From a mince pie croissant to one filled with salted caramel, we've found the best alternative mince pies if you fancy something different.
If you don’t count yourself among the ranks of mince pie traditionalists, you’re in the right place! Alongside our classic mince pie taste test, we asked the testers on our panel to nibble their way through a selection of alternative mince pies, which offer a twist on the classic seasonal treat.
In previous years, we’ve seen a high level of innovation in the alternative mince pie category, and 2020 is no exception! Our taste test team was treated to a wide and varied selection of alternative mince pies, each with its own signature twist, whether that’s a festively spiced crumble topping, baklava-inspired flavours or a dangerously moreish salted caramel filling. We even managed to get our hands on a mince pie croissant!
Our panel tasted 15 alternative mince pies, assessing each on appearance, aroma, flavour and texture. We were looking for that authentic festive mincemeat component, but with an interesting flavour or standout texture that's perfect for Christmas. These came top of the class…