Sunday, December 1, 2013

Georgie Pie---can they really do it like they used too?

I have heard all the hype, all the nostalgia and the passions behind the words of those calling out for the return of this NZ icon. Would it measure up to those memories from a few decades ago, or would I be disappointed? Sorry folks. I shall get right to it---I was most displeased with the visit to McDonalds, where one has to go for this old treat from yesteryear.NO, not with the service, but with the let-down I felt when I got to my second bite. I don't remember a pie that was half filled with the mixture, in this case mince and cheese. I didn't think that if I turned it in different ways the 'mince' (mainly gravy) flowed to the other end of the pie, sort of like the tide going out. OK, the taste was OK and the pastry did the trick, but not flaky like a prefer. I can get a pie in many cases much better form my local bakery and the filling will at least fill the cavity. Value for money---I don't think so. Maybe that is what McDonalds wants to happen. Let's face it, they only bought the rights to GP many years ago in order to kill it. Well. I reckon they are doing it all over again, this time with a 'less- than-we-remembered-product.' Perhaps it is about our memories that really hits the spot--we have lost them and anything that resembles a pie from the old GP will do the trick. Sorry, I expected much more and in this case 'less is not more!'

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