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With Christmas on the horizon, Neaco’s sales team has started thinking about all those festive treats that we get to enjoy. One of our favourites is the classic mince pie, a long-time tradition in the office at this time of year. Every year staff bring in a selection from their local supermarket and this time we decided to officially compare seasonal offerings from different retailers.


Contenders from Morrison’s, Marks & Spencer, Co-Op and Sainsbury’s were put to the test by our expert panel of pie-loving judges, who assessed each entry in terms of taste, texture and generosity of size. Some judges were particularly meticulous in their assessment and required more than one pie in order to make a fully informed judgement. In the end Morrison’s Simply The Best range (literally) measured up better than its competitors and was judged the overall winner in our 2017 Mince Pie Contest. This popular event is likely to be repeated in 2018 (though we’re struggling to find volunteer judges for the 2017 Brussels Sprouts Contest…)