Last Updated on September 15, 2021
Sausages that’ll get you tipsy.
It is unusual that a food product can straddle slap-up dinners and cosmopolitan brunches, but it seems like Dickie’s Big Boozy Bangers bridges the gap. The name is self-explanatory, these are properly meaty sausages, either Chipolata or Cumberland style, that pack a properly boozy punch. Assuming that all the alcohol would have boiled off in the cooking process is apparently an old wives’ tale. After 25 minutes in the oven, these bangers were still very potent.
The Swanky Prosecco and Apple flavour was similar to a pork and apple Cumberland and was also the least alcoholic of the three flavours tried. However, it was still juicy, meaty and well-seasoned, resulting in a thoroughly satisfying meal. I had them with a light rocket salad but could do equally well with a big dollop of creamy mash and lashings of onion gravy. If you’re feeling especially swanky you could try it with some polenta fritters and a little pecorino to highlight the apple.
The Bloody Mary sausages were my favourite and packed a hefty punch. Containing 9.5% vodka according to the packaging, operating heavy machinery after consumption would probably not be advised! Managing to fit all the flavours of a Bloody Mary into a sausage is an achievement and I can happily fantasise about a few of these sausages sticking out of one of those enormous cocktails alongside the traditional celery. It wasn’t just the alcohol that packed a punch though as this sausage was also peppery which rounded out the flavour rollercoaster.
The ‘Tequila Slammer Banger’ flavour was similarly boozy and this zingy addition completes the trio with a punch. Perfect for a barbeque, slipped into some fluffy buns or even released from their casings and fried up to fill a taco, these sausages can hold their own partnered with other powerful flavours. Do Mexicans even eat sausages? Honestly, questions like these became less important as I drifted into a meaty, boozy haze. While certainly enjoyable in a hangover fuelled breakfast, they may do more to prolong the situation than to sop it up.
Dickie’s certainly has a trio of bold flavours available in this range and they seem to be as versatile as sausages can be, as long as you’re over 18. Good for a fancy brunch, or just a Friday evening in front of the telly, these are a fun and tasty collection of flavours to try if you want to break out of the usual butcher/ supermarket selection.
Dickie’s Big Boozy Bangers are available to purchase from their website