19/12/2016

VlogmasBlogmas: First Ever Mince Pies


Inspired by Jess and Josh Cook's Mini Mince Pie Supermarket Taste Off post, we wanted to find what we thought were the best mince pies out there this Christmas. We were hoping first of all that Jessica would like them, as believe it or not this was these were the first mince pies of her life!

Tesco, Sainsbury's and M&S were our picks, and we set about having them one cold, and one fresh and hot out of the oven. I know some of you will be thinking, but what about the cream, or even brandy cream, but the mince pie itself is what we wanted to focus on, so without further ado...

Tesco



These were the cheapest out of the bunch, coming in at just 89p for the box of 6. Unfortunately, the price reflected the quality as we found these simply too sweet. They were also much smaller than the other two supermarkets, but in the end, we were glad of this.


Sainsbury's


Slightly more expensive at £1 was Sainsbury's. We found these most visually attractive, and much more subtle in flavours than Tesco. Perhaps dangerously so as we could imagine these to be quite moreish. Both in and out of the oven were delicious!


Marks & Spencer


At a whopping £1.90 for 6 was M&S. However we do find these worth the extra spend as we would like to crown these the winners of the best mince pies! The flavours were strong without being sweet, and the pastry was soft but without it falling apart in your hands. Once out of the oven, the currants were delightful!

Well done M&S, worth every penny.


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Advent Calendar #18


Gin: Zuidam 5 Year Old Zeer Oude Genever
Whisky: Drinks by The Dram
Oban Little Bay
Single Malt Scotch Whisky


Note: We will be doing a full review at the end of the advent calendar
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4 comments

  1. I looooove mince pies! 😍 I must say that although the standard Tesco ones aren't the best, the Finest range pies are absolutely delicious! This is a great post idea, always love to read something a bit different like this! 🙌🏼

    Abbey ✨ www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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    1. Was contemplating if getting those ones but we felt it was only fair to compare these ones!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💓

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  2. Ahhh I'm BIG on mince pies!!! We have bought only the sainsbury's one this year but I can imagine the M&S ones are amazing!!!! Lidl usually do some pretty tasty Christmas bakes too!!

    www.mylifeinrosetintedglasses.com

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    1. I personally think the Sainsbury's one were my fav, for my first ones trying! I did enjoy them!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💓

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