ASDA Extra Special Deep Filled Mince Pie Review 2019

ASDA Extra Special Deep Filled Mince Pie Review 2019

Overall rating: 8.5/10

Review: Last year’s winner here. Big boots to fill. I’m excited!

I’m disappointed. Damn it. But there’s no doubt these are still a very good mince pie.

ASDA, like many of the big supermarkets, still run with a selection of factory made boxes pies – and a smaller selection of bakery pies. This is the deep filled version from the bakery and so mileage may vary (dependent on the staff, even I guess). The pastry on these is very slightly too pale for my liking – but that’s a really minor point. The filling is a little short – both on amount and taste – but certainly better than most standard factory boxes pies.

Hard to say where they would’ve ended up on the scale if they had been in the oven a little longer with a little more (and sharper) filling…as it stands I think 8.5/10 is fair. They’re a big eat too – so that always helps.

Enjoy!

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ASDA Extra Special Deep Filled Mince Pie Review 2018

ASDA Extra Special Deep Filled Mince Pie Review 2018

Overall rating: 10/10

Review: It took me longer to find a 10 last year, I think we were well into December, but ASDA have sneaked up on me this time and created a beauty.

These come in a pack of 4 and bear a striking resemblance to the Co-op pies that scored 10/10 in 2017 (although they only came in a meagre 2 pack!).

First impressions are that they’re really deep – huge in fact (I think an inch deep). And the pastry is short, sweet and almost biscuit-like, all without being too dry and crumbly. A hard task indeed. The mincemeat is great too – still coarse but moist too with lots of tasty fruit and a good swig of brandy as well.

All topped with a light sprinkle of icing sugar. What a great mince pie ASDA, well done!

These will be in the house at Christmas – guaranteed.

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