Bonfire Night is back with a Banger

October 23, 2014 by The Co-operative Food Bonfire-Bangers

Back by popular demand, our Limited Edition Truly Irresistible Bonfire Bangers are in store, just in time for your Bonfire Night celebrations this 5th of November! These gluten free sausages deliciously combine the sweetness of Bramley apples, black treacle, Demerara sugar and cinnamon, with the savoury from its British outdoor-bred higher-welfare Hampshire-breed pork. Cook up on the grill and serve on a crusty bread roll with a dollop of apple sauce for a unique twist on the classic banger.

There’s also an array of delicious new party food options available so you can be ready for friends popping around for a mini display in your garden. For something a little different, try our new Loved by us Breaded Torpedo Prawns and Loved By Us Southern Fried Chicken Pops, or pick up Loved By Us Indian Selection and Loved By Us Oriental Selection for some variety without breaking the bank.*

We’ve celebrated Bonfire Night ever since the dastardly gunpowder plot was foiled in 1605. Guy, or Guido, Fawkes was part of a plot to blow up the British Parliament as part of his campaign to restore a catholic monarch to the throne. He was caught just in time, sentenced to hanging, but actually jumped to his death immediately before the fatal noose could be hung about his neck. Instead of Parliament going off with a bang we send up fireworks and burn effigies of the man who would have changed our country all those years ago.

Religion could be seen to have played a part in our fireworks celebrations and indeed it’s a major player in amazing firework displays around the world. Fireworks have been around since the 7th century when the Chinese invented them and China is still by far the biggest producer.

It’s fun to have friends around to let off a few fireworks in the garden, and then perhaps join a municipal display in a park nearby when all the community gathers to admire the spectacle. You’ll find details of major displays near you online.

We shouldn’t forget that fireworks can be dangerous and if you’re letting a few off in the garden you should read the Firework Code: and take no risks. Remember that most animals are less enthusiastic about the big bangs than our children are likely to be. Make sure they have a safe place to hide, as far from the noise as possible. You can find good advice on the RSPCA site:


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