Sainsbury’s Basics

The Review

6 mince pies, a little less filling, yule love them

‘Not the worst but certainly not the best. Not enough filling so mainly pastry, but what do you expect for 59p! Basic packaging but good for the environment as not a lot of it.’ – Su

‘The packaging does say ‘a little less filling’, I find this slightly miss-leading, it should say ‘hardly any filling’. The filling resembled a spreading of Marmite with a few bumps where the 3 pieces of fruit popped up into the small space between layers of pastry. Cheap, yes, but I’d rather go hungry.’ – Paul

The Sainsbury’s basic range mince pie is a very strange pie to judge. Its appearance as a size zero pie is comical at best, but I’m safe in the knowledge that six of these amount to only 59p. On inspection the filling was brimming over the pastry cap and it was a real shame to find out that that was the majority of the ‘filling’. The taste was disapproving but did improve slightly as I remembered the loose change price.’ – Adam

The budget packaging is different, with a bonus point for word play, and the low-filled, low-profile makes this the perfect pie for a credit crunched Christmas. The foil dish is barely convex but the taste is fine and you have to admire the unpretentious, cost-cutting cheek. A winner.’ – Marco

‘After finishing this pie – which did not take long due to it’s meager size – I needed to make sure the foil tray was still in my hand. It was, so if the tray hadn’t caused the metallic taste in my mouth what had? I’m starting to regret not following my instincts and avoiding this pie altogether, but for less than 10p a pie what can I expect? This is truly a budget mince pie and should be avoided unless you like your pastry filled with iron shavings. Come to think of it, you’re better off eating the 10 pence penny the pie costs as it tastes the same, has a similar nutritional value and size and you can reclaim it back later!’ – Mince Pie Virgin

Key Facts

Weight Per Pie N/A
Calories Per Pie 156kcal
Price Per Pie
Country of Origin The UK

Our Rating

Taste: ★★¼☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ 

Appearance: ★★¼☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ 

Packaging: ★¾☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ 

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