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suziq
16th December 2007, 13:06
gone are the days when i would make my own!

sainsburys taste the difference. 6/10
tesco own brand 4/10
tesco finest 8/10

still to try, tesco iced, then where shall i go on the hunt?

angel,dust
16th December 2007, 13:18
gone are the days when i would make my own!

sainsburys taste the difference. 6/10
tesco own brand 4/10
tesco finest 8/10

still to try, tesco iced, then where shall i go on the hunt?

I thought these would be really lovely but no (there ok but nothing to write home about)

sanmarco5
16th December 2007, 13:22
gone are the days when i would make my own!

sainsburys taste the difference. 6/10
tesco own brand 4/10
tesco finest 8/10

still to try, tesco iced, then where shall i go on the hunt?
i like em all!! just eated a mr Kiplings deep filled, so yummy had to have another! LOL

cte1111
16th December 2007, 13:23
I like the large tesco mince tarts, from the bakery. There's more mince than pastry, which I prefer. They're the size that you're meant to cut up and share. Have found that the kids and I can eat a whole enormous one in one sitting on the sofa. Yumm.

They were BOGOF too, but I couldn't find them yesterday, so might just be tantalising you with something that you can't find anymore.

lleck
16th December 2007, 13:30
in my humble opinion costco are the best, they have sponge on top and are massive yum yum

Hibiscus
16th December 2007, 14:01
Try the Asda ones, their equivalent to Finest, not the ordinary ones. They're absolutely scrummy, faintly boozy and packed with mincemeat. I was instore the other day when a lady was handing out tasters and people were emptying the plates faster than she could fill them!

tiger
16th December 2007, 14:08
Sorry to go off topic but the ASDA party food is very nice too. Had a sausage roll at DS1's the other day and it was lovely and also packs of mini choc eclairs. I think he said they were ?1 a box.

DebbieE
16th December 2007, 14:26
I expect M&S ones would be rather yummy

I hope u r not testing them all on the same day Suz - with your diet & all!

jenchin
16th December 2007, 14:50
Mr Kipling is the best i've tasted this year

taffyswife
16th December 2007, 15:24
Tried one from the bakery section at Sainsburys - it was scrummy :):)

suziq
16th December 2007, 16:27
diet is off till new year now! you have to try em close tog or u forget what the others are like!

clyindus
16th December 2007, 16:41
waitrose all butter pastry ones are to die for, and I also like the tesco value ones cos the mincemeat is really thick and quite tart.
When I'm eating them I tell myself at least they have some fruit in them so they can't be all bad!!

maleficent_mum
16th December 2007, 16:45
Tesco Finest are most popular in our house especially the mini ones. :)

Beej
16th December 2007, 16:46
When I'm eating them I tell myself at least they have some fruit in them so they can't be all bad!!

Part of your 5 a day?

ChickenCottage
16th December 2007, 17:22
good thinking Clyindus
All I have to do is eat 5 a day then and Im landed :lol:

I usually make my own, only troube is I eat about 25 when they come out of the oven.

Addy
16th December 2007, 20:48
Part of your 5 a day?

Certainly is, and so are Terry's Chocolate Oranges...Fact :D Believe they're in season at the moment too :clap2:

ChickenCottage
16th December 2007, 23:20
I reckon those strawberry filling one in Roses count as well... :heh:

clockwatcher
16th December 2007, 23:26
Not bought any mince pies yet this year, but for the past few years, Aldi's have been my favourite. I tend not to like posh ones as they always seem to taste too much of booze and/or citrus peel.

ChickenCottage
16th December 2007, 23:38
I think the trick is to heat them a little in the oven for 10 minutes.

I saw a lovely recipie where the mince was wrapped in filo and twisted up like a wee parcel.
Might try a few of those this year.
ooooo only a week to go!
strtaing to feel more christmassy!

Unintended Muse
16th December 2007, 23:47
Tesco Finest wins hands down in our house.

Not tried this as yet, but was told to try just warming the mince pies a little, then lifting the lids off and adding a dollop of brandy cream...

Sounds seriously yummy, but not exactly diet friendly :D

clockwatcher
16th December 2007, 23:50
Tesco Finest wins hands down in our house.

Not tried this as yet, but was told to try just warming the mince pies a little, then lifting the lids off and adding a dollop of brandy cream...

Sounds seriously yummy, but not exactly diet friendly :D

I do that with brandy butter. I've been good so far this year though...

DebbieE
17th December 2007, 16:17
I reckon those strawberry filling one in Roses count as well... :heh:

And wine MUST count as it's made from grapes

sunflower
17th December 2007, 17:06
in my humble opinion costco are the best, they have sponge on top and are massive yum yum


Yes we like these, went today and got another 12.

suziq
17th December 2007, 17:10
tehe i was debbie e today at tesco! that danchloe woman giving me a hard time over chock oranges.
back on subject, iced ones were dissapointing, esp as they have the CALORIE value very obvious on the front! oh said it doesnt count cos it's xmas

LoveABargain
17th December 2007, 20:19
Mmmm - I had a yummy one from Greggs the bakers - 6 for ?1.45 I think - really tasty "proper" pastry like homemade ones

ChickenCottage
18th December 2007, 00:41
I promise you, this is best:
http://img.tesco.com/pi/xpi/7/5000119101587_200.jpg
= 36p, use half 20p
+
http://img.tesco.com/pi/xpi/4/5000165024014_60.jpg
butter = 1.09, only use half = 50p
+
http://img.tesco.com/pi/xpi/9/5010067331509_60.jpg
caster sugar = 84p use 1/3 = 28p
+
http://img.tesco.com/pi/xpi/2/0000050172672_200.jpg
= 89p

roll out pastry
get kids to make holly or tree or leaf shapes on top
cook for half an hour
makes at least 2 trays of 12 = ?1.87, that is 6 for 45p
cheap, better and much more fun that preservative-laden shop bought ones.

suziq
19th December 2007, 09:31
ongoing research

m&s mulled wine pies, dissapointing, tho pastry yummy, lack of filling, takes itself a bit seriously, 6/10