Apparently, Australians eat 18,500 tonnes of meat pies every year, which potentially adds up to a whole heap of grease and not much meat. Choice has ranked the meat content and overall nutritional value of supermarket meat pies.
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It's no surprise that bargain-basement brands don't score highly (the You'll Love Coles pie doesn't even meet the meat content requirements). However, the top-ranked pie overall, the Elmsbury Bakehouse Premium Grain Fed Beef Pie, comes from Aldi, which isn't necessarily a result you'd expect. At $3.99 for a two-pack, it's not a particularly cheap pie, but as Choice says, it has "good meat content, was comparatively lower in fat and sodium, and tasted good". While the full results are only available to Choice subscribers, you can get an overview from the media announcement below.
More than meats the pie [Choice]