Overall score: 8 out of 10 Being wider and shallower than the traditional mince pie gives no particular advantage to the Co-op Shortcrust offering. While eating it I did think it felt a little ‘mean’ but then you realise it’s wider so it balances out. Not sure why they’ve gone for this form factor. Onto… Read More
Overall rating: 9 out of 10 Tasting Notes: This was one of my absolute favourites of recent years – I think I got through three packs easily in 2016. Aldi’s ‘fancy’ mince pie is here. Whilst Cognac ‘steeped’ might be a bit of an exaggeration, that’s not bad thing. More ‘with a hint of Cognac’… Read More
Overall Score: 7.5/10 Tasting Notes: In a departure from the traditional mince pie, a nice layer of sweet white icing adds a Christmas cake feel athough it does look a little stark next to a standard mince pie. Maybe an icing holly leaf would’ve made these feel more special? They have a good pastry (which you’d… Read More
Overall Score: 8/10 Tasting Notes: This is a really nice mince pie. The mincemeat has a good flavour and a smooth texture, it’s on the more moist side. Nice bit of sugar on top and good sweet pastry. No more needed. Buy it – cracker!
Overall Score: 7.5 out of 10 Tasting Notes: A very decent mince pie. A slightly firmer, less moist filling with a sweet taste. Not an overly spiced mincemeat, a firm but crumbly pastry with a good amount of sugar on top too. No issues with this one, a solid choice for the mainstream.