A massive thanks goes to Emma for supplying me with one of these! I could have eaten it as soon as she handed it to me at work, but instead I took it and waited patiently until now.
For £3.99, or 44p each you will get 9 GIANT pies. The hefty pastry prize I held in my hand was about 10 cm across and about 1.5 cm deep which almost bruised my forearm holding it. Icing sugar has not been gently sprinkled on top, no, it has had a bucket of the dusty, white, sweet stuff thrown over it. One can only imagine the icing sugar clouds in the factory.
My pie had a nice even lid, icing sugar aside, and a good crimped edge.
The lid of the pie is spongy, instead of the conventional pastry top, and this makes a large mince pie appear lighter and more manageable than one completely encased in shortcrust.
The mincemeat was deliciously moist and very sweet. I didn’t get lots of pieces of whole fruits, but it was thoroughly enjoyable. As I only had one pie, I shared it with the wife and didn’t feel as though i’d been hard done by.
Taste (1 – 10) – 7/10 – a large light tasting, sweet-mincemeat pie
Value for money (1 – 5) – 3/5
Total – 10/15