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This Guy Is Pretty Upset That His Pork Pie Was Empty

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What’s worse than finding a foreign object in your food? Apparently, eating a pork pie when there’s no pork in it.

Dylan McCarthy got himself a four-pack of meat pies from a Tesco store in Cambridgeshire for £1.50 last weekend. But as he tore in to one, he found there was no meat inside the pastry shell. It’s like having too few chocolate chips in your cookie, or finding out your hero isn’t that cool in person.

‘I felt stupid when I discovered the pork pie was in fact nothing but air,” he said. “I know Tesco is struggling at the moment but take a man’s pork from his pie is one step too far.”

Is this a case of the supermarket chain trying to save pigs? Was it a ploy to stretch their budget? Probably not. It sounds more like an after-school employee has some bad short term memory, and skipped filling a shelling. Still, he self depreciates and lets us know how mad he is simultaneously, joking “I might not be the skinniest man alive but don’t expect a major retailer to cut calories on my behalf.”

A spokesperson from the grocery chain said: “Every pack of snacking pork pies is individually weighed during the production process to ensure the highest quality for our customers, so we were puzzled as to how this could have happened. We have asked Mr McCarthy for further details so we can investigate with our supplier.”

Breaking news folks, I know. This would be a fun time to start filling people’s meat pies with seitan. Or for an extreme vegan group to step up and take responsibility for emptying meat pies as a form of activism. We recommend that McCarthy, and pork pie fans like him, try veganism – we love pies without pork. 

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