Countdown’s Alpine pork crowned king of NZ sausages

Peter Kendrick, Countdown

This year’s Top Sausage competition is over and New Zealand has a new king, Countdown’s Alpine Pork. The sausage excelled over more than 400 entries and was crowned Supreme Award Winner.

“We are very proud. This is the greatest achievement, we are ecstatic. I think winning has come down to keeping up the high quality that Countdown customers expect. We are certainly very ready to get engaged with what winning this competition has to offer,” said Peter Kendrick from Countdown.

Every year, the coveted award acknowledges the skills of Kiwi butchers and small goods manufacturers, whose sausages were judged by a panel of food experts on visual appeal, aroma, flavour, texture, shrinkage and composition.

“It’s great to see manufacturers putting more creative flair behind their product and there are certainly sausages in categories that improve year after year,” said head judge, Kerry Tyack.