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Bits Mince Pie Megatest 2011

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Claave, 1 Dec 2011.

  1. Claave

    Claave You Rebel scum

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  2. kinghaves

    kinghaves New Member

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    1st! Better head down to Landan for me mince pies then...
     
  3. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    A+++ would read again

    Is there going to be a mince pie podcast?
     
  4. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    Highlight of the Bit-Tech year!

    Waitrose All-Butter for me, I'll be flbberghasted if I don't see the Bit-Tech seal of approval on the box from now on, it's clearly worth advertising such a prestigious achievement.
     
  5. Jake123456

    Jake123456 Surprise!

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    I've never tried a Mincepie...about time I did..
     
  6. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    If there are any mince pie fans out there, the Greggs ones are also worth a look. Sadly they weren't around when we did the test!
     
  7. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Shame! I'll repeat my claim that Lidl mince pies are up there with the finest, although I've yet to try this year's crop.

    I'll have to give the Waitrose ones a try though, they look decent. A true bit-tech staple for the xmas season. :D
     
  8. sakzzz

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    How do they OVERCLOCK....good ???
     
  9. spaceman1

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    Home made are the best jest made 75 so far and dont think they will be around much longer with the kids
     
  10. tyepye

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    Glad that the waitrose all butter won the approved award. Got a local one in town and it was getting a bit silly having to drive 15 miles to the nearest Marks and Sparks to get my mince pies for the last couple of years :p
     
  11. TWeaK

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    Will definitely be popping to Waitrose to try their pies.

    I think you should expand the mince pies test tbh, 10 just aren't enough. There aren't many Selfridges around the country, and most supermarkets have at least 2 own-brand versions. I know there was a reason given for Sainsbury's being absent, but I need more testing to be sure I'm getting the best pies!
     
  12. tad2008

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    Looks like someone bet them to the testing, all the pie boxes are open and the Fortnum ones definitely has one missing!

    Any chance of a review on Christmas Puddings? Have just bough a couple from my local co-op and can't wait to tuck in to them. Any suggestions on a good topping to pour over them?
     
  13. Risky

    Risky Well-Known Member

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    DIY for me. I still have a couple of jars of mincemeat from last year. Alas my preferred shortcrust pastry recipie seems have disappered from the net so I'll have to use the fussier one from with icing sugar instead of caster....
     
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    Really is nobody going to say it.

    But will they run Crysis?
     
  15. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    Thanks for including a Gluten Free option in your roundup. Unfortunately they are representative of gluten free breaded / Patry based products as a whole. Dry and lacking flavour but RAMMED with sugar and fat.

    It is getting quite annoying to find decent Gluten free products that are also "healthy" (yay for heart/liver condition as well as being a Coeliac! :rolleyes:). Most products are either crap or very high in sugar.

    One comment I would say though, sometimes the quality can vary from batch to batch. I have had Tesco (DS own brand) Gluten Free Apple pies before that have been lovely whilst others bought a few weeks after (same brand) were awful.
     
  16. mighty_pirate

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    But can it play Crystmas?
     
  17. JCBeastie

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    Look NO further maybe?
    Nutmeg maybe?

    S'all I spotted. Merry Christmas Bit-Tubbies! :naughty:
     
  18. mighty_pirate

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    Oh bugger. Beaten to it! ;)
     
  19. Sensei

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    This is what its all about, this is why Im such an avid follower. The ultimate review of the year brought to us from the people who's opinions matter.
    Legendary
     
  20. Snips

    Snips I can do dat, giz a job

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    Gutted for Marks and Spencer, they've been the best pie per pound for a few years and have lost their way this year. Here's hoping they come back strong next year otherwise without the competition Selfridges and Waitrose will just rip us off and put their prices up. I'll still be buying M&S this year anyway so I can support the little guy.
     
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