The Village Bakery Organic Mince Pies

The Review

Organic Mince Pies. Deep filled with a deliciously fruity mincemeat. Made in a dedicated gluten, wheat & dairy free bakery (from hell).

‘All I can say is cardboard. Looks bad and tastes bad, terrible!.’ – Su

OH MY GOD! Those are the the words that crept from my pie muzzled mouth upon taste contact. Probably the worst mince pie I have ever tasted. To make the pastry the makers must have used health food dregs like bark, sand, sponge, reconstituted squirrel nuts, month old bran and cardboard. I admit that after one bite I had to abandon the pie in my hand to the bin by the window. I leave this review with a tut tut tut and a shake of the head.’ – Adam

‘I could only stomach a quarter of the pie. For the first second after putting it my mouth I was thinking of a rating of around 3 but then the cardboard pastry taste hit me, and stayed with me. I imagine if I squashed a brown cardboard box with water and some sugar the taste would be similar. The pies even look like they’ve been made of cardboard! They are gluten free, wheat free and dairy free but sadly not taste free. Horrible.’ – Paul

‘Fear gripped me when trying this pie because not only is “one of the healthy ones”, but fellow reviewer Adam’s first bite was met with a pained cry of “Oh my God”. The pastry, which is dark like wholemeal bread, was perhaps the most crumbly yet and the pie was a right mess by the time it reached my mouth. I was surprised that the first taste was not too bad, but then, just a second later the dull taste of corrugated cardboard hit me occasionally penetrated with the nasty sharp spike of the filling. The pastry stuck in my teeth so for minutes afterwards I kept tasting cardboard, I think it came from the hole in the packaging. Finishing this pie was one of the best things I have ever done, not because I loved it but because I loathed it, and never ever want to punish my body (particularly as it’s my birthday today) like that way again.’ – Mince Pie Virgin

‘Surprisingly sugary for a healthy mince pie. Good-tasting mince meat and rustic-looking pastry – but a curious texture that suggests there’s something missing that would normally be included. Pretty good for a healthy option though, which gets better as you eat it.’ – Marco

Key Facts

Weight Per Pie 60g
Calories Per Pie 244kcal
Price Per Pie
Country of Origin The UK

Our Rating

Taste: ¼☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ 

Appearance: ★★¼☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ 

Packaging: ★★★½☆☆☆☆☆☆ 

What do you think? Rate this Pie!

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1 Review

  1. Sam | December 9, 2012 at 17:52 pm

    I’m still in a state of shocked disappointment after The Village Bakery decided to discontinue these in 2011, citing an “organic mincemeat shortage”, opting instead to squander their mincemeat supply on their regular range. These were quite simply the best mince pies I’ve ever bought or eaten, and they’d been a staple of my Christmas going back to the late 1990s. I notice VB haven’t changed tack this year either, so I tried the non-organic Free From option on offer in As Natured Intended. Absoutely vile and certainly not worth the £3 they’re demanding. VB – please reintroduce these forth with… or failing that, by next November. x

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