Overall rating: 5/10

When you consider the quality, taste and texture of the Aldi Cognac-steeped mince pie I reviewed a week or so ago, I was expecting similar levels of greatness from their standard range. I was wrong.

Overall the mince pie is too dry, mainly thanks to a disappointing shortcrust. The mincemeat itself has very little defining taste, in fact I cannot remember what it really tasted of – despite finishing it only moments ago. A lack of a sugar sprinkle or tinge of warming alcohol tops off a thoroughly mediocre mince pie. Pay the extra and get the others.

Not unpleasant, just underwhelming. Sorry Aldi.

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