Peri Peri vs Chilli Biltong
27th February 2018
We’re constantly being asked which is spicer; Chilli or Peri-Peri Biltong. So this week, we’re going to break down the difference of each flavour, to make sure you get the perfect piece of biltong! So, let’s see which one you’ll prefer after reading this; Peri Peri vs Chilli Biltong.
The origins of Peri Peri: The diminutive peri peri (or piri piri) pepper, whose ancestor plants hail from ancient South America, has taken hold in Africa over the past several centuries, growing wild and also being cultivated by people from South Africa to Nigeria, Ethiopia to Mozambique.
It is made from crushed chillies, citrus peel, onion, pepper, garlic, salt, lemon juice, bay leaves, paprika, pimiento, basil, oregano, and tarragon. And that’s the main difference between these two flavours, is that peri peri is a mixture of ingredients, which Chilli is pure chilli pepper flakes.
Foodies all over the world are onto peri peri peppers. Some of our customers have even called our biltong’s taste, “light, fresh, and herbal!” (Mind you, they probably had a palate to take hot and spicy food).
So if you’re looking for something spicy but mild, peri peri biltong is the one for you!
Chilli peppers originated in Mexico, founded by the Mayans. After the Columbian Exchange, many cultivars of chilli pepper spread across the world, used for both food and traditional medicine.
The heat is definitely hotter than peri peri, and is great for chilli lovers. Our Chilli Biltong is not overbearing, but definitely has a kick to it.
Now, if you’re looking for something that’s hot AND sweet, you’ll just LOVE our Chilli Chutney Biltong. We were the first to introduce this flavour to biltong, and it’s been a best seller ever since!
Getting hungry? Here’s our award-winning original biltong.
So, how do you prefer your biltong? Get social and let us know on our social media!
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