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MINCE PIE WATCH 2019: Heston’s Large Mince Pies with a Lemon Twist

As a previous winner of MPW (2017, I believe) I was looking forward to this year’s weird Heston offering. Turns out, they’re the same as last year, and the year before that, just with a soggy bottom.

2019 Pie Score: 9/10.

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Mince Pie Watch 2019: Aldi Black Forest Crumble Mince Pies
Soggy, undercooked, sugary shite.
2019 Pie Score: 2.5/10.
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Think your scoring on these was very harsh. A bit soggy but the filling was lovely. A solid 7/10 from me.

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1 hour ago, Dosser-fae-the-shire said:


Think your scoring on these was very harsh. A bit soggy but the filling was lovely. A solid 7/10 from me.

I did have another yesterday, and that wasn’t quite as bad. Would consider a 2.5 mark increase.

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On 03/11/2019 at 18:35, Bairnardo said:

All Mince pies are fucking shite.

This is because "mincemeat" filling is an utter abomination.

I agree wholeheartedly with this statement, however, I had an Aldi or Lidl frangipan one the other day and it was smashing. 98% frangipan and 2% filling.

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The filling in the Asda ones is pretty poor. Relative to Aldi Classic ones and Tesco ones I would rate them poorly. I’ll go 5/10.

I feel i’m being too kind. It was shite. Pastry was acceptable, but no more. Filling was awful. Change it to a 3/10. Not worth consuming.

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On 06/12/2019 at 22:55, Scary Bear said:

The filling in the Asda ones is pretty poor. Relative to Aldi Classic ones and Tesco ones I would rate them poorly. I’ll go 5/10.

I feel i’m being too kind. It was shite. Pastry was acceptable, but no more. Filling was awful. Change it to a 3/10. Not worth consuming.

Asda are fucking c***s.

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On 05/12/2019 at 13:54, Bairnardo said:

Its not mince m8. Its a rancid concoction of things that used to be fruit.

This is why it only comes out at Christmas, so that like sprouts, people can pretend to like it in small doses once a year.

I concur.

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MINCE PIE WATCH 2019 - Co-op Butter Enriched Mince Pie Granola

MPW was delighted to accept this out-of-the-box submission. Tasty granola, nice and chewy with a little hint of that mince pie flavour we all know and love. A little more flavour could have resulted in a higher score.

MPW2019 score - 7/10.

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MINCE PIE WATCH 2019 - Chocolate & Sour Cherry Crumble Mince Pies

I think that I’ve come to realise that I like my mince pies as classic as they come. All this frivolity is just so... deviant.

2019 Mince Pie Score - 5/10.

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1 hour ago, mathematics said:

MINCE PIE WATCH 2019 - Chocolate & Sour Cherry Crumble Mince Pies

I think that I’ve come to realise that I like my mince pies as classic as they come. All this frivolity is just so... deviant.

2019 Mince Pie Score - 5/10.

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MInce pies with chocolate in just seems an abomination to me.

Has anyone tried these own brand from Waitrose... ?

https://www.waitrose.com/ecom/products/waitrose-plum-honey-ginger-mince-pies-4-pack/583336-705109-705110

 

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17 minutes ago, beefybake said:

MInce pies with chocolate in just seems an abomination to me.

Has anyone tried these own brand from Waitrose... ?

https://www.waitrose.com/ecom/products/waitrose-plum-honey-ginger-mince-pies-4-pack/583336-705109-705110

 

See page 1 for my score for those.

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MINCE PIE WATCH 2019 - Chocolate & Sour Cherry Crumble Mince Pies
I think that I’ve come to realise that I like my mince pies as classic as they come. All this frivolity is just so... deviant.
2019 Mince Pie Score - 5/10.
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The day that Heston freezes his fingers off with liquid nitrogen can't come soon enough imo.

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MINCE PIE WATCH 2019: Tesco Finest All Butter Crumble Topped Mince Pies with Courvosier.

I wasn’t sure at first, but after the six I’d come to the realisation that they’re delicious. Way too small though, and often a soggy bottom.

2019 Pie Score - 7.5/10

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I went in to my local Waitrose ( Weston super Mare ) a couple of days ago to get some of the Hestons jobs with Lemon Twist.  Out of stock since last week apparently, and

no more due in.   Meanwhile, piles of their Chocolate and Sour Cherry ones sit on the shelves...., looking like they can hardly give them away.

Think I'll head for Tesco...., those Courvoisier cognac pies look interesting.

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