Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

We Taste-Test Year's Albert Offerings to They Measure Best Bratwursts the Markets

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

We Taste-Test Year's Albert Offerings to They Measure Best Bratwursts the Markets

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FROM halloumi fries to bunny chow, there's a wider choice of food than ever at Manchester Christmas Markets this year.

But a trip to the markets just wouldn't be complete without a sausage. Sizzling away on the swing grills, they're one of the most familiar sights amongst the wooden stalls every year.

But which is best? The battle of the bratwursts is on.

We tried every single sausage we could find on sale in the main market hub in Albert Square to rate them all. And now we need a little lie down...

Lakeland Picnic Cumberland sausage, £6 - A meaty, peppery sausage, pillowy bun, sticky caramelised onions and home made plum and ale chutney make Lakeland's Cumberland the pick of the bunch.

Better yet, 50p from the sale of each one goes to Manchester charity Wood Street Mission, which will go towards buying presents for local children in need - a fact that assuages my guilt at eating three sausages in one day. 5/5 Hot dog, £6 - Wow, this was a banger, in both senses of the word. If it was a song, it would be a club banger in fact. Good quality meat, topped with cheddar, jalapenos and onions, on a soft, scrumptious bap. Miles ahead of the rest. 5/5 Grill Bratwurst, £4.50 - The 'alabaster white' meat was quite a hard concept to get my head around. Quite an average sausage - a reasonable size and shape but nothing to write home about. And I found the udder-shaped squirty condiment bottles quite intimidating. "It looks like you've tried to knit a mustard scarf," was the verdict from one friend. 3/5 Spicy Bratwurst, £4.50 - Service without a smile here. I'm presented with what looks like a nice tanned sausage in a slightly-too-short bun, but on closer inspection the meat is chronically overcooked, leaving a skin so tough it makes an audible crunch as I tuck in. Bread stale. No onions. In the bin after three bites. 1/5Old Windmill House Spicy sausage, £4. …

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