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Marie Callender’s Hopes to Kick Off Pot Pie & Soccer Tradition in USA

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As the United States prepares for Thanksgiving week and an unprecedented pair of soccer showdowns against clubs from United Kingdom constituent countries [where, as in the rest of the world the sport is called football], a leading player in the Conagra Brands frozen food products lineup is encouraging Yanks to steal a favorite play from their British rivals.

In the UK savory meat pies have long been the pre-match meal of choice in pubs and stadiums from Wrexham to London. Now, Marie Callender’s, the maker of America’s best-selling brand of frozen pot pies, is rallying backers of the Stars and Stripes to start a new American tradition of enjoying the hearty taste of pot pies during upcoming FIFA World Cup matches against Wales (November 21)and England (November 25).

“Savory pies have long been a part of British sport culture, and next week is the perfect time to introduce that tradition to Americans,” said Matthew Brown, brand director for Marie Callender’s Meals. “Our pot pies offer a warm, hearty meal with homemade taste. Whether you’re looking for a convenient option to start a busy week, or a Friday afternoon break from Thanksgiving leftovers, they are a delicious choice.”

With two mid-day kickoffs during a Thanksgiving week notorious for hectic meal planning and preparation, Marie’s Callender’s pot pies are offered as a convenient, satisfying choice. Its most popular offering, the Chicken Pot Pie, is made with tender white-meat chicken, carrots, celery and peas enclosed within a golden flaky crust.

The newest addition to roster, which includes Turkey and Beef Pot Pie, is Chicken Pot Pie with Crust Made From Cauliflower. It serves up a hearty combination of chicken, gravy and vegetables, surrounded by a crust made from wheat and cauliflower.