Romford mum given month’s supply of pies – to end ‘quick-fix’ dinners

PUBLISHED: 12:15 14 January 2015 | UPDATED: 16:32 14 January 2015

Pie-oneers are putting Pukka Pies to the test

Pie-oneers are putting Pukka Pies to the test


A Romford mum has been chosen to put an end to “quick-fix” dinners and bring back traditional meat and two veg meals – with a month’s supply of Pukka Pies.

Tracey Ashburn, 51, is one of 100 Pukka Supper Pie-oneers to be selected for the national challenge.

A recent survey revealed 60 per cent of Brits are opting for quick-fix snacks such as crisps, sandwiches and cereals instead of “warm, comforting meals”.

The participants have each been given a month’s supply of vouchers for Pukka Pies to see how they enjoy their dinner times. A steak and ale pie contains 519 calories.

Tracey said: “I thought it would be great to enter and I’m delighted to be chosen to take part!

“Mealtimes are one of the most challenging parts of the day, especially if I’ve worked late or have somewhere to be in the evening, so I’m keen to inject some inspiration into dinner times and enjoy hearty, warm meals.”

The chosen ones will share their favourite dishes on the Pukka Facebook page.

Rob Dixon, head of marketing at Pukka Pies, said: “We launched the challenge to encourage busy workers, parents and young professionals to ditch quick-fix snacks and enjoy a quick-to-prepare, warm and comforting meal.”

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