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For those who like Ginsters Original Large Cornish Pasty. Now half price.

Its the 227g insted of the normal 180g one.

But still, i think it have shrunken. I remember it was kinda bigger.
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#1
Not as good, or as big as a 'proper job' pasty! (God I miss living in Devon!) but these aren't bad, and they'll taste even better knowing you've only paid 62p for it, heat added.
#2
get that pasty smashed ;)
4 Likes #3
Can of dog food is cheaper and you get more meat
#4
Food of Gods.
#5
I bought two, I'm not proud and wouldn't post it as a deal :(

Edited By: MBeeching on Mar 25, 2011 23:00
#6
Same price in Tesco too :D
1 Like #7
As far as mainstream shop pasties go does anyone know of any better Cornish Pasties than Ginsters? I cannot think of any, admittedly they are not up to the standard of proper traditional pasty shops, but there are far worse in the supermarkets.
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cicobuff
As far as mainstream shop pasties go does anyone know of any better Cornish Pasties than Ginsters? I cannot think of any, admittedly they are not up to the standard of proper traditional pasty shops, but there are far worse in the supermarkets.


Morrisons freshly baked pasties are better than these, but then they're not pre-packed.Basically, none of the pre-packed pasties are great, but Ginsters are better than most I guess.I used to bring loads back from Devon, and put them in the Freezer, proper pasties, and a proper size, although admittedly not good for the old waistline!
#9
I'd rather have an embolism than a Ginsters pasty.
banned#10
are these made in Cornwall then?
#11
What do you call the pasties that you can get from Greggs where its flakey pastry and its sealed at the top?

Love those.
2 Likes #12
AMO1980
What do you call the pasties that you can get from Greggs where its flakey pastry and its sealed at the top?

Love those.

Gregg's pasties.
1 Like #13
You cook Cornish pasties?! I always eat my cold - much better that way. BTW, bemused to see the pasty Nazis on this thread yet again as they always crawl out of the woodwork and most of them actually fail to suggest any reasonably priced nationally available alternative to Ginsters (which actually aren't as bad as the Nazis make out).

I've tried most supermarket pasties and they aren't better than Ginsters (some are noticeably worse, in fact) - so unless you can suggest a better pasty that's, say, twice the price of this offer or less, it's really not worth just thinking up yet another Ginsters insult really.


Edited By: rkl on Mar 26, 2011 12:41
#14
I can happily eat them cold and often do but they are nice cooked in a Breville. :)
#15
rkl
You cook Cornish pasties?! I always eat my cold - much better that way. BTW, bemused to see the pasty Nazis on this thread yet again as they always crawl out of the woodwork and most of them actually fail to suggest any reasonably priced nationally available alternative to Ginsters (which actually aren't as bad as the Nazis make out).

I've tried most supermarket pasties and they aren't better than Ginsters (some are noticeably worse, in fact) - so unless you can suggest a better pasty that's, say, twice the price of this offer or less, it's really not worth just thinking up yet another Ginsters insult really.


Why not quit supporting the mega-corporations and support your local butcher instead? Our butcher delivers pasties that make Ginsters look like cow pats.
#16
mrzootsuit
rkl
You cook Cornish pasties?! I always eat my cold - much better that way. BTW, bemused to see the pasty Nazis on this thread yet again as they always crawl out of the woodwork and most of them actually fail to suggest any reasonably priced nationally available alternative to Ginsters (which actually aren't as bad as the Nazis make out).

I've tried most supermarket pasties and they aren't better than Ginsters (some are noticeably worse, in fact) - so unless you can suggest a better pasty that's, say, twice the price of this offer or less, it's really not worth just thinking up yet another Ginsters insult really.

Why not quit supporting the mega-corporations and support your local butcher instead? Our butcher delivers pasties that make Ginsters look like cow pats.

Not everybody can afford to pay the premium you do for having your local butcher deliver your cornish pasty to you, people have good reason to support the mega-corporations!
#17
cicobuff
As far as mainstream shop pasties go does anyone know of any better Cornish Pasties than Ginsters? I cannot think of any, admittedly they are not up to the standard of proper traditional pasty shops, but there are far worse in the supermarkets.


Pretty much any other pasty I've ever had in my life. But a specific example in the same kind of cheap from the chilled section variety would be the standard ASDA one, in their 'chosen by you' range or whatever its called. About 10 times better than this poor excuse for food.
#18
Not everybody can afford to pay the premium you do for having your local butcher deliver your cornish pasty to you, people have good reason to support the mega-corporations!


You can't afford a quid? I don't go to him for everything, but our butcher sells chicken, sausages, minced beef and eggs as cheap or cheaper than the supermarkets.

Some people ignore their local independents completely because they are brainwashed by television advertising into buying meat that is pumped full of water, colouring and CO2 and pasties that taste like you're chewing on spine.
#19
mrzootsuit
Not everybody can afford to pay the premium you do for having your local butcher deliver your cornish pasty to you, people have good reason to support the mega-corporations!

You can't afford a quid? I don't go to him for everything, but our butcher sells chicken, sausages, minced beef and eggs as cheap or cheaper than the supermarkets.

Some people ignore their local independents completely because they are brainwashed by television advertising into buying meat that is pumped full of water, colouring and CO2 and pasties that taste like you're chewing on spine.

I have got to say this is beginning to smell more and more like BS to me mrzootsuit. Dare I ask you to provide somekind of substantiated evidence that Ginsters pasties "taste like you're chewing on spine"? Given that you would "rather have an embolism than a Ginsters pasty" perhaps you have little idea about the taste of them. Knowing you we're going to get a response quoting surveys that no doubt conclude without doubt that they do in fact taste like spine. No butchers around here sell pasties for a pound! That would still be roughly two thirds more than these Ginsters whoppers cost anyway. Now listen don't get me wrong I'm sure your perfectly formed mini pasties taste yum, but seriously. What planet are you on? People usually shop at supermarkets for the convenience and the value, not because they are actually brainwashed morons. Your local butcher managing to operate at a loss undercutting the big supermarkets sounds like a real shrewdy and so do you for that matter. Maybe you can't do the maths...
#20
Smells more and more like BS to me mrzootsuit, dare I ask you to provide somekind of substantiated evidence that Ginsters pasties taste like you're chewing on spine? Given that you would "rather have an embolism than a Ginsters pasty" perhaps you have little idea about the taste of them. Knowing you I'm going to get a response about surveys that no doubt conclude without doubt that they do in fact taste like spine. No butchers around here sell pasties for a pound! That would still be roughly two thirds more than these Ginsters whoppers. Now listen don't get me wrong I'm sure your perfectly formed mini pasties taste yum, but seriously. What planet are you on? People usually shop at supermarkets for the convenience and the value, not because they are brainwashed morons. Your local butcher managing to operate at a loss undercutting the big supermarkets sounds like a real shrewdy and so do you for that matter. Maybe you can't do maths...


I can't quite work out why you're so angry about my subjective opinions of a pasty. Or indeed why you love supermarkets so much and hate butchers.

Probably you are a communist - or a student with your taste-buds wired back to front from drinking too much lighter fluid so that you love the taste of biting into a pus-filled bag of gristle and offal for your lunch. Or perhaps your dad is Mr. Ginster. Who knows?

If you are a student it's pretty clear you aren't a student of marketing, because all supermarkets are psychologically mapped out to make people buy all sorts of crap they don't need - like, for example, Ginsters pasties. You might not want to call that kind of marketing brainwashing, but it is. It's evil, insidious and manipulative (just like a Ginsters pasty working its way through your guts).

I should point out that I haven't voted this deal cold because I'm sure there are people out there whose diet consists of nothing but inedible cack who look at a Ginsters pasty as something of a rare treat and I'm not about to spoil their day by voting negatively on a deal they might enjoy.

But neither am I about to vote this deal hot when its advertising a mass produced insult to the population of Cornwall. And if my comments mean anything it is to inform people who might not know otherwise that real Cornish Pasties don't taste like you've spent five minutes gnawing on a cows bumcrack.
2 Likes #21
I genuinely love that a simple debate about pasties has led to "Probably you are a communist" :D
4 Likes #22
csiman
are these made in Cornwall then?


Yes they are, which means they will be one of the few mainstream brands allowed to continue calling their pasties "Cornish" since the pasty was added recently to the EU ‘Protected Designation of Origin’ list - i.e. a Cornish Pasty now has to be made in Cornwall.

FWIW, I'm a Cornishman currently living in exile and actually agree with most of the pro-Ginsters comments here. As far as mass produced pasties go they aren't half bad - especially at 62p! Sure they aren't a patch on a decent local (Cornish) bakery pasty, but where do you find those out of county? I agree with the comments about Morrison's bakery pasties. These are sold under the "Crantock Bakery" brand, which started out in Cornwall just south of Newquay. These days they have nothing much to do with Cornwall, but the sentiment is still right (even if they are about a half the size they should be!). I prefer them to Ginsters, but then they cost quite a bit more (by the time you've eaten two!)

IMO, to make a half decent pasty these days would cost about £1, which means a retail price north of £1.50 (and more likely £2 - £3). Ginsters achieve a lot for the price, mainly in their flavouring which uses a lot of pepper (and which is one of the hallmarks of a good Cornish pasty).
#23
Ironically lots of the pasties made in Cornwall won't qualify as "Cornish pasties" as they crimp the pastry on top instead of the side.
#24
the2ocan
Ironically lots of the pasties made in Cornwall won't qualify as "Cornish pasties" as they crimp the pastry on top instead of the side.

I believe that's true. I also think it's ridiculous! In my experience some of the best pasties in Cornwall are top crimped. It's what generations of my friends and family have made, and how I make them too.

I don't think anyone would dispute that side crimping IS the tradition as that's what makes the most practical handle; i.e. the crimping at the edge is what you hold when your hands are filthy and you don't want to touch the part that you are eating - especially when you are down a tin mine and some of the crap on your hands is particularly nasty! But then the tradition also holds that one end of the pasty is savoury (your main course) and the other end is sweet (your pudding). Who makes pasties like that these days?

IMO, the side crimping rule is a "convenient" win for big business(!) e.g. Ginsters. In my experience top crimping uses less pastry than side crimping, which means that a side crimped pasty of a certain weight can be made more cheaply (i.e. higher proportion of pastry). It's also possible to machine crimp the edge of a pasty whereas a top crimped pasty usually has to be made by hand. (The mass produced top crimped pasties are usually sealed by simply squashing the edges together rather than actual crimping).

So this is a stupid rule IMO, and a sad day for the Cornish Pasty. It hands big business an advantage over the smaller independents and takes pasties backwards towards more pastry and less of the good stuff.
#25
Personally, I don't think its just the crimping on top, although I do like it that way - there are a lot of 'traditional' cornish pasty shops that spring up in cities and towns and the pasties they serve are massive and expensive, but the problem is that you get whole mouthfuls of pastry.

But the flaky pastry of some of the top-crimped ones and the softer inner texture - more mashed of the pasty is my favourite choice. The Bakers Oven (now owned by Greggs) sell this pasty and its by far my favourite!

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