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ASDA All Year Mince Pies

Asda All Year Mince Pies

Six Mince Pies. Golden shortcrust pastry with a sweet mincemeat filling, lightly dusted with sugar. Delicious served with a warm dollop of thick cream

A mince pie in summer? Are you sure?

Fortnum & Mason Mince Pies

Fortnum & Mason's box is a lovely colour of jade, but is it festive enough?Six traditional Christmas mince pies. Deep filled mince pies made to our long-established exclusive recipe with Fortnum & Mason Mincemeat. Chucky, evocative and appropriately moreish.

This is a monster of a pie, and certainly eye catching, but how does it taste?

Co-op Irresistible Luxury Mince Pies

This is not a very attractive box, but does it contain treasure?6 luxury all butter mince pies. Mince pies made with all butter pastry, filled with mincemeat, apple, brandy, almonds and glacé cherries.

Ambitiously billed as ‘Truly irresistible, luxury, all butter mice pies’, this pie sets the bar high – but does it clear it?

M&S Connoisseur Mince Pies

M&S Connoisseur Box

All butter shortcrust pastry deep filled with a rich fruity mincemeat with vine fruits, almonds, dried aprocots & Courvoisier® VS Cognac

Simple, but stylish, this is a fine looking mince pie, but does the flavour live up to expectations?

Co-op Deep Filled Mince Pies

The photography shows of the pretty pies nicely.6 deep filled mince pies. Rich shortcrust pastry cases filled with mincemeat

Good, robust pastry, although the lid came off in my hand. However, if you enjoy adding clotted cream inside your mince pie then that is a strong design feature.

Duchy Originals Organic Mince Pie

This is a good looking box, but it loses some quality under close inspection.6 mince pies made with organic rich all butter shortcrust pastry, filled with a traditional organic mincemeat made from plump vine fruits, apple, sweet almonds, orange & lemon zest, seasonal spicy and brandy

I was looking forward to this pie. But like the box, that looks great from afar, it suffers from closer inspection.

Asda Rich Fruit Mince Pies

This is a large box of pies, but how do they taste?

12 Rich Fruit Mince Pies. Golden shortcrust pastry crammed with sweet, fruity mince meat.

This pie came with rumours of greatness, in previous years pie tasters had said this could be the one to beat. But this year it was not the case, Asda have made a standard, regulation pie. It does noting special, but neither does it offend.

Lyons Deep Filled Mince Pies

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18 deep filled mince pies, made with the finest fruits (catering pack)

The heavy, catering pack, utilitarian branding and crash-proof, internal packaging make this the ideal pie to airdrop to troops in Afghanistan. Pastry base is a little flimsy though – paratroops would need something more substantial. Tasty, likeable and unassuming.

Asda Rich Fruit Brandy Mince Pies

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6 Asda extra special, rich fruit brandy mince pies. Crumbly all-butter shortcrust pastry,crammed with rich, brandy-soaked vine fruits and sweet glacé cherries

They look almost perfect with their delicate snowflake embellishment only let down slightly by the pale in colour of the pastry. A good pie for those who like brandy or those who choose to warm their pies and eat with vanilla ice cream.

M&S Connoisseur Mini Mince Pies

The M&S Connoisseur pies are beautifully presented in a multi-tier display.12 all butter mini mince pies

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

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