Ayoba-Yo: South African Protein Snacks

Ayoba-Yo is a growing brand focusing on the better-for-you snack industry.

Ayoba-Yo is our family company that was founded in our kitchen a few years after we moved to the United States from South Africa. What started as a Saturday morning hobby between a father and his sons slowly marinated into a business. We created Ayoba-Yo to celebrate our roots and introduce America to our traditional South African style meats known as Biltong, Droëwors & Boerewors. Give them a try and soon you’ll be saying Ayoba-Yo!



Certified Products:

Traditional Biltong

Traditional Biltong is a South African protein snack with exceptional flavor and a uniquely delicious texture. The process is simple, yet delicate. We start with the finest quality cuts of beef that are marinated and air-dried for about fourteen days using our family recipe. The result is a tender slice of beef with a naturally explosive flavor. It’s high-protein, all-natural, and sugar-free making it perfect for a quick bite or post-workout snack. Ayoba-Yo Biltong recipe uses minimal ingredients to give it the authentic taste that everyone loves.

Spicy Biltong

Spicy Biltong is like our traditional biltong but we’ve added some heat. Along with using the finest cuts of beef and having zero sugar, we’ve also added a special blend of cayenne and chili powder to give our spicy biltong a flavorful kick.


Droëwors is a handcrafted beef stick with a flavor unlike anything else on earth. Our recipe starts with the finest cuts of beef that we grind together with only four natural spices. We then hand stuff the blend into a natural casing and hang the sausages to dry for over five days. Just like our ancestors, we use no artificial ingredients and only clean spices, which results in a taste-bud satisfying beef stick with a naturally explosive beef flavor.

Spice Blend

We love Biltong and we know you love Biltong too! That’s why we created this Spice Blend (inspired by our Biltong recipe) so that you can add the delicious flavor to all our dishes (not just beef)! Our Ayoba-Yo Spice Blend is perfect for Paleo, Whole30 and Keto diets. Goes great on steak, chicken, salmon, veggies, avocado toast, you name it, our Spice Blend makes it better!


Who We Are:

If you were born in South Africa it is most likely that you cut your teeth on a stick of biltong. This is certainly true of every one of the van Blommestein Family.  It is in our blood, along with the sounds, smells, colors and vibrancy of South Africa. Understandable then that we would miss biltongboerewors, and droewors so much. We have lived in the US for almost 15 years now and have found replacements for, or are used to living without most of the things we love, however, we were not able to live without our beloved meats.

So, we put our South African resourcefulness and creativity to work, dusted off the family recipe book, and got to work making our own biltong, boerewors and droëwors. What started off as a Saturday morning hobby between a father and his sons, quickly grew into something more. We subjected our friends and family to taste-testing (they certainly weren't complaining) and after some small tweaking of the recipes, we ended up with the deliciousness that you can experience today. It is a family affair and everyone pitches in at some level of labor or love to get our meat into your belly. We are so glad you are visiting our website and would love for you to try our products. We welcome your suggestions and comments but we have no doubt that after your first bite, you'll be saying That's Ayoba-Yo! Enjoy shopping with us and remember we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Who We Support:

We care about our community. The DC Metro area is one of the most diverse melting pots in the USA and has directly contributed to our growth. As a thank you we donate a portion of our profits to Martha's Table who in turn provides healthy food, affordable clothing, and quality education to the less fortunate in our area. That's Ayoba-Yo!  Every purchase on our website and in-store indirectly helps a child and/or parent in need. If you feel so moved, please take it upon yourself to visit their website, donate directly to them, or volunteer in one of their soup kitchens or food truck.

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Ingredients: Grass Fed Beef, Sea Salt, Coriander, Worcestershire Powder, Black Pepper, Vinegar

Droewors - Ayoba-Yo - Certified Paleo, Keto Certified by the Paleo Foundation

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Ingredients: Grass Fed Beef, Coriander, Pepper, Salt, Vinegar, Cloves. In a sheep casing.

Spicy Biltong - Ayoba-Yo - Certified Paleo, Keto Certified by the Paleo Foundation

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Ingredients: Grass-Fed Beef, Sea Salt, Coriander, Cayenne Pepper, Worcestershire Powder, Chili Powder, Pepper, Vinegar

Spice Blend - Ayoba-Yo - Certified Paleo, Keto Certified by the Paleo Foundation

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Ingredients: Coriander, Worcestershire Powder, Sea Salt, Cracked Black Pepper

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at any time, we'd love to hear from you! You can also give us a call at 202-796-8554, if we don't pick up, please leave a voicemail, we respond fast!

Biltong: Deviled Eggs

Egg Salad with Biltong

Pomegranate, Biltong, and Roasted Squash Salad

Hi there, nice to "meat" you! Looks like you're ready to bring the WORLD'S BEST Beef Snacks to your customers, great choice! Not fully convinced yet?

Here's a few more reasons why carrying Ayoba-Yo Biltong & Droewors is a great decision:

⭐Sales of meat snacks have surged more than 7% in each of the last 4 years. ⭐

Ayoba-Yo Beef Snacks 'meat' and exceed a majority of the trending selling points:

⭐Grass-Fed | More Protein Than Jerky | NO Sugar | Gluten Free | Soy Free ⭐

⭐Perfect for Paleo, Keto, Whole30, Atkins & more. ⭐

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About Us : 

Established in 2010, The Paleo Foundation was first organized for the purpose of improving the tolerability of the paleo diet, and to help adherents easily identify products that met its basic tenets.  Since then, thousands of products have been certified through the Certified Paleo, Keto Certified, and lab -tested Grain-Free Gluten-Free certification programs.



100% of  Paleo Foundation revenue is generated through certifications.  We do not accept donations, corporate sponsorships, or financially benefit from the sales of any certified products, product giveaways, or partnerships with industry contacts or retailers for the purpose of maintaining the integrity of an impartial certification standard. 

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Each certification program has a different set of standards.  Certified Paleo is the Paleo Foundation’s first, most popular, and highest level of certification for Paleo-compliant products.  Certified Paleo Products are products that contain Paleo ingredients, but may have some 21st-century processing or packaging methods allowing for shelf stability.


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Grain Free Gluten Free Certified products are gluten-free and do not contain any grains of gliadin competitive residues.  All Grain-Free Gluten-Free products have undergone two rounds of audits, including lab tests, and a final review to become approved for the Grain-free Gluten-free Certified Program. 



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The ketogenic diet is a restrictive, demanding diet that can be difficult to maintain, and tolerability of the ketogenic diet is the single most important factor limiting individual acceptance for initiation.  Therefore, improving the tolerability of the ketogenic diet is crucial to preventing diet discontinuation, warranting further investigation into methods for improving palatability, improving the availability and convenience of foods that are compliant with the ketogenic diet, as well as addressing cultural and social acceptance.

The Keto Diet product market may be in a unique position to improve tolerability, especially in social and cultural environments that typically feature carbohydrate-rich “special occasion” types of foods. In 2016, the Paleo Foundation launched the world's first Keto Certified program for products with standards that were developed for adherence to a classical ketogenic diet.