No nitrates, no cholesterol and no known carcinogens – these are key attributes of a meat free sausage according to Vegan Society Aoteoroa New Zealand. And to celebrate the growing demand for tasty plant based meat free innovations the society held its annual Vegan Sausage Awards on June 29.
Judged by political comedian Tom Sainsbury and former Head Chef of the Heritage Hotel, Auckland, Gerrard O’Keefe, the awards were hosted at vegan restaurant The Butcher’s Son and attracted 30 entrants from 20 different companies. The judges looked for appearance, consistency and best taste.
Supreme Winner for the second consecutive year was Lord of the Fries with their Beyond Sausage entry, with Grater Goods and their Beet BBQ Banger taking the New Zealand winner award. Logan McLean’s Black Pudding took the breakfast sausage category and Ananda won the speciality category with their Bambino!. For a full list of this year’s winners go to:-https://vegansociety.org.nz/awards/vegan-sausage/results