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Mince Pie Megatest 2011

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FelixTech 1st December 2011, 14:08 Quote
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Originally Posted by docodine
Is there going to be a mince pie podcast?

Om nom nom...
Andyh_Lufc 1st December 2011, 14:09 Quote
Great roundup in annual bit-tech tradition. Shame the Waitrose one's came out on top though :( Living in the north means a 60 mile round trip is necessary to grab some of those pies!
Bauul 1st December 2011, 14:27 Quote
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Originally Posted by Andyh_Lufc
Great roundup in annual bit-tech tradition. Shame the Waitrose one's came out on top though :( Living in the north means a 60 mile round trip is necessary to grab some of those pies!

Then come and live in the south where all the best stuff is! Zing!
Floyd 1st December 2011, 14:30 Quote
Never tried a mince pie... Must be a UK thing.
Hustler 1st December 2011, 14:36 Quote
Always fun this is, if for no other reason than to confuse the hell out of all our non UK readers, who look on aghast and in disgust at sweetened meat pies..:))

Re-affirming their stereotypical view on British grub..:))
User-sam 1st December 2011, 14:43 Quote
Who ate all the pies?

I ATE ALL THE PIES!
Toka 1st December 2011, 15:04 Quote
Mulled wine review next pl0x :)

Great review - Ill stick your fave pies against my home made ones this weekend and report back!
Hakuren 1st December 2011, 15:13 Quote
Yet again struggling to fill the front page with news are we...

What a bloody stupid idea. BTW: are you based near Wigan Athletic stadium???
Hustler 1st December 2011, 15:21 Quote
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Originally Posted by Hakuren
Yet again struggling to fill the front page with news are we...

What a bloody stupid idea. BTW: are you based near Wigan Athletic stadium???

..there's always one with a sense of humour bypass isn't there....
debs3759 1st December 2011, 15:34 Quote
I guess I'll have to take a trip to Selfridges to get some pies to match my current PC. An expensive pleasure :)
Bauul 1st December 2011, 15:50 Quote
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Originally Posted by Hakuren
Yet again struggling to fill the front page with news are we...

What a bloody stupid idea. BTW: are you based near Wigan Athletic stadium???

Guess you're relatively new to Bit-Tech then...
Boardoombob 1st December 2011, 16:00 Quote
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Originally Posted by sakzzz
How do they OVERCLOCK....good ???
I thought the time-honoured and traditional way of overclocking a Mince pie was through the use of mulled wine and other alcoholic beverages.
Evildead666 1st December 2011, 16:00 Quote
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Originally Posted by Toka
Mulled wine review next pl0x :)

Great review - Ill stick your fave pies against my home made ones this weekend and report back!

+1 even though we make our own. :)
aLtikal 1st December 2011, 16:05 Quote
As i read this ive just eaten a Tesco deep filled mince pie. So i may as well add my review about this one as its not been posted on the article. Here goes!

Biting into the pie was a relief, not too crumbly as it held together well minus the odd few crumbs. It claims to be a deep filled mince pie but in reality it falls into the "little bit more than we normally put in". You'd expect a deep filled pie to have the pastry on top bulging upwards to accommodate the extra mince, yet across all 6 in this pack there's a clear sagging inwards effect. A slightly chewy mix inside proves abit of an oddity and the flavour is pretty standard - and by no means is going to blow anyone away. The pastry seems very sweet (coming from a sweet-toothed person) and unfortunately also pretty flavour-less and dry. Overall an average pie for a reasonable price but boasted as a DFMP doesn't really make it any better than it is; Standard!
Combatus 1st December 2011, 16:18 Quote
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Originally Posted by FelixTech
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Originally Posted by docodine
Is there going to be a mince pie podcast?

Om nom nom...

Indeed! Do you really want to listen us all going 'mmmmmm' or 'eeeeeew!' or Harry going om nom nom nom for half an hour? :D
debs3759 1st December 2011, 16:44 Quote
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Originally Posted by aLtikal
Biting into the pie was a relief!

A relief? Were you expecting razor blades or something? :D
adidan 1st December 2011, 16:46 Quote
Difficult doing your job isn't it guys... :)

So the Waitrose All Butter is the bang per buck mince pie out there this Christmas.

I just can't justify the Selfridges White Christmas-E version no matter how good they are.
psychoti 1st December 2011, 17:16 Quote
ooh not again! what up with pies and bit-tech people! xD i think i saw a gold star too!
uerseya 1st December 2011, 17:27 Quote
Podge4 1st December 2011, 18:04 Quote
I've not read through it all yet but my dad has and he would like me to pass a comment on for the next MPMT, he thinks that value should have a score too, or just a little comment on how they compare for price over taste.
XXAOSICXX 1st December 2011, 18:46 Quote
Sorry to be a hater...but I can't stand mince pies.

Fail :(
adidan 1st December 2011, 18:56 Quote
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Originally Posted by XXAOSICXX
Sorry to be a hater...but I can't stand mince pies.

Fail :(
Actually I can only really eat them with custard.
Zurechial 1st December 2011, 19:19 Quote
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Originally Posted by Combatus
Indeed! Do you really want to listen us all going 'mmmmmm' or 'eeeeeew!' or Harry going om nom nom nom for half an hour? :D

You have to ask? :p
samkiller42 1st December 2011, 19:20 Quote
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Originally Posted by Hakuren
Yet again struggling to fill the front page with news are we...

What a bloody stupid idea. BTW: are you based near Wigan Athletic stadium???

The Bit-tech Mince Pie test, and Cheesecake tests have been a thing for the past 3 years or so.

I would like to point out a Major problem with your article though. John Lewis have NOTHING to do with our Supply chain of any foods. Waitrose are the food shops of the John Lewis Partnership yes, but the only time the two meet, is at the few John Lewis/Waitrose Food Halls.

Sam
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