Review of Waitrose Gluten Free Mince Pies

Christmas is fast approaching, this can only mean one thing, mince pies. The rapid development of the free from market has resulted in a variety of both dairy and gluten free mince pies being readily available. The first brand of mince pies my mum (who’s gluten free) and I decided to try was from Waitrose.
I liked the simple red festive packaging with inviting pictures of what was to be found inside. The only allergens listed were sulphur dioxide and almonds. On opening the box the pies were neatly secured inside so no accidental breakages occurred. The pastry was slightly pale and had a nice sugar coating. On biting into the mince pie a slight crunch noted. The pastry was not dry or flakey and didn’t crumble easily like some gluten free products can. In fact the pastry slightly melted in the mouth. Inside the pie there was a good quantity of mince inside. I enjoyed the of both the flavour of the pastry and the mince, they complimented each other nicely.
These a yummy seasonal treat either warm or cold that I would definitely recommend. So thank you Waitrose for producing a lovely mince pie that both my mum and I can enjoy.


  1. rudyhou
    December 15, 2015 / 7:56 am

    the last time i had mince pie was when i visited london years ago. i kinda miss it. it is such a nice accompaniment to a strong tea. or even coffee.

    • December 15, 2015 / 6:46 pm

      I love a mince pie as an occasional seasonal treat. I like them with a earl grey tea. I have all my tea milk free so I tend to have them medium weak.

  2. January 1, 2016 / 1:19 pm

    I loved reading all your reviews of mince pies! My grandmother made the best mince pies every Christmas when I was growing up and also Plum Pudding from her recipes from what she called “the old country”. I adore mince pie, and the holidays are not the same without it! Such fun reading all your descriptions and reviews of the different choices!

    • January 1, 2016 / 10:07 pm

      Hi Sandra, thanks for reading my reviews. I appreciate your kind comments. You’re right Christmas isn’t the same without mince pies. I must try some homemade ones. Your grandmothers plum pudding sounds nice was that an alternative to a Christmas pudding ?

      • January 1, 2016 / 10:56 pm

        I think it was Christmas pudding. It was a steamed English pudding she always made at Christmas time with hard sauce. I have her original recipe. For some reason we called it plum pudding.

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