HUMBLE SNAG GETS ROYAL TREATMENT
THEY may not have jesters, crowns or a throne, but they are kings among men and their sausages are putting them among royalty.
Gone are the days of going to the butcher and having four or five different sausages to choose from; now we are spoiled for choice with some wonderful creations on offer.
And one of the best in Townsville is Sheehans Meats & Fine Foods, with the butchers looking to be crowned the new king of sausages in Australia.
These butchers aren’t silly sausages, offering about 20 different flavours, with four of those off to the North Queensland heats of the Australian Meat Industry Council’s Sausage King Competition this Sunday.
Manager Jim Luscombe said they were confident they could get a win in the heats in Cairns with their Chicken Thai and Lemongrass, Traditional Thai Pork, Beef and Bundy, and Coconut Curry Chicken sausages.
“The butchers have won many prizes in the past ... there has been a bit of experimenting with flavours, giving us great products,” Mr Luscombe said.
“You’ve got to try and cater for all customers’ tastes and needs; everyone wants something different from the traditional beef and pork sausages.
“They are a quality product and the flavours are really great, and think the customers can taste that.”
If Sheehans gets through this weekend’s round, they will head down to the Ekka in Brisbane to the state titles in August. ... I