Sainsbury's Mince PiesI use to wince, at the word "mincemeat", so I didn't think I would like mince pie. I don't know why I would think such a thing, I never tasted it before. I just always put mincemeat in the same category as American spam...yuk! LOL Well, this is different! It didn't taste like MEAT at all! I heated one of these pies in the oven for a couple of minutes before eating. It was really, really good! The pie crust was tasty and the filling was delicious. It had raisins and fruit in it. It was like a fruit filling (an apple taste). It was sweet, but not overly sweet. I loved it. One pie filled me up. I really liked them.
Sainsbury's Christmas Pudding (also known as Figgy or Plum Pudding)I'm not going to lie. When I first saw this Christmas pudding (The word "pudding" is different here in the States. The British term for pudding is synonymous with dessert.), I was like there is NO WAY I'm going to like this. It looked like a ball of (fill-in-the-blank). Well you guys, NEVER judge a book by it's cover! Never!!! I constantly have to remind myself of that at times. I heated the Christmas pudding in the microwave as the directions stated. I sliced it and scooped a tiny bit on my fork. When you've never tasted something, you can't prepare your taste buds. I was praying. HaHaHa It was excellent!!! It's rich too! I could only eat half. It's like cake (consistency), with fruit and nuts in it! I was pleasantly surprised. I really liked it!
Carole, thank you so much for sending these. You fulfilled a wish of mine, without even knowing it. I would've never asked on my own for you or anyone to send these to me. So this was truly a gift, that I will always cherish and touched my heart!
I ask everyone to pay a visit to Carole's blog (London blogger). She is superior in interior design, decor, baking, cooking and photography. There's such a grace about her. She's very humble too. Her blog will blow you away. It's truly a treat to visit everyday. Have a great day everybody!