Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Mince Pies & Bubbly!!

Nothing really says Christmas like festive food!  A glass of bubbly and a luxury mince pie are perfect partners to celebrate the season and really are the epitome of Christmas.  When choosing which mince pie and sparkling wine to buy in order to impress your guests, bear this in mind!!

Which? Magazine have conducted some taste tests and the results are in.

Beating off competition from M&S, Fortnum ans Mason, Mr Kipling and Harrods, the winner in the mince pie tests was the Specially Selected Luxury Mince Pies from Aldi!  Filled with the finest Mediterranean fruit, naturally dried in the Mediterranean sun, then laced with French Brandy and a hint of spice for a festive kick, these mince pies are luxurious.  The indulgent all-butter pastry  is baked until it is golden brown, making the perfect mince pie to complete your festive table.

The pastry is rich and biscuity and the filling has a boozy quality that my husband was very impressed with.  At just £1.69 for a pack of six, these mince pies are great quality at a great price.  They are available in store throughout the festive period.

When it comes to sparkling wines, Aldi's Philippe Michel Cremant du Jura beat Jacob's Creek, Sainsbury's, M&S and Tesco Finest finishing second in Which? magazine's taste test.  It has also won three times at the Quality Drinks Awards.  Made from 100% Chardonnay grapes grown on the Jura mountains, and produced in the same way as Champagne, it is the second fermentation which creates the sparkle in the bottle.  It is a serious vintage sparkling wine, with crisp, dry, citrus notes.  Light, refreshing, nose tickling bubbly!!

At just £6.99 and available all year round in store, this is a perfect sparkling wine to toast any occasion.  It is much cheaper than Champagne.  I love the brown bottle and foil which looks really classy.  This bottle would look fabulous gracing any festive table!

Aldi's policy is to offer shoppers brand quality products at everyday, exceptionally low prices.  This gives us the perfect opportunity to stock up on the best Christmas fayre for the cheapest prices.

Check out Aldi's Christmas Pages to find out what they have on offer to make this Christmas really special!


  1. I've got a lot of respect for Aldi products and have tried their mince pies and concur with you that they are delicious. At £6.99 for a bottle of bubbly - you just cannot go wrong.



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