They actually are tasty, but simple. A sophisticated palette may long for something more spicey. But, they are perfect for the meat and potato type of person and kids. I'm told some people add ketchup, others add gravy. I had mine plain in order to really experience the taste. The meat in my take-out meal is tiny steak strips, the potatoes are diced very small, and the onions are hardly visible, but infused into the pastry pocket. Hungry? Come to Michigan...you'll find plenty of them. Until you make it there, a local offered me his own recipe to share. He grew up eating pasties in a community with lots of Norwegian settlers. Keep in mind, his version won't produce exactly what the restaurant version did, but it is still tasty and you can adapt it to your own taste. My father made it with sausage and loved it.