Balfours Red Thai Chicken Pie Review

Cost: $5 + per 2-pack Pastry: the pastry has a satisfactory crunch; not too brittle and not too floury. It has a warm savory taste. Very nice. Meat: this pie has given me a new level of appreciation for well-made chicken pies. This pie is filled to the brim with real shredded chicken, spiced with authentic-tasting red Thai … Continue reading

Contributor Review | Barbara | ELMSBURY Chicken and Vegetable pie

The following report is from Barbara, a fellow pie enthusiast. Further details (regarding cost, grading and photographs) have not been provided. A comprehensive review of the Elsmbury Chicken and Vegetable pie can be found here. “Well tasteless would have to be the predominant word. The pastry was dry and lacked any flavour, and if a chicken was introduced to … Continue reading

Sargents Traditional Style Beef & Cheese Pie | Review

Cost: unknown (store bought) Pastry: so thick you could nearly break a tooth. Seriously, the lid alone is approximately  five layers of sultry puff pastry. Together these layers give this pie a wicked crunch, but in turn reduces the meat content due to its ridiculous thickness. Meat: have you ever partaken in Pizza Hut’s ‘All you can eat’ … Continue reading

FOUR’N TWENTY PIE | THE DREADED REVIEW

I have put this one off, and now I think the time has come … to review Four’n Twenty‘s overwhelmingly popular meat pie; perhaps the most iconic Australian pie EVER. Due to an annoying yet lingering disdain for Four’n Twenty products that I developed early on my journey to pie-enlightenment I avoided this Australian favourite. … Continue reading

Sargents Extra Special Slow Cooked Angus Beef & Vegetable Pie

Previously I reviewed Sargents’ ‘extra special’ Wagyu pie (it wasn’t that special), and this review is of another extra special pie from Sargents: the Extra Special Slow Cooked Angus Beef & Vegetable Pie. So just how special is it? Cost: approx $5.50 per 2. Pastry: delicious, actually. This is proper old-fashioned thick pastry with a flaky puff-pastry lid; just like … Continue reading

Sargents Extra Special WAGYU pie: Not That Special

The following is a review of another premium supermarket-bought pie: Sargents Extra Special Wagyu pie. Now, wagyu beef appears to have become a name known in most households, and is known for being expensive and quite tasty. Personally, I think the wagyu beef trend is a fad. The moment fast food shops start selling wagyu burgers the … Continue reading

Elmsbury Chicken and Vegetable Pie

Here I am, reviewing another pie. This time, it is Emsbury’s Chicken and Vegetable Pie. piesaregoodforyou tries out a friend of the beef variety.  Cost: budget pies at $4 per 4-pack. Pastry: tasty puff pastry lid (it is worth mentioning that this is proper puff pastry and not the usual ironed-on faux-puff pastry we find on other budget … Continue reading

Herbert Adams Chunky Pepper Steak Pie

After reviewing all of the usual supermarkets’ cheapest pies, here is a review of a popular up-market pastry-meat variety: introducing … Herbert Adams Chunky Pepper Steak Pie. Cost: Approx $5.50 per 2-pack ($2.75 per pie) Pastry: like a bread wafer; more spongy than other wafer-like pastry-shells. Puff pastry on top of a baby-white pastry-bulge. A … Continue reading

Aldi | Elmsbury Premium Pies | The Last Of The Cheapest

Here it is, folks! The last of the budget pies. How does Aldi’s Elmsbury Premium Pie match up against the other competitors in the budget pie ($1 or less per pie) market? Let’s See. Cost: $3.99 per 6-pack. Pastry: thick and biscuity. There is nothing special about this pastry; it is a little sweet and generally quite bland. … Continue reading

Aldi | Elmsbury Meat Pie | A Review

According to the internet, Aldi supermarket has received some pretty high praise lately for their Elmsbury meat pies. They fared better than other supermarket pies (i.e., Coles Smart Buy pies & Woolworth‘s brand pies) in a relatively limited survey conducted by the Federal Government’s National Measurement Institute, commissioned by the less-than-reliable Today Tonight show. It made perfect … Continue reading