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Who’s got the best truckie and tradie pie?

Who’s got the best truckie and tradie pie?

What is a truckie and tradie pie and who makes it?

That’s a question on the lips of pie consumers across New Zealand as we lead into 23rd Bakels NZ Supreme Pie Awards, the biggest food competition in the country.

NZ Bakels managing director Brent Kersel says the truckie and tradie pie is filled with succulent steak and rich gravy, and surrounded by golden pastry. But who makes the best one? Well that will be up to the judges on judging day, July 25.

“We have it on good knowledge that truckies and tradies love steak and gravy pies. Many of them rank this flavour the highest. So in honour of these pie-loving hard workers, we’ve renamed our Steak & Gravy category, the Truckie and Tradie category, in the Bakels NZ Supreme Pie Awards.

“The truckie and tradie pie has got to be a sustaining mobile meal that they can grab and eat on the run. Truckies and tradies will eat a pie any time of day to keep them going and they sure know where the best ones are baked. They’re loyal to those bakeries and they don’t mind sharing the word on where to find them. We’re hoping they tell their favourite bakery how good their pies are because we want as many bakers as possible to enter the Pie Awards.”

Mr Kersel says the Bakels NZ Supreme Pie Awards celebrate New Zealand’s favourite convenience food; in excess of 100 million pies are eaten in New Zealand every year. The competition also gives credit to the bakers that strive to make the perfect pie.

“It costs nothing to enter the Pie Awards, so bakers, what are you waiting for? You could make baking history with that truckie and tradie pie.”

Entries are now open for the 2019 Bakels NZ Supreme Pie Awards and close at 5pm on June 27. You can enter at https://pieawards.nz/ or phone 0800 PIELINE (0800 743 546) for an entry pack.

The Bakels NZ Supreme Pie Awards winner will be announced on July 30.

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