Introducing the Official Great New Zealand Toastie Takeover 2022 t-shirt. 

  • Features The Great New Zealand Toastie Takeover 2022 pocket & back graphic
  • Modern classic fit
  • Classic midweight fabric
  • Double-needle sleeve and bottom hems
  • Proudly using 100% US Cotton that is sustainably grown and ethically harvested
  • Taped neck and shoulders

About the Great New Zealand Toastie Takeover: The Great NZ Toastie Takeover, New Zealand’s only national toasted sandwich competition, was established in 2018 by McClure’s Pickles and local distributors Cook & Nelson. Now in its fifth year, the competition is run over the winter period in two phases. Phase one judging sees all entrant’s submissions scored out of a possible 100 marks with two finalists each across six regions. A panel of 20-30 judges from the foodie community are used to score the toasties, moderated by head judge Kerry Tyack. The top 12 toasties are then re-judged using the same set criteria before a supreme winner is determined. 2021 saw 120 entrants participating with 80,000 toasties served up over the duration of the campaign. Previous winners include Steve MacDougall from Mollies, Hotel D’Urville in Blenheim (2021), Romeo Dowling Mitchell from Hungry Hobos Dunedin (2020) and Joseph Walker from the Hokitika Sandwich Company (2019).

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