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By Maelinar 13 February 2008 62

I’ll start this thread with a disclaimer – the worlds worst pie is not physically located in the ACT. It is located in the natural stopping place for those travelling from the ACT – Canberra to the ACT – Jervis Bay, at Kangaroo Valley.

Touting no less than 3 separate signs professing that the worlds best pie is located at the humble side of the road store as you are driving into Kangaroo Valley, I was naturally intrigued.

 For those familiar with my rating system, this is so far off the scale (detailed later), that I’ll not bother going into the negatives, it just gets a flat 0/0/0.

First of all, price – silver coin change from $6, not even ordering sauce.

Secondly, crust – this was reasonable and I will just put this down as false advertising.

Thirdly, filling – I ordered a steak and kidney pie. I got a potato and gravy pie with 2 bits of steak and 1 bit of kidney. Nuff said.

Fourthly, taste – with the expectation of a steak and kidney pie tasting like a steak and kidney pie, my potato pie in my hand did not taste anything like my expectation (not surprising on account of there being scant evidence of the necessary ingredients)

Overall – Mrs Macs is a better option at the servo down the road for 1/3 the price. Worlds Worst Pie – the worst pie I have ever had the displeasure of eating.


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cubicle01 12:32 pm 20 Oct 11

Thumbs down to Braidwood – I’ve given up on that place.

I reckon state v state WA probably has the best average pie in the country followed by Tassie or Vic. Closer to home the place in Frederickton (just north of Kempsey) is pretty good but getting a bit carried away with its popularity… I think Holbrooks gone down hill a bit as well (its snot block (vanilla slice) is still good though).

Best pie ever, my brother in laws beef and burgundy; havent had one in nearly five years and I still think about it. *wipes tear from his eye*

ex-vectis 8:59 am 20 Oct 11

dungfungus said :

Surprised that no one has nominated The Daily Pie at Collector. This is a unique family run enterprise and everything is super-fresh. Get there before 2.00pm for the most popular ones. Great taste and value.

Aha – any more nominations for there? Whenever we drive past I think “oooo wonder what thats like? There no ‘Worlds Best ….’ sign, so it might actually be be quite good. oh well too late now, past the turning. Must pop in next time…”.

Just to add to the Worlds Worst pies thread (and stay on-topic), I have to add my thumbs down to the Kangaroo Valley place. Like Maelinar and others, we too stopped there (this time being taken in by the ‘Worlds Best …’ con-trick, oh we never learn :-)) and were greatly disappointed. The prices promise decently made pies with quality filling – in reality I think the prices demonstrate the art of good marketing to the gullable, in making large profits….

dungfungus 6:50 pm 19 Oct 11

Surprised that no one has nominated The Daily Pie at Collector. This is a unique family run enterprise and everything is super-fresh. Get there before 2.00pm for the most popular ones. Great taste and value.
The worst pies are the Vili (should that be Vile?) ones that are sold at Raider’s matches (Canberra Stadium). They taste like week-old road-kill overweighted with pepper & salt. May be the way the caterers handle them perhaps (red hot on the outer and frozen solid in the centre)

poetix 5:56 pm 19 Oct 11

Merle said :

rbw said :

I second that about Crust in Fyshwick. Especially if you are a vegetarian or vegan – the tomato-lentil-coriander pie is out of this world. The best pie you’ll ever eat without meat in it.

Good to know, will have to give them a try.

For what it’s worth, veggie pies from the Vietnamese bakery at Dickson shops – bloody horrible.

As are the veggie pies from Brumbies (only tried once when desperate). Thick cheesy vomit sauce with peas like hardened snot from a chronically ill capybara’s nostril. And before all you carnivores start gloating or saying ‘what do you expect, you feeble anaemic vego wanker’, think of the joys of traditional spanikopita (and I’m too lazy to check the spelling right now, so apologies to anyone actually Greek).

Perhaps the current push to remove the Jervis Bay Territory from the ACT is sponsored by the Pie Makers Association? (President Sweeney Todd ate at the same shop as the OP in 2008.)

Merle 4:58 pm 19 Oct 11

rbw said :

I second that about Crust in Fyshwick. Especially if you are a vegetarian or vegan – the tomato-lentil-coriander pie is out of this world. The best pie you’ll ever eat without meat in it.

Good to know, will have to give them a try.

For what it’s worth, veggie pies from the Vietnamese bakery at Dickson shops – bloody horrible.

Jivrashia 4:12 pm 19 Oct 11

Sgt.Bungers said :

IMHO, best pies I’ve ever had are sold at EPIC’s farmers market on Saturday mornings. Can’t remember the name of the stall… they’re up the back of the market.

Maybe the hangover makes the pie taste that much better… 🙂

I haven’t actually noticed them but I’ll check them out, if the rapture hasn’t arrive.

Maelinar 4:12 pm 19 Oct 11

I maintain it is still the worlds worst pie

Mælinar October 2011 – yes I’m still around…

qbngeek 2:14 pm 19 Oct 11

Sgt.Bungers said :

That’s a shame! I had a great pie from there a few years ago.

IMHO, best pies I’ve ever had are sold at EPIC’s farmers market on Saturday mornings. Can’t remember the name of the stall… they’re up the back of the market.

OMG, the red wine steak pies there are so fanstastically awesome for breakfast on a cold wintery Saturday morning.

Also highly recommend the smallgoods stall next to them, best kranskys around.

Ex Warrior 1:59 pm 19 Oct 11

Bit off the track here but thought this was a pissa
Nelsons Bay advertising best fish and chips at the co op where fresh local fish advertised were BASA???

Binalong pub best pies made by Tom up at the Tara Motel but as the boys at the bowlo always laugh about “every town has a bloody good pie shop”

Sgt.Bungers 1:45 pm 19 Oct 11

That’s a shame! I had a great pie from there a few years ago.

IMHO, best pies I’ve ever had are sold at EPIC’s farmers market on Saturday mornings. Can’t remember the name of the stall… they’re up the back of the market.

ex-vectis 1:35 pm 19 Oct 11

A three and a half year thread – about pies! I love Australia.

🙂

rbw 1:21 pm 19 Oct 11

I second that about Crust in Fyshwick. Especially if you are a vegetarian or vegan – the tomato-lentil-coriander pie is out of this world. The best pie you’ll ever eat without meat in it.

madamcholet 1:15 pm 19 Oct 11

Best pies are from Crust bakery at Fyshwick markets. Good bakery all round in my opinion and not expensive for what you get either.

pjcook 9:25 am 07 Jan 11

I should have read this post before I ventured into the shop last week….. Having driven past may times I decided to give it a go and ordered the Steak and mushroom…. The steak was like little cubes of rubber and the single slice of identifiable mushroom was so lonely it gave up trying to flavor the pie….

I am seeking a source of stickers that say “NOT” to place over the sign on my next trip down that way…..

VITURE 9:12 pm 25 Sep 09

Skidbladnir O’Conner have Mrs Mac’s pie’s at IGA shop.

Clown Killer 5:39 pm 25 Sep 09

I’d be seriously surprised if there was much of a product overlap between Target and David Jones, but I get your point H1NG0.

H1NG0 3:46 pm 25 Sep 09

A bit like people paying rediculous prices at David Jones for the same thing you could get at Target. I guess there is a market for rich toffy pricks to make them feel like they are getting something superior.

Anna Key 1:36 pm 25 Sep 09

Would always be cautious about anywhere that advertises themselves as the world’s best. I guess it appeals to certain elements of the Sydney crowd who would argue that they must be good, they’re expensive

2604 10:54 pm 24 Sep 09

hingo said :

I still swear by the ALDI frozen pies. They are tops.

Agreed mate – they’ve been a mainstay for us this footy season.

imhotep 8:39 pm 24 Sep 09

Snap. World’s Best Pies? We stopped there a couple of years ago -drawn by the extravagant claims of the signs. Cost about $40.00 to ‘feed’ family of 4. (If you think the pies are bad, don’t try the sausage rolls.) The whole lot went in the bin.

I’m amazed that place is still going.

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