Overall rating: 8/10
Review: Lidl is coming on strong in 2018 and their standard mince pie is a great little offering. So much value here too – it’s a pack of 12, not 6!
Nice shortcrust pasty on this one, sweet and just a nice bit of crumble. The mincemeat is really nice too – may be very slightly too ‘wet’ bit it has a lovely taste and plenty of fruit.
If you’re looking for a ‘volume’ pie – if you maybe have a load of visitors due over the Xmas period – then this is a great option. Bravo Lidl.
Overall Rating: 9/10
I missed out on the Lidl mince pie last year, something that makes me wince having just tasted the class of 2017.
What they’ve produced is a a really well filled pie, with a lovely pastry – just crumbly & sweet enough – and a superb sprinkle of fine sugar on top.
The mincemeat is tasty, sweet and contains plenty of full fruit – not a blended paste like some this year.
Considering the price (£1.59 for 12) and that these are a ‘standard’ pie – not Specially Selected or Extra Special – this is a triumph.
It’s official, the ‘budget’ supermarkets rule the mince pie roost in 2017.