The best sausages in the North 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 results from the 2016 competition.

The best sausages in the North Island

Supreme Award

Chicken, Lime & Lemongrass

Mangawhai Meat Shop, Mangawhai

Devro New Zealand Wildcard Winner

Free Range Chicken & Parsley

Col’s Butchery, Mt Maunganui

Gold Medals

Flavoured

Beef Flavour

Greytown Butcher, Greytown

Poultry

Free Range Chicken & Parsley

Col’s Butchery, Mt Maunganui

Chicken, Lime & Lemongrass

Mangawhai Meat Shop, Mangawhai

Pre-cooked

Classic Saveloys

Hellers

Continental fresh

Fresh Chorizo

New World Stonefields, Auckland

Black Pudding/rounds

White Pudding

Waikanae Butchery, Kapiti Coast, Wellington

Gourmet beef

Reuben’s Made in Store, Beef, Mushroom & Parmesan

Aussie Butcher New Lynn, Auckland

Silver Medals

Pork

Traditional Pork

Ellerslie Meats, Ellerslie, Auckland

Flavoured

Preston’s Beef Flavoured

Preston’s Master Butchers, Wellington, Palmerston North, Porirua

Continental fresh

Traditional Toulouse

L’Authentique, Auckland, Wellington, Katakana, Mt Maunganui, Hamilton, Napier, New Plymouth, Wanganui

Continental ready-to-eat

Smoked Romanian Pork & Garlic

Magills Butchery, Te Awamutu,

Black pudding/rounds

Black Pudding

Ellerslie Meats, Ellerslie, Auckland

Gourmet varietal

Lamb, Pumpkin, Feta & Chives

New World Stanmore, Stanmore Bay, Auckland

Bronze medallists

Pork

Reuben’s Made in Store, Free Farmed True Pork

Aussie Butcher New Lynn, Auckland

Flavoured

Pork Flavoured

Countdown, (National)

Pre-cooked

Original Cocktails

Hellers (National)

Poultry

Chicken, Spinach & Pinenut

Elite Meats, Hamilton

Traditional flavour

Reuben’s Made in Store, Pork, Sage & Onion

Aussie Butcher, New Lynn, Auckland

Gourmet varietal

Duck & Orange

The Village Butchery, Waiheke Island, Auckland

Source: Devro Great New Zealand Sausage Competition


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