A SAUSAGE king is cooking on gas after his bangers were named the tastiest in the North East.
Thanks to the Pitman’s Porker sausage, butcher G.H Pickings, of East Boldon, has been crowned a winner by rock legend and British Sausage Week 2011 ambassador, Noddy Holder.
This year, the competition received hundreds of entries and G.H Pickings won the regional heat to receive their much deserved Golden Sausage Disc and a place in the British Sausage Week Hall of Fame.
Former Slade frontman Noddy Holder has led the search to find Britain’s Legendary Bangers. He’s been touring the country to uncover that little bit of sparkle that makes for a really special sausage.
Noddy said: “The standard of entries was incredibly high, with many sausages worthy of the title of legendary.
“However G.H Pickings’ Pitmans Porker Sausage stood out as something genuinely different. They very much deserve their prize and place in the British Sausage Week Hall of Fame.”
Paul Clark, from the butcher’s, said: “We are so pleased to win. You always hope to win when you enter a competition, but for our entry to be crowned North East Legendary Banger is just fantastic.”
He added: “It was great to meet Noddy and get our very own Gold Disc.