Product Type: Tesco Food
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ITS CHRISTMAS TIME!!!!!!!!! WELL NEARLY
Tesco Deep Filled Mince Pies
Member Name: angelboouk
Tesco Deep Filled Mince Pies
Advantages: TASTE, QUALITY, PRICE
Disadvantages: HIGH SUGAR, NOT GOOD BB DATES
Mince Pies are a traditional festive treat. They are made of pastry and filled with mincemeat. Mincemeat is made up of dried fruits and normally apples. Spices are then mixed in to add to the overall taste.
There are many brands of Mince Pies available. Coming up to the festive season, supermarkets will also stock their own branded treats. Tesco have 2 varieties available which differ by ingredients and price.
The Tesco Finest Mince Pies are the luxury option with added nuts and Cognac. Then we have the normal Tesco ones which are simply named "Deep Filled Mince Pies". These mince pies are made with a buttery shortcrust pastry and a rich mincemeat filling consisting of mainly apple and sultanas.
The mince pies come boxed in the traditional red and green coloured box. The front tempts us with a delicious image of the contained treats and a small nutritional chart. On the pack, information such as ingredients, preparation and nutrition can be located.
Inside the box, sit's a black, plastic tray with 6 deep compartments. Each mince pie sits in its own compartment within a silver, foil casing. The pies appear large on top with a thick, pastry topping and not too deep underneath.. The top is adorned with a star and a strong sprinkle of sugar for decoration.
The mince pies can be eaten direct from the box or heat up by removing the foil casing and popping into the microwave for 10secs.
Mincemeat (49%),Wheat Flour ,Vegetable Oil ,Sugar , Butter (4%) ,Dextrose ,TempText2. ,Mincemeat contains ,Sultanas ,Sugar ,Apple Purée ,Glucose Syrup ,Dextrose ,Sunflower Oil ,Orange Peel ,Modified Maize Starch ,Currants , Mixed Spice (Cinnamon, Coriander, Ginger, Caraway, Clove, Nutmeg) ,Lemon Peel , Acidity Regulators (Acetic Acid, Citric Acid) ,Glucose-Fructose Syrup ,Malted Barley Extract ,Orange Oil.
Contains wheat, milk and gluten. Suitable for vegetarians.
Each pie weighs around 64g and contains :
2.g saturated fat
Obviously a treat!
~~~Availability and Price~~~
Available in Tesco stores or online. A 6pk is priced at £1.25 and is currently on offer til28th of September at 2 for £2.00.
Now..I know several of you will be wondering why on earth I am reviewing Mince Pies in September? Well the truth is, until last Christmas, I had never indulged in these delights..I had assumed they contained actual meat and refused to eat them. On discovering this, my sister presented me with a box and I fell in love. I bought several boxes last year and Tescos own were ones I really loved..Asdas were awful! So doing my weekly shop last week, I spotted a festive display and tutted at selection boxes being out already. It was then I laid eyes on some beautiful boxes bearing that familiar name of Deep Filled Mince Pies. To hubbys annoyance..I popped two boxes into my trolley and opened them as soon as I got home!
The mince pies inside were tempting me and looked so pretty with the star on top. I was picturing them piled up in a nice display for our Christmas party this year when I couldn't resist any longer! The topping gives a good bite and crumbles gently as I sink my teeth into it. The firmness of the topping works well with the slight softness of the casing below as the mixed textures compliment each other. The taste of the pastry is buttery and lightly sweet but it does get messy so I recommend a plate underneath!
The mincemeat makes an appearance through the thick pastry and appears thick and moist with its brown colour. The sultanas are noticeable in their unique juiciness and there is a random orangey dotting which I can only assume is the contained spices. The smell of the mincemeat is strong and fruity with a spicy background. The taste is indulgent and rich with the sultanas jumping out more than the other ingredients. The spices blended in have been added in just the right quantity to offer a bit of a kick. There wasn't as much mincemeat as I expected for a deep filled mince pie but there was enough to satisfy. The buttery taste from the pastry blended well with the sweetness of the fruit to produce a pleasant sweet treat than I am sure many would enjoy.
These of course aren't healthy but they are a gorgeous festive treat. I also find that taking a box of mince pies to someones home near Christmas makes a lovely gesture. I would certainly be pleased if someone presented these to me during a visit. They taste high quality and don't taste cheap and nasty. I only ever have mine straight from the box but I think I might heat one up and have with some pouring cream as a nice dessert.
I first thought I would stock up on these for Christmas whilst the offer was on but glad I haven't as my boxes go out of date end of October so be careful!
I highly recommend these mince pies.
Thanks for reading and happy Christmas in advance..I am in the spirit already!
Summary: GETTING CHRISTMASSY WITH TESCO
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