In Praise of Fray Bentos

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Dirk, 6 Feb 2018.

  1. Dirk

    Dirk If 6 Was 9

    Location:
    Devon's Gold Coast
    I know it's probably a bit weird, but I love 'em.
    Brings back childhood memories everytime I have one.
    Any other afficianados?
    Comfort food and only £1 a throw.:okay:
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    Last edited: 13 Mar 2018
  2. robjh

    robjh Legendary Member

    I have at times mused about a bike tour up the Uruguay River, passing through Fray Bentos, where, I imagined, there would be nothing but meat pies to eat.
     
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    Dirk

    Dirk If 6 Was 9

    Location:
    Devon's Gold Coast
    Sound idyllic.
     
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  4. robjh

    robjh Legendary Member

    This rather frivolous thought of mine did start from a real event. I was on a work trip to Buenos Aires (yes, they were good times at that company) and on a day off I took the ferry across the River Plate to Uruguay, and met two American guys with their bikes who were riding north through Uruguay. I was quite envious.
    I don't know if Fray Bentos was actually on their itinerary, but if the eponymous company sells their metal-clad pies in North America then I expect they were tempted.
     
  5. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

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    Do they still have that wonderful finger-amputating can opener key, and the razor-sharp slashing can lid?
     
  6. OP
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    Dirk

    Dirk If 6 Was 9

    Location:
    Devon's Gold Coast
    No - they dont have a can opener key and the best way to open them is with a good old fashioned can opener. Most attempts at opening end up in A&E until you've mastered the technique.
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    Last edited: 6 Feb 2018
  7. midlife

    midlife Guru

    Yep, whenever we go away it's Fray Bentos pies, Princess tinned steak, chicken supreme in white sauce in a tin, mandarin segments / condensed milk......
     
  8. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

    Location:
    lost somewhere
    The same deal then. BTW, do you have a full complement of digits?
     
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  9. OP
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    Dirk

    Dirk If 6 Was 9

    Location:
    Devon's Gold Coast
    Great caravan meal - Fray Bentos pie, tinned spuds & tinned peas and carrots.*




    *Washed down with 2 bottles of Malbec.
     
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  10. midlife

    midlife Guru

    Caravan at Robin Hoods Bay or rented cottage in Yorkshire works well too lol
     
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  11. OP
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    Dirk

    Dirk If 6 Was 9

    Location:
    Devon's Gold Coast
    A meal for two - less than 600 calories with the tinned veg - and 80p a portion.......what's not to like?:smile:
     
    Last edited: 8 Feb 2018
  12. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    An inch smaller than in '87, diameter wise and
    FRAY Bentos have admitted there is less meat in their tinned pies following complaints from furious customers.
     
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  13. Drago

    Drago Guru

    I had one the other night. As tasty as it was, Pukka pies have eclipsed them in my heart.
     
  14. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Meal for two!
    Had two as a quick snack the other night.
     
  15. OP
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    Dirk

    Dirk If 6 Was 9

    Location:
    Devon's Gold Coast
    B*$!&**s ............ I knew there'd be a catch somewhere!
     
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