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Posted: 20:00 Tue 31-Oct-2006. Price: 1.99/ 34g bag. Location: Newsagent near Kentish Town tube. Sub-flavours: Beef, Chilli Beef, Peppered Beef, "Beersticks", Ostrich, Kudu. Nutritional unusualness: As little as 3.6g fat per 100g (Ostrich), no salt content specified.
Snackspot reports: I know they're madly expensive, but I was going to a book launch party and wasn't sure if they were going to be serving food, so I took along a packet each of Ostrich and Kudu, just in case. And I'm glad I did - not only were the salami-like slices a nourishing nibble between the intermittent trays of canapes, but I was approached by complete strangers for most of the evening, inquiring [my paraphrase] "Are you eating biltong? Bring it on!" There wasn't much between them, but ultimately we preferred the Ostrich to the Kudu, the latter bearing little trace of its antelope-like origins.

...In other Halloween horrors: blood-orange-flecked Orangina Rouge seems to have toned down its name to the oddly euphemistic Sanguine Orange; both Cadbury Creepy Cakes and the Nestle Smarties Pumpkin have been resurrected from last year; and I'm fairly certain I spotted some Chewits Fangs in Iceland the other week, on top of the Chewits Fruities jellybeans that "charl" mentions here.

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Posted: 14:14 Wed 01-Nov-2006 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: what was the book launch, snackspot?
Posted: 07:31 Fri 10-Nov-2006 by "alflavor" # permalink comment
Comment: Talking of meat snacks, did Walkers ever launch Nobbys Jerky ?? There was talk of it but I never saw it out..........


Posted: 16:20 Fri 10-Nov-2006 by "Biltong Fiend" # permalink comment
Comment: They also sell this stuff in an offie on Lavender hill in Clapham. i love Biltong!! Biltong Rocks!!!
Posted: 13:01 Sat 11-Nov-2006 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: sorry "charl" it was Loads More Lies to Tell Small Kids:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Loads-More-Lies-Tell-Small/dp/0340899646/

- from the author of the bestselling "Bunny Suicides"! 91600 33


Posted: 18:11 Thu 22-Feb-2007 by "Terry" # permalink comment
Comment: Nobby's Beef Jerky is out. I saw it in a local Morrisons today in Kettering.
Posted: 19:55 Mon 14-Jul-2008 by Zeddy # permalink comment
Comment: Those Chewits jellybeans are 25p a pack in Farmfoods at the moment.
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