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Product Of The Day: Secret Spice Biltong

This may be called Secret Spice Biltong, but secrets, secrets are no fun, so we’re not even going to try to be hush-hush about what’s in it. While we fully respect the use of “secret spices” (hey, Grandma) we’re way too Mouthy a bunch to not at least give a little hint. Psstit’s great on crabs and rhymes with “Cold Play.”  

This South African style beef jerky was the only thing Dan Levy, founder of Lehigh Biltong, would eat when he was a kid (parents of picky eaters, listen up!). When he moved to the States to go to college (Lehigh University) he got tired of waiting for overseas shipping, so he decided to start making biltong at college himself – thus the company’s name. 

Biltong, South Africa’s take on jerky, is meat that’s been cut into strips and air-cured for a week or so, as opposed to being cooked and dehydrated at low temperatures for several hours. The spices really infuse this way and the texture ends up more like Italian salumi than traditional jerky.

This gourmet jerky is made using only six ingredients: salt, beef, pepper, vinegar, coriander and “secret spices” (which curiously tastes a lot better than “love”). And without a carb or preservative in sight, you can down the whole bag and feel all the healthier for it. That’s your secret to keep.

For a serious DIY trail-mix upgrade, try mixing up a bag of Secret Spice Biltong, Salted Crispy Chickpeas, Dried Cranberries & Blueberries and Smoked Chocolate Chips.

And then tag us (@MouthFoods) in pics of your road trip, please, using the hashtag #MOUTHwatering.

So we can live vicariously, obviously.

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