Thursday 19 September 2013

Co-operative attack on the Chicken, Bacon and Leek Lattice Pie

Chicken, Bacon and Leek Lattice Pie Review by Co-op

With a discount on the Chicken, Bacon and Leek lattice pie in Co-op, it was too good an offer to miss! So my friends James and Claire picked the pie up for me and a review was in order! It didn’t take long for me to find an excuse to crack out the pie and heat it in the oven. So with a few friends to share pie with – going into “co-operative mode” with Jeremy and Stu – the pie was served up and ready to rate.

Co-op Chicken, Bacon and Leek Lattice Pie
Co-op Chicken, Bacon and Leek Lattice Pie
The first thoughts were that this pie wasn’t very deep and content therefore could have been better. Sure, the pie was filled to the top (though that’s not particularly hard in such a shallow pie) and the lattice pastry on top looked pretty and was nicely crisp, however there wasn’t much filling to go with it. This did leave the pie tasting a bit dry, particularly the base pastry, as there wasn’t very much sauce to compliment it. The dry pastry was highlighted when some of the base pastry rather crumbled as I took the pie out of the tin foil it was cooked in, diminishing the condition score, but the pastry was generally crisp and nice.

Co-op PieHowever the filling that was there was very good. The chicken and bacon were very nice and tender, spread out throughout the pie. The meat wasn’t chewy at all and was flavoursome. I’d have liked a bit more substance to the pie, with more meat and sauce in the pie to boost the taste. However the pie filling was very nice and the creamy & light sauce complemented the meat well.

The pie at normal price is £3 for a family sized pie, which is quite reasonable. I’d happily eat this pie again, though would prefer more filling to bulk the capacity of the pie up!

Co-op Chicken, Bacon and Leek Lattice Pie
Score: 5.4/7


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1 comment:

  1. I tried the co-op pack of 4 Steak pies and found them to be vile. The top failed to cook correctly, the steak was not decent and I also got a few big chunks of gristle so haven't touched their pies since. I am glad one seems alright


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