I shall miss the pastry though
I have been a regular purchaser of Fray Bentos tinned pies since the seventies, but there is one left in my cupboard and when that's gone, I don't plan on buying any more. For some considerable time, on the websites of at least four major supermarkets, these pies have been receiving damning reviews and, almost without exception, the lowest rating possible. Until a few months ago, I was stocking up with them whenever they were on half price offer, although if it wasn't for the lovely pastry topping, they wouldn't have made it onto my shopping list even then. The picture on the lid shows a slice of pie containing lots of nice looking chunks of meat, but I can't remember the last time I found that amount of meat in a whole pie, let alone a single slice! There are hardly any chunks at all, just a kind of meat slush. If the picture was an accurate representation of the meat content, I would buy these pies and happily pay the recommended price, but I think the chances of that becoming a reality are extremely slim, with the reviews being no better for the so-called new recipe pies, alleged to contain more meat! Hopefully a company that listens to consumers will take over the brand and do the necessary to produce the sort of quality Fray Bentos pies we were once guaranteed.
Terrible, don't bother!
This was just like trying to eat a pie that contained a few pieces of tasteless wet paper in equally tasteless thin gravy. Utterly bland and horrible!
I hadn't eaten an FB pie for some time and bought
I hadn't eaten an FB pie for some time and bought on a whim. It still tasted o.k (a bit too sweet IMHO) but the quality of the meat content has taken a massive dive. Just a few shreds of 'pureed chicken like substance'. More like pastry and gravy, really. I won't be buying again i'm afraid.
Bought to save time
Poor value for money , no meat, all gravy which made the pastry very soggy underneath despite being cooked at the recommended temperature and time. would not buy again
Pastry didn't cook properly underneath -Took lid off and finished it off upside down in sandwich tin . Chicken none existent. Very disappointing.
I have always enjoyed this product, but as it now contains onions, I cannot eat it any more. I am intolerant to onion which makes it very uncomfortable for me.
CUSTOMERS DESERVE BETTER
EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTING product, in quantity & quality. COME ON TESCO, DON'T WASTE SHELF SPACE, YOUR CUSTOMERS ARE NOT FOOLS AND EXPECT BETTER!
Won't be buying again
Once apon a time these too were a great stor cupboard go to when short of time, however latrly have found them to be full of pastry and gravy and very little chicken. Such a shame
Should be called "Just Gravy"
Should be called "Just Gravy"
could not see any chicken in the pie at all. The
could not see any chicken in the pie at all. The picture on the tin is misleading. Absolutely disgusting. It should be called "Just NOT chicken"