Fray Bentos Fest at Tesco!

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  1. jonandshell

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    Shell has just arrived home from work (Tesco) with a stack of mouth-watering Fray Bentos pies!
    Yummmmmmmmmy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Anyway, upon being questioned about why she bought so many, it turns out they are on a 'buy two, get one free offer!

    Grab 'em while they last Folks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:BigGrin:
     
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    have you filed for divorce yet ? :Laughing:

    hope your life insurance is paid up :Wink:
     
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    Must get 20. The way things are going up in price they may be the only things left we can afford.:Laughing:
     
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    I knew JJ had a good reason to come back to the UK, :Wink: and thought it was because it's warmer here. :Doh::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1: Bob.
     
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    I AM ON MY WAY....:Rofl1: :Rofl1:



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    I forgot to mention, but as well as being an employee, Shell is also a Tesco shareholder!:BigGrin:

    Thanks for the support everyone, due to the tenfold increase in Fray Bentos sales, it looks like we are in for a bumper dividend this year!:Laughing:

    PS, The offer applies to all sorts of tinned meat. I am looking forward to my taste buds being teased with a variety of spam and bully beef on Shell's arrival home today:Smile:!
     
  7. Loddy

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    Fray Bentos pies ==Yuk

    get a life
     
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    You lot got no taste or finesse, tinned PIES..........................

    Try Tescos Puff Pastry Steak, Chicken and Mushroom or Steak and Kidney REAL pies.

    58p each or TWO for a POUND.

    Very tasty.

    Peter
     
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    I am not quite sure as to your excitement is it the fact that Shell has just arrived home (I hope so):thumb:
    or is is just she brought home some pies:Doh:
    the correct answer should be posted below:Rofl1:
     
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    A lot of years ago I worked in a Food factory that made all these pies and faggots, well I never eat them nuff said

    Loddy
     
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    Still being warm and friendly I see...

    I have a rather nice life... really couldn't see how another one would help...:Rofl1: :Rofl1: :Rofl1:

    JJ :thumb:
     
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    Each to their own...:thumb:

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    I give up
     
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    Her indoors tells me she loves fray bentos pies, 20 years of marriage and you learn something new every day , i,,m off to Tescos now:BigGrin:
     
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    Me too..

    They don't pack into tins if it could be sold in it's 'natural' state ... If you saw how reformed ham was made and what it contained you would never eat it ..

    However.. some products are made not to use up scraps but to make a product that can be stored without a fridge or freezer and have a long shelf life .. tinned fruit, vegetables, preserves fall into this bracket .. and I dare say FB pies which originated in the town of Fray Bentos in S America and were packed with good quality meat for export to Europe ..

    No idea if the same standard of meat is used today.. perhaps JJ can give an opinion. ?
     
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    I can assure you all that if I were to actually witness the manufacture of FB pies, Sainsburys' own brand bargain sausages or the like (as Loddy has done :Wink:) I would never ever, ever eat anything like it again.

    Truth is... I switch my brain off (easily done) and guzzle away happily 'cos they taste so nice... :restmycase:

    JJ
     
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    Having worked (electrical contractors) in a few slaughter houses I think if everyone had to do a day in them their would be a lot more veggies:Rofl1:
     
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    I always feel hungry when I look at wildlife and farm animals!:BigGrin:
    Oi is from the cundry thow!:Smile:

    A good ole Fray Bentos saves me cartridges boy!
     
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    i have visted slaughter houses on quite a number of times ( my father was a butcher, ) it is a fact of life, that we have to eat,:Doh:
     
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    Novawright is bang on.

    When we were farming seriously, we had to teach the kids that the animals were not pets, but at the same time they had to be treated properly.

    So various pigs got names like Wiener Schnitzel - the boars had names the sows almost never. This lunchtime our daughter produced a photo of the exception, "Colditz", having her piglets, as usual, somewhere in the woods. She could escape from anything, and did. One Christmas we once again found her in the woods, in snow, with a dozen blue piglets - but they all ended up in Tescos, or somewhere like it.

    Cows were different - all named, and sheep/lambs never named.

    Chickens were, well , foul...
     

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