Review of Sainsbury's Deep Mince Pies
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Review of Sainsbury's Deep Mince Pies

Compared to Tesco Mince Pies and some home made Mince Pies I have tried recently Sainsbury's Deep Mince Pies are the most greasy but tasty ones.

Mince pies are a traditional festive treat during Christmas period. Generally speaking mince pies are made of pastry and filled with mincemeat that is made up of different dried fruits and spices. There are many brands of mince pies available in the UK market coming up to the Xmas season. Some big supermarkets also make their own branded mince pies to treat their customers. The one I’m writing about is named Deep Mince Pies and made by Sainsbury's.

The Packaging:

Sainsbury's Deep Mince Pies is packaged in a red card box. There is a picture of the mince pies on the front. At the top right corner there is a nutritional information provided by a mince pie. At the bottom left corner there is the name of Sainsbury's 6 Deep Mince Pies.

On the back of the box there are a full nutritional chart, ingredients, allergy advice and how to store and heat information, contact details for Sainsbury's, etc.

Inside there are six mince pies contained in a silver metal foil container separately. The containers are set in a plastic tray to keep these mice pies secure within the box.

The Mince Pies:

Opening the box you can see the mince pies are in light creamy colour. On the top there is an embossed pattern of a leaf sprinkled with white granulated sugar. Butter enriched shortcrust pastry cases with a mincemeat filling. In opposite to the creamy pastry the felling is a dark brown colour.


The mince pie contains 53% pastry, 46% mincemeat and 1% sugar. The pastry contains wheat flour, glucose syrup, palm oil, salt, whole milk powder, etc. The mincemeat contains Apples, Raisins, Currants, Grandied mixed Peel, etc.

Nutritional Information Per Mince Pie:

One Sainsbury's Deep Mince Pie contains 258 kcal Calories,12.9% based on GDA for women, and 9.8g Fat, 14% based on GDA for women.

Price and availability:

The mince pie is only available in Sainsbury's stores and currently it’s on sale for £1.00 per box.

My opinion:

Every year from October at my local Sainsbury’s I can always see Sainsbury's Deep Mince Pies on promotion. Then I always buy a box as a treat. However I can’t say I like Sainsbury's Deep Mince Pie.

I like the red package that looks eye-appealing and always gave me the Christmas feeling. The pastry is a littler buttery in flavour, but gives a good bite and crumbles gently, although it is a bit greasy to me. The mincemeat filling has a strong sweet fruit flavouring that reminded me of the mooncake, a traditional Chinese Middle-Autumn food. In some point mince pie and mooncake have something in common. All are a greasy and sweet bakery made for a traditional holiday.

Compared to Tesco Mince Pies and some home made Mince Pies I have tried recently Sainsbury's Deep Mince Pies are the most greasy but tasty ones.

So I would only recommend you to try it occasinaly as a festive treat. As the health advisors say too much greasy and sweet food isn't good for you.

Extra information:

Sainsbury's was founded in 1869 in London, England, and grew rapidly during the Victorian era. It grew to become the largest grocery retailer in 1922, pioneered self-service retailing in the UK, and had its heyday during the 1980s. In 1995, Tesco overtook Sainsbury's to become the market leader, and Asda became the second largest in 2003, demoting Sainsbury's into third place. However, as of January 2011, Sainsbury's share rose to 16.6%, regaining second place. For more details please visit Wikipedia.

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