PICK N PAY MINCE PIE (R34.99) 5/10

The Star Early Edition - - LIFE -

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.

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