The great mince pie challenge

As the festive period approaches and generally most people start to wind down for a well-earned break, it’s that time of year when we take a moment in order mince pies*Not an accurate representation of the testing area. to take stock on the important events of the year and the issues that matter. So here are our thoughts on the best mince pies available in the shops this Christmas.

For the record, I should point out that the outcome is as a result of meticulous research carried out by the TFPL and Sue Hill teams over the course of a number of weeks. We had a panel of judges, and some of us even got a bit too carried away pretending they were Mary Berry. We had categories for judging: pastry, filling and overall. This survey was not just cobbled together, oh no.

Everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion, of course, and it is a subjective matter of individual taste; but here are the right opinions:

3) Mr Kipling 7.5/10 Light sweet pastry, with just enough filling

2) Co-op 7.5/10 Substantial but sweet pastry, sweet tangy filling

1) Marks & Spencer. So they are not just any mince pies, they’re… 8.5/10 Smooth sophisticated, lovely pastry and a delicate filling

Trust us, avoid Asda’s version. Leave them for Rudolph.

We are obviously interested to hear your thoughts, so please add to the comments below.

If you have read this far, can I take this opportunity to thank all of the candidates and clients I have met and worked with this year, and wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Enjoy your mince pies!

2 comments to this post

  •  :  Great work Neil, and thank you for dropping in at Stephenson Harwood to include me on your panel of tasters. If you decide to do a similar survey on, say, rival champagne brands next year, then let me be the first to volunteer! Merry Christmas to you and all at tfpl.
  •  :  What an excellent suggestion, Tim. As a responsible manager I feel it's only decent and proper of me to lead on this new and exciting challenge. First decision: You're Hired. Merry Christmas!

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