Wantage breakfast banger's a sizzling success

Herald Series: Vince Montgomery with a string of Wantage Sausages Vince Montgomery with a string of Wantage Sausages

BUTCHER Vince Montgomery has launched the Wantage Sausage – and watched the sizzling success go into orbit.

The breakfast sausage, named after the town where it was devised, is a mouthwatering mix of black pudding, bacon and gammon.

Its creator said: “Within two weeks it became the most popular sausage we do. Now we are finding it hard to keep up with demand.”

Mr Montgomery, who owns the butchers-cum-deli that bears his name in Wallingford Street, came up with the recipe for the wonder sausage after chatting with a Scottish customer, the town’s former mayor Jim Sibbald.

He said: “Mr Sibbald told me of a black pudding made in Stornoway that he had discovered that was the best he had ever eaten. I found it was hard to get – but managed to hunt it down all the same. Then I became an official English outlet for it.

“Now I have incorporated the black pudding into the new breakfast sausage, along with bacon and an excepional Cheshire oak gammon. And now the customers can’t get enough of it.”

Mr Montgomery expanded his business into its present premises three years ago, having formerly been in the Market Place.

He added: “Wantage people know about good food, but the way they have greeted the Wantage sausage is amazing.”

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3:51pm Fri 27 Jul 12

Phian says...

I love Stornoway Black Pudding and agree that is it difficult to find around here so next chance I get I will be off to Wantage to try the Pud and the sausages.
I love Stornoway Black Pudding and agree that is it difficult to find around here so next chance I get I will be off to Wantage to try the Pud and the sausages. Phian
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4:34pm Sat 28 Jul 12

1onlineheraldreader says...

Top quality produce. Tastes of late 1940's/1950's long forgotten.
A very informative website: http://www.vfmontgom
ery.com
Top quality produce. Tastes of late 1940's/1950's long forgotten. A very informative website: http://www.vfmontgom ery.com 1onlineheraldreader
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9:07am Tue 31 Jul 12

wantagejack says...

Have only been using this shop since the move to Wallingford Street. The Wantage sausage is extremely good, and so is the Old English. No surprise though, because this is an excellent butcher's and delicatessen, where the staff really know their produce, and are extremely helpful and ready to offer advice or prepare special cuts. Just goes to show that quality specialists can survive, even with two big supermarkets nearby, if they provide this standard of service and produce.
Have only been using this shop since the move to Wallingford Street. The Wantage sausage is extremely good, and so is the Old English. No surprise though, because this is an excellent butcher's and delicatessen, where the staff really know their produce, and are extremely helpful and ready to offer advice or prepare special cuts. Just goes to show that quality specialists can survive, even with two big supermarkets nearby, if they provide this standard of service and produce. wantagejack
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