PICK N PAY MINCE PIE (R34.99) 5/10
I really wish Pick n Pay had put a bit more effort into their packaging and presentation, it is Christmas after all.
The crust is slightly softer than others and breaks easily, causing more crumbs, which landed all over the place.
These pies are ready to eat and require no heating and that’s a plus.
In terms of taste, I got mostly raisin and spicy flavours, and not much of anything else, although the ingredients list vaguely states egg, fruit mince and citrus peel. I recruited four other tasters who all thought the Pick n Pay pies were sweeter, but not necessarily better than Woolworths mince pies.
In fact, all four of then said they preferred the Woolies mince pies.
Unlike its competitor, the Pick n Pay that I went to didn’t have a variety of flavours.
Although I had it on its own, I would suggest having these pies with a scoop of ice cream.