The Mince Pie Roundup

The Filling Test

The Mince Pie Roundup

The Filling Test

A number of weeks ago, a friend of mine bought a mince pie from a popular high street pasty shop only to find that his purchased lacked ANY filling. This gave me an idea for a test; how much filling do manufacturers really use in their pastries? Lets find out

The Mince Pie Roundup     The Mince Pie Roundup

The Mince Pie Roundup

Pictured above: Top Left Tesco, Top Right Kipling, Bottom M&S

Our tests found the Tesco Mince Pie containing the greatest amount of filling, although all others contained a respectable amount in proportion to their sizes. However during the process of cutting the pies open, we realised that this was also a very good pastry test too.

The Tesco Mince Pie may have stayed intact while it was sliced in half but in some ways this was not quite the result we had in mind. This particular sample was a little too solid (and dry) for a dessert pie. Meanwhile the Mr Kipling and M&S products' pastries were moist enough to crumble as they were sliced.


Even for a Technology Writer, this was too methodical for my liking. Let's serve up these pies and find out which one tastes better.

The Mince Pie Roundup

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Most Recent Comments

24-12-2010, 04:58:19

This Christmas, we are here to show you the finest Mince Pies of 2010.

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24-12-2010, 05:08:26

Haha good stuff. Merry Christmas!Quote

24-12-2010, 05:17:12

Ohhhh Mann we have Mk pies. Have a good Xmas all Quote

24-12-2010, 05:26:54

Are these software cookies ?Quote

24-12-2010, 05:32:01

Now my favourite is the cooperative brandy puff mince pies that are baked in store Quote

24-12-2010, 05:33:15

Scruptious review! Merry Christmas to you all Quote

24-12-2010, 06:09:48

Haha, nice one matey! So is the Tesco one like the GTX460 then? Quote

24-12-2010, 06:43:54

Haha it made me laugh right on the index page of overclock3d.

Merry Christmas to you all!

@Todd, very much like HD6870. Quote

24-12-2010, 06:54:35

Any chance for a review on what SLI of these pies is like? Sometimes eating one at a time isn't enoughQuote

24-12-2010, 08:23:47

Haha love it, especially "Not all of us have the time or will power to build our own mince pies"

Just what I needed to get me into the Christmas spirit.

Merry Christmas to everyone Quote

24-12-2010, 10:16:24

This made me hungry Quote

24-12-2010, 10:47:50

Toxteth O'Grady
Lots of performance headroom to overcook these but temps can get a little high unless you have a good liquid cooling loop (brandy or clotted cream recommended). Needs a decent psu (pie supply unit) as well.



24-12-2010, 10:59:08

Originally Posted by Toxteth O'Grady View Post

Lots of performance headroom to overcook these but temps can get a little high unless you have a good liquid cooling loop (brandy or clotted cream recommended). Needs a decent psu (pie supply unit) as well.

Too many puns Quote

24-12-2010, 12:17:33

LMAO! Awesome review!Quote

24-12-2010, 16:15:07

Captain Caveman
LMAO... scones or truffles and I thought you guys were UK? Didnt you guys learn anything from Julia Childs. She cracked me up, always figured she was drunk on her shows Lol

Merry Christmas everyoneQuote

24-12-2010, 20:45:34

I liked the Dan Akyroyd SNL bit he used to do as Julia Childs ^^^. He would always injure himself but continue to cook, blood would be everywhere! HahaQuote

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