Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Mince Pie Fest 2021: Caffè Nero Double the Fun!

A festive double header from the high street coffee shop everyone forgets about!

This is the fancy one. Softish pastry with a bit of bite, but bland flavour. Well, I assume it's bland, but it's difficult to taste anything over the Almond Shotgun that goes off in your face. Crushed almonds in the crumbly topping and what is probably half a litre of amaretto in the filling.

This one gets 1 out of 5 from me, because it turns out I really don't like the flavour of almonds. Aside from that, it's probably a 3 out of 5 as it's not bad, but even so the crumble topping means it's #NotAMincePie by my rules, so it's disqualified.

This one is much more sensible. No crumble topping. No almond flavour. You can taste the pastry on this one, and while it's still a bit bland, there is a touch of sweetness. The filling is nothing special but it's got a fair bit of flavour, a bit of bite, and no weird aftertastes swaggering in to ruin everything. 3 out of 5.

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