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 Post subject: Re: Mince pie review season
PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 13:32 
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See, The Independent, that's how you review a mince pie!

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 Post subject: Re: Mince pie review season
PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 19:44 
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P : 15 : Pretty good, plain but well executed
T : 19 : Gosh, these were lovely, very nice filling and the tiniest of alcoholic fire to them
F : 18 : Packed with filling, not too bad at all.
S : 15 : Good size.
C : 5 : £2.50 for a box, blimey.

Total : 72

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 Post subject: Re: Mince pie review season
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:17 
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Costco Mince Pies. 11 for some price or other, I went a bit crazy in Costco yesterday and all I can say for certain is that they didn't cost more than £241. Probably about a fiver I would think..
Sponge topped, so not really a mince pie, but tasted very nice regardless of that, very fruity.

Ummm... 70/100

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 Post subject: Re: Mince pie review season
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:23 
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Drive by review time, no picture.

Costco Mince Pies. 11 for some price or other, I went a bit crazy in Costco yesterday and all I can say for certain is that they didn't cost more than £241. Probably about a fiver I would think..
Sponge topped, so not really a mince pie, but tasted very nice regardless of that, very fruity.

Ummm... 70/100


worst review evar!!

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 Post subject: Re: Mince pie review season
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Sponge topped? What fresh hell is this?


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 Post subject: Re: Mince pie review season
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Trooper wrote:
Drive by review time, no picture.

Costco Mince Pies. 11 for some price or other, I went a bit crazy in Costco yesterday and all I can say for certain is that they didn't cost more than £241. Probably about a fiver I would think..
Sponge topped, so not really a mince pie, but tasted very nice regardless of that, very fruity.

Ummm... 70/100


worst review evar!!

Trooper you should employ Mr Dom to teach you what to do


I didn't feel it necessary to go into too much depth, as they aren't really mince pies, they are some sort of pie with mince meat in it, which is vastly different, as i'm sure you'll agree!

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 Post subject: Re: Mince pie review season
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Trooper wrote:
Slightly Green wrote:
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Drive by review time, no picture.

Costco Mince Pies. 11 for some price or other, I went a bit crazy in Costco yesterday and all I can say for certain is that they didn't cost more than £241. Probably about a fiver I would think..
Sponge topped, so not really a mince pie, but tasted very nice regardless of that, very fruity.

Ummm... 70/100


worst review evar!!

Trooper you should employ Mr Dom to teach you what to do


I didn't feel it necessary to go into too much depth, as they aren't really mince pies, they are some sort of pie with mince meat in it, which is vastly different, as i'm sure you'll agree!


I agree to nothing!

And furthermore a so called 'Mince Pie with Sponge' is no Mince Pie in my book!

Would be nice to see your marking scale worked out by someone who isn't clearly insane though.

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 Post subject: Re: Mince pie review season
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And furthermore a so called 'Mince Pie with Sponge' is no Mince Pie in my book!



That was entirely my point!

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Would be nice to see your marking scale worked out by someone who isn't clearly insane though.



No chance of that on this forum.

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 Post subject: Re: Mince pie review season
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Tsk, you guys should have just waited for Custom PC's annual Mince Pie Custom Kit Megatest!


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 Post subject: Re: Mince pie review season
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Where is the scale! What's the difference between 38% and 40%? What were they rating? Taste, texture, presentation, what?

Amateurs.

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 Post subject: Re: Mince pie review season
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Where is the scale! What's the difference between 38% and 40%? What were they rating? Taste, texture, presentation, what?

Amateurs.


They've been doing the mince pie megatest for years man, they're established and trusted professionals in the field of mince pie reviewing.

They clearly explain their mark in the text for each pie.

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 Post subject: Re: Mince pie review season
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I had one of those Costco "mince pies" the other day, they are kind of a cross between a bakewell tart and a mince pie, they are nice.


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 Post subject: Re: Mince pie review season
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Woolworths mince pies. 4 for $1.85 so that's about 30p a pie.

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Packaging leaves little to the imagination. Lots of ingredients in there too.

Now the pie.

Pastry, not too thick, not too thin, strong enough to hold the pie together once a bite was taken.

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Filling, not enough of it as you can see. I would hope a pie would have filling all the way in the middle, not 40% of air in it. Filling tasty enough, just not enough of it.

Value: 10/10 for the price, you cannot complain
Pastry: 7/10 Good quality pastry
Filling: 5/10 whilst delicious, nowhere near enough of it
Overall: I'd give these pies an 8/10. Would buy again.


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My colleague removes the lid from the mince pie and asks if anyone is home. Apparently the number of currants stuck to the roof represent the number of people "home". I've never come across this before strange.


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 Post subject: Re: Mince pie review season
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Good review Nick!
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 Post subject: Re: Mince pie review season
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Yeah. That's not strange, that's batshit crazy.

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 Post subject: Re: Mince pie review season
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Good review Nick!



Useless for any of you lot however, but it was fun eating mince pies.

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 Post subject: Re: Mince pie review season
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Eh? Didn't Woolworths go bust three or four years back?


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 Post subject: Re: Mince pie review season
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Not in Australia.

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 Post subject: Re: Mince pie review season
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Nick's in Australia?

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 Post subject: Re: Mince pie review season
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Tsk, you guys should have just waited for Custom PC's annual Mince Pie Custom Kit Megatest!

Bought some of the winning Sainsbury's So Organic pies based on this.

They're good, no doubt. There are a few issues, though:

* There's considerable air gap between the mince and the lid - at least 1/3 of the pie's depth.

* Though the ingredients list claims the mince contains brandy, I can't detect even a trace.


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 Post subject: Re: Mince pie review season
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 14:23 
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Tis the season people!

Current leaderboard

    1. Heston's 4 Spiced Shortcrust mince pies 82/100
    2. Woolworths mince pies 80/100
    3. Sainsbury's "Taste the Difference" Brandy Rich Mince Pies 75/100
    4. Tesco finest deep filled mince pies with courvoisier 72/100
    5. Costco mince pies 70/100
    6. Sainsbury's deep fill mince pie 68/100

Get your reviews in folks, who will take the title this year?

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 Post subject: Re: Mince pie review season
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It's SEPTEMBER!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Mince pie review season
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Which is the start of mince pie season.

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 Post subject: Re: Mince pie review season
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Which is the start of mince pie season.

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 Post subject: Re: Mince pie review season
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 16:08 
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Have you not seen the shops, mince pies everywhere!

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 Post subject: Mince pie review season
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Asda's standard 6 mince pies for a quid:

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The box art is pretty faithful to the pie inside, I'm sure these will be the same as other supermarkets own brand offering but there's not much wrong with them - the right amount of currenty fill, quite sweet. The pastry is pretty decent, not greasy like other value pies, and it responds deliciously well to heat.

75%


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 Post subject: Mince pie review season
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Actually, sod it, 78%

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 Post subject: Re: Mince pie review season
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Straight in at number 3! A good showing from ASDA there.

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Is it wise to keep last year's list? What if something changes?

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