Small pieces and not much meat
Thought would try for old-time sake - v disappointing - the pieces of meat were more like pieces of mince - the largest piece was about the size of a baked bean - nothing like the picture on the tin. And there was way more gravy than meat - to be fair it says 21% meat on ingredients.
Not nice at all
Sorry but this was horrible. The meat and gravy were greasy and did not taste nice at all.
I am old enough to remember what these used to be
I am old enough to remember what these used to be like with proper lumps of steak and bits of kidney in them, they were a favourite when I was a child :) Not sure where the "new improved recipe!" or the "33% more meat" fits in because now it is just basically lumpy gravy :( I still love the pastry though so will continue to buy.
Just as I remembered them!
Since they recently increased the meat content, these pies are much like I remember them as a child. Thoroughly enjoyable!
Worse than poor.
All I can say about this product is that it would possibly be suitable for vegetarians, Tesco you should be ashamed stocking this item.
used to be nice but not now
back in the day these were nice,i always bought them back in the 80s, the pastry was nice and there was plenty of meat filling, but now they are awful, if you are lucky enough to find any meat its not nice at all, this is not a reflection of tesco, just the company that makes them.
Poor facsimile of the Fray Bentos we knew & loved
Very disappointing - and what has happened to the steak & ale variety? Baxters (new manufacturer) need to get their act together. No point acquiring a successful brand and then ruining it.
Fray Bentos Gravy Pie
Can you rename it Fray Bentos Gravy with a lump of pastry on top. Kids enjoyed the game, spot the lump of meat. Pukka wins hands down unfortunately, try one of their steak pies and learn from it......
The nations favourite worst pie.
33% more meat!! .....so still less than a chicken nugget then? Who doesn't like a bland gravy pie with filo like pastry.