Every country puts its own spin on McDonald’s. In Hong Kong, it’s the red bean pie (think apple pie but switch the apple out for red bean). In Japan, it’s the croquette burgers (think hamburger but switch the meat patty out for a croquette). And I cannot remember what the British did, but in New Zealand, it’s Georgie Pie.
Georgie Pie used to be a fast food chain in New Zealand until the late 1990s. But apparently, people loved the pies so much that McDonald’s started selling them again in 2013. With that history in mind, I was expecting a pie so good that it would blow my mind. I mean, how else do you get a pie that’s stopped selling for over a decade back on sale?
The Georgie Pie was square, which was novel because I’ve only ever seen circular pies before. But unfortunately, the Georgie Pie did not blow my mind. It wasn’t a bad pie by any means; it’s just that it tasted just like the meat pies I eat in Australia. There was nothing special about it other than it’s peculiar shape.
I’m not sure a square pie would be enough for me to join a campaign to bring it back after a decade. So, the conclusion? Either Australia does really good meat pies that I take for granted, or the Georgie Pie I got was the exception to its general awesomeness.