Food of the Nineties, Aussie Pies
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It was a handheld potpie and the chicken flavor was the best! I didn't care for the turkey one though, it tasted like tuna! I found them in 1993 and then in 1997 they quit selling them. They were soooo good!! Made by Marie Callender (I think).
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Doreen - March 05, 2008 - Report this comment
Until recently I was able to buy Mrs Patersons Aussie Chicken Pies at Costco in Edmonton, Alberta. They were so GOOD, and could be hand held, but we preferred them on a plate. Im just so upset, as they were a staple for us.Id sure like to know where they could be found..Id buy them every month or so.
Jeff - December 08, 2008 - Report this comment
I used to LIVE off of them. SO delicious and now i can't find them anywhere. Sure hope they're still around somewhere!
Agenda - August 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Same here, I used to by them at Sam's....they were the best tasting thing to eat whwen you wanted something to just pop in microwave and not have to actually cook. They had the best taste. I used to by them at Sam's, but they no longer have them either. I haven't seen them at any of the other stores near me in Houston, TX either.
Matt C - August 31, 2009 - Report this comment
Wow are they really gone? God save us.
Colin - January 04, 2010 - Report this comment
Yea Aussie Pies are so far ahead of Stoffers, Marie Calendar, Swanson, Amy's etc. it's not even close. Hands down the best microwave food EVVAARR.
J - January 24, 2010 - Report this comment
Aussie pies? an austrailan pie you shove in the microwave for 5 mins? you call that food? I dont
Fawnet - March 18, 2010 - Report this comment
I was wondering what happened to these, myself. Here's some information I dug up just now. Hormel used to make them, but they don't anymore: http://archive.southcoasttoday.com/daily/06-03/06-10-03/l02tr116.htm "One unusual trade, Kramer said, involved buying a business -- Mrs. Paterson's Aussie Pies -- from Hormel. The frozen, handheld chicken pies didn't fit into Hormel's other product lines of non-frozen, canned goods and deli meats, so Ion bought the company with media trade credits for Hormel, then sold the company to a frozen food packager in Minnesota." And that company is: Tony Down's Foods! http://www.tonydownsfoods.com/aussiefoods.html I guess if Tony Down's Foods is still in business, then they are still making Mrs. Patterson's Aussie Chicken Pies. I have no IDEA why Google didn't turn up their site when I searched for the product name, though!
Pam - March 23, 2010 - Report this comment
I have been looking and looking for these - my mom could even them because the carrots are so nice and tender. They made a wonderfully tasty and quick lunch. (If you cooked them for 5 minutes - you burned them. None of the other pies come even close.)
Joan - August 29, 2010 - Report this comment
Where do I buy Aussie Pies? I used to get them from Costco. But now where? I live in Tracy ca. Anyone know?
Robin - October 22, 2011 - Report this comment
They're called Mrs. Peterson's Aussie Pies - can't find them anywhere also.
Orin - November 18, 2011 - Report this comment
I agree that no pot pie EVER compared to the Aussie pie by Mrs. Paterson. They were the bomb! I used to get them at Sam's as well. Now, I'm forced to eat Marie Callender's...yuck. I would gladly pay more for a quality pie like the Aussie. Oh, well...I guess before long I'll be eating dog food. That's the way it's always been for me. When I found a food that I really liked, they took them off the market.
Diana - April 14, 2012 - Report this comment
I agree. I'm a big fan of the Aussie pies. I used to get them from Costco too til they all disapeared and seemed replaced by Marie Calender's chicken pot pie. Mrs Peterson's was soooo much better, with a tender crust that's not dry like Marie's, handheld and tasty savory filling/sauce. I can's find them anywhere here in California. I hope they didn't stop making them all together. I would gladly pay more too for Mrs Peterson's than Marie's. I hope it comes back to Costco branches, or any store in S. California, I'm willing to drive there just for that and buy boxes of it.
Michael - May 21, 2012 - Report this comment
Everyone!! The folks down at downsfoodgroup.com made aussie pies. When Hormel bought the company, the stopped making them, but you can go to http://www.downsfoodgroup.com/aussiefoods.html and buy them online!!! AUSSIE PIES ARE BACK!!!
Yvonne - June 18, 2012 - Report this comment
AWESOME!!!!! Over the years I have been routinely checking Costco's freezers, anytime I'd visit, for those delicious Mrs Paterson's Aussie Pies. Thanks for the long awaited info Michael!
MIke - January 31, 2013 - Report this comment
I know this product has been off the selves for some time now. I have been working on two new Mrs. Patterson's Aussie Pies. One will be the original and the other will be am all natural. Hormel didn't buy Downs Food Group. You cannot buy them online yet. We are in the process of getting this product out to the marketplace as fast as possible. I will update as it comes avail. Thank you for enjoying our product and we hope to have these back on the shelves soon!
Nick - February 28, 2013 - Report this comment
Awesome! Out of curiosity though, who are you? So I know where to buy from when they're finally out.
Jay - March 18, 2013 - Report this comment
My mom used to buy them from sams club they were great. Im at kfc right now and there pot pie isnt even close why dosent this product still exist. They were even a good shape slightly oblong perfect alternative to a sandwhich. I wish i could make pot pies as good as i remember Aussie pies its funny i really miss them
Simple Simon - May 16, 2013 - Report this comment
Hurry up with the Aussie Pies Mike....I'm starvin' !!
Susan - July 09, 2013 - Report this comment
Mike, bring them out! I have been looking for them for YEARS also!
Lisa - August 25, 2013 - Report this comment
My mom and I were just fiscussing this pot pie and she asked me to look online. The downs food co. Just gives a number to call. It doesn't say you can buy them online. We'd buy them buy the dozens if they did.
Kathy - November 01, 2013 - Report this comment
I called Downs Food Group that own Aussie Foods and was told they aren't producing the pot pies at this time and aren't sure when or if they will do them any more so we are out of luck on getting them. What a bad choice on their part.
NOOOO - November 17, 2013 - Report this comment
Marlene - January 23, 2014 - Report this comment
They were fabulous, and there isn't a decent substitute out there. What in the blue blazes was Hormel thinking? Sell the damn recipe to someone who will actually make these delicious flaky pockets of comfort food so that we may purchase them and the company can prosper as we enjoy our pies and spread the word.
Linda - March 06, 2014 - Report this comment
They were the best little pot pies I have ever eaten and I can't believe no one wants to take over the produce and mass produce it. No other pot pies compare to the Aussie one.
Tom - March 10, 2014 - Report this comment
I used to eat them all the time - I can still taste the crust. The best tasting - and of course it goes by the wayside. I refuse to eat that other frozen crap. We should all start a campaign and petition the company to start making them !
Moya - April 27, 2014 - Report this comment
Boomerang's in Austin, TX makes them still :)
JoJo - June 01, 2014 - Report this comment
The comment above suggesting Boomerang's of TX. Sold under the name "Boomerang's" Hand held Aussie Pies. Available in the frozen food section at HEB across Texas, nationwide in Whole Foods, Target, and at Wegman's on the east coast. The are round, not the rectangular shape we remember. So, I'll check my local WF and Target and give feedback.
Shauna - November 03, 2014 - Report this comment
OMG I have been telling my fiancé about them for like 5 yrs!!! We've tried all the other nasty pot pies out there :( I live in MI and just want them available to me!!! I'm going to whole foods and target ASAP!!!!
STW - November 06, 2014 - Report this comment
I just tried the frozen Boomerangs and, sorry, they don't compare to Mrs. Paterson's. The biggest issue: they don't crisp up in the microwave like Mrs. P's did all those years ago! If they could do it that tasty 10 years ago I don't understand why not now. Boomerang's recommends the oven for best taste--defeats the whole purpose of something on the go. Also, pretty pricey at 2 for $7. I just want Mrs. P to come back; they were and still are unequaled!
SomeDude - November 07, 2014 - Report this comment
Just spoke with the manufacturer of these (Tony Downs Foods) and they claim they are trying to bring these back to market. They said to keep our eyes peeled in mid to late 2015... :-) I hope this is true!
Mark - January 06, 2015 - Report this comment
There's a company in NY that makes Aussie style handheld Pot pies called Savory Pie Guy (www.savorypieguy.com). Amazon Fresh carries them in SF & Seattle and Whole Foods carries them on the East Coast. We've been buying their potato topped pie from Fresh Direct and they're awesome.
Grandma Paterson - January 13, 2015 - Report this comment
It sounds like everyone is missing my pies. I will bake a limited amount of my delicious Aussie Pies this fall. Be patient!! Fall 2015
Cheyenne - February 17, 2015 - Report this comment
I hope it won`t be a very limited amount. there are a lot of us waiting for them. they are the absolute best pot pies ever to hit the stores.
Mike - February 21, 2015 - Report this comment
Please do, my father and I used to buy them religiously from BJs, we Google them every now and then just to see if they've popped up anywhere or if there has been talk about bringing them back. I just can't see why, great products such as this ever stopped being sold
Caryl - June 02, 2015 - Report this comment
Pleaseeeeeeee bring them back, I've been talking about how much I miss them for years now... What will it take to get them back on the market? It sucks when there's such a great product and then they stop making it. It couldn't be because they weren't selling. I know I did my part in buying them every week! My friends would come over and if they were hungry just reach in the freezer and pull one of them out pop it in the microwave and eat. So PLEASE make them and we will EAT them!
sheryl - October 16, 2015 - Report this comment
I have been looking so much and find mrs Paterson aussiec chick pies. We would pay more if they ever come back to Puyallup, Washington my husband and I love them.
Bob - December 18, 2015 - Report this comment
These are far superior to the Marie Callendar pies at Costco. If anyone were to bring them back to S. California, I'd buy them by the truckload!
Katy - January 16, 2016 - Report this comment
Maybe some of us should get together, buy the recipe, and sell them ourselves! I'm serious. I miss these pies so much!
SomeDude - February 26, 2016 - Report this comment
For the love of everything awesome... PLEASE bring these back. I can't go on without them! :-) But seriously - these are absolutely the best pot pies I've ever eaten, and I miss them BADLY. I am the same "SomeDude" that called and spoke with Downs foods a few comments ago. They said 2015... Looks like I was lied to!
minnesotanice - March 21, 2017 - Report this comment
Its a new year! 2017! PLEASE Give us this great gift. Aussie Pies!!!
Lou - July 01, 2017 - Report this comment
I absolutely love the Aussie Pies carried by Costco - and then they stopped carrying them. They were the best hand-held little chicken pies in the world. I miss them and keep hoping they will pop up again somewhere. I checked out this website to see if anyone knew where they could be purchased. Apparently not...so disappointed!!!
Solas212 - August 29, 2017 - Report this comment
Downs food apparently bought the rights to this brand some years back, and appear to have indicated that they intended to relaunch the brand (Hopefully with the exact same recipe). You can log onto their website where they have a link for Aussie foods. http://downsfoodgroup.com/aussiefoods.html But do not yet appear to be producing this flavor blast from the past. Maybe some pestering from the devotees is called for !!!
Terry - January 18, 2018 - Report this comment
It's 2018 now, and Downs Food Group has changed their web page. It is no longer possible to see anything about the Aussie Pies at their site. :( Guess that's the final nail in the coffin for one of the greatest microwavable "meals" there ever was. I used to work a graveyard shift and the only option for hot food was the microwave. No scheduled lunch so we had to just grab bites in between jobs. If it was microwavable, we tried it. Hands down favorite were the Aussie Pies for everyone. Working 4, 10 hour shifts a week, Aussie Pies were what we lived on at work. Disappointing that this product is dead. :(
Debra - April 15, 2018 - Report this comment
Bummer. I miss Mrs. Paterson’s Aussie Pot Pies. Don’t care for Marie Calendars KFC used to be so so, but I stopped getting them after I started getting bone bits in my pot pie. What a shame, such a great little meal.
Louis - May 18, 2018 - Report this comment
I got some MArie Calendars Chicken Pot Pie from Costco and they are just sad. I told my wife about Mrs Patterson's Aussie Pot Pie and she said I am crazy. That was the best thing in Costco.
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