As part of National Sausage Week 2015, Manchester's sausages were under heat!
Who would win the best sausage of 2015?
Sausages from near and far were tasted and tested to find Manchester's Best Banger. Even trying the Most Expensive Sausage In The World using Magalitsa pork, truffles and a £450 bottle of vintage 1947 port (at a whopping £37 each - £700/kilo) - yikes!
The rest of the contenders were rounded up from Mettrick's (Glossop), WH Frost's (Chorlton), Bangers & Bacon (Spinningfields), Axon's (Didsbury), Hesketh and Clair (Sale Moor), Butcher's Quarter (Northern Quarter) and Grandad's Sausages (Bury), alongside Waitrose, Booths, Aldi and Tesco's finest.
All the sausages were rounded up and taken to The Lawn Club in Spinningfields, to be tasted by judges Gordo & Gale...
And the winner is...
"1. METTRICK'S - Traditional Pork Sausage
RATING - Gordo 32/40, Gale 25/40, Overall 28.5/40
As they say, the old 'uns are the good 'uns, and that's certainly the case for The Fat One and chef Gale as John Mettrick's humble traditional pork sausage comes up trumps, scoring a collective 17/20 for flavour from the judges. Well done John."