The Mince Pie Roundup

Introduction

The Mince Pie Roundup

Introduction



Some claim that Mince Pies are somewhat marmite; I'll never understand this. Just when you thought a full christmas dinner with copious amounts of mulled wine had you sedated into an oblivion, a small fruity pastry with dashings of brandy sauce comes along and truly hits the spot. A perfect end to the annual festive dinner.

Not all of us have the time or will power to build our own mince pies. While many say that one could easily purchase and compile the relevant components with a greater scope for customisation for less, we saw fit to cater for the typical customer instead. So what exactly is available to the discerned prebuilt pie buyer?

This review will put three brands of mince pie to the test, from entry level through to all out taste-bud performance. Moreover, we will be putting two popular brandy sauces to the test with the intention of finding the best mince pie dessert solution.

Time for a table of products...

 Mince Pies
TESCO     
MR KIPLING       
M&S LUXURY ALL BUTTER
Pie Units 6 612
Size
Standard StandardMini
Contains Alcohol
No NoYes - Brandy, Port
Pastry Type
Conventional ConventionalAll Butter Short Crust
Calories / Pie
245 256110
Current Price
£1 £1.50
£2.99


What we have here are two similar (albeit branded vs non branded) mince pies pitched alongside the finest offerings from Marks & Spencer. Clearly the M&S product is more expensive but how much better can it be?

Lets find out.

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Most Recent Comments

24-12-2010, 05:08:26

Junglerog
Haha good stuff. Merry Christmas!Quote

24-12-2010, 05:17:12

Ghosthud1
Ohhhh Mann we have Mk pies. Have a good Xmas all Quote

24-12-2010, 05:26:54

SnW
Are these software cookies ?Quote

24-12-2010, 05:32:01

Alicarve
Now my favourite is the cooperative brandy puff mince pies that are baked in store Quote

24-12-2010, 05:33:15

timothyh
Scruptious review! Merry Christmas to you all Quote
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