Friday, 22 February 2013

A trip to Selfridges Food Hall for a pie review

Tom's Pies Butternut Squash, Bean and Cheese pie review


Selfridges pie review
I've come here to the Selfridges Food Hall because I've got word that there are pies on sale here. It's the third pie-vending establishment I've been to today, but I am clearly passionate about my pies so that's hardly a surprise.

This is a Butternut Squash, Bean and Cheese pie - and I've tracked the manufacturer down to Tom's Pies. It cost me a cool £2.99, which I didn't think was too outrageous for a Selfridges item.
Selfridges pie review
I wasn't sure if the pie had to be cooked, but I'm so hungry I eat the pie cold on the train home from London. The vegetables taste soft so I think it has all been pre-cooked and just needs heating up in the oven.

Despite the chilled temperature of the pie, it actually carries quite a hot chili flavour. I was quite surprised by the potency of the chili, and even started to sweat a little bit.

The pie tasted delicious though, but this may have just been because I was extremely hungry. The vegetables were just right - a little bit crunchy (which would probably be softened on heating the pie) which I actually really liked. There was a great mix of flavours in the pie. The pastry was a nice quality although looked a little bit pale. The pie held itself together nicely despite me eating it with my hands - there was no mess at all. An excellent portable pie, it seems!

So overall a novel little vegetarian pie. I normally go for meat pies, so I am pleasantly surprised by how I am not disappointed by the lack of meat here. The capacity of the pie is nearly entirely filled with content.

Tom's Pies Butternut Squash, Bean and Cheese pie (Sold in Selfridges)
Score: 5.03/7
TJP


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