Beef sausage must be standard beef not ‘beef flavoured’ and cannot contain any other major flavourings such as onion, chilli, cheese etc.
For example: Old English Beef, Pure Beef.
Pork sausage must be standard pork not ‘pork flavoured’ and cannot contain any other major flavourings such as apple, fennel, garlic etc.
For example: Old English Pork, Pure Pork, Prime Pork.
Saveloy / Polony / Cocktail
This category includes saveloys, polonys and cocktails, and can include other major flavourings such as cheese.
Pre-cooked / Barbecue
Standard and flavoured pre-cooked sausage. This category is intended for the everyday barbecue market.
Standard fresh beef, pork or chicken flavoured sausage. Cannot contain any other major flavouring such as garlic or mint etc. This category is intended for the everyday market.
This category includes all traditional combinations of flavours and ingredients and all English styles, including traditional course cut styles.
For example: Cumberland, Lamb & Mint, Pork & Leek, Herb & Garlic, Venison.
This category includes all pre-cooked product presented in a ‘Round or Horseshoe’ shape.
For example: Black Pudding, Haggis, White Pudding.
This category includes all recognised international styles of fresh sausage.
For example: Italian Fennel, Toulouse, Cabanossi, fresh Chorizo, Hungarian, Italia, Merguez, Bratwurst.
This category includes all recognised international styles of ready-to-eat sausage.
For example: cured/smoked Chorizo, Kransky, Frankfurter, Hunter, Polish, Rookwurst.
NB: These sausages will be not be frozen, there will be no raw assessment and they will be judged (eaten) uncooked. Please ensure the sample can be eaten in an uncooked state. This category does not include pre-cooked barbecue style sausages.
Imagination is the only limit for this category. Entries in this category include unusual flavour combinations and ingredients that do not constitute a recognised style.
For example: Paua, Ostrich, Nuts and Chilli.