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Biltong is the South African version of beef jerky. It's dried by air, keeping it more tender than traditional jerky.
Biltong is the South African version of beef jerky. It's dried by air, keeping it more tender than traditional jerky.
300 backers pledged $17,381 to help bring this project to life.

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We made it! Thank you all.  

We reached our goal of $15k with 3 days to go. The box is on it's way and because of you we can continue to pioneer biltong into American homes. Really looking forward to getting your biltong out to you! Thanks again!

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3lb biltong raffle for a lucky backer when we get funded! Everyone stands a chance, new and old backers.

New $30 Reward! 

Check out our recently added BB-Logo tee in American Apparel 50/50 white. 

Biltong Pioneers

Hi there, we are Ben and Em and we want to invite you to be bold with us. Brooklyn Biltong was built with two goals in mind: Introduce Biltong to America, and make a difference in our neighborhood while doing so.

Why Biltong?

We made our first batch of Biltong in 2012 as a snack for our wedding reception. None of our friends had tasted it before, but they met it with delighted tastebuds, and a demand for more! Their excitement in discovering Biltong led us to recognize the opportunity we had to make it more widely known.

What makes us different?

We established what we call 'Eat and Feed.' Because our Biltong is a grass fed, sustainable, protein rich nutrient, we give away 10% of our profit in the form of actual Biltong to local Brooklyn organizations. We've most recently been donating to Chips, who works with City Harvest in distributing the Biltong into hungry hands.

Building on momentum.

We opened doors for Brooklyn Biltong in 2014, and we were met with great demand! After being mentioned in GQ and headlining the popular blog Uncrate, it was clear that the market wanted more.

Hot off the press
Hot off the press

We were overjoyed by everyone that recognized the benefit of this new protein snack, as well as our cause. In order to open up more doors, we paused production to move our operation to a USDA-approved facility that met our growing demand.  

The Lovely Rewards!

Our tee's are printed on American Apparel 50/50, great quality, American made, and awesomely Brooklyn! Our totes are 10 oz. heavyweight cotton canvas. This bright bag will be a cheerful (and helpful) addition to any daily task!

Tees, Tote, Biltong
Tees, Tote, Biltong
Rewards
Rewards

 What we are planning, and how you can help!

With your help, we can finish outfitting our new facility and purchase what we need to get Biltong back in your hands! (And mouths, obviously!)

We need help supporting:

  • OUR OWN RECIPE: (With more flavors to come!) We will be launching with a new original recipe, and need some help cutting through the logistical red tape of approving the recipe.
  • OUR DRYING BOX: In order to bring you authentic Biltong, air dried and all, we will be purchasing and shipping a South African Biltong box to our USDA approved kitchen.
Biltong Drying Box
Biltong Drying Box
  • WHOLESALE PUSH AND LOCAL PICKUP: We are going full blast with cross country and local wholesalers. We want to eliminate shipping costs and put Biltong in your hands with a simple trip to the corner store! This means the cost of marketing materials, new bags and labels, and brand strategy. 

Spending summary: 

  • Biltong drying box
  • Recipe set up and costs of legalities
  • Pilot run
  • New bags and labels 
  • Marketing packages and strategy for wholesale push 

Thank you!

We are excited to be re-launching, and we can't wait to open doors. We want to thank our loyal Biltong Tribe for coming on the journey with us, and welcome any newcomers to the Biltong revolution! 

All the best, 

Ben and Em

Risks and challenges

Though we are confident in our estimated launch dates, our timeline for recipe approval is not guaranteed. Our last experience with the USDA was about a month, but if something were to hold it up, it would in turn affect when the Biltong gets launched. But even though growing pains cause challenges, we believe fully in Brooklyn Biltong's future, and of re-launching from a place of strength!

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    Pledge US$ 10 or more About US$ 10

    With this pledge you get a shout out on our website and a #bebold, Brooklyn Biltong sticker. Thank you.

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    4oz bag of biltong + Reward 1. You wanted biltong? You got it! Many thanks.

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    White BB Logo Tee + 4oz bag of biltong + Reward 1. *Happy Dance*

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    4oz bag of Biltong + BB Tote + BB Tee + Reward 1. You rock. Thanks.

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    4oz bag of Biltong + Meet the makers (15 min Google Hangout with Ben and Em. We'll teach you some Afrikaans words, answer your questions and share our story :) + Reward 1

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    8oz bag of Biltong + BB Tote + BB Tee + Reward 1. The sweet spot. We are grateful. *Baie Dankie! *Afrikaans thank you, pronounced 'Buy-a-donkey'

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    1lb bag of Biltong + Reward 1

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    1lb bag of Biltong + BB Tote + BB Tee + Reward 1. As well as a warm fuzzy feeling. We like you. Thanks

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    1lb bag of Biltong + Meet the makers (15 min Google Hangout with Ben and Em. We'll teach you some Afrikaans words, answer your questions and share our story :) + Reward 1

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    1lb bag of Biltong monthly, for 6 months + BB Tote + BB Tee + Reward 1. Let's be friends. Thank you.

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    8oz bag of Biltong monthly, for 6 months + BB Tote + BB Tee + Reward 1. Let's be friends. Thank you.

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    We will cater your party with our "King of the pride" catering pack, enough Biltong for 25 people. *In person catering for local NYC location only* Nice to meet you!

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    1lb bag of Biltong monthly, for 12 months + BB Tote + BB Tee + Reward 1. Hey buddy! The future looks good. Thanks friend.

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    *Meet the makers! You and a +1 get to hang with Ben and Em for a day out in Brooklyn. Learn how to make your own biltong, and end the day with a Brooklyn braai (bbq) dinner in your honor. Also included is a 1lb bag of Biltong monthly, for 12 months + BB Tote + BB Tee + Reward 1. Let's have an adventure! *Travel cost to Brooklyn not included

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