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McCoy Carp
02 Sep 18 20:57
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My missus and a good friend of mine love them - but I think they lack flavour. My other half raves about the pastry on them. I actually prefer a cold steak & kidney pie straight out of the packet with Colmans mustard smothered on it - especially if I've got a hangover.

(On a side note, the acic test for any can opener is if it can open a Fray Bentos pie - without you having to apply a vice like grip)
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Report paulypaul September 2, 2018 9:03 PM BST
I have a minced beef n onion one in the cupboard but am a bit nervous about opening and cooking the thing. The whole idea of a tinned pie seems grim. What's so good about the pastry before I go in??
Report a bitofinterest September 2, 2018 9:21 PM BST
MARVELLOUS PUFF PASTRY!
Report paulypaul September 2, 2018 9:27 PM BST
Getting a little more interested!
Report SlippyBlue September 2, 2018 9:28 PM BST
Always reminds me of our man on here paultadhunter, a very funny bloke who was part of the furniture in here for years that the oldtimers of us who still remain will no doubt remember. Sad
Report tictacman1 September 2, 2018 9:49 PM BST
Created in the latter half of the 19th century, the name is derived from the port of Fray Bentos in Uruguay where the products were originally processed and packaged until the 1960s.

The brand is now owned in the UK by Baxters, which manufactures the product range in Scotland.


Had worse out of a can....
Report Callisto-moon September 2, 2018 10:22 PM BST
like a dirty muff, you end up just diving in anyway.
Report SontaranStratagem September 2, 2018 10:24 PM BST
Steak and Kidney flavor Happy

Awesome
Report Callisto-moon September 2, 2018 10:32 PM BST
ive had some filthy pies.
Report Callisto-moon September 2, 2018 10:32 PM BST
I think their collective name is VEGAN, Yuck yuck yuck.
Report thegiggilo September 3, 2018 2:56 AM BST
They don't still sell that sh1t do they,unreal..Shocked
Report Paddy Hair September 3, 2018 7:58 AM BST
I know what you mean about the Can Opener, I use a Blow Torch. You cook it as you are opening it.
Report Aspro September 3, 2018 8:42 AM BST
If memory serves they used to have a slogan "No lumps, no fat, no gristle GUARANTEED" - No longer valid or adhered to

That being said, I don't mind them at all
Report Johnny_Mustang September 3, 2018 9:37 AM BST
Morning Aspro, hope you're well. You've got some nerve showing your face after yesterday.......

Umm, don't these Fray Bentos pies have a sell by date somewhere in the region of a decade or so?
Report Aspro September 3, 2018 9:40 AM BST
Umm, don't these Fray Bentos pies have a sell by date somewhere in the region of a decade or so?

Got a few hundred in the loft... just in case!

All good this end JM, aside from yesterday's result Angry
Report Johnny_Mustang September 3, 2018 9:43 AM BST
Good to hear. Very jealous of your CL group although it probably lacks the, ahem, glamour, of our EL one. We were no better yesterday either, can see us ending the season scoring 142 and conceding 150!
Report Get me a drink September 3, 2018 9:44 AM BST
Got a few hundred in the loft... just in case!

Think I'd rather starve to death, thanks
Report Aspro September 3, 2018 9:48 AM BST
I can't see either of us having a great year JM or at best the pair of us with Utd vying for that 4th spot. Liverpool, City and Chelsea look almost certs for the other 3 (sorry Watford)
Report Johnny_Mustang September 3, 2018 9:49 AM BST
Whilst we're at it, and I'm quite distressed openly admitting this, I like those tins of Stagg Chili on a baked potato.

Only if we're fresh out of foie gras of course.
Report Johnny_Mustang September 3, 2018 9:52 AM BST
You'll do better than us though. Thought you played OK yesterday and didn't give Watford many chances, just one of those games really. We, on the other hand look utter mugs playing out from the back and Cech is an accident waiting to happen. No idea why Leno hasn't started given that we spent millions on him.
Report Lady Faye Verrit September 3, 2018 10:05 AM BST
Have to admit that I have two in the larder, bought a fair few years ago, when on offer at £1.00 each!

If there is a use by date, and expired, they will probably go the same way as my jar of Vine Leaves, if my daughter sees them!
Report mini me September 3, 2018 12:04 PM BST
Report Jack Hacksaw September 3, 2018 7:40 PM BST
Top ingredient.....

water

27% pastry

12% beef
9% pork kidney

actually, in between all the brackets, water is mentioned again, so god knows how much water is in there...

mmm....so 79% of other stuff....

lovely....http://www.baxters.com/product/fray-bentos-classic-steak-and-kidney-pie
Report blackbarn September 3, 2018 8:21 PM BST
or to put it another way, This is a Steak and Kidney pie where not even half of the ingredients are Steak, Kidney OR Pie (Pastry). 

What else is in it ffs, apart from vast quantities of water.
Report SontaranStratagem September 3, 2018 9:17 PM BST
Its most probably artificial c*ap, blackbarn

None of our food from these corporate food chains is organic

Tyson Fury said it best a couple of years ago

"unless you get your own cow and bring it up yourself on just grass, your bound to be eating some form of chemicals and steroids"

He's right, the cows are pumped full of the stuff (chemicals and steroids) and tortured before being killed in the most inhumane way imaginable, we are essentially eating steroided up petrified meat Cry
Report crystalhunt September 3, 2018 10:43 PM BST
My kids used to love them until one of them nearly swallowed something hard. Turned out to be part of a cows tooth. Got in touch with them and they sent an apology and a  box of goodies  ie: some of their other 'meaty' products. The unopened tin which was left in the larder never got opened but was used by the kids for practicing the Discus Laugh
Report Racingqueen September 3, 2018 11:53 PM BST
tried one and its horrendous. Its pretty much dog food in a pastry
Report Lady Faye Verrit September 4, 2018 8:43 AM BST
Turned out to be part of a cows tooth

Does that suggest that the small amount of meat is actually from a cow's head?

Shocked
Report TheBaron September 4, 2018 9:55 AM BST
How many "pies" go uneaten because they can't get the lid off.  If you can it makes a very good throwing weapon with its razor sharp edge.
Report Just Checking September 4, 2018 10:23 AM BST
Not had one for years but I always loved the pastry, specifically the moist underside bit. Yum.
Report Callisto-moon September 4, 2018 11:07 AM BST
what would you pick a mingy muff or a vegan pie?
Report Just Checking September 4, 2018 11:18 AM BST
The Quorn "steak" pies are actually surprisingly good, probably not Vogon though.

Now where did I put my towel...
Report blackbarn September 4, 2018 1:54 PM BST
Lady Faye - Nothing wrong with meat from a cows head - Ox (or beef cheek) is amazing and seriously good value.  Available at nearly all good supermarkets.

Sontaran - thank you for your reply. "the cows are pumped full of the stuff (chemicals and steroids) and tortured before being killed in the most inhumane way imaginable, we are essentially eating steroided up petrified meat"  This is not true if you source your meat from reliable sources, local butcher, local farm shop etc etc.
Report Lady Faye Verrit September 4, 2018 4:17 PM BST
Ox (or beef cheek) is amazing and seriously good value.

Tried that, packaged in a red wine and, whatever, marinade and I was very disappointed.
Report lovegod September 4, 2018 4:20 PM BST
Maybe you got the cheeks from the other end?
Report blackbarn September 4, 2018 4:22 PM BST
Lady Faye. get it from a butcher or even Waitrose, then just google one of the dozen or so excellent recipes available. Needs cooking low and slow and its really easy. No need to buy it in a packetCrazy
Report blackbarn September 4, 2018 4:24 PM BST
Lovegod - that'd be "topside", so even betterCool.
Report Callisto-moon September 5, 2018 1:17 PM BST
the mrs got some oc cheek from waitrose, its still in freezer it looks fatty and nasty.

on a plus note I had a pieminister moo pie that was tasty.
Report Callisto-moon September 5, 2018 1:20 PM BST
she also picked up some nice wing rib of beef for £5 reduced so that will be good.
Our nexy door neighbour only buys reduced food, you should see the crap she buys.
30 packets of smoked salmon the other day, freeze it all. how can you eat that much!!!!!!!
Report Callisto-moon September 5, 2018 1:21 PM BST
she buys the reduced sarnies then pops it in the lunch boxes the next day (out of date)
Report Lady Faye Verrit September 5, 2018 1:21 PM BST
Perhaps the fat is a good thing, as with braising steak.
It keeps it moist and adds to the flavour....
Report Callisto-moon September 5, 2018 1:22 PM BST
drives a top of the range merc to go get all this reduced food.
Report Callisto-moon September 5, 2018 1:22 PM BST
im not sure Lady.
im more focused on the rib.
Report Lady Faye Verrit September 5, 2018 1:27 PM BST
Nothing wrong with reduced sandwiches, as you could add several days to the date.

I wouldn't pay full price, as prefer to make my own but, as it happens, on Monday I bought a well stuffed prawn sandwich for £1.34,
from Tesco and had it just yesterday.
Report SlippyBlue September 5, 2018 2:00 PM BST
Same here Lady FV, I pop into my local supermarket say about 20.30 ish and get a few sandwiches and wraps for about 40p each, nowt wrong with that at all and they are good for 3 days no problem.
Report Lady Faye Verrit September 5, 2018 3:18 PM BST
As it happens, again, I just popped to the Tesco Express for some vino and other bits, and picked up 3 packs of baked potatoes with cheese,
for 70p each (I certainly wouldn't pay £2.00 for them, but they are also freezable which is great)!

Also an Egg & Cress sandwich for 59p (was £1.10) and a Chicken & Asparagus Risotto for £1.03 (was £2.65)...

Now that's a result, but also, "Hardys Crest" wine....2 for £10.00....

Chuffing rave on, or what!
Report SlippyBlue September 5, 2018 3:38 PM BST
You're living the dream mate Cool
Report dambuster September 5, 2018 7:53 PM BST
Went to see my dad yesterday, he bought a fray bentos pie but ended up throwing it in the bin, as it broke both his Can openers.Laugh
Report Lady Faye Verrit September 6, 2018 1:20 PM BST
Waste of money!

No need for a can opener, so just put them in the oven, and they will self open!
Report Lady Faye Verrit September 6, 2018 1:29 PM BST
The two I've had for ages may either be just kept till eternity, or binned now, or cooked and probably then binned!

Think I may as well go with the last option (if indeed I can open them) and report back here with a score!
Report smartie3 September 6, 2018 1:41 PM BST
not as good as they used to be 40 years ago, esp the s and k puds
Report Lady Faye Verrit September 6, 2018 3:42 PM BST
Nothing's as good as 40 years ago...eg "Wagon Wheels" are now "Skateboard Wheels"......
Report blackbarn September 6, 2018 3:54 PM BST
Things that are better than 40 years ago - Cars, wine, coffee, bread, hi-fi, tv's.........nearly everything reallyWink
Report themightymac September 6, 2018 6:34 PM BST
TVs are better technically speaking, pity it`s all rubbish being shown now, cheap cooking, quiz and reality shows for the plebs.

Same with cars, technically superior but they all look the same and have no character. In 70s for example, I could name every car - there is a Capri, an Anglia, a Zephyr, a Princess, now I wouldn`t know one from another.

Same with snooker players. All clones now with no characters like Big Bill, the Hurricane, Dracula, etc.

It was a treat 40 years ago getting a football match or race meeting on tv, now there is a game or race every five minutes. They are ruining sport with Overkill.

Maybe it`s because I`m getting old, but I wish I could go back in time. Sad
Report McCoy Carp September 6, 2018 6:51 PM BST
Sea fishing is deffo not as good as it was 40 years ago. Used to love my fishing, now there's nothing to be caught off the beach, not of any size anyway, & by that I mean a pound or more Sad
Report themightymac September 6, 2018 6:54 PM BST
Food in shops all crap now. People living on frozen microwave meals or meals from fast food outlets so that they can get back on twitter or facebook as quickly as possible. And that`s another thing, much better when if one had to make a phone call, one had to walk up to the town to use one in a big red box. Now they are going about with phones glued to their ears and we, the public who don`t use them, are getting zapped continuously by radiation every time one goes out the door. I fear for the younger generation`s health in later years.

p.s. I never really liked Fray Bentos pies anyway.
Report Callisto-moon September 7, 2018 8:30 AM BST
The Jaguar F type is an improved E type and looks just as good.
Report Jack Hacksaw September 7, 2018 8:37 AM BST
TV is way better than it was.

1.  HD and size of screen (and colour FFS)
2.  Variety...loads of choice (I accept that a load of the channels are rubbish)
3.  No white dot at 11.30 or whenever.
4.  Netflix, Amazon etc offers a phenomenal amount of films and programming
5.  Sport - incredible coverage across lots of sports
6.  Sky+ etc.  Record and watch when you want. (I hardly ever have to sit through ads any more)

Sure its not perfect, but defo much better than it ever has ever been.
Report Jack Hacksaw September 7, 2018 8:37 AM BST
TV is way better than it was.

1.  HD and size of screen (and colour FFS)
2.  Variety...loads of choice (I accept that a load of the channels are rubbish)
3.  No white dot at 11.30 or whenever.
4.  Netflix, Amazon etc offers a phenomenal amount of films and programming
5.  Sport - incredible coverage across lots of sports
6.  Sky+ etc.  Record and watch when you want. (I hardly ever have to sit through ads any more)

Sure its not perfect, but defo much better than it ever has ever been.
Report Callisto-moon September 7, 2018 8:48 AM BST
tv is better if you watch it!
im not a big tv fan but I do have netflix as got addicted to narcos!!
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