M&S Butter Rich Lattice Mince Pies (2011)

The Review

Possibly the perfect purpley pie from M&S.

Six delicious butter rich shortcrust pastry mince pies filled with our fruity classic mincemeat bursting with juicy sultanas, Vostizza currants and raisins.

‘My first impression when looking at the pie was that there was too much sugar on it. And once tasted I realised this was the case. The base of the pie is also a bit thick, for me one of the benefits of the lattice pies is the shift in pastry to filling ratio but, probably to support the weakened top, they have made the base thicker. A bit of a disappointment to be honest after memories of great M&S Lattice pies of years gone by. Having been perhaps a little too critical it is a reasonable pie especially if you like them sweet.’ – Paul

Fine lattice work.

‘A fine aroma and good taste with notes of cinnamon and spices coming through from the filling. The packaging is an improvement on past designs and is now less cottagey and more regal with a strong purple element. I’d say that they are a little sweet for my tooth with a fair amount of sugar on top. The sugar is unfortunately clumped on one side and appears to have dissolved a little with the moisture of the filling – it looks unattractive. In general the taste is good and it’s a well presented mince pie but perhaps not worthy of past accolades.’ – Ed

‘Despite its squashed squatty posture this mince pie packs a punch. The first bite you take of a mince pie, you analyse the ratio between pastry and filling, I’d say it felt about 70/30 pastry, this would usually be a pies downfall, but M&S pulled it back with a sugar crammed pastry that put to bed that critical balance. You can’t go wrong with these, delightful’ – Luke

Key Facts

Weight Per Pie 50g
Calories Per Pie 845
Price Per Pie
£0.26
Country of Origin The UK

Our Rating

Taste: ★★★★★★★¼☆☆ 

Appearance: ★★★★★★★★½☆ 

Packaging: ★★★★★★★★½☆ 

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1 Review

  1. Ric | December 16, 2011 at 18:53 pm

    These were some of my favourite pies so disappointed to read these reviews of the 2011 edition. However I am happy to see two new reviewers on the site keeping the judgements fresh and balanced. This is definitely the leading authority on mince pies today!

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