Most Aussies will have, at one point or another, experienced the delight and dreaminess that is a Bunnings sausage sizzle.
The DIY stores that are dotted around the country host a BBQ every week and act as a fundraiser for a local cause. When you pick up a couple of two-by-fours or maybe a new drill, it’s hard to resist the temptation to tuck into a cheeky snag in some bread.
While you might think they’re all the same, one man has made it his mission to visit every single sausage sizzle in the country.
YouTuber Josh Eastwell thought it could be described as the most Australian road trip in existence.
He told LADbible: “Originally I was thinking how ridiculous it would be if someone got a sausage from every Bunnings. That thought then translated to ‘why has no one done this?’ So I decided to do it.”
Josh and his cameraman saddled up for a massive road trip from Melbourne to South Australia, which was going to be the first leg of his Bunnings journey.
Thankfully for Josh and his brother, there are only 20 Bunnings stores spread out across the whole state.
When asked whether there was a standout sizzle, Josh said they were all pretty decent.
A highlight was one location selling pork, chicken and beef sausages. When you go that extra mile for the customers, it will get noticed.
It took them four days to complete the whole trip, which equated to a little more than 15 hours of driving and a cheeky $715 in fuel and snags costs.
Sadly they weren’t able to visit the 20th store in Port Lincoln due to a bushfire, however they are planning on hitting it when they tackle Western Australia.
The next area that Josh wants to conquer is Tasmania, purely because the state only has seven Bunnings to visit. The ACT has five stores, the Northern Territory has three, Western Australia has 40 and Queensland has 63.
Victoria has a whopping 75 and New South Wales has more than 90 stores. So those trips will no doubt take a lot longer than their little jaunt to South Australia.
Josh said: “Perhaps I wanted to be listed among the greats; a pioneer of exploration in the modern era; the 2020 Robert O’Hara Burke and William Wills, the modern day Sir Charles Kingsford Smith.”
He knows this is a marathon and not a sprint, but if he manages to visit all the sausage sizzles in Australia then that will be bloody amazing.
Surely, Bunnings will have to honour him somehow.