Mr Kipling Deep Filled Mince Pies

The Review


8 deep filled mince pies with butter enriched pastry filled with mincemeat

Can these pies live up to the bold claim that they ‘of course are everyone’s favourite’.

‘Pastry, pastry, pastry – have I lost my sense of taste today? Or are these another fine example of a tasteless pie? Even if you just want to make up the numbers I see no reason to ever buy these because the Tesco Deep Filled pies are only a little bit less tasteless but almost half the price. Nice tree detail on the case, but a bit anaemic compared with the photo on the packaging.’ – Paul

‘Mr Kipling may make exceedingly good cakes, but he falls decidedly flat in the mince pie department. The overall culinary experience was as if I had specially kept LAST YEAR’S for review this year – completely dried out and rather stale, with a dodgy looking/tasting pastry (pasty and insipid), although the moulded Christmas tree was a nice touch. The packaging, in retrospect, may have given a hint towards the joys inside – very cheap and ‘special offers’ looking, as though Mum had meant to go to Iceland but ended up with Mr Kipling instead because he was EVEN cheaper!’ – Chris

‘Upon mouth entry the pastry mixed with my saliva to create a taste and texture akin to PVA glue. It was an unenjoyable experience as the butter enriched cup became an impenetrable fortress to its mince meat filling. I glanced hints of the true flavour of the filling but these were quickly cloaked in the dusty pastry. Disappointing even with the two free pies and astonishing weight per pie.’ – Adam

‘Too stodgy, as lid of pie was thick so over powered the mince meat, average!’ – Su

‘The box says these pies are ‘delicious straight from the pack’ but I have to disagree. Pale to look at the pie does not match the image presented by the box where they have a golden glow, although that picture is a little disturbing too. In it the pale pastry pie seems to be vomiting Branston Pickle, it’s innards spilling out. Fearing that my first bite would be met by a mince explosion I gingerly bit – but nothing happening – all I was greeted with was an overwhelming amount of pastry, the filling totally overpowered. Bizarrely after eating this pie the back of my throat had a warm, uncomfortable feeling. I shall not be heading to Mr Kiplings Cake Shop in a hurry.’ – Mince Pie Virgin

Key Facts

Weight Per Pie 66.5g
Calories Per Pie 255kcal
Price
Country of Origin N/A

Our Rating

Taste: ★★¾☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ 

Appearance: ★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆ 

Packaging: ★★★¾☆☆☆☆☆☆ 

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1 Review

  1. Michelle | February 17, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Originally I always liked mr Kipling mince pies but dec 2011 has put me off for life! There was something that looked like a piece of liquorice in the centre of the mince pie but it Definately wasn’t.. It was tasteless and hardened like plastic. To say its almost march and after several phone calls and emails to customer care, I’m still no further forward in finding out what this object was that could have been hazardous and caused somebody to choke. They don’t reply, just say its being passed on to somebody different each time. Customer care is a joke! Wouldn’t recommend this product to anybody.

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