Sunday, 4 May 2014

Geordie Bangers

If you'd asked 10 year old Chloe what her favourite meal was without hesitation she would have replied "sausage, beans and chips".

Fast forward 23 years (I wish I hadn't typed that now because I suddenly feel rather old) and I'm still partial to a fat and juicy banger.

Geordie Bangers are sausages lovingly hand crafted in the North East using recipes that have been passed down three generations, true to their roots the sausages all feature a "Geordie twist".

We've been meaning to try a Geordie Banger for ages after strolling past their stall at the Quayside Market on many a Sunday afternoon.  I'm rather annoyed at myself that it's taken this long for us to finally make a purchase!

We finally bought some a few weeks back, and opted for the 3 packets for £10 deal.   The flavours on offer are amazing, and the guys behind the stall were very friendly and gave us lots of advice, which in all honesty only made our decision harder - we are an indecisive pair! 

In the end we opted for the Big River Breakfast Pork Sausage, Hog Roast Pork (sage and onion with apple)  and Geordie Banger (pork with leek, mushroom and onion).

Geordie Bangers


Now for the first time ever on New Girl in Toon get ready to marvel at some photographs of my cooking talents.




OK, OK .... I know I'm never going to make Masterchef but I am really proud of that Toad in the Hole.  I announced to Simon that I was going to cook dinner over Easter Weekend and that was my effort.  I'm pretty impressed that I managed to make it, although I will admit there was quite a bit of swearing coming from the kitchen when I kept getting it wrong.

Despite my lack of cooking skills the sausages all tasted amazing and from now on we will be keeping it local and stocking up on Geordie Bangers.   We need to try the flavours that we had to leave behind and I'm really intrigued by a recent addition to the collection the "Mojito" sausage.

You can find the Geordie Banger Company at local markets at Hexham, Morpeth, Tynemouth and the Newcastle Quayside as well as at various local events throughout the year.    It's also worth giving them a follow on Twitter as they have been known to generously give away packs of sausages.

Geordie Bangers

16 comments:

  1. Eeek I am yet to try mine! :D I really wanted the Geordie one but they were sold out!

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    1. Ours were sat in the freezer for a while but then as soon as we started on them we gobbled them all up so fast ... they are seriously good!

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  2. I want to try these so bad! I love sausages, seriously I pretty much live off them! Haha, I'm now dying for sausage chips and beans! Haha
    Kloe xxx
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  3. Oh I do miss a proper sausage now I live in the US - they are all super thin or served like a patty. No fun at all!

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    1. Oh really .. that's disappointing :(

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  4. Whoever decided to name them Geordie Bangers is a genius! They look properly good, especially in a Toad in the Hole! :) xx

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    1. I know ... it's a great name! And each of the individual sausages have clever names too :)

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  5. I LOVE toad in the hole! Sausages are, and always have been, my favourite; so much so that we're having them at our wedding :)
    x

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    1. LOVE this .. we've always said that if we ever get married we'll have afternoon tea!

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  6. I too am partial to a fat juicy banger and there's rarely a better sausage than those you get from a local producer. And your toad in the hole, profanity or not, looks divine!
    M x Life Outside London

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    1. :D ........ I don't know what to say!

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  7. I was going to write I am partial to a ..... But that sounded so wrong, these sausages look yummy, my favourites being bangers and mash x

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    1. Do you know how hard it was to write this without awful innuendos?!!

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  8. lol Oh Chloe, I do love you're posts, I'm sure you're finding places and things that even Newcastle don't know about!
    I'm very much a Cumberland sausage lover.. however, I'm very taken buy the Geordie Banger. I think I may need to organise more trips to visit!lol

    Caroline.x
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    1. Everyone at work thinks I'm quite funny, I've been living here a year and I'm off all over the place exploring places and trying things that no one else has ever heard of, people tend not to open their eyes to what's around them!

      I LOVE Cumberland sausage, my Aunt and Uncle live in Cumbria and whenever they were visiting us in Norfolk they always brought Cumberland sausage with them!

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