Volkswagen’s Other Specialty: Curry Sausage
A food culture staple in Germany for decades, the currywurst pork sausage, smothered in spicy ketchup and topped with curry powder, has been a favorite snack of the masses. They’re sold at diners, railway stations, and at Volkswagen’s headquarters in Wolfsburg. But VW has taken things a step further, producing its own line of the popular sausage. Master butcher Francesco Lo Presti has worked for more than 15 years perfecting his own currywurst recipe, which dates back to 1973. Each day, 30 kitchen staffers participate in the industrial-scale production of 30,000 sausages. The sausages are offered by VW salesmen as a treat for prospective clients, and they’re also available at corporate marketing events. They’ve even made it onto the shelves of German supermarket chain Edeka. And just like its cars, VW’s sausages are popular with consumers: In 2015, Volkswagen sold about 7.2 million curry sausages, twice the number sold in 2008. Take a look at VW’s currywurst production line below. —RelaxnewsA close-up of the Volkswagen currywurst. ( Julian Stratenschulte/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images)
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