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I've only eaten Morrisons Chicken and Mushroom Pie's once - and I have to say that once was probably more than enough for one lifetime! It is fresh (as in not frozen) and takes about 20 minutes in the oven to get the pastry to be a golden brown. From appearances, the pie, once cooked looks okay.....not fabulous.....but okay. The pastry is golden brown and looks flaky as puff pastry should be. The top is latticed like many of these type of pies tends to be - and it is deep enough to look a decent size. It's a decent size for an individual portion although if you were having it for a meal you would need to bulk it up with vegetables or potatoes as it wouldn't fill you enough for one meal - even if you could get past the deliciously cardboard flavour! The most important thing about the pie is obviously the flavour. The pastry is actually not too bad as long as you don't mind your pastry not being particularly crispy. It's not that it's sloppy or soggy, but it is certainly not crispy or crunchy. It is a bit think and I could do with the pastry being a little thinner, particularly at the edges where it is really thick. However, the flavour of the filling is really not good at all. There is very little chicken in it and very little mushroom - and the majority of it is made up of a white sauce which is not very nice at all. The sauce is pretty tasteless and gloopy without any substance. The chicken is in such small chunks that it really doesn't feel like there is any chicken in it at all. I really just didn't like the taste or the gloopiness of the filling at all. This was not a good pie at all and I cannot recommend it!
These Chicken And Mushroom Pies from Morrisons are the WORST I've ever eaten, to be fair I got the chilled pie that was individually wrapped but you can get Morrisons pies frozen, from the deli and in all different sizes. One of them might be a bit better than the pie I had but I doubt it because none of the pies I've ever brought from Morrisons have been any good and I don't know why I brought this one in the first place! lol It takes about 20 mins to cook in the oven but you need to watch because the pastry burns dead quick if you leave it in even for a minute too long. It's like a soft pastry case with a flakey puff pastry top, the top doesn't rise much but it went a nice golden brown while it was cooking and smelled ok when I took it out. I knew there wasn't going to be much filling because the pie felt proper light when I held it in my hand and looked proper puny after it had been cooked. I was still shocked when I cut into it though and saw that there wasn't hardly any chicken or mushrooms in the pie and most of the filling was just a thick grey looking sauce. It looked stickey and definately was because it stuck to the knife when I cut it! lol There was about 6 very small chunks of chicken in the pie and when I finally found a mushroom I saw they were cut proper small and was a bit slimey feeling. They still tasted of mushrooms though but that wasn't all that good either because I thought the mushrooms had got a bit of a fake taste that didn't do anything for the pie. The sauce was dead bland and made me feel a bit sick after a couple of mouth fulls, I think that was because of the sticky thick feel to it and I didn't like it at all. Not recommended...... disgusting!!!
Today after the gym I was starving, not in a good mood and I wanted something naughty to eat. I say naughty cos on gym days I try really hard to eat healthily so I don't feel like I undo all my hard work but I wanted pastry and when I want something that's it, I have to have it! lol. I spotted these in the refrigerator section in Morrisons but versions in store do include frozen and freshly baked ones too. These one's are 59p per individual pie or any 2 of any pies (chicken & mushroom, minced beef & onion, steak and steak & kidney) are all part of the deal! One I got was this one and usually it's my favourite flavour....notice I say usually lol, there's always an exception to that rule and this seriously is! The Packaging: Clear and white blue plastic oblong shaped wrapper (you can see most of the pie lid through) and on the front in white and blue writing I'm told it is Morrisons Chicken & Mushroom Pie 'A puff pastry pie filled with British chicken in a creamy sauce' and then there is Union Jack displayed along with an at a glance nutritional chart, I'm told I can cook it in the oven, that it's freezable, the best before date is clearly stamped on and the weight is stated which in this case is 150g. On the back of the wrapper other information given includes ingredients and allergy advice being listed, I'm told how to cook it (from chilled 20-22 minutes or from frozen 50-55 minutes) in the oven, a full nutritional chart is given and contact details for Morrisons are listed. The pie comes in a foil tray and the whole of the packaging is informative enough, easy to open and stuff like that. The Pie: Well I was instantly attracted to the pie in the shop when I picked it up to see what it was. It was a decent weight and looked like a hefty portion for one person and I like a decent sized pie! It's very deep, sort of square in shape (rounded to the corners) and of smooth, thick light cream coloured pasty with the lid being rougher in texture, slightly golden in colour and sort of latticed in appearance. When I took it out of the wrapper it never fell apart on me and I decided to eat it cold cos I was hungry (you can eat this hot or cold by the way). Now maybe this review would read differently warm/hot but I found this awful. The pastry was stodgy and hard to digest. It's meant to be puff but it was damp, smooth and slightly soggy. It didn't have alot of taste to it at all and I certainly couldn't taste butter in it or seasoning and it was all just a bit thick for my liking. However all in all the pastry is marvelous in comparison for what is passed off as filling! Yuk!!!!!!..... It was tasteless. It was mainly white sauce that was gloopy with a powdery feel in the mouth and not alot of it but loads in comparison to chicken and mushrooms. I pulled off the lid to see what I was eating as it had no aroma and no flavour to it really and it just was not even a quarter full in the pie, I spotted two small slices of mushroom in there and no chicken at all! Not one bit! It was horrible. Not so mush horrid on taste because like I say it never had a lot of flavour but the textures were just awful. Verdict: Economy pie at it's worst and I did try another flavour (I will do a review on it) that was just as bad! I don't like these pies at all and Morrisons would need to pay me to eat these again! Allergy Advice: Contains: Wheat, Gluten and milk. Produced in a factory which uses nut ingredients. Nutritional Information Per Pie: Calories: 430 Sugar: 2.2g Fat: 26.9g Saturates: 12.5g Salt: 1.5g Only available in Morrisons stores.
Morrisons chicken and Mushroom pies Bought from the freezer section, not in my mind my finest buy of the week. My reasons for buying these were of course they were on offer buy one get one free. I bought One Steak and Onion and one Chicken and Mushroom, Where the Steak one was fine the Chicken one which is what I am writing about today was far from it I am afraid to say. I usually like most of Morrisons range but on the odd occasion the really do drop the ball a bit. This in my opinion was one of those occasions. Why? The Pastry was to be honest reasonably ok it wasn't the best pastry I have tasted but it was edible. The contents within the pastry were another matter for me. The chicken was preformed and tasteless as far as I could ascertain and the Mushrooms in the pie tasted like those out of a tin not pleasant, possibly wild couldn't quite get to grips with them the overall taste of the mushrooms was overpowering and unpleasant. I like mushrooms but these were not nice. The sauce I think should have been a white sauce which turned out to be a mushroom sauce. Over powering. So I think this pie should have been a Mushroom pie with small amount of chicken preformed or not inside it. As I said before NOT Morrisons better product. The pie was also too salty and this made eating it an unpleasant experience we as a family would not entertain again. My son who usually eats anything offered asked me quite pointedly not to buy it again. So that tells you how bad this particular product was. Sorry Morrisons but even us who work there have to eat and this is in my view one of the worst dining experiences I and my family have tried yet. We generally shop in this store not because I work there but because it is usually a good store for food and cheaper than Tescos. So I find it a shame when we are let down by inferior products. I have since found other Pies that Morrisons do that are excellent from the fresh baked counter and they are very good indeed, maybe that is the answer here buy fresh not frozen.
Savoury meat pie.