Continue reading 2019 Review: M&S Collection Mince Pies
A rather nice pie, ticking many of the boxes, with an unusual straight sided / tub design. Plenty of filling too…. Just be a little careful when easing it out of it’s case.
Continue reading 2010 Review: Marks & Spencer Classic Butter Rich Mince Pies
A conventionally neat and tidy, average sized but lightweight pie with only a mere sprinkle of sugar. Pre the first bite, the pie smells a little buttery but with little hint of the filling. First bite was a little disappointing but I think that was due to an ‘air pocket’ at that precise corner, so was mainly pastry which is on the dry side and somewhat digestive biscuit-like. However, a good big munch of a more substantial chunk revealed a an overall pastry and filling mixture which actually works quite well. I’d say that the filling is the better ingredient and is quite well textured and tangy, so offsetting the slightly disappointing pastry. After the last bite, the taste lingers a while so it’s not a bad effort. Overall, my impression is of a reasonable average supermarket pie for general everyday consumption – that is, it’s not a gourmet treat by any means……