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The great mince pie taste test!

Morrisons Deep Filled Mince Pies

£2 for a pack of six

Calories per pie: 234 

Fat per pie: 7.8g

Deliciously soft, with a crumbly base and a centre packed full of boozy fruity goodness, this mince pie is an absolute treat. I couldn’t fault it. 

From the manageable but not modest size to the pretty star decoration on top, I really thought this was a great festive treat.

I particularly enjoyed the filling – it’s loaded with a good amount of fruit, with a fun boozey kick of an after taste. I’d highly recommend. – Harriet Johnston 

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FEMAIL's Harriet said the mince pies were loaded with a good amount of fruit and a fun boozy kick

FEMAIL’s Harriet said the mince pies were loaded with a good amount of fruit and a fun boozy kick

Sainsbury’s Winter Berry, Clementine & Gin Mince Pies (with a Clementine-Flavoured Crumble Topping) – £2.00 for six

£2 for a pack of four

Calories per pie: 199

Fat per pie: 6.2g  

These are, in a strong field, the most Christmassy mince pies I’ve ever tried. You really can, as the box claims, ‘taste the difference’.

As Frasier Crane, portrayed by Kelsey Grammer in the hit sitcom ‘Frasier’, puts it: ‘If less is more, think how much more more will be.’

These are more than your average yuletide treat. – Henry Martin 

These are, in a strong field, the most Christmassy mince pies I've ever tried. You really can, as the box claims, 'taste the difference' - Henry Martin

These are, in a strong field, the most Christmassy mince pies I’ve ever tried. You really can, as the box claims, ‘taste the difference’ – Henry Martin

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Co-op Irresistible All Butter Pastry 6 Luxury Mince Pies

£2 for a pack of four

Calories per pie: 215

Fat per pie: 7.2g  

The luxury mince pie offering from Co-op are beautiful and sprinkle with icing sugar. 

They are as tasty as the traditional mince pies on offer, but make a worthy addition to any Christmas feast if you’re trying to impress your guests -Claire Toureille

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The luxury mince pie offering from Co-op are beautiful and sprinkle with icing sugar - Claire Toureille

The luxury mince pie offering from Co-op are beautiful and sprinkle with icing sugar – Claire Toureille

Co-op 6 Mince Pies, £1.00

£1 for a pack of six 

Calories per pie: 207

Fat per pie: 7g

Always a winner, Co-op keep things simple with their traditional mince pies recipe. 

The filling is generous and the crust is not dry and does not crumble into pieces when you tuck into it  – Claire Toureille

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The filling is generous and the crust is not dry and does not crumble into pieces when you tuck into it - Claire Toureille Rating:

The filling is generous and the crust is not dry and does not crumble into pieces when you tuck into it – Claire Toureille Rating:

Sainsbury’s Mince Pies with All Butter Pastry, Taste the Difference 

£2 for a pack of six

Calories per pie: 207

Fat per pie: 7g

I found the Mince Pie very satisfying, with a pleasant tangy and fruity flavour.

There was a definite butter aftertaste from the pastry and the sweet aroma conjured up memories of Christmas past – Dan Sales

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There was a definite butter aftertaste from the pastry and the sweet aroma conjured up memories of Christmas past - Dan Sales

There was a definite butter aftertaste from the pastry and the sweet aroma conjured up memories of Christmas past – Dan Sales

Morrisons Gingerbread Crumble Mince Pie, Gluten free – £2.50 for four

£2.50 for four

Calories per pie: 200 

Fat: 7.1g 

The ginger crumble mince pie has a crunchy pastry exterior that gives way to delicate sweet cinnamon mincemeat topped with a snap of ginger crumble – so good you cannot tell it’s gluten free. – Lauren Lewis 

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The ginger crumble mince pie has a crunchy pastry exterior that gives way to delicate sweet cinnamon mincemeat topped with a snap of ginger crumble - so good you cannot tell it’s gluten free. - Lauren Lewis

The ginger crumble mince pie has a crunchy pastry exterior that gives way to delicate sweet cinnamon mincemeat topped with a snap of ginger crumble – so good you cannot tell it’s gluten free. – Lauren Lewis

M&S Food Collection 6 Mince Pies

£2.50 for six

Calories per pie: 214

Fat per pie: 7.6g 

With a rich and buttery pastry and a tasty filling – amplified by a fair kick of Cognac – this year’s M&S collection mince pies, as expected, do not disappoint.

And they look great in the classic M&S gold coloured packaging. But at £2.50 a box they aren’t cheap, and pound-for-pound there could be better options for less this Christmas. – James Robinson

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With a rich and buttery pastry and a tasty filling – amplified by a fair kick of Cognac – this year’s M&S collection mince pies, as expected, do not disappoint - James Robinson

With a rich and buttery pastry and a tasty filling – amplified by a fair kick of Cognac – this year’s M&S collection mince pies, as expected, do not disappoint – James Robinson

Co-op Free From Mince Pies

£2.00 for four

Calories per pie: 218

Fat per pie: 8.5g

Any good mince pie will be ranked on its pastry, given that this is the initial thing that hits you when taking your first bite, and in this case Coop certainly earns the ‘luxury’ tagging. The pastry hits a fine balance between being thick and crumbly.

The generous dusting of icing sugar on top ensures that this is certainly on the sweeter scale of mince pies, as does the filling, which is balanced more towards the vine fruits within than the port and brandy. – Alexander Robertson

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The generous dusting of icing sugar on top ensures that this is certainly on the sweeter scale of mince pies, as does the filling, which is balanced more towards the vine fruits within than the port and brandy. - Alexander Robertson

The generous dusting of icing sugar on top ensures that this is certainly on the sweeter scale of mince pies, as does the filling, which is balanced more towards the vine fruits within than the port and brandy. – Alexander Robertson

Iceland Mince Pies

£1 for six 

Calories per pie: 200

Fat per pie: 7.6g 

This was very tasty indeed. The pastry was light and the filling was both delicious and not too sweet. A lot of supermarket mince pies taste like what they are, which is mass-produced, but this one did not.

The only criticism would be that it could be a bit bigger, but obviously I’m being picky. Overall, would definitely recommend. – Harry Howard

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This was very tasty indeed. The pastry was light and the filling was both delicious and not too sweet - Harry Howard

This was very tasty indeed. The pastry was light and the filling was both delicious and not too sweet – Harry Howard

 


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