High school’s sausage is top

A honey and mustard sausage recipe created by a group of A-level students at Whitley Bay High School has won a competition to create a centenary sausage.

Nicholson’s Butchers launched the competition as part of its landmark 100th anniversary celebrations, and challenged both customers and pupils at local schools to concoct a banger recipe with a true local flavour.

Over 40 recipe ideas were submitted and Nicholson’s shortlisted three of the best, then cooked them up on a barbecue outside the shop and invited customers to first sample, then vote for their favourite.

Whitley Bay High School’s honey and mustard sausage emerged as the outright winner. It is a pork-based sausage using honey produced by Chain Bridge Honey Farm in Berwick, a supplier Nicholson’s Butchers been using for many years.

Some of the winning students have now visited the shop with their tutor to receive samples of their own bangers, which have now been added to Nicholson’s award-winning sausage ranges and will be available over the counter on a daily basis.