South Africans certainly love their fast food. According to a survey completed a few years ago by Market research firm Analytix Consumer Analysis, the percentage of South Africans who eat out at least once a month increased by over ten percent from 2008 to 2012 – and this number is set to increase by almost six percent every year until 2017. With time pressures, load shedding and convenience all effecting our daily lives, fast food often is the best choice to make when it comes to grabbing a lunch or dinner on the go – even if a home cooked meal may be the healthier option.
When it comes to healthy eating advice, we have all heard it all. Eat your vegetables, eat less processed foods, and drink plenty of water. On the top of the list of things to not eat is definitely fast food of any kind – or at least, that is what we think. Common sense dictates that perhaps it isn’t fast food that is the problem, but more how much of it we eat. When the fast food we consume is of a high quality, then it can certainly form a part of an occasional treat.
When it comes to quality pies, King Pie can offer fast food that is a cut above the rest. Each pie is made with 84 layers of trans-fat free traditional flaky puff pastry. Trans fat is considered to be unhealthy, as it increasing the risk of heart disease by increasing a person’s bad cholesterol, while lowering their good cholesterol. All pies are tested continually to make sure that they contain no illness causing pathogens, and each pie will further go through a 35 point quality check during the manufacturing process. A quick visit to the King Pie website offers customers the chance to view an ingredient declaration – so you can see exactly what goes into each pie.
At the end of the day, it is common sense that eating nothing but fast food all day would not be very beneficial to one’s health. However, with King Pie’s wholesome ingredients, it’s safe to say that it would make an excellent weekly treat!