British Sausage Awards

Organic Hot Dogs

An organic hot dog has won Best Innovative Sausage in the British Sausage Week Awards, beating stiff competition from 500 butchers and retailers across the country. Wiltshire food and farming business Helen Browning’s Organic was presented with the gong by rugby legend Phil Vickery today at London’s prestigious Butchers Hall.

Helen Browning’s Organic Hot Dogs, available online and at Helen’s Michelin-recommended pub, are 97% pork, gluten-free and produced from pigs that range freely on Helen’s and several other family farms. Organic farming pioneer Helen Browning has reinvented the hot dog. They are meaty with a slightly smoked, full flavour, and completely different from any other hot dog on the market.

“These frankfurter style sausages are in a class of their own,” says Elliott Neep, regular customer at Helen’s pub The Royal Oak. “Forget everything you ever thought you knew about hot dogs – these are bursting with flavour,” he says. The Hot Dogs cook in a mere four minutes and are just as at home in a warming casserole as they are as a quick fix supper with beans. They are more in tune with the artisan European hot dog rather than the British mass produced product that has evolved.

Versatile and great value, sausages are the perfect option for the whole family to enjoy. British Sausage Week celebrates the great variety and quality of British sausages. There are over 470 varieties of sausage in Britain, and whether you have them for breakfast, lunch or dinner, as a basic treat or a gourmet meal, the popularity of sausages has never been stronger.

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Helen Browning’s Organic: Hot Dogs, 250 gms, 6 Sausages, £3.75 Available &

Also served at Helen Browning’s Michelin-recommended pub and restaurant, The Royal Oak, which nestles in the middle of Helen’s organic farm in the quintessentially English village of Bishopstone, near Swindon. The Hot Dogs also won Gold in The Soil Association 2013 Food Awards.

Helen Browning’s Organic bacon and sausages are available online at Ocado and in Sainsbury’s stores; and fresh pork is available online from Riverford Organics –

British Sausage Week, 3 - 9 November 2014, is organised by BPEX, representing the British pork industry.


Background – Helen Browning’s Organic

Helen has been farming organically on the Wiltshire Downs for almost 30 years. She keeps 200 rare breed Saddleback sows and visitors are welcome to walk the farm at anytime.

Product availability:

Helen Browning’s Organic: Hot Dogs, 250 gms, 6 Sausages, £3.75 Available &

Helen Browning’s Organic range of sausages and bacon available from Ocado, Sainsbury’s; and now Abel & Cole.

Helen Browning’s pork products available from Riverford Organics at

Helen Browning’s Organic: Speedy Sausages, 200gms, 12 sausages; £3.29 Available Sainsbury’s

Helen Browning’s Organic: Streaky bacon, 184 gms; £3.29; Back bacon 184gms £4 Available

Smoked back bacon 184gms £3.99 available Sainsbury’s

Helen Browning’s Organic: Pork Meatballs 12 x 25gms; £3.25 Available

Fresh pork range available at

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