Aldi Specially Selected All Butter Classic Mince Pie Review 2018

Overall Rating: 6.5

Review: Aldi did quite well in 2017 with a range of good standard mince pies and fancy numbers too. Their mini pies were a big hit too.

Disappointingly something’s gone wrong this year. Their posh standard pie with courvoisier VS cognac isn’t a patch on last year. Overall the taste is far from unpleasant but there’s just too much soft pastry. In fact of the few I sampled, both had soggy bottoms. The pastry almost collapses as you handle it. You can get a hint of the cognac, but the mincemeat is a bit on the dry side which doesn’t help matters. Certainly wouldn’t be a disaster if you served these up on Christmas Day or Boxing Day, but you can get a nicer box (this year’s isn’t particularly good) and a nice pie for a similar price.

2 comments / Add your comment below

  1. Thank you for the review. I’m just eating one of these right now. I was tempted to buy Aldi’s slightly cheaper mince pies, but these looked nicer.

    I would give my batch about 7/10.

    Any chance of including the price with the pies you review if possible?

    Regards

    Pete

  2. I have bought these for the last 3 years and thought they were the best mince pies I had ever had,
    Something went badly wrong this year, after trying them, I wouldn’t offer them to guests and threw them out.

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