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Spice Wars: Ranking The Jerky Co's Hottest Flavoured Snacks!

At The Jerky Co, we're not afraid to turn up the heat, and today, we're taking you on a fiery journey through our spiciest offerings.

So if you like your snacks with an extra kick, you've come to the right place. Continue reading for a breakdown of our spiciest snacking options.

Introducing The Jerky Co's Spice Arsenal

Before we dive headfirst into the fire, let's meet the contenders:

Chilli Beef Jerky: Our classic spicy beef jerky with a kick that'll wake up your taste buds.

Peri Peri Beef Jerky: An addictive fusion of African and Portuguese flavours that'll leave you wanting more.

Red Hot Reaper Beef Jerky: Brace yourself for the fiery wrath of the Reaper chilli, one of the world's spiciest chillies!

Great Southern Outback Spiced Beef Jerky: One of the mildest of the bunch, but don't underestimate its Aussie charm.

Chilli Beef Biltong: South African-inspired dried meat with a fiery twist.

Chilli Fatty Beef Biltong: Perfect for those who like it hot and juicy.

Extra Hot Beef Biltong: For the daredevils who can't get enough heat.

Chilli Droewors: South African dried sausage with a chilli-infused punch.

Chilli Garlic Snap Sticks: The zesty combo of garlic and chilli in a convenient stick form. A great snack on-the-go.

Chilli Snap Sticks: If you want a quick and spicy snack, these will be your new go-to.

Now that you've met the fiery crew let's get ready to rank them on their spice levels. Think of it as our version of 'Hot Ones'!

Spice Showdown

The Spice Showdown

Not sure what level of spice you can handle? We break the spice ratings down for you.

1. Great Southern Outback Spiced Beef Jerky – Heat Rating: Mild

A mild, smoky BBQ flavour with just a hint of spice, perfect for those who prefer a gentler introduction to the world of spicy snacks.

2. Peri Peri Beef Jerky – Heat Rating: Mild

The perfect entry point for spice novices. This jerky is marinated in zesty peri peri sauce which brings a balanced heat that builds gradually. Great for flavour explorers.

3. Chilli Garlic Snap Sticks – Heat Rating: Medium

Snap into these flavoursome sticks for an explosion of garlic and chilli that's hard to resist.

4. Chilli Beef Jerky – Heat Rating: Medium

Spicy but not overpowering, with a savoury kick that'll leave you wanting more.

5. Chilli Beef Biltong – Heat Rating: Medium

South African biltong with an added kick of chilli. Meaty and spicy, it's a delightful combo.

6. Chilli Fatty Beef Biltong – Heat Rating: Medium

As the name suggests, this spicy biltong is rich and spicy with an extra hit of juiciness.

7. Chilli Droewors – Heat Rating: Hot

These dried sausages pack a punch with chilli and a hint of garlic. A flavourful adventure for your taste buds.

8. Chilli Snap Sticks – Heat Rating: Hot

Quick and spicy, these snap sticks are perfect for those on-the-go.

9. Extra Hot Beef Biltong – Heat Rating: Extra Hot

If you thought our chilli biltong was too mild, this extra-hot version will make you sweat (in a good way).

10. Red Hot Reaper Beef Jerky – Heat Rating: Flaming Hot

Hold onto your taste buds! The Red Hot Reaper takes no prisoners. WARNING: This jerky is not for the faint of heart, but it's a thrill for the heat seekers.

hot reaper

Elevate Your Snack Game With These Food and Drink Pairings

What pairs well with chilli? 

Now that you know the heat levels, let's talk about how to enhance your spicy snacking experience. Pairing your favorite fiery snacks with the right food and drinks can take your taste buds on a wild ride.

  • Craft Beers: For a refreshing contrast to the heat, try pairing with a cold, hoppy IPA or a crisp lager. The bitterness and carbonation will complement the spiciness. And we all know that beer and jerky is a powerful duo! (Check out our Beer Pairing Guide for more)
  • Cooling Dips: Mild salsas, guacamole, tzatziki, or sour cream-based dips are excellent for cooling down the spice while adding layers of flavour.
  • Cheese Platter: The creamy richness of cheese, especially varieties like cheddar or brie, can balance out the spice. 
  • Spicy Trail Mix: Combine your spicy beef jerky or biltong with nuts, pretzels, and a touch of honey for an addictive sweet and spicy trail mix.
hot platter

Spice Safety and Handling Tips

Before you embark on your spicy snack adventure, here are some tips to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience:

  • Start slow if you're not used to spicy foods, and work your way up the heat levels.
  • Keep dairy products, like milk or yoghurt, on hand to help neutralise the heat if it becomes too much.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly after handling spicy snacks, especially before touching your face or eyes (particularly with our extra hot snacks like our Extra Hot Biltong and Red Hot Reaper Jerky - don’t say we didnt warn you!).

Turn Up The Heat With Our Range of Delicious Spicy Snacks

Now that you're armed with the knowledge of our spiciest snacks and how to enjoy them to the fullest, it's time to embark on your own spice adventure! Whether you're a heat seeker or just looking for something different, our range of the best spicy dried meat snacks are sure to satisfy your craving for bold flavour.

Spice not really your thing? No problem! We've got loads of other delicious flavours that might catch your taste buds' attention. Check out our hot sellers like Texan Jerky, Sweet BBQ, Exotic Truffle, and Smokey options. You can grab these goodies online or swing by any of our 19 locations Australia wide today!

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