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Great Taste Awards 2005 - Sausages

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The Great Taste Awards are described as the Oscars of the gourmet food industry. Producers are invited to submit products for judging in classes ranging from 1A - Single Estate Tea to 30B - Herb Liqueurs. In between they cover almost every type of food. Sausage lovers should turn to class 21 (just after Yoghurts) followed by Bacon, Ham, Salami etc etc.

They give three awards - Gold, Silver and Bronze. Most awards were given in Class 21B (Sausages with flavouring), 27 sausages secured awards - 12 Gold, 9 Silver and 6 Bronze. Whilst a Great Taste Award is worthwhile, a single bronze award nothing to crow about.

One of the themes of this years awards is the Irish - they are everywhere winning awards in most categories.

You can view the whole list at Great Taste Awards.

Selected Gold awards went to:

Plain Sausages

Caherbeg Free Range Pork for Rosscarbery Recipes Traditional Sausage

Farmers Fayre for A Meaty Free Range Sausage

D.J. Haggett Butchers for Plain Pork

Woodhouse Farmfor Just Pork

Sausages with flavouring

Hugh Maguire for Garlic & Herb

Redhill Farmfor Pork & Leek

2 Golds for AW Lashford

Plus Cranstons, The Pink Pig Organic Farm Shop, Teme Vale Victuallers, Nothfield Farm, Michael Kirk, Bridge Farm (Westons) and Lidgates.

All are listed on the site (look under Producers or Site Map).

Other Sausages

Broom Mill Farm for Toulouse Pork

Islay Fine Food Company for Venison

Jane Russell for Toulouse

We will add the bacon winners next time. Keep an eye out for the red and white certificates - coimg to a deli or farmers market near you!

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