Rachael Dodd @RDoddHerald
All six shops were within walking distance of each other and bought at the same time (around 1pm).
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The Original Pasty House
An even blend of swede, potato and beef here and the filling is the perfect amount of wet; neither gravy-like or too dry to swallow. One criticism would be the amount of pepper, the tongue feels a little too warm after a mouthful. The pastry is golden and doesn’t feel soggy in any way and the meat is nicely browned and free of any gristle or fat.
A firm texture with a moist filling and soft, but not overcooked, vegetables.
There’s a roughness and variation to this pasty which draws the eye and gives a handmade feel. The crimping is simple but attractive
Verdict: Strong flavours and a satisfying filling are a winning combination. This is the pasty you imagine when someone asks you to picture one. 9/10