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  Reply # 979006 2-Feb-2014 19:27
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... I just had to ride to the store for lunch in a rush. plastic wrapped Mince and cheese pie, was good, and a small/medium american hotdog for $5-40. A $4-50 teeny Georgie Pie isn't value. If it was a proper sized pie, maybe if its good.


You can get a decent pie, in a wider variety of flavours to choose from, at your local bakery for about $2.50 (and that's in over-priced Auckland), so the new "Georgie Pie" is simply pricing itself out of the market for anyone with common sense. Of course the problem is that McDonalds don't actually make the pie - it is made elsewhere and then trucked to the shops for reheating.

It's the same problem with the KFC pie introduced not long ago, and the Jesters pies (although I think those are actually semi-made in the stores using prepackaged ingredients rather than from scratch like a bakery) ... which was another reason for McDonalds to try and bring Georgie Pie back now.

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  Reply # 979009 2-Feb-2014 19:35
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It's interesting. When the first Georgie Pie came out, they are small, but then were cheap and TASTY. I hear from my daughter they are in ChCh this week, I will give it a go, irregardless of price, and report back

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  Reply # 979010 2-Feb-2014 19:38
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tdgeek: It's interesting. When the first Georgie Pie came out, they are small, but then were cheap and TASTY. I hear from my daughter they are in ChCh this week, I will give it a go, irregardless of price, and report back


I think they are similar to what they used to be, but now they are expensive and NASTY

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  Reply # 979034 2-Feb-2014 20:38
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Cardboard pastry and Expensive. The only familiar thing is the thermonuclear temperature mince that squirts out and runs down your hand.




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  Reply # 979199 3-Feb-2014 09:09
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I don't really understand the obsession with pies.

They are pretty bad for you on the whole and buying them here there and everywhere is a pretty Kiwi idea. Maybe Australia too but never having lived there I wouldn't know.

I still find it odd that there are so few pre-made or made to order sandwich shops here; for example, every major supermarket chain (plus Boots the chemists) in the UK has a chiller near the door filled with sealed packs of pre made sarnies. Of particular note is the excellent prawn & mayo from Marks & Sparks.

Yet here, finding a reliable pre-made sandwich with healthy filling options instead of a fat-loaded pie is pretty hard. Pies are also quite messy to eat without cutlery - and the thought of scalding mince landing in your lap as you try and eat one you just bought at BP whilst driving strikes me as possibly dangerous, too.





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  Reply # 979204 3-Feb-2014 09:18
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Geektastic: I still find it odd that there are so few pre-made or made to order sandwich shops here; for example, every major supermarket chain (plus Boots the chemists) in the UK has a chiller near the door filled with sealed packs of pre made sarnies. Of particular note is the excellent prawn & mayo from Marks & Sparks.

That's funny, because I find the concept of buying a "pre-made" sandwich odd. There are plenty of places to buy a sandwich if that's what you want? Why would I buy one from a supermarket or chemist? Weird.

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  Reply # 979206 3-Feb-2014 09:19
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Geektastic: I don't really understand the obsession with pies.

They are pretty bad for you on the whole and buying them here there and everywhere is a pretty Kiwi idea. Maybe Australia too but never having lived there I wouldn't know.

I still find it odd that there are so few pre-made or made to order sandwich shops here; for example, every major supermarket chain (plus Boots the chemists) in the UK has a chiller near the door filled with sealed packs of pre made sarnies. Of particular note is the excellent prawn & mayo from Marks & Sparks.

Yet here, finding a reliable pre-made sandwich with healthy filling options instead of a fat-loaded pie is pretty hard. Pies are also quite messy to eat without cutlery - and the thought of scalding mince landing in your lap as you try and eat one you just bought at BP whilst driving strikes me as possibly dangerous, too.

You are just an amateur. Every Kiwi knows how to eat a hot Servo pie while driving. Much safer than a burger or sandwich that spills its guts everywhere.

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By the way, the Georgie Pies at McDs are, as far as I can remember, exactly the same as they were in the late 80's/early 90's (used to pick a couple up from Greenlane early in the morning after a night on the turps and either take em home for breakfast a few hours later, or head up One Tree Hill and soak up the booze).

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  Reply # 979216 3-Feb-2014 09:28
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Geektastic: I still find it odd that there are so few pre-made or made to order sandwich shops here; for example, every major supermarket chain (plus Boots the chemists) in the UK has a chiller near the door filled with sealed packs of pre made sarnies. Of particular note is the excellent prawn & mayo from Marks & Sparks.

That's funny, because I find the concept of buying a "pre-made" sandwich odd. There are plenty of places to buy a sandwich if that's what you want? Why would I buy one from a supermarket or chemist? Weird.


Mainly because sandwiches can be better for you (low fat, restricted calories and so on) whereas a healthy pie is a pretty difficult trick to pull off. Even a 'low fat' pie isn't really that low. And pre-made because life is lived at speed these days and most people cannot be bothered to make them or stand in line waiting for them to be made I guess.

In a nation with our levels of obesity I would think healthy options should be more widespread and encouraged!





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  Reply # 979218 3-Feb-2014 09:30
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Geektastic:
I don't really understand the obsession with pies.

They are pretty bad for you on the whole and buying them here there and everywhere is a pretty Kiwi idea. Maybe Australia too but never having lived there I wouldn't know.

The pie is actually an British invention as an extension to the similar pasty (and thanks to the stupidity of Political Correctness, you can't call them Cornish Pasty any more unless their made in that specific area). It started off with only a pastry top, but evolved into having a full pastry case.

Pies aren't "bad for you", unless you're stupid enough like eating them for EVERY meal EVEY day. Like anything else, is simply requires using some (un)common sense.


... finding a reliable pre-made sandwich with healthy filling options instead of a fat-loaded pie is pretty hard.

You can buy pre-packed sandwhiches (and filled rolls) at many Countdown supermarkets, petrol stations, and local bakeries. Plus there's also the (rather disgusting) filled roll "sandwhiches" at Subway which are "made fresh".


Pies are also quite messy to eat without cutlery

Can't say I've ever had that problem. Besides, the all-around pasty case was created precisely so that you do not need cutlery, again, same as the pasty.

If you want messy takeaway food, try eating KFC potato and gravy without cutlery. ;-)


... and the thought of scalding mince landing in your lap as you try and eat one you just bought at BP whilst driving strikes me as possibly dangerous, too.

That's just the stupidity of the driver. You shouldn't be driving while eating or drinking anything that requires keeping hold of it - your hands should be for controlling the car.


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  Reply # 979219 3-Feb-2014 09:31
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The sandwich choices at Marks & Spencer:

Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato Baguette

Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato Sandwich

Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato Sandwich, reduced fat

Beef & Onion Roll

BLT, Prawn & HCP Sandwich, reduced fat

BLT/Prawn/Ham Selection Sandwiches

Brie, Grape & Celery Sandwich

Carrot & Houmous Salad Sandwich

Chargrilled Chicken & Lemon Sandwich

Chargrilled Chicken Pitta

Chargrilled Chicken Roll

Cheddar & Apple Cobbled Roll

Cheese & Apple Sandwich

Cheese & Celery Sandwich

Cheese & Onion Sandwich, white bread

Cheese Coleslaw Sandwich

Cheese Ploughmans Sandwich

Chicken & Bacon Roll

Chicken & Lemon Sandwich

Chicken & Lime Coriander Roll, 95% fat free

Chicken & Salad Sandwich, reduced fat

Chicken & Stuffing Sandwich

Chicken & Sweetcorn Sandwich

Chicken Coleslaw Sandwich

Chicken Salad Baguette

Chicken Salad Roll

Chicken Salad Sandwich

Chicken Salad Sandwich, reduced fat

Chicken Sandwich

Chicken Tikka Pitta

Chicken Tikka Sandwich

Chicken with no Mayo Sandwich

Chicken, Tomato & Basil Sandwich, Healthy Choice

Chinese Chicken Sandwich

Coronation Chicken Bloomer

Coronation Chicken Sandwich, Healthy Choice

Cottage Cheese & Sun Dried Tomatoes

Cottage Cheese & Tomato Sandwich

Crab Sandwich

Curried Egg Sandwich

Danish Ham & Salad Sandwich

Deep Filled Bacon & Avocado Sandwich

Deep Filled Cheese Ploughman Sandwich

Deep Filled Egg & Cress Sandwich

Deep Filled Poached Salmon & Egg Sandwich

Deep Filled Roast Chicken Sandwich

Deep Filled Sausage & Chutney Sandwich

Egg & Bacon Sandwich

Egg & Cress Sandwich, reduced fat

Egg & Prawn French Roll

Egg, Bacon & Cheese French Roll

Greek Salad Sandwich

Ham & Cheese Roll

Ham & Egg Roll

Ham & Mustard Cobbled Roll

Ham & Swiss Bloomer

Ham & Swiss Cheese Sandwich

Ham & Swiss French Roll

Ham, Cheese & Pickle Baguette

Ham, Cheese & Pickle Sandwich

Ham, Swiss, Tuna & Chicken Sandwich Selection

Lime Coriander Chicken Sandwich

Luxury Smoked Salmon Sandwich

Mediterranean Chicken Bloomer

Mediterranean Style Grilled Vegetables Sandwich

Medium Rare Roast Beef Sandwich

Moroccan Salad Sandwich

Mozzarella & Tomato Ciabatta

Mushroom & Swiss Sandwich

Oak Smoked Scottish Salmon Sandwich, no mayo

Ploughmans Baguette

Ploughmans Bloomer

Ploughmans Roll

Poached Salmon Sandwich

Prawn & Cocktail Sauce Soft Grain Roll, healthy choice

Prawn & Egg Roll

Prawn & Mayo Sandwich

Prawn & Mayo Sandwich, reduced fat

Prawn Cocktail Sandwich

Prawn Cocktail Sandwich, reduced fat

Prawn, HCP & Chicken Sandwich

Rare Roast Beef & Onion Bloomer

Salmon & Cucumber Sandwich

Sausage, Egg & Tomato Sandwich

Smoked Ham & Cheddar Soft Roll

Smoked Ham & Mustard Mayo Sandwich

Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Sandwich

Smoked Salmon Bagel

Steak Sandwiches

Triple Pack Prawn Mayo Sandwiches

Triple Prawn, Tuna & Sweetcorn, Smoked Salmon Sandwiches

Tuna & Salad Baguette

Tuna & Salad Bloomer

Tuna & Salad Ciabatta

Tuna & Salad Sandwich, 95% fat free

Tuna & Sweetcorn Sandwich

Tuna & Tomato Sandwich, 95% fat free

Wensleydale & Carrots Sandwich





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  Reply # 979221 3-Feb-2014 09:35
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Geektastic: I still find it odd that there are so few pre-made or made to order sandwich shops here; for example, every major supermarket chain (plus Boots the chemists) in the UK has a chiller near the door filled with sealed packs of pre made sarnies. Of particular note is the excellent prawn & mayo from Marks & Sparks.

That's funny, because I find the concept of buying a "pre-made" sandwich odd. There are plenty of places to buy a sandwich if that's what you want? Why would I buy one from a supermarket or chemist? Weird.


Subway is the choice for healthy take aways, but pies/burgers etc etc etc are, or should be treated as a treat

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  Reply # 979226 3-Feb-2014 09:56
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Geektastic: I don't really understand the obsession with pies.

They are pretty bad for you on the whole and buying them here there and everywhere is a pretty Kiwi idea. Maybe Australia too but never having lived there I wouldn't know.

I still find it odd that there are so few pre-made or made to order sandwich shops here; for example, every major supermarket chain (plus Boots the chemists) in the UK has a chiller near the door filled with sealed packs of pre made sarnies. Of particular note is the excellent prawn & mayo from Marks & Sparks.

Yet here, finding a reliable pre-made sandwich with healthy filling options instead of a fat-loaded pie is pretty hard. Pies are also quite messy to eat without cutlery - and the thought of scalding mince landing in your lap as you try and eat one you just bought at BP whilst driving strikes me as possibly dangerous, too.


Some people like brussel sprouts, some don't .   Same with pies right?

I agree about the sandwich options being poor in nz. I really liked pret-a-manger in the UK, but nothing similar here. 

All we get here are subway type rolls. 

You can't beat a good bread sandwich with delicious fillings. Maybe a gap in the market here?






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  Reply # 979244 3-Feb-2014 10:28
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Every place that I can think of that sells pies, also sells sandwiches.

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  Reply # 979251 3-Feb-2014 10:44
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nicnzl: Every place that I can think of that sells pies, also sells sandwiches.

Except Maccas and KFC. Unless, like Americans, we call burgers Sandwiches (confused me when I heard them call it a Big Mac Sandwich).

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  Reply # 979257 3-Feb-2014 10:49
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Takeaways are a rare for us, we use take outs that is a restaurant meal that we take home, e.g Thai Chef. Whilst travelling we will on some occasions have takeaways but that tends to be Subway, we tend to take a hot Thermos of Soup and take fruit to eat.
I may have McDonalds say twice a year, KFC once a year and that reminds me how disgusting that stuff is and don't again for a long time. As for Pies unless it one we have made ourselves we don't touch them.




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