What do they call beef jerky in Australia?
Beef Jerky is something that tastes great and can be eaten anywhere. But what do they call beef jerky in Australia? In this blog we will find out what they call beef jerky in Australia and also what they call other meats and snacks.
So what is beef jerky called in Australia?
So whilst Australia may have different names for other types of food, fruit and general products, beef jerky on the other hand is still called beef jerky.
The name may be the same, however there are many different types of jerky that are unique to Australia.
For example, Kangaroo Jerky.
We can be proud to call this type of jerky our own! There is also crocodile jerky, camel jerky and even emu jerky. If it’s got meat on it, it can generally be turned into jerky.
Biltong is also a popular product in Australia. It too has a generic name used worldwide and originated in South Africa. Learn more about Biltong or buy some to try.
So where is the jerky capital of Australia?
This is a hard one to decide. Pretty much each major city in Australia has a large jerky brand often servicing the local supermarkets, butchers and bottle shops with their jerky products. There area about a dozen brands with solid nationwide distribution but many hundreds more small town players looking to make it big in the jerky game.
The ability to start making jerky at home and perfect the “perfect batch” leads many people to test their luck at starting a jerky business, however the success rate is quite low, as producing large commercial batches can be quite costly.
Anyway, back to the subject of which city leads the way in jerky production… I would have to say Brisbane!
There are several large brands and production facilities operating out of Brisbane and surrounding areas. If I was to choose a state though, it would definitely be Western Australia, with many companies operating in and around Perth.