In Praise of Fray Bentos

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  1. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    In the same way bottled water that's taken thousands of years to reach the surface have.
     
  2. derrick

    derrick The Glue that binds us together.

    I will stick with the pies i know.:okay:
     
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    Dirk

    Dirk If 6 Was 9

    Location:
    Devon's Gold Coast
    No sense of adventure! :whistle:
     
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  4. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    It could have been the cooking was wrong.
     
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  5. OP
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    Dirk

    Dirk If 6 Was 9

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    Devon's Gold Coast
    I've heard that the Steak and Kidney ones are particularly vulnerable to insensitive preparation. Maybe they are a bit too advanced for a first attempt?
     
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  6. nickyboy

    nickyboy Norven Mankey

    Fresh silkworm pupae were about the grossest thing I've ever eaten. Could the canned version be even worse?
     
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  7. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Try and give an honest review.
     
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  8. OP
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    Dirk

    Dirk If 6 Was 9

    Location:
    Devon's Gold Coast
    Woohoo! First FB pie of the year consumed today in the caravan.
    It was a difficult choice between the Steak & Kidney and the Chicken ......... but the S & K won out. :okay:
    I find it pays to abstain for a while, as you can sometimes have too much of a good thing.
     
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  9. OP
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    Dirk

    Dirk If 6 Was 9

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    Devon's Gold Coast
    Now available for all our epicurean vegetarian friends.
    All that veggie goodness and only a quid. :hungry:
    https://mol.im/a/6777573
     
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  10. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Would it still be vegetarian if they cut themself opening it?
     
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  11. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    @Dirk, two for one on the Vegetable Balti in the local B&M's today.
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    Plus a few others.
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  12. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Need to try another, just to be certain.
    Buy another two tomorrow, in the interests of fair research.
     
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  13. numbnuts

    numbnuts Legendary Member

    Location:
    North Baddesley
    Having not eaten a Fray Bentos pie in my life I thought I should try one, but in the supermarket one caught my eye a steak and kidney pudding I haven't had one for a long time.
    After reading the cooking instructions I thought numbnuts could do that so I bought it.
    Today Sunday I prepared my two favourite vegetables brussels and cauliflower cheese to go with the pudding at least if the pudding is crap the vegetables won't be and I have lemon tart for dessert.
    Well what can I say......not a lot, the nice fluffy suet crust that my mother made years ago was like wet cardboard, I had to leave half of it, the meat and gravy was not too bad with a pleasant taste.
    Would I buy again at £1.50 it's good value if you didn't know how to cook, but as I do the answer has to be no, but I'll still give it 5/10 (that's only if I'm not ill during the night) xx(
    I might try a pie next week.
     
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  14. derrick

    derrick The Glue that binds us together.

    I am the same. the one i had was awfall, Am going to stick with Pukka pies, At least they are edible.
     
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  15. OP
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    Dirk

    Dirk If 6 Was 9

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    Devon's Gold Coast
    An admirable sense of adventure displayed there. It's that type of spirit that won us an empire. :notworthy:
     
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