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Ben's Meat & Heat Emporium opens this weekend in the basement of 29 Portland street in Leamington Spa, CV32 5EZ. You'll find my South African snacks as well as a range of other delicious artisan snacks and drinks. Ben's Meat & Heat Emproium will be open on weekends, Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 11am-4pm.

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The Coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on all of us and small business has been no exception. Many small businesses have been forced to close while others have had to adapt their businesses to the new circumstances. Thankfully, part of my business is an online shop, so I have been able to continue to supply my customers with their favourite South African snacks. The other part of the business however, my market stall, has not been able to operate which has impacted revenue. In these difficult times, I have been heartened to see so many other small businesses...

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Once upon on a time in a town called Warwick there lived a famous biltong maker named Ben. Ben lived in a huge castle with his wife and two dogs and spent his days making delicious biltong and droewors for all the people of the land. One Sunday Ben was selling his famous biltong and droewors at the Leamington Yuletide Market. It was a beautiful Winter’s day and lots of local people were out and about doing their Christmas shopping and stocking up on Ben’s delicious goodies. Ben’s wife was also at the market doing her Christmas shopping with their...

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This month I want to give a big shout out to The Meat Room, who are fantastic butchers located in both Warwick & Leamington. The Meat Room are big supporters of mine and stock many of my biltong and droewors products. Jamie, who owns The Meat Room, comes from a long line of butchers. His Grandad owned a reputable Pork Shop in Warwick for 30 years, which his Dad had for a further 5 years. Jamie worked in the shop from the age of 11, as a Saturday boy, and then went to full time at age 14. After 15...

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We all know biltong tastes good, but did you know that it’s also good for you! Biltong has many nutritional benefits compared to other traditional snack foods, which is one of the reasons it continues to grow in popularity.  Firstly, biltong is high in natural protein, around 50%, which is important for repairing and building muscles in the body. This makes it great snack for after a workout, a run or a game of rugby. Biltong is also a great source of other essential nutrients such as iron (which many people lack), magnesium, potassium and vitamin B-12 (essential for healthy...

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