M&S Connoisseur Mini Mince Pies

The Review

The M&S Connoisseur pies are beautifully presented in a multi-tier display.

12 all butter mini mince pies

‘I’m turning into a minor mince pie connoisseur so it’s fitting that today we got hold of a beautiful box of M&S’s mini Connoisseur mince pies. The packaging sets these pies above what we’ve had before, the three tier display proudly showing off the pies in their neat, golden foil cases. Ejecting from the cases is quite tricky but worth the effort as these are fine pies, but I expected more. Whilst I can find nothing wrong – other than a slightly cardboard after taste a few minutes after finishing – with the pie, it doesn’t hit the levels I was expecting, being, in my opinion, no better than many of it’s more competitively priced alternatives. The pie had a subtle vanilla hit and reminded me of vanilla ice cream, with which I think they would go very well. A great pie, but save your money and buy something just as good for half the price. I also expect all the mince pies to look perfect, but many had the pretty star motif off to one side.’ – Mince Pie Virgin

‘These are excellent mince pies. I struggle to fault almost everything about them. Quite remarkable! Fairly expensive, although worth the difference.’ – Piet

‘Fantastic, the taste of Christmas in miniature form! I was given the task of opening these pies and I can only compare the experience to opening a Apple Mac, but a Mac made from food, they look amazing. As one stares down at the golden cup, a crown of a cup, you know this is a pie with a difference. A great mix of ingredients greeted me at flavours door. A slight hint of the alcoholic content and a great consistency of filling made this a wonderful pie. Even with all their pomp and glamour they live up to the hype. I can’t wait to taste the full size versions of these ultra pies.’ – Adam

‘The long awaited M&S Connoisseur mini mince pies were worth the wait. It was refreshing to taste and perfect to look at, in it’s packaging, in it’s gold case and on its own. I’m not sure how the plastic packaging fits with M&S’s green policy but it does look impressive, shows the pies off, and is like unwrapping a gift with the knowledge that you’ll like what is inside. M&S mincemeat is delicious but this, for me, is even better with the added Courvoisier VS Cognac which isn’t over powering like some mincemeat with added alcohol. The shortcrust pastry is also very tasty and balances well with the amount of filling. These are excellent pies for those who want quality regardless of cost.’ – Paul

Key Facts

Weight Per Pie 26.6g
Calories Per Pie 110kcal
Price Per Pie
Country of Origin The UK

Our Rating

Taste: ★★★★★★★★★¼ 

Appearance: ★★★★★★★★★¼ 

Packaging: ★★★★★★★★★¼ 

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