Champion of Champions 2017 winner revealed
Published:  07 November, 2017

Sunshine won out on Monday, 6 November, as Allan Bennett Butchers in Wolverhampton won the Champion of Champions 2017 accolade.

His Sunshine Sausage beat 18 other entries in the Champion of Champions competition, which pits regional competition winners against each other.

Taking place at County Hall in London, the top sausages in the land were assessed by a panel of expert judges in both raw and cooked forms.

The winning sausage was a blend of local pork along with garlic, tomato, oregano and basil.

Allan’s son Steven Bennett, who also works in the shop, explained the inspiration behind the sausage. “It was created for the barbecue season, specifically the Q Guild Barbecue competition in early summer. We wanted to go down the Mediterranean route and to give a bright, summery name.

One judge on the panel praised the entry for their “uniformity and consistency in size and shape”, the fact they were “well-filled and had a nice mix of flavours that complemented each other well and were different to any other sausage entered into the competition”.

This marks the fourth time that Allan Bennett has won Champion of Champions award, the most ever won by an individual butcher. Although this was his fourth time picking up the trophy, Bennett was ecstatic to have won again.

The event was kindly sponsored by AHDB Pork, Colfan HL and Lucas Ingredients.


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