They’re an integral part of festive feasting, so you’ve got to get the right mince pies to make sure no-one is left with a bad taste in their mouth this Christmas.
So, to help you out, we’ve brought our Scone Spy out of furlough to taste test some of the supermarket’s offerings for this year.
Deluxe Mini Mince Pies (12-pack), £1.99, Lidl
These bite-sized mini mince pies are just the treat alongside a nice hot cuppa. But guaranteed, once the flavour of the juicy mincemeat and soft buttery pastry hits, you’ll be reaching for more. Absolutely delicious.
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Tesco Finest Mince pies(6-pack), £1.75
These gorgeous snowflake mince pies certainly look the part – and they taste even better. The rich, crumbly pastry is packed with festive fruit…and there’s a splash of cognac, brandy and port which makes it taste – and smell – just like Christmas. Santa-tastic.
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Co-op All Butter Pastry Mince Pies(6-pack), £2
A pretty pastry lid in the shape of a Christmas star hides a juicy fruit centre, packed with sweet, spicy flavour. The crumbly case did cave on first bite, making for a messy snack, but it had a lovely rich taste and looked special on the plate.
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Aldi Specially Selected Mince Pies(6-pack), £1.39
These beauties are highly commended by the Good Housekeeping Institute and we can’t disagree. The all-butter pastry case is perfection and I loved the rich filling with dried cranberries. They also contain a welcome splash of brandy.
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