Aldi Specially Selected All Butter Classic Mince Pie Review 2019

Aldi Specially Selected All Butter Classic Mince Pie Review 2019

Overall Rating: 6/10

Review: Aldi have had a mixed showing the last few years. They tend to release a raft of mince pies of all types – and the specially selected range usually score well. However, this is a classic mince pie from that range and whilst it’s nice to look at – it’s disappointingly bland.

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Aldi Specially Selected All Butter Classic Mince Pie Review 2019

Overall Rating: 6/10 Review: Aldi have had a mixed showing the last few years. They tend to release a raft of mince pies of all types - and the specially s

Editor's Rating:
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Co-op Irresistible All Butter Luxury Mince Pie Review

Co-op Irresistible All Butter Luxury Mince Pie Review

Overall Rating: 6/10

Oh dear Co-op. Such fancy packaging, such a lovely name. Yet such a poor mince pie.

Nothing much to shout about here I’m afraid folks. Pastry is just ‘claggy’ – stuck in my teeth for a minute or so after I’d finished the damn thing. Mincemeat tastes of nothing. I’ve got so many better things to do than eat a bad mince pie then write a few hundred words about it. So I’m done. Avoid. You can do better, for less.

M&S Puff Pastry Mince Pie Review

M&S Puff Pastry Mince Pie Review

Overall Score: 6/10

Such promise from the festive green box, the lovely photos and promise of ‘vostizza’ currants! It’s a shame that the contents of said festive green box are a disappointment.

I do like a puff pastry mince pie – the Co-op did a particularly good one last year – but this offering from M&S has multiple issues.

The pastry is too dry – puff pastry is crumbly and dry by its very nature – but this is too much. There’s also too much of it and not enough filling – which compounds the dryness.

The filling isn’t as good as it sounds on the box either – those ‘vostizza’ currants don’t seem to make any impact, apart from on the price I imagine. Save your money and buy a traditional mince pie or the Co-op version (not yet tested but comes from good stock).

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