Morrisons claim they have “The Best” mince pies – but are they any good?
Most know Morrisons as an inexpensive supermarket so it’s not clear if their mince pies can complete against those found at Marks and Spencers or Waitrose. Unfortunately for this taste-test, these deep-filled mince pies from Morrisons fell short.
The good news is that you can easily find better options on the market that are still kind on the budget. So why does Morrisons The Best mince pies miss the mark?
The mincemeat in these Morrisons mince pies is nothing to write home about. The quality of filling is fine, with average flavour and texture. While these mince pies are classed as “deep filled” they don’t really deserve that name. Compared to any other mince pie, the filling is nothing extraordinary or extra deep.
All in all, the mincemeat texture, quality and flavour is fine, but nothing exciting. Overall, a bit disappointing.
If you can get past the average mincemeat, it’s the pastry that kills any chances of this being a redeemable mince pie. Overall, the pastry is dry and the pastry stars on top aren’t even centred on the pie, just haphazardly added on.
While the light dusting of sugar is a nice touch, it would have been even better if the pastry stars were fixed on properly. At any rate, the dry, boring pastry really brings down the taste on these mince pies overall.
Like mentioned above, these Morrisons mince pies taste less than great. The pies are lightly spiced with adequate mincemeat, but the pastry is dry and they are certainly not “deep-filled” as advertised. All in all, these pies are disappointing. Thankfully, there are far better pies on the market at comparable prices, so don’t fear! Instead, we recommend checking out nicer mince pies like the Marks and Spencer Collection Mince Pies – currently the highest rated pies!