2011 Review: The Co-Operative 6 luxury all butter mince pies

Overall Rating

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The Cooperative Extra Special Mince pie is a good looking pie, with some rather nice decorative holly leafs on top. The sugar coating was a bit sparse on my pie, it seems that most of the sugar came off the pie and was in the box. It looks a touch overcooked, slightly brown around the edges too. First impressions were disappointing as my pie was only just half full. Most of the pie was full of air! with such little filling it was hard to distinguish any fruit or texture. Overall a good looking pie, that failed to deliver!

Reviewers Comments and Guessed Origin

“A nicely decorated parcel combined with a buttery looking pastry had me mildly excited at the prospect of this pie. Sadly I was left disappointed with the amount of filling I got; the first bite relinquished nothing but air – quite how they get such good support on the pastry with nothing to hold it up baffles me. In terms of flavour and quality this was marginally above average, a decent pastry and a filling (less emphasis on the ‘fill’) that I would have gladly welcomed more of.”

“A pessimist might say their pie was half empty, but mine was half full. A decent pie only let down by filling quantity.”

“A solid effort, sugar coating was lacking but a fairly decent crust and tasty filling make up for this. No idea where this one came from!”

“Big fan of this cheeky number! Very easy on the eye and a great on the palette too. Would be very happy to get a second date with this one!”

“One for carol singers rather than Christmas Day. Burnt edges and pale middle unfortunately ruined the appearance. Tasty fruity (but not boozy) mincemeat, but only half the pie was filled, so this doesn’t feel like a luxury. “

“definitely a mid-range supermarket pie (eg. Tesco). Not awful to look at, despite little to no sugar, but it was deceptive: that cavernous gap between filling and lid both dashes your expectations and makes the pie more crumbly and difficult to eat”

“Fairly crumbly, mincemeat very sweet and sour”

“John Terry of mince pies, hard on the outside not alot on the inside. Would make a good wing man, as assisted my cup of tea nicely. “

“lovly filling and got a lot of it, thought the pie was just about the right size. Not a perfect presentation but still tasted good”

“Nice design on pastry top and nice buttery smell – little sugar though. First bite was OK but perception faded towards final bite. Has a dryer pastry which is not necessarily a bad thing but the taste was not particularly buttery – the filling was quite nice, tangy and textured on a superficial level but without much after-taste. A good medium quality overall package and ingredients – but nothing exceptional.”

“Perfectly acceptable average pie”

“Rating of C- :Crust was quite “doughy”, filling barely half full (or empty) and of dubious quality”

“Better looking than tasting!”

“The lights are on, but nobody’s home…This was the Jody Marsh of mince pies.. Lovely yellowy buttery look, nice holly design on top got my hopes up. Massive let down on further inpection..Crust too brittle, lack of filling and had an really annoying personality..I digress.”

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Packaging Description
6 luxury all butter mince pies
Luxurious all butter pastry, filled with a rich fruit mincemeat made from plump view fruits, apple puree, brandy and almonds.

Nutrition Information (Per Pie)

 Energy 25- kcal
 Protein 3.0g
 Carbohydrate 37.8g
 Fat 9.5g
 Fibre 1.6g
 Salt 0.2g

Best Before: 27 Dec 2011

Suitable for Vegetarians