R.J. Balson & Son Blog

Read what others are saying about our award-winning English & Irish bangers and bacon, and other news about our specialty meat products. You can also subscribe to this news feed to stay up to date on our latest news and product promotions in the store.

Balson Beef Bangers now Available!

Posted by Oliver Balson on January 21 2013

 We are pleased to introduce our newest specialty sausage in the U.S., based on our recipe that won "Gold Medal -- Overall Champion" at the 2010 Southwest England BPEX Awards. Our beef banger combines a unique blend of traditional spices, bread crumbs, and beef in a natural casing.  We've also added a hint of dried horseradish, which compliments the beef and adds just a bit of heat.  Mild and pleasing, these specialty sausages are msg and nitrite free. Fully cooked, just brown and serve .. now available in our online shop!


Happy Christmas!

Posted by Oliver Balson on December 15 2012

 

We would like to thank so many of you for your patronage this year, and we'd especially like to wish you a Happy Christmas and New Year!  God bless you,

The Balsons


We really love reading these......

Posted by Oliver Balson on December 02 2012

 

Hello,
 
I had placed this order a few weeks ago and got a personal call to reschedule delivery after hurricane Sandy hit the east coast. This, I considered excellent customer service.  Well now I finally had the opportunity to prepare the breakfast bangers and back bacon for a proper breakfast. I have to say they are the best tasting and textured breakfast meats I've ever had in the US. I'm originally from Ireland, so this says a lot about your product.
 
I will absolutely be placing future orders and spreading the word about your company.
 
Regard,
Michael.


Britain's "Most Legendary Bangers"

Posted by Oliver Balson on October 18 2012

A highlight from last year's National Sausage Week... R.J. Balson's Spicy Pork and Toffee Apple sausage, created for fireworks night, reached the finals of the competition and was judged to be one of Britain's "Most Legendary Bangers" by the panel of experts and guest judge Noddy Holder. I list of all 2012 awards coming soon!



What a summer!

Posted by Oliver Balson on August 19 2012

 The Summer of 2012 was quite eventful! ...London survived the crowds of the Olympics while Bridport survived major flash flooding!  Our shop was underwater with much of Dorset, and we still managed to keep the butchery going!  Summer of 2012 is another major event to add to our 477 year history!   Top photos are of front and sides of the shop, Bottom photos are of Bridport streets.

     

      

  


Radio Talk Show

Posted by Oliver Balson on July 17 2012

Be sure to catch us on the radio Wed., July 17... We're talking butchery with " Big JD" -- at 4pm -- don't miss "uTalkin2ME with Big JD" talk show on 99.1FM out of Windsor-Detroit or online podcast at

http://www.utalkin2me.ca/index.html


A Recent Product Review...

Posted by Oliver Balson on April 30 2012

A special thank you to Shelly Hill from Two Classy Chics Foodie Blog for a wonderful review of our bangers and bacon!.... just click  the link below!

Cheers!, The Balsons


 http://wahmshelly.blogspot.com/2012/04/english-and-irish-specialty-meats-from.html


Balson's Bacon Review

Posted by Oliver Balson on April 23 2012

Feel free to visit the Culinary Image's recent foodie blog entry for a wonderful review of our back bacon by Rico Mandel.  Thank you for a job well done, Rico!

http://culinaryimage.wordpress.com/2012/02/16/balsons-bacon-extraordinaire/


Cheers!, Oliver Balson

http://www.balsonbutchers.com/products/pork-back-bacon


FEBRUARY PRESS RELEASE

Posted by Oliver Balson on February 15 2012

 


Balson Bangers now at select Costco locations!

Posted by Oliver Balson on February 09 2012

 


We are pleased to announce that "Balsons Bangers" will be in the majority of Costco Clubs through St Patricks Day, while supplies last!  We have worked long and hard to make this happen, and this is a HUGE opportunity for us to show COSTCO that there is a great demand for British and Irish meats here in the U.S.A. If they do well, we can potentially get bangers, back bacon, and even black pudding on the shelves, on a regular basis! (We do not determine the retail cost of the product -- this will be set by Costco, but we are sure it will be a great price!)

We need your help to spread the word! We're up against other products from big companies that have a lot of money to spend on advertizing and marketing, and so we are asking for your help -- if there is a Costco near you that is stocking, we encourage you to purchase our bangers there (they can be frozen, so please stock up!), tell your friends, family, British and Irish clubs, and neighbors-- help us spread the word by forwarding this link to your friends, posting on Facebook, Twitter, etc.! 

Here is a timeline of Regions:

So Cal COSTCO -- (All Costcos in San Diego area, Las Vegas area, AZ, CO, and NM,) -- Products are on the shelves!
LA area COSTCO -- (All Costcos in Los Angeles area, up to Bakersfield) -- Products hitting shelves Feb 16-17th.
TX area COSTCO -- (All Costcos in TX) -- Products hitting shelves next week Feb 16th-17th.
Northeast COSTCO -- (All Costcos from VA north to VT and NH, and all states in between) -- Products hitting shelves Feb 16th-17th.
Midwest COSTCO -- (All Costcos in KS, NE, MO, IA, WI, MI, MN, IL, IN, OH, and KY) -- Products hitting shelves Feb. 23rd-24th

Bangers will be in a 2-lb pack and will be able to be refrigerated or frozen for 6 months after purchasing! We look forward to a great turnout and hopefully we'll get the Southeast (NC, SC, GA, and FL) and Northwest (WA, OR, northern CA) on board next time! Thank you for your help, and being a huge part of helping us bring English and Irish meat products to the mainstream USA!

Cheers!
The Balsons