Foodie Finds|| Pukka Pies Posher Pies & The Traditional Favourites, Review

I will admit it. I fall in line with the British stereotype. I LOVE a good pie.

There’s just something about a warm, comforting pie, that buttery pastry and plenty of steaming hot filling, served with creamy mashed potato and seasonal vegetables. Especially when it’s chilly out.

Come on, surely you can’t say you’ve never felt like a pie when it’s a cold day?

I was lucky enough to receive some pies recently from Pukka Pies to try, and having not had a pie in all too long, I couldn’t wait to tuck in.

Pukka Pies has recently launched a “posher” pies range, featuring Chicken, Leek and Pancetta, and Steak and Porter Ale. I got to try the Chicken, Leek and Pancetta, and I can tell you, it sure is something special.

Pukka "Posher" Pies and Traditional Pies Review

The Pukka Pies Posher Chicken, Leek and Pancetta Pie filling was creamy and flavoursome, and there was plenty. This was complimented extremely well by the herby, buttery shortcrust, which gave the whole pie a more premium taste, compared to the usual puff variety.

Pukka "Posher" Pies and Traditional Pies Review

The herby shortcrust pastry was crumbly when cooked, with no soggy bottoms – and even re-heated better than the classics (I took some for lunch the next day).

Pukka "Posher" Pies and Traditional Pies Review

It was delicious served with green beans and broccoli! I didn’t even miss the mash.

At £2.50, it’s a little more expensive for a single pie compared to the classics, but I’d definitely trade up for this more premium option – it’s totally worth it!

Pukka "Posher" Pies and Traditional Pies Review

I also tried the Pukka Pies Chicken and Mushroom Pie (golden puff pastry deep filled with chicken and sliced mushrooms in a creamy sauce) and the Pukka Pies Large All Steak Pie (golden puff with tender chunky pieces of steak and rich gravy).

Pukka "Posher" Pies and Traditional Pies Review Pukka "Posher" Pies and Traditional Pies Review

Both the single pie and the family pie were reasonably well filled, although I think compared to the “posher” range, might have lacked slightly in filling.

Pukka "Posher" Pies and Traditional Pies Review

The Steak Pie, was rich and meaty, delicious served with mash and root vegetables. We did add a little beef gravy for the mash, but overall a tasty, warming and comforting mid-week meal. Great re-heated in the oven the next day too – a large pie gave us four servings. This was my second favourite of the selection!

Pukka "Posher" Pies and Traditional Pies Review

The Chicken and Mushroom pie, although not a favourite, was still an option I would probably pick again in the supermarket if the Steak wasn’t available. The pastry was golden, buttery and flaky, the filling creamy and tasty, and the chicken pieces tender.

Pukka "Posher" Pies and Traditional Pies Review

At £1 for the single pies and £3.25 for the large All Steak Pie, it is a pretty cheap meal option for mid-week. What’s more, all of the above are ready in only about 35 minutes, which is perfect for mid-week when time is lacking.

Pukka "Posher" Pies and Traditional Pies Review

I know I’m not leaving it that long before having a pie again – maybe I’ll have to go in search of that Steak and Porter Ale one!

Do you have a favourite pie? Or do you make yours at home?

Chloe xx

*I was sent a selection of Pukka Pies to review. All views my own.

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2 Comments

  1. Chloe
    November 29, 2017 / 7:29 pm

    I absolutely love Pukka Pies (my grandparents used to live about 500ft away from their factory so the smell reminds me of my childhood!) – my usual is the Steak & Kidney but I’ll be hunting these down for sure soon!

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    • lashesoflifestyle
      December 6, 2017 / 2:48 pm

      :O really? mmm the smell of pie! I’m not the biggest fan of the steak & kidney one – all steak for me! I do love a good pie though. Especially in this weather. You have to try the fancy chicken one! xx

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