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Bits Mince Pie Megatest 2011

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

  1. aLtikal

    aLtikal 1338-One step infront of the pro's

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    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!
     
  2. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    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
     
  3. debs3759

    debs3759 Was that a warranty I just broke?

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    A relief? Were you expecting razor blades or something? :D
     
  4. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    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.
     
  5. psychoti

    psychoti New Member

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    ooh not again! what up with pies and bit-tech people! xD i think i saw a gold star too!
     
  6. uerseya

    uerseya Covered in rock wool

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    Is Rhod Gilbert on your panel of judges ?

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  7. Podge4

    Podge4 Oi, whats your game?

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    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.
     
  8. XXAOSICXX

    XXAOSICXX Member

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    Sorry to be a hater...but I can't stand mince pies.

    Fail :(
     
  9. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Actually I can only really eat them with custard.
     
  10. Zurechial

    Zurechial Elitist

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    You have to ask? :p
     
  11. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    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
     
  12. Zinfandel

    Zinfandel Well-Known Member

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    Ok, now it's officially Christmas.

    Did you sack the idiot who suggested you don't do it this year?
     
  13. Zinfandel

    Zinfandel Well-Known Member

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    GET OUT, GET OUT NOW.
     
  14. PingCrosby

    PingCrosby New Member

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    Its all just pie in the sky
     
  15. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Your coat has been cleaned and dusted, it's waiting for you in the hallway.
     
  16. loftie

    loftie Well-Known Member

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    I think you got a dodge batch of Mr Kipplings, mine we're definitely not chewy, they were yummy! :p
     
  17. sotu1

    sotu1 Ex-Modder

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    WHO ATE ALL THE PIES!?!?!?
     
  18. flaming_goat

    flaming_goat New Member

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    Should try Aldi mince pies. 66p for 6 and they are great!
     
  19. slothy89

    slothy89 MicroModder

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    Never too soon ;)
     
  20. Haserath

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    If you overclock, they warm themselves up for you.
     
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