Groovy Foods from Bourne reaps the rewards for sausage success

Love of the Great British banger regional finals competition at the Golden Pheasant, Etton. Phil  Vickery with finalist  Duncan Robinson from Bourne EMN-140511-162245009
Love of the Great British banger regional finals competition at the Golden Pheasant, Etton. Phil Vickery with finalist Duncan Robinson from Bourne EMN-140511-162245009
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A family farm shop has shown it can compete with the best in the country when it comes to innovative and exciting sausages.

Groovy Foods, based in Stamford Road, Bourne, was nominated for two national awards this week. And although the firm didn’t take the top prize, they still came away with smiles on their faces.

The company’s Sasquatch sausage, flavoured with maple and double maple-cured bacon, won third place in the Innovative Pork Sausage category of the BPEX Foodservice Sausage of the Year awards.

Tony Goodger, who organised the BPEX competition, said: “We were overwhelmed by the fantastic selection of quality assured sausages entered into this year’s final; with such a diverse range of flavours and varieties, it was an extremely close competition.

“Groovy Foods has done incredibly well to reach the top 15 and should be proud of its achievements.”

And Groovy Foods’ Voodoo Lollipop Sausage, which features chili, black treacle and Cajun spices, was one of five East Midlands finalists in British Sausage Week’s celebration of the Great British Banger.

Former England rugby union captain and Celebrity Masterchef 2011 winner Phil Vickery handed out the prizes for the regional final at a ceremony at the Golden Pheasant in Etton.

Groovy Foods will hold an open day tomorrow for people to look around the farm and see how the products are made. The farm will be open from 9am to 3pm. Visit www.groovy-foods.co.uk