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Frequently Asked Questions

All You Need to Know About BEEFIT Snacks

From our History and Values, to Care and Nutrition

What is biltong?

Biltong is dried, cured meat from South Africa; the word ‘biltong’ originates from the Dutch words ‘bil’, meaning rump or hindquarter, and ‘tong’, meaning ‘strip’.

Indigenous peoples from South Africa, such as the Khoikhoi, found that slicing the meat into strips, curing it with salt and hanging it up to dry was an effective way of preserving the meat. European settlers arrived in Southern Africa in the early 17th century, and experimented with the curing process, bringing in vinegar, saltpetre and spices including pepper, coriander and cloves.

Our Biltong

We only ever use top quality, 100% prime beef, made with recipes that have been honed over the years, to make our award-winning biltong. No messing, just the very best we can do. This commitment to quality and the highest standards for our products is why we only use the finest herbs and spices. The very best, always!


Truly Traditional - 250g of beef used for every 100g of biltong, salt, coriander, distilled spirit vinegar, garlic, chilli, nutmeg, pepper, preservatives*.

Peri Peri - as per the Truly Traditional ingredient list above, just with more chilli and garlic.

Garlic - as per the Truly Traditional ingredient list above, but more garlic. Go online to order the delicious Garlic Flavoured Biltong

Habanero Chilli - as per theTruly Traditional ingredient list above, but with more crushed habanero chilli.

BBQ - as per the Truly Traditional ingredient list above, but to get that distinctive BBQ flavour, we have added, paprika, brown sugar and smoke flavouring.

Teriyaki - as per the Truly Traditional ingredient list, as well as paprika, brown sugar, onion, yeast extract, cassia, ginger, tomato and citric acid.

Specific product information is available via our Biltong shop.

*Please see the Nutrition tab for more information on the preservatives used in our biltong snacks.


Beefit Nutrition

Biltong - nothing but the best!

Here at BEEFIT Snacks we pride ourselves on sourcing the finest 100% prime beef. Additionally, we only use the finest herbs and spices money can buy to ensure great quality, flavour and taste of our biltong.

Biltong not only tastes delicious but its nutritional values stack up pretty impressively too! Ideal for healthy snacking, paleo diets, fitness fanatics, sports centres, gyms, climbers etc., or those who simply love dried beef!

All figures are based on our Truly Traditional Biltong as per our most recent testing results. You can see all of our nutritional information here.

our Biltong is free from wheat, nuts. MSG, gluten and dairy - naturally good!

High in protein, low in carbohydrates and fat - you can't ask for better than that! Available in 6 delicious flavours, start shopping for your favourite prime beef biltong.

Why do we use preservatives?

Simply because it is a dried unprocessed product which over time will eventually mould (just like fruit if cut open). Therefore, to increase the shelf life, Potassium Sorbate has to be added. That’s not to say we do not use the smallest amounts possible (six hundredths of one gram per bag of BEEFIT Biltong).

Sodium Nitrate is used to prevent the coloring of the meat darkening over time. It has a bad name in itself, however, biltong is dried and not cooked, and sodium nitrate only becomes carcinogenic when cooked or heated to above 65˚C.

Delivery Information

All orders received before 9am on any working day will be processed that same day. Otherwise, they will be processed and dispatched the following working day. UK Delivery costs £3.95 and is free for all orders over £20! Shipping within the EU is set at a flat rate of £12.

Your biltong is packed in a protective atmosphere for freshness as standard. Each bag contains an oxygen absorber for added freshness during its journey - DO NOT EAT THIS!

You can find full details about delivery terms and conditions here.

Returns Information

We are very proud of our biltong! So much so, that if the quality is not as described on our website, please contact us to let us know and we can discuss how to resolve your issue.

However, please be careful and store your biltong correctly (as per our instructions enclosed and on the website here).

Our courier Royal Mail will try to deliver your item(s) to you as quickly as they can however, if your items are returned to us for one of the following reasons: failure to collect from depot, address incomplete or any other reason stated in our delivery terms and conditions, you will incur a charge of £3.95 postage again to have your items re-sent.


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Storage Info

35g bags can be eaten in one sitting and unopened bags have a shelf life of 12 months. For the bigger bags, once opened, put the biltong in an OPEN bowl (i.e. with nothing covering the bowl) in the fridge and mix it up a bit. Mix it up daily for a maximum of 4-6 days or until consumed.

Read more here on how to take care of your tong.

Beefit Subscription Information

How does the delivery/payment work?

Subscription payments are made via PayPal which enables payments to be made automatically. You will be billed for your Beefit Snacks Survival Box based on the frequency of subscription you sign up to. For example, if you subscribe to a weekly Survival Box you will be billed weekly.

When do I pay?

Your first automatic payment will occur when you sign up to our subscription service. From then, you will be billed every week/fortnight/month from this date based on the subscription frequency you choose when signing up.

How do I cancel?

Simply shoot us a message at, and we’ll get it sorted. Minimum 2 month subscription.

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"Good Value!"

"Item arrived sooner than stated and these packets when compared to what you would pay in the supermarket are good value. Flavours are good but of course these things are always subjective."

Stuart B
"Top Customer Service!!"

"Repeat customer - had ordered before and the product was great. They accidentally sent the wrong amount second time round so I got in touch and they sorted it immediately along with a nice goodwill gesture. Top customer service and great biltong."

Lee D