Frey Bentos pies are one of the things I miss from
Frey Bentos pies are one of the things I miss from my meat eating days. While this didn't completely measure up, it came fairly close. I had it with some mushy peas and extra gravy and it hit that comfort-food spot very well. Will definitely buy again. Much better than the bad reviews led me to believe.
Should have taken note of the previous reviews. The filling was a tasteless, gelatinous goo, and practically inedible.
Last resort but not terrible
Never had a Fray Bentos pie before, so initial impression was soured by the difficulty opening the tin (took multiple rounds and needed hubby to help hold the tin while I used the opener at a jaunty angle). On dishing up, less than impressed with the first half of pie, which seemed to have only gravy (jelly) and no actual filling. All the steak bits and the 3 kidney beans were hiding under the other half of the pastry lid, but still only amounted to about 1/3 of the pie. The filling REALLY looks like cat food (felix chunks in jelly to be precise, not even gravy!). Overall impression for both hubby and me, 2 stars - will suffice when perishables have been exhausted but not something I would choose to have for dinner otherwise.
Terrible taste and texture the worst vegan pie I’v
Terrible taste and texture the worst vegan pie I’ve tasted.
Love it - a nice easy pie, that reminds me of cook
Love it - a nice easy pie, that reminds me of cooking for myself as a teenager :-)
Pretty Good Actually...
Ignore bad reviews, after weeks of home prepared healthy meals this met cravings for something 'ordinary' like a Fray Bentos pie. A Fray Bentos pie is never going to be a top dining experience but this compared favorably with the Fray Bentos non vegan offerings and was way, way better than expensive competition like the Pieminster Kevin and the like. Good, tasty, bog standard meaty Fray Bentos pie. Just vegan.
Substandard taste texture and an insult to the palate
So good! Not sure why some bad reviews... it tastes great and very reminiscent of the real thing.
Childhood Memories Shattered
Having been vegetarian for over 30 years I was looking forward to reliving my memories of Fray Bentos pies. This was so disappointing; soggy pastry ( although I remember that was always the case ), the filling didn't really taste of anything but the main problem was the horrible, thick, gelatinous gravy which I found repulsive. Very disappointing and I wouldn't recommend it.
easy and tasty!
well I thought it was easy and tasty!!!