Which mince pies are the best in 2015?
Anyway, for mince pies devotees, you might be wondering which ones are the best to eat. The answer, clearly, is all of them - cheap, grotty mince pies are every bit as satisfying as the well-made ones in a I Hate Myself And I Can't Stop Eating Them kinda way.
For the discerning chewer, Which!!! have got some experts to taste a load and judge which are the top of the pile.
The best, in their eyes, is the Harrods Classic Mince Pies With Brandy range, but they're £8.95 for six, so you'd demand greatness from them. However, the best buy, according to Which!!!, are the £1.15 for six efforts from Lidl, called the Snowy Lodge Luxury Mince Pies. Terrible name, but they've apparently got 'beautifully crisp' pastry, and the insides aren't too shabby either. Also getting a nod were Waitrose's Christmas Shortcrust Mince Pies (they're alcohol free if that's your thing).
Which!!! gathered their blind taste panel to test the following mince pies:
Aldi Specially Selected Mince Pies
Asda Extra Special Luxury Mince Pies
Fortnum & Mason Six Traditional Mince Pies
Greggs Sweet Mince Pies (£1.50 for six, or available individually
Harrods Classic Mince Pies With Brandy
Iceland Luxury 6 Mince Pies
Lidl Snowy Lodge Luxury Mince Pies
Morrisons M Signature All Butter Deep Fill Mince Pies
M&S Christmas Star Mince Pies
Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference All Butter Mince Pies
Spar 6 Luxury Mince Pies
Tesco finest Mince Pies
The Co-operative Truly Irresistible Mince Pies
Waitrose Christmas Shortcrust Mince Pies
If you're after gluten free mince pies, Which!!! have also weighed them up too, and you can see their results here.