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Sad news - the demise of the Porkinson Banger

Harters Sep 11, 2012 10:16 AM

We'd been wondering why we couldnt find it in the supermarkets.


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  1. Robin Joy RE: Harters Sep 11, 2012 11:52 AM

    A shame, they were good. Crowded sector of the market these days though. Just not selling enough I guess.

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    1. re: Robin Joy
      Harters RE: Robin Joy Sep 12, 2012 05:59 AM

      True enough about the crowded sector, Robin.

      My local farmers market has a good selection and I'm quite partial to some of the "exotic" offerings by Sainsbury. But you couldnt really beat a Porkinson with the full fry-up. I'm now reliant on the "Wilmslow Porkie" from our nearby smokehouse (https://www.cheshiresmokehouse.co.uk/)

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      ooglewoogle RE: Harters Sep 13, 2012 07:37 AM

      Have a try of The Black Farmer sausages....really good. He is struggling with Tesco at the moment with them wanting to delist him....but seems to be rapidly garnering a good following so hopefully that will change. http://www.facebook.com/theblackfarmer

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      1. re: ooglewoogle
        Harters RE: ooglewoogle Sep 13, 2012 08:39 AM

        I've seen them in Waitrose.

        In truth, I've been reticient about trying them. It seems somewhat iffy that a product is marketed on the main premise that the producer's skin is a particular colour.

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          ooglewoogle RE: Harters Sep 13, 2012 09:13 AM

          It seems the moniker was given to him by the Devon farming community where he set up his farm....and he decided to run with it.

          I just buy the sausages....they are good sausages.

          1. re: Harters
            ShekhaV RE: Harters Sep 21, 2012 04:55 AM

            The products are also more importantly marketed on the fact that he champions coeliac awareness nationwide as well as other rural issues, animal welfare, small producers etc, and uses his farm to do produce good quality gluten free products. also, to be fair, the guy has a cool back story. haven't tried them but certainly will after doing some research!

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