Attention: Ex-Adelaidians: Balfours in Sydney

Balfours Pasties in Sydney

Balfours Pasties in Sydney. Ohhh yeahhhh!

Okay, so I only had to wait 27 years to be able to buy a Balfours Pasty in Sydney. And it isn’t even a full-sized one, but a Balfours Party Pasty. Still, wow….I can buy Balfours Party Pasties in Sydney!!!! And for those that love them, Balfours Party Pies and Sausage Rolls too!

Are you listening ex-Adelaidians. Finally some results after Balfours having bought a major bakery on the central coast of Sydney ages ago. Finally, we can buy what the lady at the Balfours NSW switchboard once called “The Adelaide Product” (as in “Oh we don’t sell the Adelaide product in Sydney.”)

Where is this happening? Well, one place only that I’ve been to and that’s Franklins at Ashfield Mall. Some IGA supermarkets have started selling Balfours Premium Pies along with buns, muffins, cakes and so on. But not the “Traditional” (Adelaide) pies, pasties & sausage rolls.

Now I’d much prefer to be able to buy the full sized ones but party-sized pasties will do for now. At least it is cheaper than paying for airfares and accommodation in Adelaide to buy a pasty…roughly $500 a pasty! These are about $6 for 12. Sensible price! And they’re using the correct classic logo too.

The Balfours Logo

Why Balfours aren’t promoting their range with a proper TV campaign I have no idea. They always seem to half do things. Come on Balfours, we need to convert some Sydney-siders to the “Cult of Balfour”. Look, we can even sell a Pasty in the shape of an iPhone – we’ll call it an iBalf! That’ll get Gen-Y into it!

I am as happy as a pig in shit about being able to buy Balfours traditional pasties in Sydney!

I’ve been to Franklins at Ashfield Mall more than I would ever normally bother to go there…they have me hooked! They have the monopoly on traditional Balfours stuff!

In fact, I have some in the oven heating up right now. Please god, make sure they keep doing it.

You know what, I think it is time to watch that TV commercial again…I may shed a tear.

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  1. Farmers Union Iced coffee at most Coles and Woolworth supermarkets in Sydney. Was the happiest day of my life when I saw them on the shelf after being in Sydney for almost 6 months without one. All I need now is to find these Balfours pies and pasties.

    • You can get them at Coles now! My local (Earlwood) has full size square pies, pasties and sausage rolls in the freezers. Go forth!

      • Yes thank you. I went and I bought and I continue to buy. Amazing!

  2. I know exactly how you feel. Stumbled on to some sweet Balfours treats at my local supermarket today. Couldn’t believe my luck at first. The donuts taste just as good as they did 20 years ago when I was a schoolgirl in Adelaide.

    Could not agree more about the marketing. Why isn’t Balfours getting out there? It is astounding that ranges like Mrs Mac’s are available nationally, but the far superior Balfours products are only now trickling out of SA!!!

    • Balfours bought a bakery in NSW and have rebranded their products as “Balfours” but still there has been no marketing campaign and availability is very limited. In this hyper-competitive market, you need TV advertising to get your products known. They have to spend money to make Balfours a known brand in NSW.

  3. Square pies for life! I’ll definitely be checking out my local Franklins for some of these little beauties. A few years back, I found a lone full-size Balfours pie in the freezer section of Coles. Never seen one again, though.

    If only we could get some decent iced coffee at the local deli, we’d be halfway to civilisation here in Sydney. My rellies in SA don’t understand why I demand frequent trips to the local bakery whenever I visit them!

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