- We travel once more.

Travels in tinned food: Fray Bentos pudding

Another entry in this series from the king of quick pies, Fray Bentos – this time with a suet pudding

1y ago

A suet pudding? Yup. In the microwave? You better believe it, sonny Jim.

Yes, I am watching a Top Gear news compilation

Yes, I am watching a Top Gear news compilation

I should also apologise for the wonky photography as I did this after enjoying a great many white wine spritzers. Not wise.

So Jesse, what's it like?

Well, it is a marvel really. Pop it in a microwave for three minutes and you get a piping hot steak and kidney pudding. Pull the ring pull bottom off, pop it on a plate, and watch it whirr away for three minutes. Serve it up with sides of your choice and bosh. Dinner.

The pudding is heavy and stodgy, like a suet pudding is supposed to be. The filling is actually not that bad considering what it is. It's flavourful and meaty, with a decent palate. Don't expect haute cuisine, it is something you just flung in a microwave for three minutes.

Would you buy it again?

Yes. I buy them all the time for easy and quick dinners, and they work well as a comforting treat.

Too much gravy? Can you have too much gravy?

Too much gravy? Can you have too much gravy?

What other tinned food would you suggest?

Tinned Ham, Chinese Spam, Corned Beef, Fray Bentos Pie, Sandwich Spread and the worst chilli con carne... in the world.

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Comments (10)

  • I think I would have to pass on that one.

      1 year ago
  • As a critic of the best homemade steak n kidney pies, you can imagine what I think of what appears to be an over-gravied slimy slab of microwaved Britishness.

      1 year ago
  • it looks awful....

      1 year ago
  • This is a vile product. I don’t know how Fray Bentos did it, but the gag and regurgitate reaction kicks in after the first forkful.

      1 year ago