My latest trip to Aldi’s resulted in finding a package of Simms Original Beef Biltong and I was excited to give it a try!
I have been reading about biltong for over a year but had never found any for sale. Good old Aldi’s came to the rescue again!
Let’s take a closer look at what this product is so you can figure out if it should end up in your shopping cart!
What is Beef Biltong?
Biltong is a preserved meat product that is closely related to beef jerky.
At first glance, Jerky and Biltong look extremely similar. However, once you take your first bite of beef biltong you will understand and appreciate how different is is from jerky.
Jerky is typically cured by the addition of salt and nitrites followed by dehydration. Jerky can often taste extremely salty so sugar is often added to the cure mix to take the edge off the salt flavor. Other flavors that are common in jerky is smoke and black pepper.
In contrast, biltong is cured by the addition of vinegar followed by dehydration. The vinegar bath gives biltong a distinct acidic “twang” flavor that is unlike the salty, smoke flavor common to jerky.
There is no point in debating whether Biltong is better than Jerky as the flavor profiles are completely different. What I can say is that the flavor profile of the Simms Original Beef Biltong is exactly what I expected.
You might also want to check out my review for Stryve Biltong Review.
Simms Beef Biltong Nutrition
Each package of Simms Beef Biltong at Aldi contains 2.25 ounces and a single serving is one ounce. The nutritional values for a single serving are as follows:
- Calories: 90
- Fat: 2g (3% DV)
- Cholesterol: 30 mg (10% DV)
- Sodium: 425 mg (18% DV)
- Carbohydrates: 0g (0% DV)
- Protein: 16g (32% DV)
If you are looking for a snack that is high in protein in low in carbs then this biltong will treat you right.
This product is NOT listed as Organic, Kosher or Halal.
Simms Biltong has the Twice as Nice Guarantee
The Simms Original Beef Biltong is sold and distributed exclusively by Aldi and as such comes with Aldi’s “Twice as Nice Guarantee”.
The Aldi guarantee is that if you do not love the biltong then Aldi will:
- Give you your money back.
- Replace the product with another brand at no charge.
This 2.25 ounce package only cost $3.99 which is cheaper than most beef jerky brands. When you combine the reasonable price with the Twice as Nice Guarantee then there is no reason to not give this biltong a try.
Simms Teriyaki Biltong
I found two flavors of Simms biltong at Aldi, Original and Teriyaki.
The Teriyaki biltong has the same nutritional content (salt, carbs, calories) as the Original. The vinegar flavor is muted in the Teriyaki version and I think I liked the Teriyaki better.