This is basically a stepped-up pot pie without the aluminum pie pan reinforcement.
There’s a good deep meaty taste from the thick gravy within the nicely browned crust. Small pieces of meat with potatoes and diced carrots share the gravy. The crust stands up to the microwave very well. It holds its shape, breaking apart only very slightly and does not becoming soggy. The crust gets a little tenacious from the microwave, not easily yielding at times to being sliced with a fork. A knife or a little bit of not-too-messy finger assist is needed. The crust may be the best tasting part of the pie, crispy, thick, chewy and very flavorful. TJ says cooking in an oven makes the crust even better (but who can wait that long?). The portion size (one pie) seemed just right, leaving a nice warm full feeling all around. There are two pies in the box.
My only complaint, it didn’t come with a bottle of ale. The box says steak and ale. Where’s the ale? Well in fact, a nice pint of ale would’ve gone great with the pie. But, alas?
Calories: 670 per pie Price: $6.49 (two pies)