The Battle of the Bangers, a cornerstone of the Norfolk Food and Drink Festival, is always a hard fought battle.  There are two parts to the competition; a public vote, this year over 4000 people voted and an expert’s choice with a crack team of experts.

This year the experts had, between them, over 300 years experience of tasting sausages.  Some tough pallets to please but fortunately some very very high quality sausages in the competition!

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Some tough choices to make for the 4000+ members of the public voting for the People’s champion!

This year the entrants included; The Fruit Pig Company, Bradwell Butchery, FL Edge and Son, Icarus Hines, The Beefsmith and Tavern Tasty Meats.  It was tough!

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Behind the scenes the hard work continued as we munched, proded and smelt our way through the samples!

The real winners of this competition are the people of Norfolk who have some amazing butchers amongst their food producer stars.

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After much deliberation and the counting of the votes from the public there could be only two winners!

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Icarus Hines beat off stiff competition to win the People’s choice.

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Easily overcoming some cooking woes Bradwell Butchery won the expert’s choice category.

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