Waitrose All butter mince pies

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Now that was a good pie. Simple looking from the outside. Light sprinkle of granulated sugar (that was still attached to the pie). Soft pastry. First impression was good, with the pie filled to the top. Filling was good, not too sweet. The best pie so far. Yum Yum.

Reviewers Comments and Guessed Origin

“Awaited with much anticipation, due to the later-than usual serving time, this pie presented itself as quite plain offering, with no design of the casing, and very little sugar coating. The pastry however was a very pleasant, well baked, yellow colour, and the pie secreted quite a pleasing smell. The crust was easy enough to get through, whilst at the same time not covering my desk in crumbs when broken…. The filling went all the way to the top, but unfortunately the mix of favours and textures proved not to my liking.”

“Bit crumbly, was nice thou could really taste the fruit in it. Asda?”

“Definitely some sort of value pie. Too crumbly and poor quality filling.”

“Had a little man crush on this pie as soon as it came. The Jimmy Bullard of pies not the best looking of pies but had something about it that made me love it, may have been the nice smell or large amounts of quantity, all in all this is a goodun.”

“It’s a shame this pie doesn’t look prettier, but not to worry – due to the potent nature of the filling after a few pies you won’t notice that this is a beastly looking pie and will be fully focused on what a nice personality it has.”

“Like Ronseal, it does exactly what it says on the tin and it does it well. Simple but effective presentation, an inviting aroma, light but buttery pastry and topped up with fruit. The one to beat for now…”

“M & S? Looked plain but smelt good. Though this was a good omen for a bit of a people’s champion of a pie. Was sadly left very disappointed. Despite a very generous filling, the filling itself was just a mush of squashed raisins..Crust was OK, if a little overdone, but the crust/filling ratio was the wrong was round for me. All quantity, low quality.”

“My taste buds a re a bit confused today…was that a hint of brandy in the filling i detected? (didn’t really like it though). Pastry was reasonably moist and tasty but I could get on well with the filling”

“Nice neat pastry case and really nice buttery smell with a hint of the fruit – sugar a bit sporadic and patchy though. First bite revealed a somewhat deeper case and only a small gap between top of filling and pie lid, so looked to be generous filled. Has a dryer pastry in the manner of shortbread consistency which I prefer – the filling was nice, tangy with a strong citrus tone and hints of something special. You would not want any more filling otherwise the balance would be spoiled. Left a nice lingering taste on the palate, suggestive of quality ingredients and strong flavours. Overall, my perception is that this pie appears to be a good premium offering from a quality vendor – if it were from the likes of Lidl, Aldi or Asda, then very well done indeed. If it were from Waitrose or Duchy Originals, I would still say it was a nice enough pie.”

“Not a fan of the pastry at all – but fairly decent part from that.”

“Tescos? Not a very extravagant or good looking pie but gives off an awesome smell dude! ”

“The Lee Bowyer pie. Plays it safe in most departments and hasn’t really excelled in anything. Like Lee it fills the hole but doesn’t add that vital spark.”

“very basic looking pie, but delivers a lovely buttery crust and tasty filling with a good dose of brandy. Based on looks alone, I would have picked a low cost supermarket chain like Aldi, but it tastes much higher quality than that”

“Waitrose all butter (but I brought in the pie…). I really like buttery pastry and this pie is my ideal for that. I know, some prefer the softer, less biscuity kind. The filling was tasty and fruity, but fairly standard, for top marks I’d like to see something extra, maybe the odd cherry or more booze. And a bit of decoration. I’d very happily serve up this pie to friends and family.”

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Packaging Description
Waitrose All Butter mince Pies.
6 individual all butter pies with a rich mincemeat filling containing apricot, glace cherries, almonds and brandy.

Nutrition Information (Per Pie)

Energy 236 kcal
Protein 1.9g
Carbohydrate 38.7g
Fat 8.2g
Fibre 1.5g
Salt 0.06g

Suitable for Vegetarians