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Volkswagenís best-selling product is item number 199-398-500-A, and itís a currywurst sausage.

Volkswagen Originalteil (ďoriginal partsĒ) is made at the companyís flagship plant in Wolfsburg, Germany, and has been a staple for the automaker for 45 years. According to VW, the sausage is made by a team of 30, "most of them trained butchers."

Three times a week, the plant takes in fresh pork from nearby farms and grinds choice cuts into a precise mix. "Our currywurst has a fat content of only 20 percent. Normally, itís around 35 percent," explains Head Butcher Franco Lo Presti, who has been making VW currywurst since 1979.

After mixing in the spices and packed into casings, the sausages are dried, smoked over beechwood and steamed for 100 minutes at 176 degrees. The final product is weighed, inspected and packaged for shipping to other Volkswagen plants or retailers, with a typical output of 18,000 sausages a day.

Before you get excited, itís not available in the North America. VW notes that their fresh currywurst canít be imported here, though there have been instances when theyíve flown the butchers to the U.S. to make the sausage there, with local ingredients. Itís widely available in Europe, however, and is sometimes given as a gift to new Volkswagen drivers in Germany. And itís been selling a vegan version since 2010, the vegan sausages have been earning the car company awards and praises.

In 2015, while Volkswagenís car deliveries fell nearly 5% from the previous year to 5.8 million, its currywurst output soared 14%, to 7.2 million sausages.Thatís right, the car manufacturer sold more sausages than it did cars in 2015.

Last year VW made nearly 7 million of the sausages, which are described as having a "strong yellow curry flavor, but with a kick from the pepper and ginger in the spices," the result of a secret recipe known to only a few people.

They also make their own ketchup (Part# 199-398-500-B). According to Jalopnik, itís "slightly more viscous than conventional ketchups to better pair with the Volkswagen currywurst."


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Always wanted to try it but it's not available here
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I want some.

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I believe itís was given away with their diesels. All u had to do was bend over.

It didnít feel like a wiener