Fruit Mince Pies with Bundaberg Rum
Trash Food Guidance 1. Fragrance and Flavour: The pastry was surprising short. I was expecting it to be bland but this was nicely sweet and had buttery flavour. The filling was very flavoursome and nicely fruity. However, I did not detect any rum or much spice. I think this should have been more edgy and "adult". This was a mince pie for babies. 14/20 2. Texture: I enjoyed the level of crumble here. It wasn't chewy and elastic, like I thought it would be. The fruit filling was very much like mush though. I wasn't able to distinguish the components of the mince. If you're a fan of soft foods, you'll love it. 16/20 3. Appearance and packaging: I love the Aussie branding here. Good ol' Bundaberg Rum. The boozy branding was the reason I bought this. I think this is a great cross-over item as it incorporates celebration food and booze. This is basically what Christmas means to me. 17/20 4. Value/ price: This was on sale due to the end of season sell out. This was $2 at Woolworth. Yay. End of season! 16/20 5. Novelty and fun: The fun part of this is boozey branding because mince pies are standard for Christmas time. I don't think these actually contain alcohol though. It's just a gimmick. 12/20
Total - 75/💯 Bonus Trash Factor: Booze related snack items seem to be invading supermarket shelves. I have notice Bailey's liqueur has been prolific. I am seeing flavoured milks, cakes and biscuits with this branding. Would someone who is not supposed to drink alcohol be ok with eating a snack that is branded with alcohol? It doesn't actually contain booze, but it contains the idea of booze. Is that allowed? Depends on the person, I guess. Plus 9.66 for being alcohol free.