the Year

We’re delighted to have been shortlisted in the 2nd Scottish SME Business Awards for Export Business of the Year. Hundreds of people are expected to gather at the lavish awards ceremony which is due to take place on the 17th April at Glasgow’s luxury Crowne Plaza Hotel. The …
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Snacks under 100 calories

Snacks that are under 100 calories

There’s a lot in the media at the moment about how many calories we should be consuming per day and Public Health England have suggested new guidelines about how many calories we should be eating per meal.  This is on top of the new guidelines that advises parents …
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International Women's Day

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day reminds us of the duty we have has a society to press for progress of gender parity. The press-for-progress movement looks to unite people in this mindset by encouraging and motivating individuals to be gender inclusive. In light of this call-to-action, which is highlighted by …
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Why jerky is not just for men?

Jerky with its nature of being a meat snack has tended to be viewed as a snack that mostly men ate.  But why should it be a snack exclusively for men, when it is high in protein and low in fat and makes a perfect snack for women …
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World Book Day

World Book Day

Today is World Book Day, which is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and reading. Schools across the UK are dressing up for the occasion, despite the weather from the ‘Beast from the East’. Here at Wild West, we love getting stuck into a good book! Whether it’s …
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Salmon Jerky Pasta Salad

Salmon Jerky is not just for snacking on you can also use it to sprinkle over your favourite salad as a topping. We’ve taken our favourite mix of pasta, spring onions, cucumber and a little mayo to keep it all together.  We’ve then sprinkled Wild West Sea Salt …
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What snacks to take out with you on the slopes this winter?

Winter is here and the Winter Olympics are underway in PeyonChang, bringing us two weeks of the best winter sports has to offer.   From skiing to skeleton, bobsleigh to biathlon, curling to cross country skiing, there are so many winter sports that Team GB will be competing in. …
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Team Noble arrival date in Antigua expected as 8th February

Those good winds never quite arrived this week and our arrival date has been pushed back to the 8th February.  We had what we thought was a good approach North of Antigua, then the wind changed and started to push us down South.  We thought we could adjust …
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What to expect at BodyPower Expo 2018

It’s now just under 4 months until we head to the NEC, Birmingham for BodyPower Expo 2018.  The Expo is on from the 11th-13th May and we’re delighted to be part of their 10 year anniversary celebrations.  It’s Vegas themed and they have the bar raised for creating …
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Jerky goes great with whisky to enjoy at your Burns Day Supper

With the bards birthday this week, we’re celebrating 258 years since the birth of Robert Burns and his memory seems to grow each year.  Traditionally celebrated with a meal of haggis, neeps and tatties, it’s a dish that will be eaten all over the world on the 25th …
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Where can I buy salmon jerky?

Where can I buy Wild West Salmon Jerky?

We know this question is at the tip of your tongue.   Salmon Jerky is new to the UK and is now available nationwide and online! Salmon jerky is made from salmon fillets that have been trimmed and marinated, before being slowly cooked and smoked over beechwood. The salmon …
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Tim and Tom Coronel – Who are they and follow their Dakar 2018 adventure.

Following in the footsteps of their grandfather, a legendary motorcycle racer, and their father, who enjoyed success in touring cars, Dutch twin brothers Tim and Tom Coronel found their passion for motorsport at an early age as well. They both started their careers in the Citroën AX Cup …
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Blue Monday – What can you do to keep happy?

Keep snacking and snack together! It’s become the day of the year where we all apparently feel at our lowest, Blue Monday.  We peaked over the festive period and now that we’re all settled back to our day to day routines we can feel a bit flat.  Never …
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5 things you need to know about salmon jerky

  Find out where you can try Wild West Salmon Jerky. How does jerky compare to other snacks? What beers should you pair with jerky? 7 things you never knew about jerky?
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How to get through Dry January and start the new year off right

Now that all the festivities are over, we’re all preparing to get back to our normal day to day activities and get our diets back under control.  We all enjoy a bit of the over indulgence that comes with Christmas and New Year, too much rich food, sweet …
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New years Resolutions

What do you hope to achieve in 2018 and have you set any new years resolutions?

Happy New Year! With the bells behind us what New Year’s Resolutions are you planning for 2018? Will it be one big resolution like to run an ultra-marathon by the end of the year or something smaller, always put my dirty cups in the dishwasher rather than leave …
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Our round up of 2017 and your favourite blogs

We wanted to share with our tops blogs of 2017.  These are the most visited, shared and liked over the year So, what is biltong and why is it considered a delicacy? In this post we explain all. BodyPower 2017 was an epic event with over 110,00 people …
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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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Team Noble – first update from Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge

On Thursday, 14th December at 12:30 hours, Team Noble, consisting of Kris and Blair, started the race.  Atlantic Challenge did a Facebook live and it was good to see the support they had over there.  All Teams got a great send off.  The weather looked good and spirits …
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Our jerky is now available in Italy

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Compare your favourite pack of jerky to mince pies and Christmas pudding

What nutritional content is in mince pies and Christmas pudding compared to your favourite beef jerky? And if you want a slightly sweeter jerky for our Honey BBQ or Jalapeño flavours! To find out what drinks to pair with jerky please read our blog.
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Team Noble pre-race update on the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge

Direct from their support team: On Monday 27th, a great deal of running around was done checking and double checking kit that was going out with them. The following day they said goodbye to their family and flew out to La Gomera.  Their boat, Pendovey Swift, was in …
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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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Team Noble update us on the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2017

With only a few months to go to the start of the Talker Atlantic Whisky Challenge we took the opportunity to catch up with Team Nobel on how they are getting on preparing for the event.   Explain the challenge that you are about to take? We are …
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Wild West Team Shorter – Q&A

We took some time out recently to catch up with Team Shorter, our Wild West sponsored pick-up truck racing team and find out a bit more about them and what makes them tick as a team. Who’s in the team? John Shorter, Sally Shorter, Emily Shorter, Tony Shorter, …
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How does your jerky compare to other snacks

How does jerky compare to other snacks?

How much protein is there? How many calories are in each snack? How do I include jerky as part of a healthy diet? Check out our comparison table so you can make your snacking decision more easily. To stock up on jerky just visit this page!
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Wild West Snacks, high protein, tasty jerky and biltong

Wild West Snacks, high protein, tasty jerky and biltong.  Available in a range of flavours and proteins including beef, chicken and salmon.  Find out more on the new range here.
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Wild West – a new look with all the same love and attention gone into making great tasting jerky

Wild West is receiving a makeover this month and we want to take you through the journey of creating a new look and a new taste to your favourite jerky. Wild West was created in 2000 on the west coast of the Western Isles and over the years …
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Team Shorter updates us on their latest race

Team Shorter’s summer break is almost over following the last outing at Donington Park at the end of July. John and the team were unlucky not to qualify in the top 6 at Donington, narrowly missing out when they gambled with slick tyres on a damp, but drying …
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Vote for Wild West in the Men’s Fitness Sports Nutrition Awards 2018

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Wild West Jerky. A new look and new flavours

The UK’s favourite jerky brand now has a more contemporary look and feel, with enticing new flavours and recipes, including salmon jerky, chicken jerky, and beef biltong. Acting on key category insights provided by consumer research and comprehensive market data, Wild West has been refreshed with a new …
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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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Great Taste Award 2017

Wild West Honey BBQ Beef Jerky wins Great Taste 2017 Award

The results are in and we’ve won a 1 star Great Taste Award for our Wild West Honey BBQ Beef Jerky. The jerky was awarded a 1-star Great Taste award, which means the judges dubbed it simply delicious and the judges commented ‘Great appearance. Sweet on the palate, …
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Team Noble prepare for their race across the Atlantic

The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is a 3,000 mile endurance race across the Atlantic Ocean to raise money for The Firefighters Charity. It’s necessary for each team competing to be self sufficient aboard their vessels, carrying their own supplies on the rowing boats for up to 100 days …
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Do you want to start pacing during races? Paul Addicott shares some advice with us

Pacing has revived my passion for running, and I Pace a lot. I’ve been lucky enough to pace for a number of high profile events this year, including the London marathon, and I still have Berlin marathon, amongst others, to come. So, for me, it’s important to get …
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John Shorter gives us an update on his latest results

We’ve had a successful start to 2017 overall, being our first season in the Pro1 category. This has meant an upgrade to a 2.3ltr 16v Vauxhall Exon race engine and more recently a new gearbox has been installed too! This season our focus is on road circuits and …
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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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Happy American Independence Day

The USA, the home of jerky although we’ve been making jerky ourselves for the past 5 years in the UK and before that we were importing it from south American since 2003, so feel we have some experience in bringing you great tasting jerky. The Americans love it, …
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Wimbledon, tennis, strawberries and jerky?

Yes, jerky. We don’t quite have a summer of sport this year, but we do have two weeks of Wimbledon to get us hooked and looking to dust off the tennis racquet again (we’ve all bought one haven’t we!). And with tennis brings our love of strawberries and …
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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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Why you should take Wild West Jerky to Glastonbury

Your ankle deep in wet mud, with a sunburnt face and rumbling tummy whilst being crushed in a mosh pit. Music festivals, the pinnacle of British summer. But if you’re not interested in the customary mix of burgers and booze, then you’ll probably be quite limited for food …
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7 things you never knew about jerky

7 things you never knew about beef jerky

1. Jerky is low in fat and low in calories Beef Jerky is made from silverside beef which is a lean cut of meat. With the jerky being marinated in only store cupboard ingredients this means that there is no fat added to the recipe and after the …
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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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Update on Arnout Kok in the Legends Championships and CAMSO V8 Series

It has been a rollercoaster start to the 2017 season for the #18 Wild West Jerky team, with 3 races completed in both the UK Oval Legends Championship and CAMSO V8 Series. The UK Oval Legends Series kicked off at a very wet Ipswich and having never driven …
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Our roundup of BodyPower Expo 2017

What a great weekend, three days filled of excitement, athletes at their peak, a host of athletes from the world of body building, power lifting and more.  Plus, all the leading health, fitness and nutrition brands exhibiting. We sampled more jerky and biltong than anyone could possibly eat in …
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Rowing the Atlantic with Team Noble, being fuelled by Wild West Jerky

Firefighters are inspirational people anyway, however some may be more inspirational than others and we’ve found two in the form of Team Noble and are supporting their inspirational challenge with supplies of Wild West Jerky. Team Noble will be rowing the Atlantic Ocean later this year in memory …
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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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See us at BodyPower 2017

Are you thinking of attending BodyPower Expo this year? We’ll be there with our range of jerky and biltong for you to sample, along with a host of great events for you to view and take part in from the BNBF British Qualifier, PCA Super Series Pro-Am, UKUP BodyPower Classic, PCA Qualifier and WBFF …
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All those weeks of training is about to pay off in one of the sporting calendar’s top events, the 2017 London Marathon. So, what about after the marathon? Now you need to give your body the best chance of recovering so that you are ready to do it all again or just be able to walk down the stairs tomorrow. One of the key ingredients to helping your muscles recover is protein. Protein will assist with repairing your muscles and jerky and biltong are a natural source of protein for you to consume. Being made from 100% silverside beef this is the perfect source of natural protein for you to snack on. With on average 37g of protein per 100g of jerky and a fantastic 55.2g of protein per 100g of biltong, giving you a range of options and flavours to choose from. You won’t need to eat all of this at once as the body can only digest around xx protein per siting and you should spread your protein intake throughout the day to gain maximum benefit. Ideally you should go for around 20g of protein per serving but what does this look like? Insert infographic. So, what to go for jerky or biltong? You can decide for yourself, see how we make our jerky and biltong? Jerky video/biltong infographic Also, it is down to your personal preference about what texture and flavour you want in a snack. We explain more in our What is jerky and biltong blog to help you decide. http://www.meatsnacksgroup.com/what-is-jerky-and-biltong/ Lastly, Good Luck to all those taking part in this year’s London Marathon. We’ll be busy preparing your post run protein snacks. Stock up on your snacks today direct from us.

Marathon Recovery – what do you need?

All those weeks of training is about to pay off in one of the sporting calendar’s top events, the 2018 London Marathon. So, what about after the marathon? Now you need to give your body the best chance of recovering so that you are ready to do it …
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Wild West Jerky launches a new accessories range.

The ultimate take on food on the go. Wild West Jerky is diversifying and entering the world of fashion with jerky accessories.  This new range will launch on the 1st April exclusively into a major online retailer in time for the summer. The jerky accessories are every fashionistas …
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So, what does 20g of protein look like?

According to Runners World we can only consume about 20g-25g of protein at once so how much protein should you be consuming when working out and when, and in what quantities you should be consuming it? We’ve created this infographic so you can see how our Wild West Jerky …
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We caught up with English Women’s Rugby Star, Rachael Burford.

It’s all go for Rachael Burford, England’s Women’s Rugby star, player in the RBS 6 Nations and one of our ambassadors. Rachael has had a fantastic year, being team captain for the English Women’s rugby team and running her own rugby academy. We were lucky enough to have a …
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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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It’s a busy year ahead for Arnout Kok!

Following on from a promising first season in the Casmo V8 Late Model Series, Arnout is returning to Tamworth based Race Car Direct team to compete in the UK Oval Legends Series. Arnout will be backing Wild West Jerky and Cruga Biltong. Having notched up a win as …
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Wild West Beef Jerky Savoury Pancakes

  Fancy something a bit different this Pancake Tuesday? We’ve got it covered! Wild West Beef Jerky Savoury Pancakes are a tasty alternative to your usual pancakes and syrup. You will need the following ingredients: For the pancakes: • 55g of plain flour • 1 egg • 150 …
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Canary Wharf Classic 2017

We are delighted to announce that Wild West Jerky is one of the official Event Partners of the Canary Wharf Squash Classic 2017. Tim Garner, new brand ambassador to Wild West, has introduced our brand into the world of competitive squash and we are excited to get behind …
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Countdown to BodyPower

With just over 3 months to go, BodyPower Expo will be here before we know it.  The Expo is on from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th May at the NEC, Birmingham, the team at the Meatsnacks Group are already gearing up with what great tasting jerky and biltong …
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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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What will you do?

So, what will you do?  Share with us. It may be winter, but it’s still a great time of the year for enjoying jerky. Indoors, outdoors, big adventures or wee adventures.  Send us your pictures.
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John Shorter to upgrade to Pro1 Category in 2017

John Shorter competed in Pickup Truck Racing during 2016 for his second year. He was looking to defend his Pickup Pro 2 Championship title which he won in 2015 during his first season. Unfortunately due to a house move and work commitments, we was unable to compete in …
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Wild West Jerky & Cruga Biltong featured in Men’s Fitness

2017 is now upon us and Men’s Fitness magazine has featured both Wild West Jerky and Cruga Biltong to help you get healthy this January. Pick up this months copy to read more!
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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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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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Where was our video filmed?

Our video is inspired by the area where the brand was created – the Outer Hebrides or as we like to put it the Wild West of Scotland! These islands can look almost tropical with the right light and the white sand beaches, but can also be some …
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#fueltogofurther

So the #fueltogofurther is something that inspires us to keep going no matter what.  Be the challenge big or small, everyday or once in a lifetime, we all need a snack that will keep us going and get us there in the end. Wild West Jerky is the …
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BodyPower Expo 2017 – We’re attending!

With 2016 drawing to a close, we are gearing up for attending BodyPower Expo 2017 from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th May. We’ll be taking along all your favourite jerky and biltong, plus we’ll have some new flavours to sample. Plus, we’ve got more space for 2017 and …
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What’s in your beef jerky?

With only natural goodness in every bag, Wild West Jerky is made from beef silverside that has been carefully selected from our suppliers.  The silverside is trimmed and then marinated in store cupboard ingredients including soya sauce, apple cyder vinegar, honey and spices such are pepper, coriander and thyme.  …
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#fueltogofurther

What are you doing this weekend?  Outdoors, indoors, being active or just chilling?  Whatever you’re doing remember the #fueltogofurther.
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Wild West Honey BBQ Beef Jerky and Quinoa Salad

We’ve created this recipe with simplicity in mind. It’s quick, effortless and perfect for rustling up to create a tasty lunch or speedy dinner. You will need the following ingredients: Ingredients • 1 packet of Wild West Honey BBQ Beef Jerky • Cooked Quinoa-to packet instructions • ¼ red …
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It’s 5 stars for Wild West HBBQ!

Wild West is delighted to share a great review from Food Review UK for our Wild West Honey BBQ.
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How does your usual snack compare to jerky?

We’ve prepared a handy comparison chart so that you can quickly compare what is in our jerky compared to other popular snacks such as potato crisps, popcorn and protein nut bars. Our jerky is certainly higher in protein and lower in fat and calories.  Making for guilt free snacking …
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Joshua Nathan wins gold with the Junior Gymnastics Team

Meatsnacks Group is proud to support Joshua Nathan and all his endeavours over the last few months. At the end of May, Joshua and 4 other junior gymnasts were chosen to compete in the European Championships in Bern, Switzerland. They travelled with the senior team which included Louis …
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Horsepower 2016: The team are home after the Djenghi-Djer Expedition

The Horsepower 2016 team are finally back in the UK from their Djenghi-Djer Expedition. They were riding horseback whilst exploring the relatively unexplored and poorly documented valleys of the Djenghi-Djer mountain range in southern Kyrgyzstan. Their goal was to attempt the unclimbed peaks at c.4,000m – 4,700m in the …
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Wild West is delighted to support Team Noble in The Atlantic Row 2017

The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is a 3,000 mile endurance race across the Atlantic Ocean to raise money for The Firefighters Charity. It’s necessary for each team competing to be self sufficient aboard their vessels, carrying their own supplies on the rowing boats for up to 100 days …
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Some poetic feedback…

“Good evening noble food gods. I have recently been introduced to your Hbbq beef jerky. You have revolutionised my snacking way of life. I was heading down the slippery slope of sweety bingeing until that heavenly moment I stumbled upon your majestic meaty messiah.” ‘This fine tasty snack …
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Anout Kok and the #8 Wild West Beef Jerky Team achieve their first win in the CAMSO V8 Series.

If you have been following our blogs about Arnout Kok, you will know that he has been competing in the CASMO V8 Series this year. Finally, Arnout and the team finished on an all-time high after Round 6 finishing with a win in the Netherlands. The weekend of the Round …
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Meatsnacks Group Fuels 3rd Place Finish

Heather Geluk sent us an update of her latest fundraising activity for Carneys Community. “I wanted to share some pictures and a short update from the Dragon Boat Race which I participated in with my boxing club (Power of Boxing) to raise money for a charity called Carneys Community. 18 …
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Some recent feedback on our jerky…

“Hello, I buy your product every day to go in sync with my gym routine due to the high protein in the product. I’ve even got a few of my friends to purchase the product for the gym too I just thought Id let you guys know what …
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Wild West Pork Jerky Chinese 5 Spice

New Wild West Jerky flavour now available

We are always working on new flavours and pairing them with different types of proteins.  Our latest is addition is Wild West Chinese Five Spice Pork Jerky. This flavour pairing gives a delicious oriental flavour which is perfect with pork.  Made in the Highlands of Scotland, the prime …
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Horsepower Djenghi-Djer Expedition

Wild West Beef Jerky is delighted to support the Horsepower Djenghi-Djer Expedition in Kyrgyzstan throughout July. The team will be riding horseback whilst exploring the relatively unexplored and poorly documented valleys of the Djenghi-Djer mountain range in southern Kyrgyzstan. The team are hoping to attempt the unclimbed peaks …
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JERKY G&T; The Ultimate Gentleman’s Drink for National Jerky Day

In response to the growing demand from drinks ethusiasts for more interesting and unusual flavours and infusions, Wild West Jerky has teamed up with Seven at Brixton to create the first ever jerky infused gin, offering an exciting alternative to the classic G&T in time to celebrate National …
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Arnout Kok Competes in Round 3 of the 2016 CASMO V8 Series

Arnout had another strong weekend having raced the #8 Wild West Beef Jerky car at the 2016 CAMSO V8 Series Round 3. Heat 1 resulted in more laps led and an eventual 7th place finish. An oil cooler split towards the end of the race, dropping oil on …
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BodyPower 2016 round up

BodyPower Expo 2016 was all it was made out to be.  We had some great feedback from all visitors on our Men’s Health Fuel Beef Jerky and the UK’s No.1 jerky Wild West and No.1 biltong Cruga. Our samples of the newly launch Hogbites Mini Salami Sticks also …
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See us at BodyPower Expo, 13-15 May, NEC Birmingham

Our preparations are well underway for this years BodyPower Expo from the 13-15 May at the NEC in Birmingham.  You’ll find us in Hall 17 on stand W182. We’ll be sampling Men’s Health Fuel Beef Jerky, Cruga Biltong and Wild West Jerky throughout the show. Do let us know …
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Arnout Kok Competes in Rounds 1 & 2 of the 2016 CAMSO V8 Series

Rounds 1 & 2 of the 2016 CAMSO V8 Late Model Series took place on a cold and sometimes wet Easter weekend at Warneton Speedway in Belgium. Warneton Speedway is a 1/4 mile oval located on the border between Belgium and France and promotes close, exciting racing. The …
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Where’s the beef? Wild West beef jerky goes meat‐free.

Meatsnacks Group, Europe’s largest producer of beef jerky and biltong today announces its flagship brand Wild West Jerky is going meat-free. Beef jerky fans across the UK will now be able to enjoy their favourite high protein snack with the same great taste, but with 0% meat content. The rebrand …
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Team Shorter winner at this seasons Pickup Truck racing championships.

John Shorter was the winner of the Pro 2 section at this seasons Pickup Truck racing championships. Wild West Beef Jerky is the title sponsor for Pick Up Truck Racing team, Team Shorter.  John Shorter the driver won this year’s Pro 2 championship in his rookie year. At a …
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John Wood, Boxer

John is a super middleweight boxer and is hoping to turn professional late 2016.  John trains regularly and is off to the USA next summer for an extended stay to focus on his training. John told us: ‘Everytime I train I always push and give 110% with every aspect …
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Jerky Advent Calendar 2016

2017 update: The jerky advent calendar is under development.  To keep in touch for 2018 please register below and we’ll be in touch.  If you’re looking for an alternative stocking filler you can visit our online shop where we have a selection of beef and salmon jerky. NOTICE: …
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Nick Blackwell retains British Title. Again!

Nick Blackwell retained his British Middleweight Title for a second time on Saturday 14th November 2015. We like to think this was down to a little help from the supplies of Wild West Beef Jerky. Well done from all the Team at Wild West Beef Jerky.
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Team Shorter Transporter

Team Shorter recently took delivery of his newly liveried up transporter for his pick up truck. We have to admit we think it looks quite smart. John and the team are off to Brands Hatch on the 7th and 8th November for the last race of the season. …
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Competition #yogsjerky Terms & Conditions

Win 100 bags of Wild West Beef Jerky. All you have to do is take a selfie at Comic Con, Excel London from the 23rd-25th October in front of the Yogscast stand and upload to Twitter using #yogsjerky. Good Luck! Terms and Conditions The Meatsnacks Group Ltd Win …
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Our round up from Cars n’ Stripes 2015

Despite the frequent downpours a great time was had by all at Cars n’Stripes 2015.
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Wild West team up with Yogscast for EGX from 24-27 September 2015.

At EGX you?ll have the opportunity to join an evening with the Yogscast for two special behind-closed-doors Q&A panels hosted by Turps and featuring a classic blend of waffle, guff and great prizes, and ask them the burning questions you’ve always wanted to have answered! Hurry as tickets …
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Cars & Stripes Bank Holiday Monday 31st August 2015

Looking for something to do this bank holiday weekend? Join us at Cars & Stripes at Rockingham and try out our Wild West rodeo bull. They’ll be prizes for who can stay on the longest. For more information and tickets visit http://www.cars-and-stripes.co.uk
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Nick Blackwell retains British Middleweight Title with a little help from Wild West

At the end of July Nick Blackwell successfully defended his title just a few weeks after gaining it. We’d like to think this is down to a little help from Wild West Beef Jerky. Check out his post match interview.
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Why Jerky and Biltong are becoming such popular snacks

There can’t be too many of us that don’t like a snack at some point during the day. But the problem has long been that so many snacks – crisps and chocolate being prime examples – are typically high in fat, and whilst they might taste good they …
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Wild West sponsors #44 Team Shorter Motorsport

We’re really proud to sponsor John Shorter in his debut year in the UK’s SHP Pickup Truck Racing series. John’s doing pretty well too, and as you?ll see here he was in a very respectable 9th place come mid-June. Watch this short video about John