Sunday, December 10, 2023

Mince Pie Fest 2023: Waitrose

It's a double posh day today!

The pastry is very firm, to the point of being crunchy, like a hard biscuit or a dense shortbread. It also has a strong buttery taste -- again like shortbread -- which is not to my liking, but I suspect I may be in the minority there. And to be fair, it does say "all butter" on the box.

You can see how firm it is by the sharp edges on the patterns in the topping. You could have your eye out on those!

On the other hand, the filling is rich and fruity and very tasty. It's a simple mix of flavours for a mince pie towards the luxury end of the spectrum -- there's no booze, and minimum spice -- but it's done well.

I am not at all a fan of the casing on these pies, so they get 3 out of 5 from me, but feel free to slap another point on if you're a shortbread fan. #MincePieFest2023 #MincePieADay

1 comment:

  1. Oh yeah, "All Butter" is governmentally regulated. If it didn't taste too buttery for you, you'd probably have grounds for a lawsuit.