Revealed – the mince pies with the least (and most) sugar


As Christmas approaches, you might be wondering what this means for your health. 

But to help make smarter choices has released the mince pies with the highest and lowest sugar content.

Asda Extra Special Luxury Mince Pies are the worst offenders when it comes to sugar. They contain a shocking 24g – equivalent to around 6 teaspoons of sugar in just one pie. 

The Tesco Finest range follows closely with 22.4g of sugar, while M&S All butter mince pies contain 22g.

Big differences

But it is not all bad news. At the other end of the scale there is Waitrose Christmas All Butter Mince Pies. With 12.3g in each serving, they qualify as having the lowest sugar content out of all those analysed. These provide you with just under half (41%) of your daily allowance. 

Unlike its luxury mince pies, Tesco’s standard range is actually the second-lowest of all from the study with 13.7g of sugar per pie. 

The research discovered that almost one third of supermarket own brand mince pies contain five teaspoons of sugar per portion. In addition the majority contain more than 60% of our daily sugar allowance.  

Examples of the products analysed include:

  • Co-op Free From Mince Pies – 15g
  • Tesco Plant Chef Mince Pies – 15.5g 
  • Aldi Free From Mince Pies – 16g
  • Morrisons Free From Mince Pies – 17.4g
  • ASDA Free From Mince Pies – 18g.

The research also investigated the mince pies with the best value, including those from vegan ranges. 

To read the full report click here.

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