IN CELEBRATION of National Burger Day two South Lakes producers have combined forces to create the ultimate burger.

Higginsons of Grange have collaborated with local artisan producer, Hawkshead Relish to create a limited-edition burger for National Burger Day.

National Burger Day takes place annually on the Thursday before the August Bank Holiday in the UK, this year being August 22.

To celebrate the duo have crafted a 6oz Black Garlic and caramelised onion Brisket Burgers costing £2.20 which will be available in shop from August 19-24.

Samples of the burgers and the accompanying Black Garlic ketchup dipping sauce will be available for customers to taste on August 22, 23 and 24.

Higginsons will also be running other special offers on their award-winning Burger range during the week.

Higginsons General Manager, Mark Porter said “National Burger Day is a good opportunity for us to use our knowledge and skills to create something new and a bit different for our customers that you wouldn’t find in a supermarket”

“We already stock much of the Hawkshead Relish range here in the shop and given how popular the Black Garlic Ketchup has been, we thought we would try and find a way to include it within a burger”.

“We opted for a Black Garlic and caramelised onion Brisket Burger in the end.

"Brisket is well known for its texture and flavour and is ideal for burgers as it contains a little more fat, helping to make the burgers nice and juicy.

"After several taste tests, we’re satisfied that we’ve created a really tasty, succulent burger that we hope our customers will love”.

Maria Whitehead MBE of the Hawkshead Relish Company commented, “The Black Garlic Ketchup has a real depth of flavour that together with the brisket will give the burgers a sweetness and a richness.

"This is definitely one for the BBQ, of course you can always serve a little extra ketchup on the side.”