Thursday 24 December 2020

2020 - Harrods - Chocolate, Cherry and Clementine Mince Pies

So, here we are. Christmas Eve. It has been a long, crazy year and for many of us in the UK, Christmas has been cancelled. As one final hurrah, lets go out with a bang and review some Harrods mince pie which, avid followers of the blog will know currently hold the top spot on the ultimate leaderboard. Can they make it a 1-2?

Wednesday 23 December 2020

2020 - Aldi - Specially Selected - Blood Orange Crumble Mince Pies

Aldi, I nearly forgot Aldi! Frequent winners of the decent mince pie contest by other mince pie reviewers, its time to see what they have. I have picked up these blood orange crumble mince pies as they looked interesting. Yes, i'm back on the alternative mince pie reviews.

Sunday 20 December 2020

2020 - Sainsburys - Taste the Difference - Mince Pies

I felt I needed a little bit of grounding after spending the last few reviews sampling all the various takes on the regular mince pie. It's time to review a standard tranditional mince pie. Sainsburys taste the difference is up next.

Saturday 19 December 2020

2020 - Sainsburys - Taste the Difference - Rum, Pineapple and Coconut Mince Pies

Hot on the heels of the rum filled Tesco finest mince pies we have Sainsburys' rum, pineapple and coconut mince pies. Now, I know there are people in this world that would happily cause significant harm to those that put pineapple on pizza's. I think I now know how you feel. I'm not so sure about the pineapple.

Thursday 17 December 2020

2020 - Tesco Finest - Spiced Rum Mince Pies

I've been keen to try all the alternative takes on the regular mince pie this year and so a trip to Tesco to see what they had to offer lead to me finding these spiced rum filled. While I much prefer whiskey, I do tend to enjoy a nice spiced rum and coke every now and again. Hopefully these are better than the Tesco Plant Chef mince pies.

Monday 14 December 2020

2020 - Mr Kipling - Deep Filled Mince Pies

Generally Mr Kipling mince pies are exeedingly average and very little change from year to year. However, this year, I noticed that Good Housekeeping have given their stamp of approval. Given that its been 6 years since i reviewed this mince pie. I felt it was time they had another shot.

Sunday 13 December 2020

2020 - Asda - Extra Special - Luxury Sloe Gin Mince Pies

Alcohol in mince pies is nothing new but, we're used to seeing brandy, rum or port. With gin back in fashion at the moment, its no surprise that some has made its way into a mince pie.