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Christmas Tried And Tested 2023: Mince Pies

The official UTCT results are in! Check out which mince pie we thought was the best in our annual Christmas taste test.

Christmas Taste Test 2023 - Mince Pie

Christmas wouldn’t be the same if you were not scoffing a bunch of mince pies and washing them down with a bucket of mulled wine…right?! 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.

WINNER: Iceland Luxury 6pk All Butter Mince Pie, £2.50

Iceland Luxury Six All Butter Mince Pies
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Christmas in a mouthful – this is how the team described Iceland’s mince pies. Crammed full of zesty and rich mincemeat you could really taste the citrus and festive spices throughout. Not overly sweet and had just the right amount of booze to give you that warm feeling. More-ish is an understatement!

SECOND PLACE: Asda Extra Special Brown Butter & Rum Mince Pies 6pk, £2.35

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The all-butter pastry ticks every box for that melt-in-the-mouth moment, it has a slight nutty taste which we felt balanced out the spiced mincemeat. We loved how generously the pies were filled and the rum certainly gave the extra wow moment. If you’re searching for a mince pie that has a more aromatic taste go for these.

THIRD PLACE: Co-op Irresistible Luxury Mince Pies 6pk, £2.75

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Made with mincemeat and brandy and port filling encased in an all-butter pastry, these mince pies had a really tasty bite to it. With fruits and spices throughout which were not over-powering, you could easily have one after the other. The lovely snowflake design on top gave a nice added touch.

Tesco Finest Mince Pies 6pk, £3.00

Tesco Finest Six All Butter Mince Pies
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These traditional mince pies had a rustic homemade feel which we liked. The mincemeat wasn’t gloopy and hints of zesty peel certainly came through. For those looking for a not-too-sweet mince pie, these are for you.

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!