Georgie Pie is back and just as good as ever, say some fans.
Steak mince 'n' cheese pies went on sale yesterday at the main McDonald's in New Plymouth, and the branch sold around 200 in the noon to 2pm lunchtime rush.
"Everybody remembers it as the same pie," owner-operator Peter Foster said.
"Everyone eats it in their own way. They have their own idiosyncrasies - pulling it apart, using a knife and fork."
Feedback from customers had been fairly positive, with words such as "good" and "yummy" thrown around.
However, with a $4.50 charge, there are questions whether their popularity will last.
"It's nostalgic," said one taste-tester, adding he probably wouldn't buy one again.
"It's wonderful, taking me back to polytech," said another.
But the pie is no longer available for a single gold coin as so fondly remembered.
Mr Foster said the pie was made using the same recipe. The only difference was that MSG was no longer in the mix.
Mr Foster worked for Georgie Pie in 1987 and moved with the brand when it was bought by McDonalds.
"I love it, I'm a big fan," he said.
To celebrate, the branch gave away 50 pies in 10 minutes yesterday.
The pie will be in the Hawera McDonald's on December 12, and Centre City food court on February 17.
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