Review: I last reviewed a Co-op Irresistible mince pie back in 2019 with an almost identical box. They received a score of 6.5/10, can the class of 2021 do any better?Read More
Overall rating: 8/10
Price per pie: 50p
Review: Any fans of the bourbon-based Old Fashioned cocktail? I hope so, because Co-op have plonked all those flavours into a mince pie.Read More
Overall Rating: 5/10
Price per pie: 31p
Review: The Co-op bakery mince pies have faired well in previous years – but those are the deep filled ones. These flatter ones don’t inspire tonnes of confidence – not sure how the ratio of pastry to filling will work?Read More
Overall rating: 7.5/10
Price per pie: ~31p
Review: I’ve liked these in past years, I’m a fan of apple turnovers so these appeal to me. Puff pastry is lovely and the sugar on top usually helps.Read More
Overall rating: 0/10
Review: Shocking. What a state. Co-op’s most standard pie is an abomination.Read More
Overall rating: 6.5/10
Review: Another Co-op pie…how many do they have? This one is middle of the road – certainly not very luxury.Read More
Overall rating: 9/10
Review: The winner from 2017 returns triumphantly. Another great mince pie from Co-op.Read More
Overall rating: 9/10
Review: The King is dead, long live the King. So very close from Co-op…last year’s 10/10 mince pie has slipped one point to 9/10. It’s just not as good as the ASDA Extra Special deep filled pie.
The pie pastry is still sweet and biscuit-like but it’s too thick. So very slightly too thick. It’s a bit of a task to chomp through the (not so) little bugger. The mincemeat is sweat and full of whole fruity bits – it’s sweat and has a hint of brandy to it. But the taste of the mincemeat isn’t as good as the ASDA pie.
That’s not to say this isn’t nice – it’s a really great mince pie…it’s just not a 10 anymore. Maybe next year Co-op.
Overall Rating: 7/10
Review: Another decent ‘standard’ mince pie from Co-op. It’s the luxury range so I’m judging this expecting good things. However the pastry lets this pie down in my books – it’s very soft, no crumble to it at all and verging on a soggy bottom. Having said that the taste is very good and the fill is great. The mincemeat is very different to the Brandy Buttercream mince pie (also from Co-op) which is a good thing – it’s a nice mix and the texture is lovely. The icing sugar on top plus the soft pastry means the overall feel from eating this isn’t amazing. Not a disaster but there’s got to be better to come this year.