We all like a banger here at LDP... so here's 11 sizzling facts about the nations favourite meaty morsel
1. The Word
The British word for sausage comes from the Latin salsisium which means something that has been salted.
2. Nice Bangers
They got their very British nickname of ‘bangers’ during the Second World War. Because of rationing they had a high water content to replace other more expensive ingredients. This would mean they often exploded when cooked when the water turned to steam.
3. Ancient Sausage Usage
The Sumerians (now modern day Iraq) made sausages 5,000 years ago thought to be the first ever. But was it the ‘wurst’?
4. So Much To Sizzle!
86% of British households buy sausages, on average 12 times per year. That’s a lot of sausage to sizzle!
5. More Meat Than Most
Britain boasts more than 470 recipes and sausage flavours.
6. Faster Than A Speeding Sausage
Sausage machines fill sausage skins at a rate of 1 ½ miles an hour.
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7. The Sausage of Dick
Dick Turpin, the legendary highwayman, was known to moonlight as a butcher and made sausages meats hunted in Epping Forest. Stand and deliver your dinner.
8. Getting Battered
To celebrate Leicester City’s famous 2015/16 premiership win The Chippy in Blaby near Leicester made a special blue battered sausage. Mmmmm.
9. Whopper Of A Sausage
The largest sausage ever weighed in at 1,740 kg and was in Turkey. The sausage was 35mm round and ran for 1,530 metres. It took 250 people to cook it.
10. The Famous Flying Sausage
Artisit Bob Cosford, drew the infamous sausage in the Grange Hill intro. When asked in an interview which part of the artwork he was most proud of? “I like it all equally as much, but especially the sausage!”
11. Sausage Nosher