Cruga Chilli Beef BiltongPretz chilli prezels i love to take chilli products with me when i go out walking and they dont come much better than Chilli Biltong or Chilli Jerky.
Biltong or Jerky is meat that has been flavoured and then dried to produce strips or chunks of delicious healthy snack goodness. It comes in various flavours and a wide variety of meats ranging from beef to ostrich.
Some people might be put off by the way it looks, Emily says it reminds her of dog chews and it didn’t help when she saw that Morrisons had mistaken it for dog treats and hung it in the pet food isle. On the other hand i love the stuff.
Its not cheap at between £1 and £2 for a 40g bag, it also depends on the brand or make. This 40g bag of cruga was just over a pound in Tesco, but on the plus side you are getting nothing but dried meat.
The Cruga Chilli Beef is quite soft and a little chewy so it won’t break your teeth, it also has a hefty chilli kick to it, the low fat, high protein make it a great choice for hikers, it also doesn’t need keeping cool and doesn’t get squashed so its great for keeping in your rucksack, not to mention it goes great with beer.
I will review some other makes of jerky and bilton when i get my hands on it but in the meantime check out http://www.cruga.com/
Chilli Up North Verdict: Cruga is one of many decent chilli biltong products, its easy to get hold of if a little pricey but has great flavour and texture – 8/10 (Heat 4/10)