Published last week was a report detailing the benefits of eating spicy food daily particulary food rich in capsaicin, the chemical found in Chilli Peppers.  Capsaicin has anti obesity, anti oxidant, anti inflammation and cancer fighting properties.

The research was carried out on nearly half a million middle aged men and these men were tracked over 7 year - so there is some substance to this report.

 We use a variety of chilli's and work closely with The Chilli Doctor to make sure we are getting the best quality possible.

Here are some facts about Naga Chilli (AKA Ghost Pepper) and The Moruga Scorpion Chilli Pepper

A Chilli's heat is measured in  Scoville Units which dilutes the chilli in sugar water until any heat can not be detected anymore.  A more acurrate way of measuring the heat of a chilli is to use ASTA pungency units.

ASTA stands for American Spice Trade Association and high performance liquid chromatography is used to determine the heat producing chemicals (Capsaicinoids)  

1 part of capsaicin per million corresponds to about 15 million Scoville units.

The Naga Bhut Jolokia Ghost Pepper rates about 1 million on the scoville scale so you are getting about  66,666 capsaicum units 

The Moruga Scorpion Chilli Pepper rates about 1.5 million scovilles equals 100,000 capsaicim units.

Pure Capsaicin extract measures 16 million scovilles about 1 million capsaicum units 


Trailhead Beef Jerky Wins Great Taste Award  11.8.15

The world's most coveted blind-tasted food awards, Great Taste has just released the Great Taste Stars of 2015 and Trailhead Fine Foods is amongst the winners celebrating as our Black Pepper Beef Jerky is now able to carry the little gold and black great taste logo.

Judged by over 400 of the most demanding palates belonging to food critics, chefs, cooks, resturanteurs, producers and a host of food writers and journalists, Great Taste is widely acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers.  When a product wears a Great Taste label it carries a badge of honour but more importantly, the Great Taste logo is a sign post to a great tasting product - hundreds of judges have worked tirelessly to discover the very best through hours and hours of blind-tasting a total of 10,000 different food and drinks.

We decided to enter our Black Pepper Beef Jerky as it represented the love we put into our Jerky and after getting such good reviews and feedback in the USA on we wanted to prove products closer to home.  We are so proud to receive this award and will continue to put everything in to our Jerky's and develop exciting flavours our customers will love - watch this space


Online shop going live soon!  30.4.15

Just a quick update, we know lots of you are chomping at the bit to start ordering through the website. Well, the wait is nearly over - starting next week, you will be able to order any of our nine varieties of delicious jerky directly through the 'Shop' link on the website.

Get jerky with a taste explosion  17.4.15

Exhibiting at this year's NEC Farmshop and Deli Show, Trailhead Fine Foods on stand number S65 will launch its new range of Beef Jerky products.

Show visitors are invited to 'Get Jerky' on the stand, with product sampling hosted by Trailhead Fine Foods, managing director, Jason Howard.

Under the brand name Trailhead Beef Jerky, the new range of high protein snacks offers a selection of nine authentic recipes made from marinated air-dried strips of beef. Using ingredients from around the world, all the products are free from artificial additives and with a low GI, the Beef Jerky is packed with natural ingredients and full of flavour. Low fat, compact and lightweight the Beef Jerky products are ideal for farmshops and delis and other retail outlets looking to stock a healthier and tasty snack alternative.

"We are thrilled to be exhibiting at this year's Farmshop and Deli Show which provides the ideal environment to bring to market our new premium range of Trailhead Beef Jerky," said Jason Howard, managing director at Trailhead Fine Foods.

"Our authentic products only use British beef. We individually select the finest, leanest beef from central England which is fully traceable. With our homemade marinades, we believe we have developed the most flavoursome Jerky on this planet that delivers a truly satisfying taste experience."

With rising levels of obesity and a sharp focus on healthier consumer lifestyles, Trailhead Beef Jerky is the perfect low fat, high protein snack for people on the go, and is ideal for anyone involved with outdoor pursuits.

The Beef Jerky range includes nine exciting flavours: Original, Black Pepper, BBQ, Old Smokey, Hot Smoked Chipotle, Raging Bull Chilli, Spicy Chilli, Moruga Scorpion Chilli and XXX Hot Naga Jolokia.

With an RRP of £2.99, Trailhead Fine Foods' Beef Jerky products are individually packed in 50g foil sealed bags.



Congratulations to Trailhead - 1st British brand to receive five stars!