The Devro Great New Zealand Sausage Competition Awards Dinner will take place in Auckland, on Thursday 17 October. We encourage all entrants and wider industry to attend as we announce the competition winners and celebrate the small goods industry. Medalists will receive a complimentary ticket. Further details will be available in due course.

AWARDS

SUPREME AWARD

The gold medal winning products will progress through to the final judging where the Supreme Award winner will be found.

PEOPLE'S CHOICE

The top six scoring products, as determined at the Supreme Award judging, will progress through to the People's Choice judging.

Devro NZ WildCard

The top scoring product which is produced in a Devro collagen casing will be named the Devro New Zealand Wildcard winner. All entries made in a Devro collagen casing are automatically entered.

MEDALS

Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the top three scoring products in each category. A highly commended certificate will be provided to those entrants whose entries receive a score of 95 or above.

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We were thrilled to win the Devro Great New Zealand Sausage Competition with our Boudin Noir in 2017. Just as exciting as the win itself was the discovery of a legion of Black Pudding enthusiasts across the country! The media coverage arranged by Retail Meat New Zealand drew new people to our store, Akaroa Butchery & Deli - we sent our Boudin Noir far and wide - and it was a real thrill for our existing customers and the wider Akaroa community.

In the first few months we struggled to keep up with demand, and even now we’re producing much more than expected. We enjoyed seeing our regular customers branch out a bit and try both the Boudin Noir and the other French style pâté’s we produce - all in the name of the award, a good story for their friends and family, and a little adventure.

We’re convinced the sausage culture is alive and well in New Zealand, in large part thanks to the Devro Great New Zealand Sausage Competition, and the talented team who make sure New Zealanders know where to buy the best bangers.

— 2017 Supreme Award Winners, Brendan & Gretchen Foster, Akaroa Butchery & Deli