Christmas wouldn’t be the same without a tasty mince pie, so we’ve tried and tested mince pies from the supermarkets to see which one we thought was the best in our annual taste test.
We know that a Christmas would be the same without a mince pie. So once again we’ve gone and done all the “hard” work for you as we’ve tasted this year’s top mince pies from some of the UK’s leading supermarkets and stores. We were kindly sent these for our taste test.
WINNER 10/10 – ASDA Extra Special 4 Extra Indulgent Mince Pies, £2.50 – BUY HERE
All-butter orange zest with mincemeat. We really enjoyed these, they were packed full of mincemeat which had lots of flavour throughout and could taste the hints of zesty orange which meant this was not overly sweet and was infused with both brandy and port to give an extra layer of flavour. The all-butter pastry just melted in your mouth and was absolutely delicious.
SECOND PLACE – Co-Op Irresistible 6 All Butter Pastry Mince Pies, £2.25 – BUY HERE
These really are irresistible mince pies. We thought these mince pies were packed with just the right amount of mincemeat which was and we could really taste the brandy and port throughout but this was not overpowering.
THIRD PLACE – Sainsbury’s 6 Mince Pies with All Butter Pastry, Taste the Difference, £2.25 – BUY HERE
Made with mincemeat and a brandy filling encased in an all-butter pastry. We thought these mince pies from Sainsbury’s were really tasty. They had a lovely filling with fruits and spices throughout but this was not over-powering and Brandy gave a really tasty bite to it. The pastry was light, and crumbly and had a light dusting of icing sugar on the top which was just delicious.
Tesco Finest 6 All Butter Pastry Mince Pies, £2.25 – BUY HERE
These traditional mince pies are made with a mix of fruits and Napoleon glacé cherries, infused with brandy and port. We thought these were tasty, although a little too sweet but really felt there was a good amount of filling which had festive spices cherries and fruit and had the right amount of brandy and port. The pastry was crumbly and wasn’t dry and we felt the icing sugar dusting was a nice touch.
Morrisons The Best Deep-Filled Mince Pies 6, £2.25 – BUY HERE
Made with all butter pastry, cider-infused mincemeat and fruits throughout. We thought these mince pies from Morrisons were tasty, the pastry was slightly thicker than the other mince pies we tried but did enjoy this. The mincemeat was infused with cider and brand which have a good flavour throughout and worked well with the other spices, there was a good amount of filling but a little more would have been ideal.
There you have it, our official taste test for this year’s best Christmas mince pies. As always all opinions are our own. You can check out the full list of winners here!