Mr Kipling 6 Deep Filled Mince Pies

£1.50 for six pies or 25p per pie.

I opted for Mr K’s iced topped pies last year, however 2016’s review of this product can be found here: Mr Kipling 6 Deep Filled Mince Pies

The box has an array of deep reds and festive additions; snowflakes and trees for that authentic look. The Mr Kipling logo has a drift of snow also, which is a good touch. The pie appreciation pane is showing off some beautiful looking pastry snowflakes which make me want to eat one. Right now.

As you’ll notice, if you’ve given the previous review some attention, I didn’t take a photo of the pies back then, so I can’t compare how these look. On the subject of looks, when removed from the tray, each pie has a raised snowflake which looks really eye catching and each pie has a uniform domed lid, with even crimp.

The pastry is an even colour and the bottom, like a potty trained child, is nice and dry.

With the first bite, I mostly tasted unsweetened pastry. Soon after, I could taste wetter mincemeat and more, almost savoury pastry.

The pie has a great structure and won’t fall to pieces like many competitors but I can’t quite enjoy the pie when the pastry is the main component in my mouth. Perhaps this pie would work well with some cream, perhaps warmed up? But not a stand alone pie.

Taste (1 – 10) – 5/10 – a good looking pie, but the pastry needs to be sweeter

Value for money (1 – 5) – 4/5

Total – 9/15

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