Maketu Pies, made in the Bay of Plenty, and distributed to fine food outlets, for you to enjoy.
Available in a wide variety of flavours, there's a pie for everyone.
Of all the Maketu pies I tried this was actually my favourite, with the vegetable pie and mussel pie vying for second. I'm really not normally a fan of plain mince pies, they bore me and like as not you will find me adding cheese, chilli sauce, relish - anything to liven the thing up. This pie was a little different... I'm not sure why. It was deliciously moist, with plenty of gravy (we like that) without skimping on the meat, it wasn't stuffed full of veges (that would make it savoury to me - I like my veges on the side) and it was really nicely seasoned. All good things, but no single one of those did it... it was the balance, plus nice pastry, and good sizing! Even if you don't like plain mince pies normally, I would recommend giving this one a try.
Nice and short with this one. I find Mince pies boring and bland.
This pie wasn't bland, but it was a bit boring to my jaded tastebuds. Only when I slathered some Watties Sauce on it was it appealing to my palate.
Don't get me wrong, a great pie if you like Mince Pies, but I prefer something with my spice, a bit of grunt to it. Next time I'm gonna pry it open, add some grated Tasty Cheddar cheese and see what that does for it.
Overall, if Plain Mince Pies are your thing, you'll love it. Otherwise, how about exploring the rest of the great range of Maketu Pies? See this sub-category for more reviews of Maketu Pies.
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