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Pie Club 2016

It's still a knockout

Mince pie tastings are usually conducted professionally, by an uninspired panel, trotting out bone dry statistics that feed the need of opinion factory magazines, and other fettered institutions.

Wouldn't you rather enjoy a rogue one?

Pie Club's return as inexorable as an English football crisis or a paternal Star Wars melodrama, should bring fire to the belly of Christmas scrutineers everywhere.

The sixteen finalists in our tournament draw have been selected by applying a comprehensive formula, based on variables including but not limited to: historic performance, number of previous appearances, and likely availability.

Someone warn the internet, the maelstrom of mixed fruit starts here!

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Match Report
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Grand Final - Marks & Spencer Classic vs Co-op Luxury - 15th Dec 2016
Pie Club 2016 has been a year of spectacular comebacks with M&S Classic rediscovering their form, Waitrose All Butter doing a Jon Snow by coming back from the dead, and Lego Donald Trump appearing everywhere after overturning the polls, common sense and good judgement. So before we rush off to witness the cinematic return of our favourite bad dad in black (and his moon-sized holiday home), why not pick up a couple of boxes and play along at home. See if you agree with my findings… or whether you find my lack of taste disturbing.


Also, before I get down to business, I’d like to thank Simon Wilson for his timely and expert web work, my long-suffering wife and kids for putting up with this festive distraction and cardio-brinkmanship, the team of eager procurement officers, retweeters everywhere, and the good people of Lucasfilm for inspiring much of the photography. And Merry Christmas to everyone who has landed here and taken the time to wonder what this is all about. God bless you.
M&S Classic - It's goodbye from us Co-op Luxury - And it's goodbye from them
M&S Classic - It's goodbye from us Co-op Luxury - And it's goodbye from them
Marks & Spencer Classic Co-op Luxury
MSC last lifted this crown in 2006, but it feels like they have been in and around the latter stages most years, often losing out to the eventual winners or stepping aside to let their more expensive brethren take the plaudits. They certainly lost their way on the spicing in more recent incarnations, but the double shipment of cloves this year has helped them re-find their mojo. Co-op’s most memorable achievement to date has been the ludicrously camp box of 2014-2015. How they have gone from sitting a couple of chums in and around a lace swing to the brutality of their 2016 battlefield crumbshot is beyond me. I am absolutely sure, though, that same designer could not be behind both versions. If they go on to win this, expect utter carnage on everyone’s 2017 sleeve.
Match Report
Despite my nearly twenty years of competitive pie tasting experience, I still find it hard to settle into big occasions such as these. By the time I stand up again, we will have a new champion. Gulp.
Both teams will be relieved that the pies on show today are without any obvious damage and with precise airholes unquivered by the weight of expectation.
MSC lead us off with their biscuit disguise. A snappy edge with real, almost dunkable, credentials. In contrast, Co-op don’t try to overplay from the start, and their holly motifed lid provides satisfactory groundwork for a distant tang to tease through a neutral sugaring.
The instant MSC gives up a full bite this grand final comes to life. The generous fruit filling begins to award an infusion upon the palate before the jaw snaps shut. In moments, the deeply tart apple pulp washes away ambivalence in a foam of mulling spice and demerara. And the effect stays with you. From mouth to soul.
Co-op’s assault on the inflamed senses is not a merciful one. Bigger orchard cannon smash through the early notes releasing a mouthwatering brandy and almond finish. With a touch of spice thrown in, there is no hiding place from the majesty of Co-op’s mincemeat maelstrom.
Extra Pies was inevitable, but just how many dare I risk?
Bouncing bites back and forth, I continue until the detail is lost and only the feeling remains…
And the winner is: M&S Classic have edged the best grand final in recent memory. Both these giants of 2016 deserve a place on your Christmas table, but MSC might create 1% more ecstasy.

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