It was a great day for our team when we took out the top award with our Hub Café Vegan Sausage Roll at The Vegan Sausage Awards 2021, organised by the New Zealand Vegan Society. At The Goodtime Pie Co. we have always been 100% focused on listening to our customers and developing tasty pies, rolls and savouries that they love so this endorsement from our vegan customers was very satisfying.
What was also a cause for celebration is that this is the second time we have won an award with our vegan range. In 2020 we won Best Commercial Vegan Pie for our Hub Vegan Pepper Mushroom Pie and were runner up for our Hub Korma Vegetable Pie.
The feedback we have received on our Vegan Sausage Roll has been very positive. People love having a snack sized option. They were amazed that it did not contain meat, as the flavours, texture and pastry made it seem like you were eating a traditional sausage roll.
We think the secret behind the popularity of our Hub Vegan Pies and Roll is that;
they deliver the pie eating experience that all Kiwis love, there is a big range of flavours, and there is absolutely no compromise on the taste and texture of the fillings and the pastry is golden and flaky. This means
Vegans can confidently tuck in knowing it has the Vegan Certification.
Vegetarians and Flexitarians can enjoy a plant-based pie or roll guilt free.
Meat Eaters can be a bit adventurous and try something that tastes good.
Check out our Hub Vegan Pie Range here https://goodtime.co.nz/goodtime-hub-pies/hub-gourmet-vegan-pies/
We know that more and more Kiwis are looking to eat less meat, and we just love being at the forefront of providing plant-based pie and roll options that everyone can enjoy. So, Paul Barber our in-house chef is already working on the next addition to our Hub Vegan range. Look out for our new cheesy jackfruit pie, which will be launched in August.
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We have been really busy lately making our Hub Gourmet Vegan range even better and are chuffed to announce that we have gained Vegan Certification, launched a new pie flavour- Chana Masala and a Vegan Café Roll.
Our Hub Gourmet Vegan range of pies have been around for a while but we wanted to take things to the next step and get them Vegan certified so that our customers could have 100% confidence that they were the real deal. We enjoyed working with the NZ Vegetarian Society in collaboration with the Vegan Society of Aotearoa New Zealand to meet their strict requirements.
What’s Involved in Gaining the Vegan Certification?
The Vegan Certified programme is administered by the NZ Vegetarian Society, in collaboration with the Vegan Society of Aotearoa New Zealand. The Vegan Certified trademark helps consumers to easily identify vegan products from reputable manufactures.
In order to be granted the certification we have to guarantee that all our Hub Gourmet Vegan pies and Café Rolls are free from animal-derived ingredients.
The NZ Vegetarian Society Vegan Certified trademark cannot be displayed on any product that contains, consists of, or has been produced with the aid of products consisting of or created from, any part of a living or dead animal, or any substance that has originated from an animal.
No cross-contamination during production
In order to be eligible for the Vegan Certified trademark, cross-contamination must not occur between the vegan product and non-vegan products/ingredients during production. If the same production line is shared with non-vegan products/ ingredients, thorough cleaning must be carried out before vegan production commences. This extends to all associated machinery, equipment, utensils, surfaces and clothing, which must remain free from non- vegan products/ingredients before vegan products are touched, prepared, produced or packaged. Clear procedures must be in place to ensure correct packaging is used and errors do not occur.
Genetically modified ingredients or products containing genetically modified ingredients are not eligible to be licensed to carry the Vegan Certified trademark. (An exception is made for ingredients that contain genetically modified material at levels of less than 1% of that ingredient.)
We also took the opportunity to revamp our packaging to make it easier for our customers to identify our vegan range in the pie warmer or freezer. Show packs
Our new flavour Chana Masala is a delicious combination of chickpeas, potatoes, and kumara cooked in a spicy onion tomato and creamy coconut masala gravy, wrapped in our flaky vegan pastry.
As a result of customer requests for a vegan alternative to a kiwi favourite we have launched a Hub Café Vegan Sausage Roll, so that vegans, vegetarians or those who want to eat less meat can still enjoy the sausage roll experience. Our Café Sausage Roll is a plant-based twist on a sausage roll, nicely seasoned and wrapped in a delicious flaky pastry.
To find out more about ingredient and nutritional information click here https://goodtime.co.nz/goodtime-hub-pies/hub-gourmet-vegan-pies/
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We know that kids and adults love the taste and comfort of a quality pie but that it is desirable if they are eaten as part of an active lifestyle and well-balanced healthy diet. So, we decided to reformulated our Metro Pie range to achieve the high standard 3 Star Health Rating which is a well-recognised rating system that people know and trust.
This is our way of Helping Everyone Choose Healthier Food Options but still have the chance to enjoy pies which are a kiwi favourite.
The 3 Star Rating means Metro Pies can be enjoyed more often than normal pies which is why we say the Metro range is “The Tasty Pie That’s Better 4 U”. There are 2 sizes available in the Metro range
Our Metro 170 gm range is suited to older kids and adults who need fuel to keep them going during the day. This range is available in 5 flavours: Mince & vegetable, Mince and Cheese, Steak & Cheese, Chicken & Vegetables and Potato Top
Our Mini Metro range is 130 gm and is an easy to manage size and shape suited to younger kids with lower energy needs and smaller appetites. You can tempt the younger kids with popular Mince & Cheese and Mince & Vegetable.
We spent many months developing this range so that it still tastes like a pie should- full of flavour, delicious fillings and flaky pastry. So how did we do it?
- We use lean beef and chicken an important source of protein and iron
- Use healthy fats essential for energy but less unhealthy saturated fats.
- Reduced the sodium and sugar
- Reduced the kj per 100 gm helping balance overall energy intake but still provide energy for active growing tweens and teens.
- Upped the amount of vegetables, legumes, fruit and soy to increase dietary fibre. Each pie contains at least 10% vegetables and fruit to help support 5+ a day fruit and vegetables.
- We were a bit sneaky and pureed the vegetables to hide them so that kids are eating healthy without knowing it.
For more information on ingredient and nutritional information about our Metro and Metro Mini range refer to our website goodtime.co.nz
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We know people love our Hub Gourmet pies but at 220 gm they are a big eat for some. So, after getting numerous requests from those of you who love pies but have a more petite appetite, we have taken action and launched our Hub Gourmet Petite 150 gm range. Now everyone can indulge their pie cravings.
The Hub Petite range still uses the same great quality meat and vegetables, herbs and spices and perfect flaky pastry. Wrap you chops around these 5 gourmet flavours.
Angus Beef Steak and Mozzarella: This is always a kiwi favourite. Tender cubes of Angus beef steak cooked in a rich and hearty gravy topped with slices of gooey mozzarella.
Creamy Butter Chicken: If Indian is your thing you will love this pie. Succulent chicken pieces slow cooked in a creamy tomato gravy with popular and traditional Indian herbs and spices.
NZ Lamb, Kumara & Rosemary: If you like good old kiwi lamb roast then this is the pie for you. Tender NZ Lamb and kumara simmered in a rich gravy with a hint of rosemary.
Thai Chicken Red Curry & Vegetables: Get your fix of Thai in a pie. Tender chicken, green beans and sweetcorn combined with an authentic Thai-style red curry and coconut cream sauce.
Winter Vegetable Medley & Bechamel Sauce: Vegetarians here is something for you. It features a medley of kumara, potato, pumpkin, cauliflower, green beans & leeks combined with a creamy bechamel sauce and topped with tasty cheese.
If you are interested in stocking this range call us on 0800 466 384 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are always looking for ways to do our bit to reduce waste so we were delighted when we found these reusable coffee cups. They are made from a 50/50 blend of natural rice husk and BPA-free polypropylenes and we thought they would make a great Xmas gift to our staff.
Rice husk is a waste product with little value and the agriculture industry often disposes of it by burning which creates air pollution. Using it to make a reusable cup not only reduces the amount of plastic required for manufacture but it, accelerates its biodegradability and produces a stylish and useful everyday item that can be used again and again.
Our staff loved them and proudly use them when they grab a coffee on the go- no more guilt about tossing away a coffee cup.
The Goodtime Pie Co. has a great deal of respect for the world and the people in it. We have a direct responsibility to do whatever we can to conserve and preserve the assets Mother Earth has kindly lent us. We think the best starting place is our own back yard.
If you are interested to learn about some of our other environmental initiatives then check out https://goodtime.co.nz/about-us/#envi