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Ayrshire Family Butcher Gives Scotch Pie a Modern Makeover With Asda Deal

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Ayrshire Family Butcher Gives Scotch Pie a Modern Makeover With Asda Deal

Ayrshire Family Butcher Gives Scotch Pie a Modern Makeover With Asda Deal
April 29
10:59 2015

An Ayrshire-based family butcher business has launched its innovative Single Portion Pie range into all 62 Asda stores across Scotland. We hae meat – based at Cairnhill Farm, four miles east of Girvan – believes the Scotch pie category has become increasingly constrained by lack of choice and unadventurous fillings.

Through the creation of a new range inspired by current flavour trends – including BBQ Pulled Pork, Balmoral Chicken, BBQ Pulled Beef and Chicken Curry – We hae meat is shaking up the traditional image of the Scotch pie. The Single Portion Pie range uses a recognisable scotch pie shell but is however finished with a light, buttery puff pastry top.

Combining Quality Assured meat from the family farm with ingredients from other carefully selected producers, the meat fillings reflect consumer demand for provenance and traceability. The finished result hails the arrival of the modern Scotch pie.

Launched exclusively into Asda stores and retailing at £1.50 each, the innovative Single Portion Pie range can be eaten as a hot snack, a quick lunch or as part of a filling main meal.

We hae meat – run by husband and wife team Carlyn and Alex Paton – employs over 50 people and produces a range of premium, handcrafted meat products using beef sourced directly from the family farm in Ayrshire.

Carlyn Paton, director of We hae meat, says: “Through the Single Portion Pie range, we’ve given the Scotch pie a contemporary makeover; using the kind of flavours and fillings that we – as a young modern family – would like to eat. As butchers who are relatively new to the industry, we are proud to look at product development with fresh eyes and pick what we think will give the very best result, whether that’s a recipe inspired by tradition or current trends. We’re hugely excited to bring our innovative pies and butcher shop roots to the convenience of the supermarket. Here’s to introducing a new wave of Scotch pie to the Scottish people!”

Brian O’Shea, regional buying manager for Asda Scotland, comments: “The Scotch pie is a huge part of our national identity but is at risk of getting stuck in the past if it remains bridled by convention. We are delighted to be exclusively stocking this revolutionary new take on the traditional Scotch pie. The innovative flavours made with delicious ingredients are exactly what our customers want. We hae meat has really hit the nail on the head with their exciting new range.”


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