Fray Bentos tinned pies 99p @ Lidl
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Fray Bentos tinned pies 99p @ Lidl

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Found 28th Jun 2014
These delicious - especially the steak & kidney - and convenient pies are made with puff pastry. They are still available at their pre-inflation-of-the-past-5-years-price, which makes them an even more amazing deal. They are £1, when on offer, at a number of retailers but currently at Lidl for 99p.

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I've seen these at Pound Shops in the past too ..... maybe as to why you're getting Cold Votes?.

They are great, half the fun is getting the can open

Nice

Surely still 1p cheaper than the pound shop anyway? :P

"These delicious - especially the steak & kidney - and convenient pies are made with puff pastry. They are still available at their pre-inflation-of-the-past-5-years-price, which makes them an even more amazing deal."

Once upon a time, a very, very long time ago, these were tolerable. As the years have rolled by, the price - very oddly - has hardly increased, but the pies themselves have become increasingly disgusting. I wonder if there could perhaps be some link between the effective reduction in the price and the increase in the vileness of the pies? X)

Stop to think for a minute. Think how much decent meat costs, and I don't just mean at retail level. Then think 'How do they make these at such a price that everyone in the chain can make a profit and still charge the end-customer just 99p?'.

Then draw your own conclusions. oO

I have long and distant memories of these as a child, when unbelievably one would feed our family of 5.....yes 5. Never thought anything about it then as I never knew any better, because that's all we could afford. Fortunately I've done OK and haven't had one for 30 years, but if this is what your budget dictates, as it was with my family, then this is what your dinner will be.

Not for me (now LOL), but hot deal for those that want it.

no steak & kidney at my local

Rich_T

no steak & kidney at my local

No steak and kidney in them, only gristle!:{

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amour3k - the only ones I have seen in pound stores are the ones with cheaper ingredients - mince beef and another - can't remember which. Never seen any of the steak pies in a pound store. Other stores often charge more for the other pies.

For those who don't like these pies, don't buy them; its a matter of taste. I put this posting on here for those who do like them, obviously. I like the ones I have tried. The steak & kidney I have eaten since my youth (I am 65 now) and I detect no reduction in quality over the years. Fray Bentos are noted for consistent good quality. I have never found any gristle in a Fray Bentos pie but if anyone has, don't buy them and tell Fray Bentos. That's how products are improved - those who don't bother to complain to the right people make life worse for the rest of us who do - and vice versa

How they make such good quality pies for such a low price, I don't know - again ask Fray Bentos or one of the retailers might know. There are a number of products which are known as 'loss leaders', which does not necessarily mean they make a loss on the sale of them. It may mean they don't make as much profit as they could.

Although not food items, I visited a clothing manufacturer who gave me a very luxurious dressing gown they made for M & S who sold it for £35, and the manufacturer charged M & S £3.45 for it!! Huge profit margin. That's why clothing can be reduced so much. Also with the old 45rpm records, the retailer took around 80% out of what the buyer paid for it; I dare say the margin is just as high on CDs. These are just 2 examples where there are huge profit margins enabling such items to be sold very cheaply.

Never seen a steak and kidney anything in any stores period lol
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