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Sainsbury's Basics Mince Pies

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Manufacturer: Sainsbury's / Type: Pies

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      29.09.2009 23:54
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      Cheapy mince pies!

      One thing I really do love is mince pies. Sadly I'm rubbish at making them and me Mother is worse! At Christmas I only eat boxed ones really and the other day I was in Sainsburys and spotted these and at 39p a pack for 6 of them so I had to try them! I just love em with a cup of tea!

      The Packaging:

      Clear and white oblong plastic wrapper with mainly orange writing on the front and I'm told that they are Sainsbury's 'Basics' 6 Mince Pies 'A little less fruity, still just as jolly' and I' told they are freezable and suitable for Vegetarians, there is an at a glance nutritional chart on there and the best before date is clearly displayed, On the back of the packet I'm given a list of ingredients and allergy advice is stated, there is a full nutritional run-down on there, contact details for Sainsbury's are listed and a few other irrelevant bits and bobs. The pies are in 2 rows of 3 which you can partially see through the packet and in silver bases.

      The Pies:

      Well open up the packet and as I've stated there are 6 pies in here. All rather flat really like they've been sat on and squashed but they're not in a mess. Not too small either, they are round in shape with slightly rough lids to them and are cream in colour. Apart from them looking a little squashed they look ok and give off no aroma.

      Taste wise, again they're ok. Nothing to rave about here but for the price they're nice enough. The pastry is a little on the thick side and doesn't contain a large amount of flavour to it but it does melt after a bit in the mouth and is digestible though a bit filling I thought! The filling is a dark brown/black which contains small lumps of orange, fruit peels and apples and has a little bit of spice to it. There isn't much of it really at all and they could do with a little more in them but what there is is sticky and tasty enough.


      No one could be fooled these are top class or home made mince pies, they are what they are and they taste ok really lol. A bit hefty on the pastry and not enough filling but hey ho I wouldn't go mad for these but I would eat them again. I cant say fairer than that lol.

      Allergy Advice:

      Contains: Wheat gluten
      Not suitable for peanut or nut allergy sufferers due to the methods used in the manufacture of this product.

      Nutritional Information Per Pie:

      Calories: 156
      Fat: 6.8g
      Saturated Fat: 2.6g
      Salt: Trace
      Total Sugars: 10.3g

      Only available in Sainsbury's stores.


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