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Favorina Mini Marzipan & Butter Stollen

These are found and bought in Lidl, just before and around Christmas time.

Energy – 452kcal per 100g (Packet is 350g).



Dainty, bite size and rustic.

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Denelas Bakery Mince Pies

A high street, family run, independent bakery located in Shepton Mallet, Somerset. UK. (We happened to be in the area.)

Energy – ???kcal per pie.




Here we go a proper job hand made mince pie and it weighs in at the heavy end.

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Waitrose Heston Earl Grey Tea Stollen

A rich brioche dough containing traditional Stollen ingredients – vine fruits and marzipan – but enhanced with an Earl Grey tea infusion, an extra indulgent layer of Heston’s rich mincemeat with added ingredients of lemon curd, rose water and apple puree, soaked in brandy butter and finished with a dusting of tangerine-flavoured sugar.
Energy – 207kcal per portion.



Smells wonderful and most definitely looks the part, first bite is met with a slightly dry tasting fruity current bun, I won’t use the word stale but….

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Marks & Spencer Christmas Puff Pastry Mince Pies

Delicious all butter puff pastry mince pies filled with our classic mincemeat, bursting with juicy sultanas, vostizza currants & raisins.

Energy – 191kcal per pie.


Oh the look, it looks so delicious.  They look very well made and deep.
There is no foil cup, or cup of any kind to which these pies sit.  They are naked within the packing.
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Marks & Spencer The Collection Christmas Star Mince Pies

Crisp and golden all butter shortcrust pastry pies deep filled with a special mincemeat blend of plump vine fruits, glacé cherries, brandy and port.

Energy – 207kcal per pie



Little bit of deja vu here, very nicely presented with a little rustic feel although still a factory manufactured pie looks incredible tempting and attractive, not as deep as some and like the touch of a change from the normal foil container.

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Aldi Specially Selected Exquisite Luxury Hand Crafted Mince Pies

ALDI Specially Selected Exquisite Luxury Hand Crafted Mince Pies.
All-Butter, Hand-Cut pastry with brandy-rich mincemeat & a Frangipane topping.

Energy – 241kcal per pie.



Lovely hand made look and feel and nice to see them not individually packed in a foil container.

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