Another Award for The Goodtime Pie Co. Hub Vegan Pies and Rolls

We always knew that the Hub Gourmet Vegan Pies and Rolls that we distribute exclusively for The Goodtime Pie Co. were damn good, and we were right. The Hub Café Vegan Sausage Roll has just won best sausage roll at The Vegan Sausage Awards 2021, organised by the New Zealand Vegan Society. The feedback we have received on the Hub Vegan Sausage Roll has been very positive. People are happy to have a snack sized option and are amazed that it does not contain meat, as the flavours, texture and pastry make it seem like you are eating a traditional sausage roll.

This is not the first time the Hub Vegan range has won awards from the New Zealand Vegan Society, as in 2020 the Hub Vegan Pepper Mushroom won Best Commercial Vegan Pie and the Hub Korma Vegetable Pie was runner up.

We think the secret behind the popularity of the Hub Vegan Pies and Rolls 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.

We know that more and more Kiwis are looking to eat less meat, and we just love being at the forefront of distributing plant-based pie and roll options, that everyone can enjoy.

Check out our Hub Vegan Range here

If you want to stock award winning Vegan Pies and Rolls then, give us a call on  0800 8636 287 or email

New Hub Gourmet Petite Pies – For Pie Lovers With Petite Appetites

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 our customers about this, we are pleased to launch the Hub Gourmet Petite 150 gm range. Now your customers who love pies but have a more petite appetite, can indulge their pie cravings. This range is also great when served with a salad for a value-add meal.

The Hub Petite range still uses the same great quality meat and vegetables, herbs and spices and perfect flaky pastry. They are available in 5 gourmet flavours.

Angus Beef Steak and Mozzarella– Cubes of steak cooked in a rich and hearty gravy topped with slices of gooey mozzarella

Creamy Butter Chicken– Succulent chicken pieces slow cooked in a creamy tomato gravy with popular and traditional Indian herbs and spices.

NZ Lamb, Kumara & Rosemary-Tender NZ Lamb and kumara simmered in a rich gravy with a hint of rosemary.

Thai Chicken Red Curry & Vegetables-Tender chicken, green beans and sweetcorn combined with an authentic Thai-style red curry and coconut cream sauce.

Winter Vegetable Medley & Bechamel Sauce– This is a pie suitable for vegetarians. It features a medley of kumara, potato, pumpkin, cauliflower, green beans & leeks combined with a creamy bechamel sauce and topped with tasty cheese.

To place your order  give us a call on 0800 8636 287 or click here we know your customers will love our Hub Gourmet Petite Range.


Goodtime Metro and Metro Mini Pies Now Have A 3 Star Health Rating

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.

The newly reformulated Metro Pie range fits the bill- it has been through a stringent testing process and has achieved the high standard 3 Star Health Rating, which is a well-recognised rating system that Kiwis know and trust.

There are 2 sizes available in the Metro range

  • The 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 favourite flavours of Mince and Vegetable, Mince and Cheese, Steak and Cheese, Chicken and Vegetables and Potato Top.
  • The Mini Metro range is 130 gms 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 and Cheese and Mince and Vegetable flavours.

The Goodtime Pie Co. spent many months developing this range so that it still tastes like a pie should- full of flavour, delicious fillings and flaky pastry. They did it by

  • Using lean beef and chicken which is an important source of protein and iron
  • Using healthy fats essential for energy, and less unhealthy saturated fats.
  • Reducing the sodium and sugar
  • Reducing the kj per 100 gm which helps balance overall energy intake but still provides energy for active growing tweens and teens.
  • Upping 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.
  • Being a bit sneaky and pureeing the veges to hide them so that kids are eating healthy without knowing it.


So, if you are interested in Helping Everyone Choose Healthier Food Options the Metro range is ideal – it is “The Tasty Pie That’s Better 4 U”

So, don’t delay give us a call on 0800 8636 287 or click here to get this fantastic range into your school tuck shop or café.


Hub Gourmet Pies and Rolls are now Vegan Certified

We have great news for stockists and lovers of our Hub Gourmet Vegan Pies and Rolls- they now feature The Vegan Society of Aotearoa New Zealand Vegan Certification prominently on the packs. This means your customers can have 100% confidence that they are the real deal.

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 Vegan Certified Trade Mark the manufacturer The Goodtime Pie Co has to guarantee that all Hub Gourmet Vegan Pies and  Rolls are

Free from animal-derived ingredients: This means they cannot contain, consist of, or have 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.

That no cross-contamination during production: This means 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.

Free from genetically modified ingredients or products containing genetically modified ingredients.

There are 4 tempting flavours in the Hub Gourmet Vegan Pie Range they are:  Spicy Mexican, Korma Vegetable, Kumara and Cashew and the new Chana Masala.  A recent innovative addition to the range is the Café Vegan Sausage Roll


So don’t delay give us a call on 0800 8636 287 or click here to find out how to get your hands on this fantastic range.

Dellos Aloe Vera Juice Now Available in 290 ml Glass Bottles

Dellos Aloe Vera Juice is a well-known, popular healthy drink in New Zealand as it is excellent for rehydrating the body. Everybody, young and old loves the refreshing taste and real aloe pieces contained in the juice.

We are excited to let everyone know that we have added to the range by launching 4 of the most popular flavours in 290 ml glass bottles.

The 3  flavours – Original, Pomegranate and Mango have landed now with Blueberry arriving soon. The 290 ml glass bottles suit those who love Dellos Aloe Vera Juice and like their drinks in glass as it can be recycled- so it is a win win for retailers and the consumer

The bottles look rather classy and we reckon they will be a hit over summer with those who have a thirst to quench. Don’t miss out on this big opportunity -Call us on 0800 8636 287 or click here to stock up your chiller.



Hub Gourmet Vegan Pies Launch a New Flavour – Chana Masala

Variety is the spice of life and consumers are always on the look -out for new and interesting flavours, so we are excited to launch Chana Masala as the latest addition to the Hub Gourmet Vegan Pie range. Chana Masala is a delicious combination of chickpeas, potatoes, and kumara cooked in a spicy onion tomato and creamy coconut masala gravy, wrapped in flaky vegan pastry.

All Hub Gourmet Vegan pies feature the Vegan Certified Trade Mark which will give your customers 100% confidence they are from a reputable manufacturer.

If you want to keep your vegan, vegetarian and flexitarian customers happy, call us about stocking this new flavour.

You can get in touch by CALLING 0800 8636 287 or click here

New Hub Vegan Café Sausage Roll – A Real Winner

Kiwis love sausage rolls but until now there has not been a lot of choice for Vegans, Vegetarians or Flexitarians to enjoy this kiwi classic.  That is until NOW- as we have just launched the Hub Café Vegan Sausage Roll.

The Hub Café Vegan roll uses plant-based ingredients to create a roll that has an amazing texture just like a traditional sausage roll, it is then carefully seasoned and wrapped in a delicious flaky pastry. It also has the Vegan Certification so your customers can feel 100 % confident it is free from animal -derived ingredients, there is no cross contamination during production and it is GMO-free.   

We know this is going to be a winner so get in touch soon to make sure you don’t miss out.

Call us on 0800 8636 287 or click here   to find out about stocking.


Boost Your Chilled Beverage Sales by Stocking Everybody’s Kombucha

Kombucha is one of the fastest growing drinks categories worldwide and Kiwis are actually one of the highest consumers per capita of kombucha. So, when we got the opportunity to distribute Everybody’s Kombucha to our New Zealand customers we said YES LET’S DO IT.

Kombucha can be weird and taste a bit blah but this lovely little brew is made in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand from local spring water, and it actually tastes good! It is better than other kombuchas as it has a pleasant fruit forward taste and less strong vinegar taste of some kombuchas. An added bonus is that it contains 1/3 less sugar of standard soft drinks

Everybody’s Kombucha is New Zealand’s first kombucha to not require refrigeration as they contain a special shelf stable probiotic Ganeden BC30 which helps gut health, and lengthens shelf life.

We reckon the packaging is awesome and will appeal to a broad range of kiwi consumers with an inclusive, fun message to help them feel more comfortable choosing Everybody’s Kombucha.  it’s not made in someone’s shed and you don’t have to be a hippie to love it – because it actually tastes good!

There are 3 refreshing flavours; Ginger Lemon, Sparkling Apple and Fresh Raspberry that we know kiwi consumers will love. They are available in cartons of 12 x 328 ml glass bottles

If you want to give your customers a NZ Made Kombucha they will love and one that will fly out of your drinks chiller -Call us on 0800 8636 287 or click here  to get the low down on how to order Everybody’s Kombucha

Focus Distribution Launch Coast Naturals Craft Brewed Soda

Focus Distribution is always on the lookout for amazingly different healthy drinks and are chuffed to say we are now offering Coast Naturals Craft Brewed Soda to our New Zealand customers.

Coast Naturals Craft Sodas are not just another boring soft drink, they are a full-bodied and robust soda. They are created using a unique three-day brewing process and each run is hand crafted in small batches. By using apples in the brewing process, the soda delivers a crisp profile the freshest possible flavour, a well-rounded and unique taste with the perfect amount of fizz.

Coast Naturals Sodas are made using only the finest natural ingredients, free from preservatives, artificial flavours and colours and they are lower in sugar than mainstream sodas. This is exactly what kiwi consumers are looking for.

We have selected 3 delicious sodas that we know kiwis will love – They are Wild Berry, Passionfruit & Pineapple and Lemon.


They are available in cartons of 12 x 330 ml glass bottles, which means they can be recycled, giving kiwis another reason to love them. Plus, they have a great shelf life and a premium price which delivers great margin for our retailers.

We know Coast Naturals Craft Brewed Sodas are sure to be a hit over summer as they are able to quench any thirst, even on the hottest of summer days.

So don’t delay give us a call on 0800 8636 287 or click here to find out how to get your hands on this fantastic range.

Focus Distribution Launch Feel’n Seedy Recovery Drinks

We all can feel a little seedy from time to time – but now New Zealand consumers have a way to banish that seedy feeling with this new range of innovative beverages. Feel’n Seedy is a hangover recovery drink like you have never seen or had before. And just quietly a couple of us at the Focus Distribution office can testify that it works like a charm.

Available in 3 popular flavours- Orange, Passionfruit and Raspberry they are carbonated to add a refreshing fizz and contain multi B & C vitamins, Kudzu Root extract and Yerba mate Tea to revitalise and hydrate. 

Yerba mate is a traditional South American drink that’s gaining worldwide popularity. It’s said to have the strength of coffee, the health benefits of tea, and the joy of chocolate. It is considered an antioxidant powerhouse that contains many beneficial plant nutrients which can boost energy and improve mental focus- but without the jittery side effects of coffee.

Kudzu is a vine and the root, flower, and leaf have been used in Chinese medicine since at least 200 BC. Today, kudzu is used to reduce the symptoms of a hangover- including headache and upset stomach.

Feel’n Seedy comes in 330 ml glass bottles which are able to be recycled – so they are good for the planet as well as the body. Each carton contains 12 bottles.

We know Feel’n Seedy is going to be a hit with millennials who live life in the fast lane and busy kiwis who just need an energy boost.

So, if you want to give your chilled beverage sales a boost, contact us to find out more about this amazing drink. 

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