Rothbury butcher’s banger is second best in the country

BPEX's Tony Goodger and Callum Garrick from Rothbury Family Butchers
BPEX's Tony Goodger and Callum Garrick from Rothbury Family Butchers

A sausage created by Rothbury Family Butchers has been crowned the second best in the country at a national awards event.

The Three Kings banger, made by 22-year-old Callum Garrick, won gold in the Best Innovative Pork Sausage category in the BPEX Foodservice Pork Sausage of the Year competition earlier this year.

The banger, made of pork, chestnut, orange and cranberry was also chosen as one of 15 finalists to go forward to the grand final and battle it out for the highly-contested Overall Champion title.

And last Friday, Callum went to Butcher’s Hall in London to see if it would take the honours.

But while it didn’t make the top spot, it scored very highly on texture, taste and apearance.

Competition organiser Tony Goodger, BPEX foodservice trade manager, said: “We were overwhelmed by the fantastic selection of quality assured sausages entered into this year’s final; with such a diverse range of flavours and varieties, it was an extremely close competition. “Rothbury Family Butchers has done incredibly well to reach the top fifteen and should be proud of its achievements.”

The competition recognises and rewards excellence and innovation in sausages produced for the catering industry.