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Who does the best mince pies?

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PuddleglumtheMarshWiggle Fri 17-Nov-17 18:45:57

I'm on a mission. I love mince pies and have been so disappointed to buy a box of 6 from some supermarket and find the pastry soft, the mince dry and tasteless and the pie containing more air than mincemeat.
So which supermarket, in your opinion, does the best mince pies?
Please help me before I rush out and taste test every brand I can find, resulting in a 3 stone weight gain grin

Dailystuck71 Fri 17-Nov-17 18:51:01

Which winners this year were marks and Spencer I think.

NextInLine Fri 17-Nov-17 18:52:11

I loved Sainsbury's mince pies last year.

GemmaB78 Fri 17-Nov-17 18:52:42

Aldi's sloe gin mince tarts are the absolute nuts.

Supermagicsmile Fri 17-Nov-17 18:52:56

Sainsburys or moreisons mince pies from the bakery.

user1497997754 Fri 17-Nov-17 18:53:48

Parsons Bakery mince pies are fantastic.....thus is a chain of bakery's south west of UK and wales

OodleDoodleBug Fri 17-Nov-17 18:53:57

I like Sainsbury's puff pastry parcel ones. They don't half make a mess though.

Lidl are usually good, crumbly but not soft.

PotteringAlong Fri 17-Nov-17 18:55:15

Greggs

Without a doubt the best shop mince pies.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Fri 17-Nov-17 18:55:36

The puff pastry ones are the best ! 😄

MeganChips Fri 17-Nov-17 18:56:33

Sainsbury’s shortcrust bakery ones are the best supermarket mince pies by far I think.

MrsPestilence Fri 17-Nov-17 18:57:11

I can't tell you. I told you last year and they sold out the next day. shock

vintagechick43 Fri 17-Nov-17 18:57:57

Ohhh yes I love Greggs ones as well , they are massive which is an added bonus.

missyB1 Fri 17-Nov-17 18:58:17

M&S without a doubt! I have tested them all personally grin

InDubiousBattle Fri 17-Nov-17 18:59:02

Greggs. I've had two already and we're not even December.

Backinthebox Fri 17-Nov-17 18:59:03

I make the best mince pies. Wouldn’t ever buy them - half the fun is making them!

DryHeave Fri 17-Nov-17 18:59:23

Sainsbury’s from the bakery. Lots of pastry, but that’s the way I like it.

oreosoreosoreos Fri 17-Nov-17 18:59:49

I love Heston mince pies from Waitrose - although I’m not usually a huge mince pie fan, so their slightly different flavour appeals to me!

LaBelleSausage Fri 17-Nov-17 19:00:08

Sainsbury’s taste the difference with all butter pastry are absolutely gorgeous if you warm them in the oven for ten minutes.
And warming them stops me eating all 6 at once

Frouby Fri 17-Nov-17 19:00:30

M and s ones are pretty meh this year I think.

Dd always says greggs. I like aldis.

But nothing beats homemade even with ready roll pastry. Ds (almost 4) has decided he likes 'Christmas Jam' so much he has scoffed all but 1 of the M and S ones I picked up last week so am going to make my own I think.

EvilDoctorBallerinaRoastDuck Fri 17-Nov-17 19:00:36

Sainsbury's Taste the Difference.

stmichaelbrokemymirror Fri 17-Nov-17 19:00:47

Waitrose all butter are the best by a country mile - and they're half price at the moment!

MilkTwoSugarsThanks Fri 17-Nov-17 19:00:53

My mum. Soz. grin

LidlAngel Fri 17-Nov-17 19:02:53

My husband, with his brandy pimped mincemeat and his orange shortcrust pastry. Oh god they're good

Battyoldbat Fri 17-Nov-17 19:04:51

I’ve taste tested Tesco, m&s and ALDI so far this year and for me ALDI are the best, followed by m&s then Tesco.
I usually try and make my way around as many supermarkets mince pies as I can, all for a scientific survey you understand.

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Fri 17-Nov-17 19:06:13

Iceland's premum range are the best I have come across (and I've tried most of them so far!). M&S are also delicious. Aldi premium range are usually good too but haven't had any of theirs yet this year.

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