Fun Facts About British Bangers

  • Sausages are thought to have been first introduced to Great Britain by the Romans circa 400 A.D.
  • Queen Victoria, who reigned from 1837 to 1876, was very fond of sausages but made the tedious request that the meat used be hand chopped rather than minced.
  • There is a society in England dedicated entirely to sausages – the British Sausage Appreciation Society, which hosts British Sausage Week every year!
  • The most popular sausages in the UK are made with pork. Some popular varieties include Cumberland (which are never separated into links), Lincolnshire (flavored with fresh sage), Pork and Apple, Pork and Leek, and Pork and Herb.
  • In the year 2014, Britons spent an estimated 780 million British Pounds, or just over 1.1 billion US dollars, on sausages alone!

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