Bring in the bells with Bells
Steak pies are at the heart of traditional Scottish meals during the festivities and Bells has taken on 20 additional members of staff to keep up with demand. So popular is the Bells steak pie that we are anticipating a significant sales boost in our Festive Steak Pie range this December.
The number of steak pies Bells predict to sell in December will reach fourteen times the height of Ben Nevis, and would be as tall as nearly 10,000 standard six foot Christmas trees.
The Bell family has been producing pies for three generations and the larger Festive Steak Pies, which come in 1.1kg or 1.7kg sizes, are perfect for family, friends and unexpected guests over the festivities.
John Bell, Chairman, said: "We're incredibly proud of our steak pies and we've been baking them at the factory in Shotts for 85 years, so we know a thing or two about what makes the perfect steak pie.
"Enjoying a steak pie during the festivities and at New Year is a lovely way for friends and families to get together and enjoy a delicious hearty meal; and as our pies are ready to bake in the oven, we do all the hard work for you.
"We bake more than a million steak pies every year and we are anticipating additional sales this month, so stock up as you prepare to bring in the bells."
The steak pie became the national New Year's dinner dish in Scotland because New Year's Day was not traditionally taken as a holiday. Families were too busy to cook and bought big steak pies to share with their families, a tradition still enjoyed today.
Made with succulent, slowly braised, mouth-watering steak and topped with our Special Puff Pastry, the Bells Festive Steak Pie provides a quality, wholesome meal every time.