I missed out on these last year. Until today, I thought these were a myth. The need to get a pack this year was strong and that was assuming they decided to produce them for another year!
Oh, deep joy.
I purchased two boxes, in case I never see them again.
The box follows on the theme of the other Specially Selected products, but the colouring that accompanies this box is a golden colour. For salted caramel. Duh.
The pie has a double raised star shape on too, as well as some granulated sugar. The edge is well crimped although the edges are a bit darker than the top. The pie also had a bit of a greasy bottom, so it might be worth keeping these on a plate and not your best fawn chinos when waiting to devour them.
For this review, I ‘needed’ to eat two pies, to get the full taste. The pastry was not too sweet which I appreciated, as I was met with smooth caramel from the start. When mixed with mincemeat, the caramel tasted lovely and fruity. I found this to be a delicious flavour combination. Exactly what I had hoped for.
I don’t think ALDI need to limit these to the festive season. They would be appreciated at any time of the year.
Taste (out of 10) – 9
Value (out of 10) – 9
Positive – delicious mince pies, sweet and extremely moreish +2
Negative – If you don’t want a sweeter pie, perhaps this might be too much -1
Overall – 19/20