Thursday, November 30, 2023

Mince Pie Fest 2023: Tesco Finest

Well, this is awkward.

Last year these pies were among the best, scoring an admirable 4 out of 5, but something terrible has happened!

It's a big -- 70mm! -- pie with a nice firm bite to the pastry and the filling has a pleasant chunkiness, so it's a pie with presence and heft. The problem is the taste, which is a bit all over the place. The pastry is bland for the most part but also has a hint of bitter saltiness that does nothing for me. The -- slightly miserly -- filling is full of fruity flavours but is perhaps a bit too heavy on the orange, which together with the bitter pastry makes the pie as a whole feel a bit unpleasant.

Not fine. Not fine at all. 2 out of 5. #MincePieFest2023 #MincePieADay

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