The lovely crispy top promised so much but, underneath, gravy with flecks of indeterminate meat and the dreaded soggy bottom. I would pay twice the price to have the pie of yesteryear whereas you couldn't pay me to try the current "offer" a second time - it was that bad.
The Fray Bentos Steak and Kidney Pie was APPALLING, Where was the steak? Where was the kidney? Tesco should not even consider putting it on their shelves. In an ideal world I would want my money back! We should vote with our feet, and NOT buy this gooey mess which styles itself as a steak and kidney pie. I think the product is a dishonest disgrace, but I remember it decades ago when at least the description suited the product and though not of high class gastronomic excellence it was at least edible and quite tasty. Buyer beware, or 'Caveat Emptor'. From a disgusted Tesco customer.
Don’t buy. Too disappointing!
Tasty yes, but little more than pastry and gravy. One minuscule piece of meat and one minuscule piece of kidney. And the pastry ends up nice and golden brown on top but uncooked and soggy underneath. Very disappointing. And you’ll need a good quality can opener to open it for cooking.
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
A complete Let Down and Rip Off !!!
Hi, I purchased one of these old favourites of myself and my father, back in the late 60's, for nostalgic reasons, they were like in the picture.....What a let down! 6 pieces of Beef 1/2" X 1/2" 1 piece of Kidney 1/2" X 1/4" , dodgy gravy and loads of pastry. Why????? I then checked on the web as to what has been said by other people? All are saying the same, and have been for a very long time, as in Years!!! and still Baxter's Food Group, do nothing. Come on Tesco's bring some pressure to bear, Please?
I can't quite think where the other reviewers bought theirs from, but the ones I've had have been full of flavour and with plenty of meat chunks in the lovely gravy, and of course, the wonderful puff pastry tops it off. I find that these pies are far better being cooked at a slightly lower temperature, and for a slightly longer time, than stated on the tin.
TERRIBLE 2 bits of meat in the whole pie. Some gravy. Only 1star because I cannot put a negative number of stars
My childhood memories were shattered. Pastry cover
My childhood memories were shattered. Pastry covering a gravy with 2 fragments of meat. I was so appalled I wrote to Fray Bentos, its not a pie but pasty with sauce. No nutritional content at all.
Wont be buying again
Once apon a time, these were a tasty go to, when short of time, however now they are gravy and very little else. Such a shame
I got off of the bus after work in 1970, into the Spar and bought a Fray Bentos Pie. They are so BAD NOW. SO BAD. Tasteless dough search for the meat. I shall never buy one again.