Sainsbury’s Deep Mince Pies

The Review

Sainsbury’s deep mince pies. Butter enriched shortcrust pastry with a rich fruity mincemeat filling.

‘Yeah, what, mmm, yeah they are ok. In the overall pie premier league these are indeed the mid table of mince pies. A standard mince pie that could be to some peoples taste. It was not offensive to taste but didn’t quite hit the mark for me. A wonderful average.’ – Adam

‘An excellent value for money pie, perfect for catering on mass whilst not breaking the bank. This is a tasty pie which has the perfect mincemeat to pastry ratio. If there was a Sainsbury’s in Guernsey I’d buy these!’ – Paul

‘The first thing that struck me about these pies was the grainy feeling beneath my overly sensitive fingers. Some of the sugar that adorns the pies cap had fallen off and was stuck to the foil tin, I didn’t like the texture and found it off putting. The pie was easy to eject from it’s case and looked quite pretty with a nice colour pastry. On the cap, moulded from pastry, is picture of a dog with two close set eyes, a little nose, floppy ears and a shaggy mane at the bottom. I presume this must be Santa’s dog – maybe a pet to amuse his elves during the long summer months before the toy making rush of Christmas.

Sadly this was another deep filled mince pie to suffer the pastry curse, the first bite being all pastry and no filling. The shortcrust was very crumbly and fell apart with very little pressure from the jaw meaning you need to take care eating this pie. Things did improve when I discovered the mince, it was flavoursome but certainly not the best I’ve tried. Also, very disturbingly, I found some of it crunchy – not a pleasant texture for a mince pie, but better than the after taste which reminded me of the vaporous odour of melting plastic. If Sainsbury’s and Jamie Oliver can fix these few problems then this could be a very good pie but it falls short in too many areas for top marks.’ – Mince Pie Virgin

‘Tastes good and stacked with mice meat rather than air. Very good value for money!.’ – Su

Key Facts

Weight Per Pie N/A
Calories Per Pie 255kcal
Price Per Pie
Country of Origin The UK

Our Rating

Taste: ★★★★★★½☆☆☆ 

Appearance: ★★★★★★★½☆☆ 

Packaging: ★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆ 

What do you think? Rate this Pie!

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2 Reviews

  1. ben dover | May 3, 2009 at 12:28 pm





  2. ali | November 28, 2013 at 19:25 pm

    A very disgusting thing to eat – overpacked with sugar!

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