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Best supermarket mince pies?

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Elowyn Thu 28-Nov-19 17:05:26

What shop bought mince pies do you think are really good?

And is it too early to start eating them now (late November)?

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AnnoyedByAlfieBear Thu 28-Nov-19 17:10:21

I can't really help with best supermarket ones as I prefer cheap ones to naice ones. (Sainsbury's are nice).

But I've been eating them since late September! grin

GVmama Thu 28-Nov-19 17:20:41

I like the fresh bakery ones, even from the supermarket bakery are so much better than the boxed ones. It’s the short sweet crumbly pastry 😋drool

Justmuddlingalong Thu 28-Nov-19 17:30:01

Not the mini "luxury" Lidl ones. I kept eating them, thinking the next one would be better. It wasn't. So I'll watch this thread.

Rockbird Thu 28-Nov-19 17:35:14

Sainsbury's bakery ones, the flat ones, are the best. Followed by Greggs and Asda. I've tried em all!

neversleepagain Thu 28-Nov-19 17:38:11

No 1 from Waitrose, delicious!

libbynaughtz26 Thu 28-Nov-19 17:38:50

Iceland luxury were voted the best

stucknoue Thu 28-Nov-19 17:39:25

Morrison's bakery ones are nice

eurochick Thu 28-Nov-19 17:39:38

Marks and Spencer won this for me last year. I haven't checked them this year yet though!

ClaudiaNaughton Thu 28-Nov-19 17:40:54

Marks & Spencer Collection. Delicious and came top in Which survey.

feelinghelplesstoday Thu 28-Nov-19 17:55:11

M&S collection are delish. I speak as an aficionado on mincemeat as have developed it for a number of mince pie manufacturers

MarshmallowsOnToast Thu 28-Nov-19 20:46:05

Iceland Luxury are my favourite every year.

Elowyn Fri 29-Nov-19 10:18:47

We have Waitrose No. 1 mince pies at home (finishing up Waitrose Christmas shortbread biscuits before breaking into them), but now I've got to try the ones you've all mentioned!

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Jedstre Sun 01-Dec-19 13:10:15

Disappointed with Iceland luxury ones this year. Loved them in previous years. Aldi ones not that great this year either. I’ve just bought tesco finest (on offer) so I’ll give them a try. I haven’t tried M&S or Waitrose this year yet. I’ve also never tried the in-house bakery ones.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 01-Dec-19 14:20:02

Not the M&S 'posh' ones. So bland - taste of nothing but sugar

Sainsbury's Taste the Difference are good

Just bought Heston ones - will report back

theneverendinglaundry Mon 02-Dec-19 14:56:40

The Heston ones from Waitrose are LOVELY.

Also love the mini taste the difference Sainsburys ones.

Logjam Tue 03-Dec-19 22:44:41

We have only bought the M&S Collection ones - no complaints

badgermushrooms Tue 03-Dec-19 22:46:36

Anything baked in store over anything in a cardboard box. Sainsbury's have been the best so far (we try all the different types, for science) but Co-op puff pastry a close second. But Greggs beat them all.

juliesqs Tue 10-Dec-19 03:16:46

Tesco's bog standard are crumbly if that's what you're looking for. Can't say I tried many but was impressed with how nice they were especially with a quick zap in microwave and some pouring cream. Yum grin

PhoneLock Tue 10-Dec-19 03:22:38

Coles cheapo ones are nasty, apparently.

DH bought some yesterday. He ate one and binned the rest.

MeowyChristmas Tue 10-Dec-19 03:25:10

Co-op gluten free.

dreamingofsun Tue 10-Dec-19 09:41:14

my son always goes on about how lovely the waitrose heston ones are. he bought a pack himself recently....and doesnt normally good shop at all

thesunhasgothishatontoday Tue 10-Dec-19 21:19:47

Top tip I would share with you-all the ones on sale now are reasonably freshly baked. The ones which will be on sale in the week leading up to Christmas will have been baked in the summer and commercially frozen

cdtaylornats Wed 11-Dec-19 07:25:15

Taste test

Fairylea Wed 11-Dec-19 07:26:48

Tesco finest mini ones. Oh my god I am addicted to them. blushgrin

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