Best sausages in the South Island

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They call them bangers, snarlers and barbeque fodder but some butchers are taking New Zealand sausages to new culinary heights.

The best butchers plan and experiment for months before entering the annual Devro Great New Zealand Sausage Competition in the hope of landing the title for the country’s best sausage.

More than 450 butchers enter the awards which began in 1994. Here are the results of the 2016 competition.

The best sausages in the South Island

People’s Choice Award

Pork & Tasmanian Apple Cider

New World Rolleston, Christchurch

Gold Medals

Beef

Old English Beef

Harris Meats, Cheviot

Pork

Country Pork

PAK’nSAVE Riccarton, Christchurch

Pre-cooked

Pork, Lemon & Parsley

Peter Timbs Meats, Christchurch

Continental ready-to-eat

The Naked Banger, Pepperoni Bierstick

Ashby’s Butchery, Sydenham, Christchurch

Traditional flavour

Free Farmed Pork ‘n’ Fennel

New World Rangiora, Canterbury

Gourmet pork

Pork & Tasmanian Apple Cider

New World, Rolleston, Christchurch

Pork, Jalapeno & Cheese

Peter Timbs Meats, Christchurch

Gourmet varietal

Wild Venison & Black Plum

Peter Timbs Meats, Christchurch

Silver Medals

Beef

Old English Beef

PAK’nSAVE Riccarton, Christchurch

Traditional Beef

PAK’nSAVE Moorhouse, Sydenham, Christchurch

Boerewors

Raeward Fresh, Richmond

Traditional flavour

Free Farmed Pork & Bacon

Drycreekmeats, Methven

Gourmet beef

Bacon, Cheese & Tomato

PAK’nSAVE Riccarton, Christchurch

Creamy Blue Cheese & Beef

New World Bishopdale, Christchurch

Bronze medallists

Flavoured

Pork Flavoured

Countdown (National)

Pre-cooked

Original Cocktails

Hellers (National)

Continental ready-to-eat

Portuguese

Peter Timbs Meats, Christchurch

Black pudding/rounds category

Black Pudding

Fraser Park Butchery, Timaru

Burger’s Butchery, Timaru

Gourmet pork

Premium Pork & Mustard

PAK’nSAVE Rangiora, Rangiora, Canterbury

Source: Devro Great New Zealand Sausage Competition


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