UK Sausage Week (30th October – 5th November) is an annual week – long celebration, showcas ing the best of British bangers.
A total of 27 best banger accolades were handed out , and The UK Supreme Sausage Champion title went to Kent butchers JC Rook & Sons Ltd for its Battle of Britain Memorial Sausage.
Co-op won the Retailer: Traditional category with its Butcher’s Choice Cumberland Sausage and Waitrose was a clear winner in the Retailer:Innovative section.
Other independent retail butchers up and down the country won in respective regional categories and in Foodservice, Traditional and Innovative winners were Campbells Prime Ltd and Solent Butchers Ltd respectively.
A full list of results can be found below.
Eric said he was delighted to be involved with UK Sausage Week . He commented: “People often say to me , ‘I don’t know much about art but I know what I like!’ The same could be said about me and sausages. I wouldn’t claim to be a sausage expert but I certainly know a good one when I’m eating it.”
The search to find the best UK sausages set off with sizzling success when over 400 different bangers arrived at The Regional Food Academy at Harper Adams University for two days of judging in the run up to UK Sausage Week.
The sausages were assessed in their raw state and cooked by professional home economists, according to the maker’s instructions. They were then judged by some of the UK’s most experienced experts, including Ladies in Pigs , all under the wa tchful eye of head judge and UK Sausage Week’s supremo ‘Sausageologist’ Keith Fisher.
Traditional Breakfast Sausage – Campbells Prime Meat Ltd
Mediterranean Pork Sausage – Solent Butchers Ltd
Co – op Butcher’s Choice Cumberland Sausage 454g – Tulip
Waitrose 6 British Pork Sausages with Bramley Apple – Walkers Sausage Co
Best Manufacturer/Own Brand: Traditional
The Black Farmer Premium Pork Sausages – The Black Farmer
Best Manufacturer/Own Brand: Innovative
Porky Lights Lower Fat sausage – Graham White & Co Ltd
Traditional thick pork sausage – Martin Player High Class Butcher
Pork with Gin and Ginger Sausage – Vaughans Family Butchers
Special Pork Sausage – Crombies of Edinburgh
Bennachie Bangers – A & G Collie Butchers
Northern Ireland: Traditional
Traditional Pork sausage – McCartney’s of Moira Ltd
Northern Ireland: Innovative
Booker Blackgate British Pork & Kentish Cider Apple Sausages – Finnebrogue
Best Independent Butcher: South West: Traditional
Traditional Pork Sausage – Tim Potter Son & Daughter Ltd
Best Independent Butcher: South West: Innovative
Squire Trelawney – James Kittow – Butcher & Grazier
Best Independent Butcher: South East: Tradi tional
Traditional Pork Sausage – Owtons Butchers
Best Independent Butcher: South East: Innovative
Mrs Christmas’ Festive Sausage – J C Rook & Sons Ltd
Best Independent Butcher: West Midlands: Traditional
Maynard’s Farmhouse Cracked Black Pepper Sausage – Maynard’s Farm
Best Independent Butcher: West Midlands: Innovative
Pork, Beetroot and Apple Sausage – Ludlow Food Centre
Best Independent Butcher: East Midlands: Traditional
Taylors Country Special – Owen Taylor & Son
Best Independent Butcher: East Midlands: Innovative
Grasmere Farm Caramelised Red Onion Sausages – Grasmere Farm
Best Independent Butcher: North: Traditional
Traditional Pork Sausage – Dales Traditional Butchers Ltd
Best Independent Butcher: North: Innovative
Black and White Sausage – George Payne Butchers Ltd
Best Independent Butcher: North East: Traditional
Prime Yorkshire Pork Sausage – Elite Meat Ltd
Best Independent Butcher: North East: Innovative
Simonside Sizzler – Rothbury Family Butchers
Best Ind ependent Butcher: North West: Traditional
Sprout & Stilton Pork Sausage – J W Mettrick & Son Ltd
Best Independent Butcher: North West: Innovative
Hickory and Chipotle Sausage – H Clewlow Butchers
UK Supreme Sausage Champion:
Battle of Britain Memorial Sa usage – J C Rook & Sons Ltd