Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - CHRIS MCMA­HON

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

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