Product Type: Mr Kipling Snacks
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The first mince pie of the year
Mr Kipling Mince Pies
Member Name: firasha
Mr Kipling Mince Pies
Advantages: delicious and atmospheric during winter
Disadvantages: a little too crumbly for my liking
While my husband was at the supermarket earlier I suddenly had the brainwave - what about mince pies!! I eagerly phoned him and mentioned it, and he came back with a couple of packets of these as they been on 2 for 1 in our usual supermarket, Tescos.
As all the Christmas lights are out and seeing the Christmas adverts on TV, it had really put me in the mood for a mince pie which I must admit is my favourite snack of the festive season.
SO! What about this brand of mince pies? As we all probably know, Mr Kiplings is what I would say is the market leader of baked goods, especially pies which you find in the supermarket so they could be expected to be the best.
Each pie in the packet was delicious (no I haven't eaten them all by myself but the packet was eagerly finished by willing family members within a couple of hours) and each one contains moist mincemeat with raisins, spices, and various fruit purees and peels as we would expect. The pastry is a well made and nicely shaped fluted butter pastry with a slight leaf design on the top and the cardboard packaging is red and green with a very festive look. They do look shop made and each identical so there is no way you can pass these off as home made, if you were hoping to go down that route in an emergency! (such as surprise visit by the mother in law lol)
The only downside was the small problem that sometimes when removing a pie from the foil casing, it can get stuck or the lid begins to crumble disappointingly which causes some mess and crumbs and puts a slight dampener on the experience, although the pie remains delicious.
Mr Kipling is a premium brand (as supermarkets go) and while they are on offer its definitely worth it for a great mince pie to get you in the mood but I will be interested in comparing and contrasting with all the brands available throughout the festive season and I will find out whether it is worth it or better to go with even the value brands to save a few pennies or will we lose out on taste.
Overall if you are in the supermarket and fancy a lovely mince pie then why not! The calories is 253 calories per pie so make sure you don't eat 3 like I did!!!
Summary: go for it it is the season after all ;) ho ho ho ;)