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Fray Bentos 'changes' iconic pie - and customers are really not happy; People have been complaining that something is missing from the popular tinned pie.

Byline: Matthew Young

Outraged pie-lovers have slammedFray Bentosfor apparently cutting the amount of meat in its iconic tins.

Named after a city in the cow-rearing South American country of Uruguay, the brand in the UK has been owned since 2011 by Baxter's of Fochabers, Scotland.

But punters have complained the famous tinned Fray Bentos 'contains less meat' than it used to.

One Amazon shopper posted online: "Deep Fill? Fray Bentos are the sort of company that buy a 20ft swimming pool and empty a pint of water into it.

"There was hardly any meat and mostly a tasteless gravy.

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"I bought stewed steak to put under the pie crust in the end - just as well I enjoy the pie crust or it would have received a one star review."

Jean Ross raged about another Fray Bentos tin, saying: "Had a chicken pie last night, and still looking for the chicken.

"There was none - it was not even one per cent chicken, never again. Pastry was good, Never again."

On a consumer website, William Johnstone wrote: "I've just brought a Fray Bentos steak and kidney pie but when I opened it, half the pie was missing.

"I've never been so disappointed in my life."

Catherine Holden said: "I bought two meaty puds, was really looking forward to them, what a let down.

"The suet was really thick and heavy, I know it can't be like home-made but where was the meat?

"I had a few very small pieces of kidney and the rest was just gravy with some very small bits except for the large piece of very nasty fat.

"Apart from that, the flavour was nice."

Ian Langstone, 63, of Maidenhead, Berkshire, said: "We bought a tin for dinner but when we sat down to eat it, we wondered how they had the nerve to say it was a meat pit.

"There were a couple of bits of meat and the rest was just suet and pastry.

"I remember Mum buying us Fray Bentons when I was a kid fifty years ago and it was packed with meat."

A spokesperson for Baxters said: "Fray Bentos takes pride in providing affordable meals for millions of customers every year.

"We believe our pies deliver great value for money, with the same great taste that has made them a family favourite for over 60 years.

"We do, however, take all customer feedback seriously."



The popular pies have some very dedicated fans

Credit: Fray Bentos

People say there is much less meat in the pie than normal


People are really disappointed with what they believe are changes in the pie

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Fray Bentos says it will take all customer feedback seriously

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Publication:Daily Mirror (London, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Jan 21, 2018
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