I don't drink coffee or tea. Don't like the stuff. Therefore, Starbucks is not a place I visit often and so would not have thought to get a mince pie from there had it not been for my work colleagues mentioning them as a possible contender.
Thursday, 29 November 2012
Saturday, 24 November 2012
It would appear Asda have an "Extra Special" line for their mince pies. These surely cannot be as bad as their current mince pies. Can they?
Thursday, 22 November 2012
As a guest writer, I feel the need to stay true to the tagline for this blog, and therefore I most certainly will not be mincing my words.
Wednesday, 21 November 2012
Iceland. The place where mums go, supposedly. Like the country, their mince pies have always been a bit chilling. If this year is different, there will be more than just mums flocking to their stores.
Tuesday, 20 November 2012
The second of the two boxes my colleague's mother bought for me are Aldi's luxury brand. Their regular mince pies were good, so these should be even better, right?
Monday, 19 November 2012
I have been hearing a lot of promising things about Aldi and thanks to a work colleague's mother, I have kindly been given a couple of boxes of their mince pies. Let's hope they beat their direct competition, LIDL (although that's probably not hard!).
Sunday, 18 November 2012
That supermarket you once went to that was called Safeway, is now Morrisons. So while my mother continues to call it Safeway despite the business being bought by them over 8 years ago, they have had plenty of time to get their mince pies in order.
Saturday, 17 November 2012
I have to admit, this not a place where I would usually go to get a mince pie. I've always associated Greggs with pasties and danishes, but I have been hearing good things about their mince pies and so I just had to have some.
Friday, 16 November 2012
Tesco have been rather uninspiring with their mince pies this year. I'm hoping the Finest range is the game changer - after all, they have brought in Courvoisier to add that bit of quality to the pie.
Thursday, 15 November 2012
The larger mince pie has dominated this blog since the start. It is about time I reviewed a mini mince pie. These are Sainsbury's luxury, "taste the difference" brand. Let's see if all good things come in small packages.
Tuesday, 13 November 2012
Tesco have never really impressed with their mince pie range in previous years - they have trotted along with what feels like a "follow the pack" mentality. I hope this year is different and we see a stand out pie from them.
During university Co-Op mince pies were never very far away. I had always been impressed with these. I hope that this is not because I was too lazy to travel anywhere to get a decent mince pie and simply accepted what was put in front of me. Let's find out.
Sunday, 11 November 2012
My sister was originally sent on a mission to bring back some of Waitrose's own mince pies, but when she also brought back the Heston Blumenthal mince pies, these were set aside. They are now back, but will they be overshadowed by its more famous step-brother?
Saturday, 10 November 2012
LIDL have made themselves a household name in recent years. Their wallet friendly products have got us flocking to their stores, but are their mince pies another reason to go?
Friday, 9 November 2012
The Prime Minister takes a couple weeks off to go on holiday, fortunately this administration will only be taking tonight off. There will be no mince pie review today.
Normal service will be resumed tomorrow.
Normal service will be resumed tomorrow.
Thursday, 8 November 2012
An unexpected treat from my sister who picked these interesting mince pies up from Waitrose. Does Heston's recipe live up to his 3 Michelin-starred status?
Wednesday, 7 November 2012
This is the pie I have been looking forward to. They have been my favourite for the past couple of years. Can M&S make it a hat-trick?!
Tuesday, 6 November 2012
This is a rare treat. I have managed to get my hands on a Harrods mince pie from their in-store bakery in Knightsbridge, London. Lets see if you really get what you pay for.
Monday, 5 November 2012
Sainsbury's Mince Pies have always been one of my favourite, and is usually the first stop on my search for a winning mince pie, this year is no different.
Sunday, 4 November 2012
Lets start this year's reviews with the nations best selling mince pie. However, despite this accolade it has never been a pie that has been at the top of my pie list, but does this years edition change that?
I feel the need, the need for PIE!