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Packaged Food

Marie Callender’s Adds Chili Pot Pie And Vegetarian Broccoli Cheddar To Line

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When you’re suddenly craving a pot pie in the late hours of the nigh, there aren’t too many options. Sure, you can wait until the next day and hope the craving’s still there, or you can grab a quick frozen fix. Usually, the frozen dinner aisle of the closest all-night grocer will have to do.

Marie Callender’s has announced the addition of three new Pot Pies in their frozen food line. First up is the Homestyle Chili Pot Pie. This features seasoned beef combined with tender bean chili. Next, there’s the Broccoli and Cheddar Pot Pie which has a gooey cheddar sauce and veggies. Finally, the classic Chicken Pot Pie upgrades to a larger family sized pie that serves up to six people.

The pies all feature a made-from-scratch flakey crust. As far as frozen pies are concerned, they taste pretty good. Curious to see how the new chili and broccoli pies will compared to the classic.

Each single serving pie is available for $3.29 and the family size for $9.99.

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Restaurants

Our New Favorite Dessert Portmanteau – Birthday Cake Pie from Marie Callender’s

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The choice between cake and pie has never been a particularly difficult one. Cakes are for parties, for birthdays and weddings. Pies . . . are for potlucks? Which is a shame because pies are delicious, and surely deserve a little more time out in the (key) limelight.

For those who aren’t quite ready to redefine their preconceived notions of traditional dessert fare, however, might we suggest a compromise?

In honor of Southern California-based chain Marie Callender’s 65th anniversary, the Celebration Cake Pie is this month’s cronut. According to Los Angeles Magazine, the birthday cake x pie mash-up is made up of “layers of white cake with vanilla cream and vanilla frosting in a flaky crust, finished with fresh whipped cream, and rainbow sprinkles,” and will be available until the end of June for $6.50.

It’s all the sweetness of a creamy cake with the crunch of a well-crafted crust. It’s just too bad “pake” isn’t super catchy.

H/T LA Mag + Picthx Marie Callender’s FB

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Packaged Food

Marie Callender’s Now Serving a Sausage Gravy & Egg Meat Pie

Breakfast in a pie. Is there really anything else that needs to be said?

Marie Callender’s frozen food products is now serving the new flavor of pie at most Walmart stores. Containing: Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Potatoes, and just a bit of gravy all wrapped up in a golden flaky pie crust;  this frozen delight is packed with 810 calories of pure breakfast goodness.

All you have to do is nuke em, maybe throw a little Sriracha on top, and chow down before heading out the door. Or maybe it’s date night and she’s sick of the pizza or pasta that you always make her. Boom! Breakfast Pie.

Just make sure to keep it frozen.

via: Walmart

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Deals

Marie Callender’s: Half-price pie sale!

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It’s that time year again, Marie Callender’s Semi-annual pie sale is upon us once again. From now until Oct. 31st you can choose from any of their 30 pies and get them for $6.99. I personally go with the Key Lime pie just because I love the sweet and tart flavors, but they are all good. Don’t sleep on this, you’ll regret it. (Thx Fastfoodmaven)

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Hit-Or-Miss

Marie Callender's Founder Dies

In his 70s during the time of his recent passing, Don Callender, son of Marie Callender, was responsible for building the Southern California Marie Callender’s empire that we are familiar with today. In the year 1948, Don Callender used his gifts to turn his mother’s home-based bakery into a wholesale pie business, and subsequently, about 16 years later, they opened the first pie and coffee shop in Orange, CA. Marie Callender’s has a lot under its belt, other than just their amazing pies and menu offerrings. The Callender restaurants were responsible for introducing salad bars, which in turn became a notable serving method in other restaurants including their own for years to come. Marie Callender’s website is chockfull of their history if you’re so inclined. We’d like to take a moment and recognize true Food Beasts, in the form of the Callender family. Eat on! (Thx Nancy Luna)