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Sep 11, 2012 10:16 AM

Sad news - the demise of the Porkinson Banger

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

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  1. 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

      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 (

    2. 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.

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      1. re: ooglewoogle

        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.

        1. re: Harters

          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

            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!