The Devro Great New Zealand Sausage Competition has kicked off, with the first of the category judging sessions getting underway.  This year the competition has attracted a record 515 entries from 96 stores across 13 categories which will result in over 3,000 sausages going through the taste test this week.

Along with some of the traditional types of sausages such as beef, pork and poultry, this year has seen some creative entries such as ‘the Ultimate Cheeseburger’ sausage; a ‘beef, marmite and cheese’ sausage; and a ‘pork and peanut butter’ sausage.

Judging has taken place over the last week at Retail Meat NZ, Ground Floor, Air NZ Building, Smales Farm, Northcote. The top sausages from each category will go on to the Supreme judging day on Wednesday 25 September, with the award presentation taking place at an awards dinner on Thursday 17 October.

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