MINCE pies from budget supermarkets Aldi and Iceland have topped a blind taste test by Which?.
The consumer groups annual rating of the Christmas staple saw Asda’s Extra Special Mince Pies and Iceland’s Luxury All Butter Mince Pies both score 73% from the strict judging panel.
The panel was lured in by Asda’s Extra Special Mince Pies “crisp” and “buttery” pastry, scoring well for flavour, texture, and intricate design.
Asda’s cost £1.75 and £1.89 for Iceland’s pies, making them some of the cheapest in the taste test.
Iceland’s Luxury All Butter mince pies “tasted like a more expensive product,” testers said.
Which? scored just as highly for their taste, aroma, and texture, as overall joint first.
Price does not always mean quality as M&S Collection Mince Pies at £2.50 scored poorly for flavour.
They did have some of the best pastry, however, giving them a not-too-shabby 71% overall.