Review: It’s a while since I’ve had chance to review an “alternate” mince pie item, but I’ve had mince pie ice cream before and it was great.Read More
Overall rating: 8.5/10
Review: These filled cookies from ASDA are the first non-mince pie, mince pie items I’ve come across this year. They’re good.Read More
Overall rating: 9/10
Review: This is a first for me – a cookie with mince pie flavour. And it’s good, really good.
The cookies are just what you’d want in consistency – firm enough to hold but nice and soft when you bite into them.
I know you’re only interested to hear about the taste though – and they do taste like mince pies. They’re full of sultanas and raisins which does help – and if I’m being honest you do get a little hint of them being ‘gingerbread-y’. But overall, in this alternate category, they’re the clear winner.
Overall Rating: 8/10
Review: I didn’t know this existed – but seeing as how much people know I like mince pies, a colleague brought this by my desk for me to try (I encourage this by the way!). I’ve had Joe&Sephs popcorn before and so it’s more the flavours that I’m reviewing here. The packet says “Popcorn with Caramel, Brandy, Fruit and Almonds” and so it’s not quite a mince pie taste or smell, but it’s certainly festive. The popcorn is quite dark so it has a ‘burnt’ look to it – but pop some in your mouth and it’s really nice. The caramel and fruit come through and you do get a hint of the brandy – so safe for kids too. Seems like the sort of thing you could pop in a bowl at a Christmas gathering and it would get a fair bit of interest – a conversation starter maybe. You can pick some up here if you want to try it > Joe&Sephs Gourmet Mince Pie Popcorn