M&S Shelter Charity Mince Pie

The Review

Crisp, butter rich pastry filled with luxury mincemeat with brandy and port.

‘What a look! The old fashioned pie look is back with it’s high ridged edges and peep hole top. A tasty pie, big and filling. The price did make me stop and adjust my eyes but I also noticed that a percentage of that cost went to the Shelter charity. Unfortunately M&S can only afford (ha) 5% of that £1.06 to go to the worthy charity. But here at T-H its not about politics its about testing and it was a good eat indeed.’ – Adam

‘With its large, Scotch-pie design, star-shaped cut-away lid and charity fund raising purpose, this is a pie that stands out from the crowd. Well-filled and tasty, with buttery pastry and a satisfying weight, this is great pie, whose only drawback is that it might be too big for one person. Not for me. Perfect with a big mug of strong tea.’ – Marco

‘This is a much larger than normal pie but with a much higher price tag. At over £1 per pie these are very expensive but large enough to satisfy two if chopped in half. Of course you are doing your bit for charity by buying these which helps to convince you to go through with the purchase but if you read the small print you’ll notice that only 5% goes to Shelter.

The packaging does reveal a lot of the pie which is a fine looking pie but not at all complemented by the packaging. I’ve just noticed a double space on the back too, I’ll have to mark them down half a point for that! The actual pie lid has a star shaped window revealing the fruit packed filling which is very tasty.’ – Paul

‘The pastry to filling ratio of this pie is well considered. Both flavours and textures compliment each other nicely, but it is on the sweet side. I only ate half of the pie and was left feeling sugar coated. The styling is good with an attractive star shaped hole in the top offering a view of the filling which brims to the very top. No deep filled voids here. If they could reduce the sweetness of this pie it could be a winner. I see it as a lunch time treat that someone picks up with their M&S sandwich more than a party pie due to it’s size and cost.’ – Mince Pie Virgin

Key Facts

Weight Per Pie 90g
Calories Per Pie 370kcal
Price Per Pie
Country of Origin The UK

Our Rating

Taste: ★★★★★★★★☆☆ 

Appearance: ★★★★★★★★☆☆ 

Packaging: ★★★★★½☆☆☆☆ 

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