‘Very nice cutting action firm. That’s quite nice, it’s not wonderfully tasty but its firmer. and more peppery. I think that‘s the nicest pastry I‘ve tasted.

Yes I like this pastry, it‘s slightly crispy.

The pics not greasy either. Definitely spicier.

It’s made with a finer balance of spices.

But none Of them seem to taste of

meat.‘ d

‘It looks rather peelie-wally.

This one looks like its been re-heated a dozen times.

The base is like cardboard.

It’s pretty bad for cutting.

Jeez the pastry is really floury on top I prefer it floury, yes I quite like that. Eeehr what’s that?

That’s an eye, Julie's just found an eye in the pie.

The meat is too mushy.

The filling looks a bit green to me.

A very thin taste.

It's quite spicy, very spicy in my bit. You’ve got all the spice then.

It tastes like its got cinnamon in it. Robin says bouquet. Is that a swear word?’

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‘A singularly unappealing top. Very hard to cut into the crust is like the Great Wall of China. Yes, it’s a very hard crust.

A very firm'crust. Uncompromising.

An unyielding crust.

Ooh, the texture ofthis is slightly dog-foodie.

A bit pinky.


Christ its huge.

I think its‘ definitely a more sophisticated pie though.

More peppery and spicy.

A lot more flavour.

Uuhm, uuuhm.

It’s got the strongest flavour of any of them.’

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‘This one doesn’t look too bad. It‘s a good cutter.

It’s quite a dark meat, looks authentic, have a go somebody. The final contestant.

Really, really greasy again. Tasty though.

Not as nice.

It’s got a very strange after taste. Ahhh, that’s putrid.

Yeah, it‘s not a great taster. Right, that‘s it out the window.‘

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