The aim of HungTen is to fulfill the growing demand and increasing interest in this air-dried beef snack. We are looking for £4,000 for this project.
What is Biltong?
Biltong is rapidly growing in the UK amongst avid gym-goers and health and fitness enthusiasts. It is a natural food which is easily absorbed by the body and with it being high protein low in fat high in vitamins and minerals it is the ideal on the go food snack. Which is an ambient product that you can carry in your gym bag.
HungTen Biltong uses Scottish retired dairy and over thirty-month (OTM) beef, for an intense flavour.
Who we are?
We are a mother and son team. I (Margaret) have spent years in the hospitality industry. Having run a previous catering business here in the UK Bunnychow. Which is another popular South African dish. We were a finalist in the S.I.E. Scottish Institute for Enterprise 2017 Awards.
While in South Africa I owned a stunt kite business with my brother, that was quickly taken up by Reggies and ToysRUs. On the success of this, I took a few years off to spend time with my young children. I have had a car wash that was exclusive to car dealerships. I was also involved with a Live Lounge Pub and this is where one of South Africa's top bands (Prime Circle) played their first gig!
I'm a mother trying to secure a lifestyle business for my son who is dyslexic, and slightly autistic (Stuart). We both love biltong. Stuart cut his baby teeth on strips of biltong. Stuart started making biltong for himself when we returned to the UK from South Africa in 2008. He has been providing delicious biltong for family and friends. He has trailed and tested the most amazing flavour combinations over the years. His favourite beubg GPA WEST beer infused, Go figure. He loves his Biltong, rugby and beer!!
What's the recipe?
Making the biltong to our fourth generation recipe handed to us by Ouma, (Gran). Ouma's father and grandfather farmed dairy cattle in West Krugersdorp. They only farm a few cattle now and most of the land has been turned into a housing development. But Oupa's Britz, the recipe remains the same! You can almost say it's like comparing the different biltong tastes as a surname. Easily recognizable to the different families.
Making Biltong with retired dairy and OTM gives the meat a more robust flavour and intense taste. We carefully cut the beef into strips. Cure it with Aspall Cider Vinegar, rubbed with Pink Himalayan Rock Salt it's then rubbed with the families secret spices and Hung to dry in airing chambers for 5 days to bring you a delicious natural beef snack.
We use pink Himalayan rock salt in our process it has 84 essential minerals which are a great source of magnesium that helps regulate blood sugar levels and free from pollutants of tainted waters. Apple cider vinegar for its increased absorption of nutrients and improves gut biome, keeping you fuller for longer effect.
Our hopes for the future
Our vision is to have our biltong in health venues across the UK. Starting with our local food and drink festival and markets, and selling through our Social Media channels to get our brand known.