Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Please have one less roast potato to ensure you have room for this year's winning mince pie. I certainly will be.

We'll hopefully be back towards the end of 2013 to start this all over again! I also hope it will be the year I taste the exclusive Costco mince pie. If you cannot wait until next year, be sure to have a read of fellow blogger Andy Savage's review on this pie.


From everyone at the Mince Pie Administration, we would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New year.

See you all in about 10 months.


Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Jamie Oliver - Jamie's Mini Mince Pies

Stumbling across these mince pies was quite a treat. With Jamie Oliver being a household name you would think these mince pies would be everywhere, or more specifically, in your local Sainsbury's. These elusive mince pies were discovered in Boots!

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Heston Blumenthal (made for Waitrose) - Puff Pastry Mince Pies with Pine Sugar Dusting

After much questioning as to whether I would try "the other Heston mince pie", I have finally made my way to a Waitrose to pick up a box. Can Heston's pies take the top two spots on my leader board?

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Pret A Manger - Mince Pie

This gourmet sandwich shop that started in London has grown substantially. With stores as far east as Hong Kong and as far west as Chicago, I want to know whether they still care about their home town by making a decent mince pie this Christmas.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Costa - Mince Tart

After sampling Starbucks' offering on the mince pie front I was intrigued to find out just how seriously the other big name coffee shops took their mince pies.