pheasant game biltong

The rise of Pheasant game biltong, 4 reasons why you need to try

I’m always surprised by peoples reactions when trying pheasant game biltong for the first time. It is usually always positive. I especially love this from people who either don’t normally like pheasant meat or typically tend to find it too gamey. 

Right now, our pheasant game biltong is not yet as popular as our beef biltong, but it’s catching up. Popularity is doubling year on year. I think that part of the reason for this is that the UK taste palette is evolving, people are getting more adventurous. Trying new things and bigger flavours. Check out this blog on different types of game biltong in the UK.

Here are 4 big reasons why I think pheasant game biltong is going to be the next BIG thing

When I first started experimenting with making pheasant game biltong I never expected it to taste so good. It really does give beef biltong a run for its money.

I actually now prefer pheasant game biltong over beef, just slightly. But the ideal is enjoying them together side by side with a bowl of olives, some crips and an ice-cold beer. Here are my BIG 4 personal reason why I LOVE BIRDTONG

  1. It’s cheaper than beef, fact. This isn’t necessarily my top reason, but packing more bites per £ means more to enjoy
  2. Not only super healthy but also a great hit of protein, good for the ‘not quite’ 6-pack   
  3. A great game taste without the overkill game taste, light but FULL of flavour
  4. Sustainability is really important to me. Most of these birds would have been shot and discarded. Now they are celebrated in a tasty pheasant game biltong snack

Pheasant shooting is a really popular sport all over the UK, it can be controversial because a lot of birds go to waste. Some people don’t agree with it but they certainly live a better life than most chickens, check this out if you’re unsure. I feel really proud about the fact that we are saving 100s of birds going to waste. It was my primary reason when I started on my pheasant game biltong experiment.

My hope is that the trend continues. Help me spread the word. Let’s celebrate these birds, the South African way.

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