Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference All Butter Mince Pies

Full steam ahead now on the mince pies, it’s time for the big guns to come out from Sainsbury’s.


The packaging on these looks smart and premium, but definitely lacks a Christmassy feel. Love the window to the pies, and these are pretty looking pies too so that definitely helps.

£2.00 a box makes these about 33p a pie, so in the reasonable but premium price range.

7/10 – Nice enough, but not particularly Christmassy.

These are very pretty pies.


They’re not exactly super even, but I love the star design and they are very obviously chock full of filling.

I really like the premium looking gold tray too, very attractive.

8/10 – These are well presented, very attractice but could just use being a little more evenly put together.

I already noted, these are pretty stacked full, and they are.


What’s more, the filling is chunky and smells pretty damn boozy. Not a lot to say here, but the amount of filling, and the look and smell of it, is very good.

8/10 – Just all round good, full of filling, smells great, fruit and nut-tastic!

Taste Test
So, before writing this I decided to pop onto the Sainsbury’s website and have a look at the reviews, gauge what the wider world thinks of these. It’s quite interesting:

The pastry is soft and gooey. The filling is disgustingly sweet.
We managed to eat one, the rest went they belong. In the bin!


I found the the pastry to be thick and hard with an “off” taste. The filling is quite nice. I ate 1/2 of one and threw the rest of the box away.


Far too sweet. The whole family thought the same. Won’t be buying again.

So…I guess I’m not normal here cos I really liked them.

They are very buttery, they do have the slight stick to the roof of your mouth effect, but it’s not too bad with a cup of tea to wash down.


The filling is boozy, you can really taste the brandy in there, and has chunky bits throughout.

Honestly, I don’t get those reviews. Maybe these are the marmite of the mince pie world. Or maybe they’re all wrong and I’m right, honestly, this is more likely.

16/20 – Well I like ’em!

It’s a fact, these are good, live with it!


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