Bangerritos, the sausages that taste like burritos, have been off shelves for 18 months. Growing too quickly, terrible shelf-life, inexperience, having the wrong people involved and struggling with a startup while still working full-time are the reasons Ben Polkinghorne puts down to the failure. Fortunately, he didn’t give up! Now with a Gold at the recent NZ Sausage Awards and the team at Green Meadows Beef behind him, things are looking great. Some are even calling Bangerritos ‘New Zealand’s new national dish’. For enquiries to get them back on your shelves visit