Try one of these winners of the Devro New Zealand Sausage competition.
Aussie Butcher, New Lynn
Ph (09) 827 8827
This MSG, dairy and gluten-free beef sausage won a Gold Medal and the beef category. When judges say "great balance of flavours" and "absolutely perfect", you know you'll be happy with it too.
Avon's Butchery, Glen Innes
Ph (09)521 1452
Another gold medal winner that had the judges raving about its excellent flavour and consistence in taste, texture and after-taste. The real deal, then.
Italian fennel sausage
Ellerslie Meats, Ellerslie
Ph (09) 579 6393
A gold medal winner that pleased the judges for its nice chunky looks and fresh, pleasant aroma. Saute and slice on top of pasta to make its goodness go further.
Spicy chicken and coriander
Westmere Butchery, Westmere
Ph (09) 376 5954
It is tricky persuading sausage-buyers to veer from their old favourites, pork or beef, but with judges' comments giving this tasty little snarler an "A+++" rating and a gold medal, it's a sure thing.
Grey Lynn Butchers, Grey Lynn
Ph (09) 376 3567
Auckland's influx of South African-trained butchers bringing their charcuterie style with them means medals. This boerewors earned its silver for its lovely hint of clover and nicely balanced flavours. Braai (barbecue) and serve in a roll.