Fray Bentos Pies £1 each at Asda
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Fray Bentos Pies £1 each at Asda

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Found 28th May 2011
Flavours include;

Steak and Ale,
Chicken and Mushroom,
Steak and Kidney,
And Just Steak.

40 Comments

i suppose its a step up from dog meat

Yep good old dog meat pies, e had these all the time when I was a kid, they bring back fond memories.

Same price today in Semichem

the pastry in them is actually lovely, We had bought a couple for nostalgia's sake and had them a few months ago , almost killed myself attempting to open the tins!!!!!

Tins are good for the workshop after!
The pies are nothing like they used to be 40 years ago - but then what is?

Why? Can the lids be used on a circular disk saw?


dvdvicar

Tins are good for the workshop after!The pies are nothing like they used … Tins are good for the workshop after!The pies are nothing like they used to be 40 years ago - but then what is?


This just reminded me i picked up a Steak one last Monday from Asda . Its my guilty secret and they do taste good with some potatoes and veg lots of pepper and a dash of vinegar .

Slightly better deal than your SPAM one OP - still boggin food however.

Still one left from the last time i got these from ASBODA in Prenton but handy if you are on limited income but they do taste sh*t.

Do they still do the chicken curry flavour? I loved those when I was a student!

These have been £1 in Lidl for the past year or so!

chrisbbacon

Do they still do the chicken curry flavour? I loved those when I was a … Do they still do the chicken curry flavour? I loved those when I was a student!



WOOT! If I ever see one of those I will shell out a tenner and buy plenty!

Pie in a tin with a sell by date of 2096 scares me!

joeymcjoe

WOOT! If I ever see one of those I will shell out a tenner and buy plenty!



Yes! It's the only one I like. Yes it is hideous to think of a meat pie in a tin but it's the pastry that I love!

nadacolada

Yes! It's the only one I like. Yes it is hideous to think of a meat pie … Yes! It's the only one I like. Yes it is hideous to think of a meat pie in a tin but it's the pastry that I love!



When I've tried Fray Bentos pies, the top three layers of puff pastry crisp up and the other 35 layers form a gelatinous splat, which goes well with the gelatinous fake gravy - is that the aspect you love ?

I loved these when I was a kid but they're only about half the size these days.

pinsb

I loved these when I was a kid but they're only about half the size these … I loved these when I was a kid but they're only about half the size these days.


That's because when you were a kid you were smaller!!

I have to agree with you, tried the chicken curry one at work last week, not bad, its the pastry that makes them, good old "healthy" stodge!

Sainsbo_McManus

When I've tried Fray Bentos pies, the top three layers of puff pastry … When I've tried Fray Bentos pies, the top three layers of puff pastry crisp up and the other 35 layers form a gelatinous splat, which goes well with the gelatinous fake gravy - is that the aspect you love ?



Yes! I love the crispiness on top and the stodge underneath!

Lidl is 99p and Heron £1.25 (for 425g)
Asda is £1 and Tesco £2 (£1 after TescoPriceCheck) for 475g.

rather expensive dog food.

Well, me and my wife enjoy them with a dollop of mushy peas........mmmmmmm

These pies are swimming in fat.Yuk!

they have the 'limited edition' flavours in the Runcorn Poundland - curry, chicken n veg and a few others I cant recollect.....worth a visit if passing.

Makes me laugh when you look at the lid and the picture on it shows you a pie rammed full of juicy tender steak pieces, and then when ya cook it and open it, it looks nothing like the tin....
I had one yesterday and there was 2 piece of meat and a ton of gravy!!!!

nadacolada

Yes! I love the crispiness on top and the stodge underneath!



Same as all you people...how on earth do you get the pastry to cook properly?
Never been able to manage it yet!

Pastry you say ... Pastry - I haven't even mastered opening the bloody tin on the last couple I bought.

That is the problem with these tinned pies - £1 for the pie itself and then another £15-20 trying to find a tin opener that has the cryptic code to opening the feckers ...:D

A pie? ... ... In a can? ... ... I believe this about as much as garlic bread...

Dam was in Asda the day and clean forgot about having a look. Lovely pies, and good price too.

Heat added.

Voted hot. I love Fray Bentos me!

I prefer the puddings, they cook in 4 minutes in the microwave, not that I'm lazy or owt

chrisbbacon

Do they still do the chicken curry flavour? I loved those when I was a … Do they still do the chicken curry flavour? I loved those when I was a student!



There's a chicken curry 1 in my oven right this second! Mmmm

I used to like the Steak and Kidney, the first I did though was to ditch the kidneys.

Crispy on top and sloppy inside, think I've gone off them now.

Chicken curry wasn't bad.

Gort1951

I used to like the Steak and Kidney, the first I did though was to ditch … I used to like the Steak and Kidney, the first I did though was to ditch the kidneys.Crispy on top and sloppy inside, think I've gone off them now.Chicken curry wasn't bad.



The key is to flip the lid over when it's crispy then it's crispy both sides I also add a chicken breast chopped up tastes spool good!

I'm no food snob, but these are awful, had my first (and last!!) one a few weeks ago and was shocked that a pie (mmm delicious pie) could actually taste bad, plus there was about 3 pieces of chicken in the whole thing - had to make something else.

Have gone through a lifetime without ever trying one of these (and I have done Vesta curry) but I saw a feature about the UK Triathlon brothers who eat these every day and they are as fit as can be.

Pastry is great - filling not like I remember it in the late 1960s.
Just make sure you use an old fashioned tin opener and the tin can be used as a baking tray or other stuff...

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OleSkinFlint

Pastry is great - filling not like I remember it in the late 1960s.Just … Pastry is great - filling not like I remember it in the late 1960s.Just make sure you use an old fashioned tin opener and the tin can be used as a baking tray or other stuff...




YES, certainly dont use an electric one that is stand alone, tried that myself and the pie almost broke it. Just use hand held ones now.

I have ben cussing tin openers for quite a while now. The butterfly ones (that used to last forever), now seem to be next to useless after very little use. It was after buying (too many) of these pies and the subsequent trauma that was a result of attempting to open them with a butterfly opener, that I decided to splash out on a can opener from TK Max (£4.99). The type where they fit flat on the top - they have two parrot jaws to lift the lid off.
Unbelievable!!!
I never thought I could get so excited about a tin opener!! Now I find myself looking for tins to open (slight exageration). This transformed the opening of Fray Bentos tins from one of pain and frustration to one of bliss...........
The good thing about these openers is the can edges are completely smooth. I can't recommend them enough. I believe they had a similar opener in Aldi for £2.99 recently.

Edited by: "dvdvicar" 3rd Jun 2011

Sorry, B&M always sell these for a 'dump' ;-)
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