‘Tried mince pies from the best bakery in Norwich and will never go back’ – Niamh Dann

‘Tried mince pies from the best bakery in Norwich and will never go back’ – Niamh Dann

Mince pies are one of those things you can’t do without at Christmas.

Whether you have yours with cream, ice cream, or custard, it’s a delicious holiday treat guaranteed to bring cheer to any holiday party.

Until recently, I had only eaten mince pies in supermarkets, where you get six in a box and they are generally super cheap.

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These mince pies are still delicious and there is plenty for everyone.

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However, recently my perception of mince pies was completely turned upside down when I visited Norwich’s most popular bakery, Bread Source, for a tour.

After creating an article about the popular bakery, I was sent home with three free mince pies.

So, I thought, why not put them to the test with my limited mince pie experience?

I got the regular stuffed mince pies, but they also offer vegetarian and deep-stuffed mince pies.

I’m going to rate them a 5 for looks, taste, and price.


Bread platter minced meat patties
Bread platter minced meat patties

Straight off the bat, these mince pies are gorgeous!

There is no detailed decoration or pattern like some you buy in a supermarket, but personally I don’t think this is important.

They make around 10,000 in the month of December and each one is made by hand in the bakery, they just don’t have time to make them all perfect; but that’s why they are so cool.

They are beautifully dusted on top and look delicious; It is a simple decoration but it works very well.

I fully understand why they haven’t gone the extra mile and it honestly doesn’t matter.

4.5 out of 5.


Bread Source makes about 10,000 mince pies in December.
Bread Source makes about 10,000 mince pies in December.

The mince pies from the supermarket don’t even come close to the taste of these magnificent creations!

Filling: Almonds, apples, tallow, sugar, orange, lemon, spice mix (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, coriander), raisins, raisins, currants, figs, dates, brandy, sherry.

If you like mincemeat that tastes fresh and has the perfect level of sweet and light spice, then you are going to obsess over this mince pie!

WARNING: You have been warned that you will become obsessed.

What really sold me was that the dough was really crispy on the edge.

I’m used to chopping cakes that have a very soft dough, so that was a nice surprise.

I understand that not everyone likes a cake with a slight crunch but I definitely do, and this is what sold it to me.

I should also mention that they are actually quite large in size, much larger than what you get in multi-packs.

5 of 5.


Delicious fresh mince pies at Bread Source
Delicious fresh mince pies at Bread Source

All of their mince pies (regular stuffing, deep stuffing and vegetarian) sell for £ 5 each.

The 6-pack of Tesco Mince Pies currently sells for £ 0.87.

This is a huge price difference.

However, you should be aware that Bread Source Mince Pies are handcrafted with fresh ingredients and baked with the intention of providing something a supermarket does not offer.

Everything you buy from a bakery will be more expensive.

Also for the price, you get a much better flavor and size.

So if the taste, size, and love that’s embedded in it are more important to you than saving some money, then your price is not important.

However, for those who might be short on cash this Christmas, buying boxes of these mince pies might not be a logical choice.

For me personally I have a big family that eats a lot of mince pies every year, so spending all that money on mince pies is not logical, but I would definitely consider some as a good gift because that taste is definitely worth it. . that.


Final evaluation

My Bread Source mince pies
My Bread Source mince pies

These mince pies from Bread Source make a delicious holiday treat.

They are definitely the best tasting mince pies I have ever had and I think I may very well return.

Getting mince pies from the bakery is a lovely treat, but I wouldn’t buy boxes of them like I do at the grocery store.

Honestly, it depends on what type of person you are and how important mince pies are to you.

For me, they are definitely a special treat, one that I can look forward to every now and then at Christmas.

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