Unhealthy Mince Pie

The unhealthiest supermarket mince pies and Christmas puddings for 2019 revealed – Birmingham Live

A vegan mince pie is the healthiest on supermarket shelves this year – while a gluten free one is the least healthy.

The Reach Data Unit looked at the fat, saturated fat, calories, sugar and salt content of the mince pies and Christmas puddings on the shelves of five major supermarkets – Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, and Waitrose.

They ranked each product by each nutritional value, then added them up to provide a total score.

The results showed that those looking to indulge this year should buy their mince pies from Waitrose, and their Christmas pudding from ASDA.

On the other hand, if you are looking to avoid putting on weight, you should consider buying your mince pies from Sainsbury’s and your Christmas pudding from Waitrose.

Mince Pies

When looking at the overall scores, the healthiest mince pies were Oggs Luxury Handmade Mince Pies – sold at Sainsbury’s – which also had the lowest number of calories.

The supermarket describes these as “Vegan mince pies filled with spiced mincemeat and laced with brandy, topped with a pastry star and dusted with sugar.”

Each pie contains 178 kilocalories, 5.8g of fat (2.6 of which was saturated),13g of sugar, and 0.1g of salt.

They also contained the joint-lowest amount of fat out of the pies we surveyed (5.8g per pie) – alongside Tesco Finest 6 Crumble Topped Mince Pies.

Those looking to watch their salt intake ought to pop over to Morrison’s to purchase a pack of The Best Florentine Mince Pies, as each pie only contains a trace of salt.

However, the variety ranked 15th out of 44 pies for the amount of saturated fat (4.6g each).

Sainsbury’s Deliciously Free From Iced Mince Pies had the lowest saturated fat out of all the varieties we looked at (2.1g).

Looking at sugar, Waitrose Christmas all butter puff pastry mince pies were the winner – containing 12.g per pie – the lowest figure.

However they had the most amount of saturated fat and the fifth most amount of fat overall.

Looking at the overall rankings Waitrose 2 Gluten Free Mince Pies were the most indulgent – for the second year in a row.

They contained the highest amount of fat per pie (16.1g), the second highest amount of sugar (33.3g) and the second highest number of calories (373kcal).

 

The 10 healthiest mince pies

Name // Price // Store // kcal // Fat (g per pie) // Salt (g per pie) // Saturates (g per pie) // Sugars (g per pie)

Oggs Luxury Handmade Mince Pies x4 184g // £2.50 // Sainsbury’s // 178 // 5.8 // 0.1 // 2.6 // 13

ASDA Extra Special Luxury Nut Topped Mince Pies // £1.79 // ASDA // 179 // 6.7 // 0.07 // 3.8 // 18

Tesco Mince Pies 6 Pack // £0.87 // Tesco // 209 // 7.3 // 0.1 // 3.2 // 13.7

essential 6 Short Crust Mince Pies // £1.00 // Waitrose // 204 // 7.6 // 0.13 // 2.4 // 14.3

Morrisons Mince Pies 6 per pack // £1 // Morrisons // 204 // 7.2 // 0.12 // 3.3 // 14.2

Sainsbury’s Deliciously Free From Iced Mince Pies x4 225g // £2.00 // Sainsbury’s // 226 // 6.5 // 0.06 // 2.1 // 23.5

Waitrose Christmas 4 Gluten Free Mince Pies // £2.50 // Waitrose // 216 // 7.6 // 0.08 // 2.7 // 20.9

Morrisons Sweet Iced Mince Pies 6 per pack // £1.20 // Morrisons // 216 // 6.8 // 0.07 // 2.9 // 23.7

Morrisons The Best Florentine Mince Pies 6 per pack // £2 // Morrisons // 204 // 8.4 // 0 // 4.6 // 16.4

ASDA Extra Special 6 All-Butter Crumble Mince Pies // £2.00 // ASDA // 194 // 7.4 // 0.08 // 4.9 // 17

The 10 most indulgent mince pies

Name // Price // Store // kcal // Fat (g per pie) // Salt (g per pie) // Saturates (g per pie) // Sugars (g per pie)

Waitrose 2 Gluten Free Mince Pies // £2.50 // Waitrose // 373 // 16.1 // 0.16 // 5.2 // 33.3

Heston from Waitrose spiced mince pies with lemon // £3.00 // Waitrose // 255 // 8.9 // 0.28 // 5.7 // 25.4

Tesco Finest Mince Pies 6 Pack // £1.75 // Tesco // 260 // 10 // 0.2 // 5.9 // 22.6

ASDA Extra Special Brandy Buttercream Mince Pies // £2.00 // ASDA // 243 // 9.4 // 0.14 // 6.4 // 29

ASDA Extra Special Luxury Sloe Gin Mince Pies // £2.00 // ASDA // 261 // 9.6 // 0.13 // 6.4 // 23

Streusel Mince Pie with Almonds & Mixed Seeds // £1.25 // Waitrose // 401 // 14.9 // 0.04 // 6.8 // 37.1

Sainsbury’s Deliciously Free From Cranberry & Orange Mince Pies x2 170g // £2.00 // Sainsbury’s // 340 // 10.4 // 0.16 // 3.1 // 31.6

Sainsbury’s Puff Pastry Mince Pies x4 // £1.00 // Sainsbury’s // 251 // 10 // 0.26 // 4.8 // 17.8

Tesco Finest Rhubarb & Stem Ginger Pies 6 Pack // £1.80 // Tesco // 235 // 8.3 // 0.2 // 5.6 // 21.8

Tesco Finest Spiced Rum Mince Pies 6 Pack // £2.00 // Tesco // 241 // 8.6 // 0.1 // 6.1 // 23.5

Source: The unhealthiest supermarket mince pies and Christmas puddings for 2019 revealed – Birmingham Live