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Mince Pie Megatest 2011

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Zinfandel 1st December 2011, 19:31 Quote
Ok, now it's officially Christmas.

Did you sack the idiot who suggested you don't do it this year?
Zinfandel 1st December 2011, 19:33 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???

GET OUT, GET OUT NOW.
PingCrosby 1st December 2011, 19:44 Quote
Its all just pie in the sky
adidan 1st December 2011, 19:46 Quote
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Originally Posted by Hakuren
What a bloody stupid idea.
Your coat has been cleaned and dusted, it's waiting for you in the hallway.
loftie 1st December 2011, 21:31 Quote
I think you got a dodge batch of Mr Kipplings, mine we're definitely not chewy, they were yummy! :P
sotu1 2nd December 2011, 01:51 Quote
WHO ATE ALL THE PIES!?!?!?
flaming_goat 2nd December 2011, 02:40 Quote
Should try Aldi mince pies. 66p for 6 and they are great!
slothy89 2nd December 2011, 03:14 Quote
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Originally Posted by Glix
Some of those pies are almost as disappointing as bulldozer... too soon? :p
Never too soon ;)
Haserath 2nd December 2011, 04:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by sakzzz
How do they OVERCLOCK....good ???

If you overclock, they warm themselves up for you.
Lenderz 2nd December 2011, 07:40 Quote
I got the M&S Luxury mince pies last night, it appears they weren't tested you guys did the Classic and Lattice, but they were excellent, I'd recommend them and score them 75%. Rich boozy flavour and held together well.
blackworx 2nd December 2011, 09:00 Quote
Hate to be a party-pooper here, but what is Bit-Tech doing reviewing factory-built mince pies? Wouldn't it be better to have a scratch-build mince pie guide? Or should I head over to nan-tech.com for that?
Snips 2nd December 2011, 10:10 Quote
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Originally Posted by blackworx
Hate to be a party-pooper here, but what is Bit-Tech doing reviewing factory-built mince pies? Wouldn't it be better to have a scratch-build mince pie guide? Or should I head over to nan-tech.com for that?

Goddamnit blackworx is right! Next year surely you need to have custom mince pies to judge against of the shelf ones! Custard cooled Mince Pies anyone?
adidan 2nd December 2011, 10:21 Quote
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Originally Posted by blackworx
Wouldn't it be better to have a scratch-build mince pie guide? Or should I head over to nan-tech.com for that?
Indeed, very good point.

Get your oven mits on BT! I mean I bet you've baked more graphics cards than mince pies. :D
RevDarny 2nd December 2011, 14:59 Quote
Have always loved the mince pie review. Would like to see more data on mince meat capacity on these. :-)

Good read
shuffle 2nd December 2011, 15:08 Quote
I ate a mr kipling pie once - then i realised i was trying to chew a gravel stone that was included. i spat that pie out in disgust, oh it wasnt a mince pie a apple and blackberry i think
Risky 2nd December 2011, 15:32 Quote
I've just though, perhaps the Bit-Tech team should do a post of baking and publish a second test to see who's pie comes out on top and if it can beat Waitrose?
OmightyOne 2nd December 2011, 16:04 Quote
so glad waitrose scored higher this year! its not like i work there....xD
samkiller42 2nd December 2011, 22:41 Quote
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Originally Posted by OmightyOne
so glad waitrose scored higher this year! its not like i work there....xD

I do, Quite proud of this too. So proud and eager to get a good bonus, i bought another pack of 12 this evening.

Sam
Jasio 3rd December 2011, 03:13 Quote
Interesting, Selfridges White Christmas gets 85% and Bit-Tech's premium grade award but cost effectively £1 each. Waitrose All Butter gets 82% - yet only costs £0.42 - almost 60% less. I dunno, but Bit-Tech Maths are not as good as they used to be... value does indeed matter believe it or not. I'm willing to give up 3% flavour (arguably intangible) for a tangible savings. Or I can get more than twice as many pies. 3% does not offset double the number of pies.
John_T 3rd December 2011, 13:59 Quote
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Originally Posted by Jasio
Interesting, Selfridges White Christmas gets 85% and Bit-Tech's premium grade award but cost effectively £1 each. Waitrose All Butter gets 82% - yet only costs £0.42 - almost 60% less. I dunno, but Bit-Tech Maths are not as good as they used to be... value does indeed matter believe it or not. I'm willing to give up 3% flavour (arguably intangible) for a tangible savings. Or I can get more than twice as many pies. 3% does not offset double the number of pies.

But quality and value are relative to each-other when giving scores aren't they, it's not absolute. I'm assuming these scores are based on the expectations their prices bring.

To put it in hardware terms: everyone says the AMD FX-8150 is a bit of a whiffy chip - because it's being compared to other chips also around the £200 mark - hence a fairly low score. If the exact same chip only cost £50 then it would be contender for the best bargain ever and everyone would be raving about it.

If those Waitrose pies cost a quid each then I expect they'd have scored lower, or if the Selfridges ones only 42p each then they'd have probably scored a lot higher.

Not to mention the fact that this is a subjective test anyway, I don't think it's meant to be taken too seriously...
adidan 3rd December 2011, 14:31 Quote
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Originally Posted by John_T
I don't think it's meant to be taken too seriously...
Get out. Get out now.

:D
chocolateraisins 3rd December 2011, 17:08 Quote
No Co-Op Mince Pies? They are really good, plus they are two packs of 6 for £5.. really buttery, and generally pleasant all round!

I demand you test them!
Zurechial 3rd December 2011, 17:18 Quote
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Originally Posted by chocolateraisins
No Co-Op Mince Pies? They are really good, plus they are two packs of 6 for £5.. really buttery, and generally pleasant all round!

I demand you test them!

Mince pies come with a co-op mode now? Gaaaaawd!
Can't anything be released without the pervasive influence of multiplayer gaming these days?!
BeauchN 3rd December 2011, 21:32 Quote
I have to say, I'm not huge fan of mince pies, but tried the Waitrose ones on the basis of the test and have to admit they are very nice.

Bit-Tech wins again!

N
John_T 5th December 2011, 18:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by adidan
Get out. Get out now.

:D

Haha! (*doffs cap and walks out backwards...*)

:D
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