We all know that Germany is the land of the sausage. In fact, when we came up with the idea to start Dalriata, some people thought we were out of our minds. “You’re going to import Irish sausages? To Germany? What a waste of time!” German Wurst is great, we’re not disputing that. We aren’t trying to say that Irish sausages are better, or suggest that people start eating them instead of a good old Bratwurst. It’s just horses for courses. German Wurst will always have a special place in our hearts, but there’s nothing quite like a proper British banger… Except for a proper Irish banger! And we’ve got some great ones here courtesy of Clonakilty Foods, based in Co. Cork in southwest Ireland. They’re made from quality Irish pork, using plenty of lean meat and just enough fat to guarantee delicious flavour and that juicy texture you know and love. These butcher-style sausages are made to the a similar recipe as our breakfast sausages, but each one is bigger, thicker and, dare we say it, juicier. This makes them ideal for good old bangers and mash. And of course, if you prefer a bigger sausage as part of your fry-up, go right ahead and use these – the choice is yours!
What are the best Irish sausages?
That’s a tough question to answer, but you won’t be disappointed with our Clonakilty sausages. They’re renowned all over Ireland for their quality. Irish people know exactly what they’re going to get when they buy Clonakilty sausages. If you’re looking for a traditional, typical Irish sausage, these are the perfect choice.
Why are Irish sausages sometimes called “bangers”?
In the UK and Ireland, you will sometimes hear people using the word “banger” to mean a sausage, especially thicker, fatter ones like these Clonakilty Butcher Style Sausages. This name comes from the cooking process. It’s common to stick a fork in the sausages before cooking to allow the air to escape, otherwise they can burst with a “bang”! Of course, some people think this popping noise is all part of the fun, and allow it to happen.
What is the difference between Irish sausages and British sausages?
Irish and British sausages are closely related. Both are made from pork, using similar cuts of meat. They also tend to use many of the same spices and seasonings. If you like one, you will almost certainly like the other, too. So if you’re used to British sausages, give these Irish ones a try – we think you’ll love them! The main difference is probably in colour. Irish sausages tend to be pink in colour, whereas English or British sausages are more grey. There may also be a difference in texture – Irish sausages are usually a little finer, British sausages a little coarser.
Read on for information on how your order will be shipped to you.
How do you ship my order?
After months of testing, we have chosen paperfloc packaging from easy2cool to ship our frozen foods to all parts of Germany. This innovative product is strong, effective, and 100% recyclable.
Every order of frozen foods comes with cool packs containing a special gel which ensures your order stays cold for a long time. These can be disposed of in your household waste, or reused to keep your own food and drinks cold, for example if you go for a picnic.
Who will deliver my order?
Our delivery partner is DPD. They offer a service that’s designed specially for food products like ours. Their nationwide delivery network is second to none, and will ensure that your order arrives fast and in good condition.
Do you offer order tracking?
DPD’s order tracking service is automatically included with every order. Once we hand over your parcel for delivery, we will send you a message letting you know. From then on, DPD will keep you informed. You will be able to follow your parcel every step of the way from our facilities in Berlin to your doorstep – you will even get an estimated time of delivery so you can plan your day around it.
If you can’t be there to receive the parcel in person, DPD allow you to specify a safe place for them to leave the parcel. Just remember to pick it up as soon as possible so you get your food in perfect condition!
How long will my order be safe while in transit?
Our packing ensures your food will stay cold for up to three days. Many customers tell us that their purchases are still frozen when they receive them.
Is it safe to refreeze my order?
Yes, you can put your food in the freezer without problems.
How long will my food keep once defrosted?
This depends on what you’ve ordered. We recommend that you eat sausages within 5 days of receiving them. Bacon will keep for 2-4 weeks in the fridge. Black, white and veggie puddings will last at least 30 days, up to a maximum of two months. Our pies are best cooked from frozen, but will last 3-5 days in the fridge.
If you have any questions, please get in touch and we’ll do our best to help.
Why hasn’t my order been dispatched yet?
Generally, as long as everything is in stock, orders will arrive within 2-3 business days. However, the most important thing is that your order gets to you in perfect condition. So for example, if you place an order on Friday, we won’t send it until the following Monday. This is to make sure it doesn’t spend too long in transit. We hope you understand if it takes a few days extra for us to dispatch your order.
A gel pack burst inside my order, what do I do?
Our gel packs are completely harmless and non-toxic. Your food will be perfectly fine to eat as long as it’s still at a cold temperature.