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  • World Cup of Mince Pies
  • Harry_the_Spider
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    Mr Kippling’s

    Pros : Moist, star motif on the top.

    Cons : Little evidence of “dusting”, filling was not as generous as the advertised “deep filling” would have suggested and the lid was disproportionally thick.

    Score 5/10

    Overall. There was a tinge of disappointment from this premium brand. Belgium.

    weeksy
    Full Member

    Not eaten one yet… Once i start on the mince pies it’s a very slippery slope which never ends well.

    thestabiliser
    Free Member

    Booths

    More pastry and less filling than your kiplings type imposter would make you think is desirable – however the proportions are in fact harmonious. Sugared rather than icing sugar dusted.

    8/10

    Spain

    Houns
    Full Member

    Sainsbury’s puff pastry ftw!

    frankconway
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    Waitrose No1 brown butter mince pies with cognac.

    Pros – pack of 6 so strength in depth; good balance between filling and case; lightly sugared; holds up well to forceful bite; no excess packaging; delivers as expected.

    Cons – none noted but more taste tests await from other brands.

    8/10; Brazil.

    MoreCashThanDash
    Full Member

    I started a thread last week….

    beamers
    Full Member

    Greggs.

    End of thread.

    Harry_the_Spider
    Full Member

    You can’t say “End of Thread” without detailed post pie analysis!

    beamers
    Full Member

    Greggs.

    End of thread.

    Apologies

    Pros: Size of the pie – These are pretty hefty units. Filling is nice and moist, pastry has a biscuity texture.

    Cons: Leakage of filling in the pack can make eating them a sticky affair. Packaging is flimsy once opened. Not an issue if you eat all 6 in one hit though. Also, the remove lid / insert brandy butter / heat / consume manoeuvre is currently untested. Lid removal might not be easy.

    9/10: The North (Although available almost everywhere now)

    tthew
    Full Member

    Pros – pack of 6

    You could have ended your critique right there.

    TiRed
    Full Member

    My friend reviews all of them on Facebook Waitrose N2 won this year.

    willard
    Full Member

    I need to find a source here in Sweden. Join in on this.

    ElShalimo
    Free Member

    These are lovely but a bit fiddly to make

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/mincemeat_and_orange_21941

    dashed
    Free Member

    Sainsbury’s in store bakery or Tesco crumble top both getting good reviews in our house. Only problem with both is the lids are tricky to remove in one please to insert the mandatory teaspoonful of brandy cream (impossible with crumble top).

    giant_scum
    Free Member

    Both of Lidl’s special mince pies

    Speculoos and Almond
    Lovely thick pastry with what initially looks to be a paltry amount of filling.
    Perfect ratio though for me.
    8/10 Germany

    Amaretto mince tarts
    Same as above but the filling doesn’t inspire.
    7/10 Italy

    singletrackmind
    Full Member

    Does no one else road test with Stilton? The overpowering whiff of ripe feet and robustness contradicts the sweetness of the mincemeat.
    1 is never enough

    frankconway
    Full Member

    singletrack – you could be a likely candidate for Heston’s fig and pear mince pie in cheese pastry; available from your local Waitrose.
    You’re welcome – to them.

    igm
    Full Member

    Mincemeat pies.

    Mince pies have mince in them you philistines.  And sometimes onions.  And they’re lovely if you get a good one. But savoury.

    Mincemeat pies are excellent too and a fantastic accompaniment to a good malt – Speyside sherry cask, or Bunnahabhain maybe.

    I’m liking the posh CoOp ones at the moment.  Sold out today.
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    mogrim
    Full Member

    I need to find a source here in Sweden. Join in on this.

    Same problem here in central Spain 🙁

    MoreCashThanDash
    Full Member

    Tried a Greggs one in the office today, and was mighty impressed

    reeksy
    Full Member

    The only mince pies i’m likely to go near this year will be repackaged as Wicked Elf.

    My mate is the head brewer that came up with:

    10 dozen fruit mince pies soaked in 5 bottles of brandy went in to make this boozy Christmas beer, rich and fruity dark.

    Limited release only available for Christmas. We will let you know when it’s on tap 🍺

    https://www.instagram.com/p/ClkqnltBpkv/

    multi21
    Free Member

    Mince pies are dead to me since I accidentally bought some Taste the Difference Ecclefechan Tarts. Far superior!

    tjagain
    Full Member

    I assumed this thread was about the soccer world cup using the scots vernacular for rubbish

    “Aye that world cup is pure mince”

    boomerlives
    Free Member

    Mr Kippling’s

    Yak

    Score 5/10

    Overall. There was a tinge of disappointment from this premium brand. Belgium.

    Made through the year and frozen. Defrosted in November so likely soggy. Ug.

    Glenfiddich Mince Pies FTW. Made by Walkers Shortbread and available online as a carton of 12 boxes. Yes please

    Scapegoat
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    Currently sitting in a world of soggy disappointment. Sainsbury 6 mince pies. Pastry is a bit flabby and the filling lacks depth of flavour. Edible, but there are far better out there. 4/10 and that may be being generous.

    scaredypants
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    Mincemeat pies.

    Mince pies have mince in them you philistines.  And sometimes onions.  And they’re lovely if you get a good one. But savoury.

    Yeah – mince pies have meat in them and mincemeat pies don’t (🤪)  joint entry for Britain !

    DO we think that the Lidl almond specials might be the fabled (and missing again AFAICS) Aldi ones in the pistachio couloured box?  Those were vintage Gerd Muller Germany

    rickmeister
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    Germany. Mince pies are German / illogical.

    Good job I’m back in teh Uk on the 16th to plunder the small/large pork pie and mince pie emporiums. Oh, and Greggs.

    hooli
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    Not bothered with mince pies but Christmas cake is a little (or large) chunk of heaven on a plate.

    big_scot_nanny
    Full Member

    Morrisons Mince pies – first of the year, quite good shortcrust pastry, but filing a wee bit paltry and not with much flavour. 5/10

    M&S Collection mince pies – Shortcrust pastry maybe too crumbly, but the filling superb and deep. 7/10

    ElShalimo
    Free Member

    @Scapegoat – get an emergency second mortgage and pop over to Bolster Moor. Lovely mince pies but bloody expensive

    Scapegoat
    Full Member

    @Elshalimo

    I’ve just had o e of their Fidget pies for lunch….

    ElShalimo
    Free Member

    Oh my… That sounds lovely

    JefWachowchow
    Free Member

    I’m with multi21. Those Effingfecal tarts are pretty good. Not sure whats in them though.

    IdleJon
    Full Member

    singletrack – you could be a likely candidate for Heston’s fig and pear mince pie in cheese pastry; available from your local Waitrose.
    You’re welcome – to them.

    I had one last night. It wasn’t a mince pie. I’ll finish them but they don’t get ranked in a mince pie league because they aren’t mince pies. 😀

    Made through the year and frozen. Defrosted in November so likely soggy. Ug.

    That’s what evaporated milk was invented for. A big dowsing of EM makes anything tasty. (Within reason obviously. It wouldn’t work with lasagne, for instance.)

    Scapegoat
    Full Member

    Oh my… That sounds lovely

    Award winning pork pie with a helping of stuffing and apple sauce under the lid.

    ransos
    Free Member

    Not good. Thick, stodgy pastry and far too little filling. A prisoner of its surface area to volume ratio.

    3/10.

    pk13
    Full Member

    Thay have been poor from most shops apart from the packs of 2 that where in coop thay have gone into mice pie folk law as they are unavailable.
    Aldi are bland
    Gregs ok hot

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