Bar stool specials

The holidays are here and there’s no better time to gather with friends and celebrate over a pint and some pub grub. We sent two favourites to the lab to find out which is the biggest contributor to that inevitable winter layer


The Abbott Pub

Shepherd's Pie

Also known as “cottage pie,” this British treat dates back to the 18th century and is still a popular one-dish wonder today. Abbott’s deconstructed version is undoubtedly high in fat but also offers a lot of protein, so it’ll keep you going through the holiday rush.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size (410.3 g)

  % Daily Value*
Calories 574  
Total Fat 27.9 g 42.9%
Sodium 899 mg 37.5%
Carbohydrates 58.7 g 19.6%
Protein 22.6 g  

The Pour House

Chicken Pot Pie

With a flaky pastry and rich, creamy filling, it’s no shock that this chicken pot pie is high in, well, pretty much everything not-so-good for you. But, hey, at least it comes with something green on the plate, which is more than can be said for most pub food.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size (614.2 g)

  % Daily Value*
Calories 1118  
Total Fat 56.5 g 86.9%
Sodium 1167 mg 48.6%
Carbohydrates 117.3 g 39.1%
Protein 34.4 g  

TEST PARAMETERS: Results relate only to the items tested. *DAILY VALUE PERCENTAGES: Health Canada uses a 2,000-calorie diet as the benchmark for nutritional labelling, and so did we. Subsequent values for total fat and carbohydrates are derived as a percentage of that diet.


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