What do you think Volkswagen would be making alongside their cars in Wolfsburg? Tyres? Maybe car accessories? Or even Volkswagen memorabilia?
I bet you’d never guess pork sausages. That’s right, for the last 47 years VW has been producing their wildly popular currywurst. In 2017 they actually made more currywursts than cars, a whopping 6.8 million sausages.
Now I know you’re wondering “why does a car company make sausages?”
Well, it all started back in 1938, because they Wolfsburg factory is so remote, VW had to start producing food on-site to feed their staff. In ’73 the currywurst was added to the menu and soon became an all-staff favourite – it’s been a staple of Volkswagen’s staff restaurants ever since. It’s now so popular that it’s sold in local supermarkets and football stadiums!
Even though the VW sausage is available in 11 different countries, sadly Australia is not one of them.
Once a week for their Believe it or Not segment Jeziel and Leon share a fun fact they’ve learnt over the last seven days, something that will make you raise an eyebrow and say ” sayy whhhhat?!”