KILMARKNOCK-based Brownings the Bakers has done the double: its Killie Pie has been voted Scotland’s Best Savoury Product two years in a row.
The single-serve steak pie, famously sold at Kilmarnock’s FC’s home ground Rugby Park, beat off stiff competition at the 123rd Scottish Bakers Annual Conference, held in the Crowne Plaza, Glasgow recently.
Listed by Aldi, Dobbies Garden Centres, Spar and Waitrose, the Killie Pie is establishing a loyal following outwith its Ayrshire heartland and football-supporting fanbase, the firm says.
The Killie Pie Facebook page has more than 3,000 followers.
A mail order service has been launched for fans who do not live near a Brownings store (there are eight in south-west Scotland).
The company’s trophy cabinet is getting full to bursting point; the Scottish Bakers’ award is the third gong managing director John Gall has accepted for the Killie Pie this year.
It has also been named the best pie in Scottish football and was judged Scotland’s best hand-held steak pie.
“I am delighted that our signature dish, the Killie Pie, has won the Scottish Bakers Best Savoury Product title for the second year in a row,” Gall said.
“I would like to thank our loyal customers for voting for it and of course all of my hardworking staff.
“Each and every member of the Brownings the Bakers team continues to make it the success that it is today.”