The Mince Pie – League Table Update

You can always get the Mince Pie League Table by clicking the link at the top, but here’s the latest update. We’ve now reviewed 13 different mince pies, I have a couple more to go and that will probably cover it for this year. December starts very soon and next weekend it’s time for the Christmas Radio Times.

Just so it’s clear, the ratings are: Packaging, Presentation, Filling, Taste Test and then Overall Score. The first 3 are out of 10, taste test is out of 20 (it’s the most important right) and that makes overall score out of 50. Simple as that!

No. Name Pa Pr Fi TT OS
1 Tesco Finest All Butter 8 8 7 18 41
2 M&S Star 6 10 8 17 41
3 Aldi Specially Selected 4 9 8 19 40
4 Iceland Luxury 6 6 9 19 40
5 Coop Irresistable Luxury 8 7 7 16 38
6 M&S Christmas All Butter 6 5 8 17 36
7 Greggs Sweet 6 6 7 17 36
8 Spar Luxury All Butter 8 8 7 12 35
9 Tesco Mince Pies 9 2 4 17 32
10 Waitrose All Butter 5 5 7 14 31
11 Coop Bakery Shortcrust 5 1 4 10 20
12 Coop Puff Pastry 6 6 1 5 18
13 Heston Spiced with Lemon 3 9 3 1 16

Honestly, any of the top 4 will make you happy I think and based on price, quality and taste, right now I’m planning on stocking up with Iceland Luxury Mince Pies for my Christmas this year.

One test I haven’t done yet, is warmed up with custard…and I won’t do that till the evening of December 25th after my cheese and crackers with a big movie.