Mince Pies: best and worst for your diet revealed!

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Let's face it, we're all going to treat ourselves to a mince pie or two. But with our help you can choose the least calorific!

Mince pies are a delicious Christmas staple loved by all the family, and we certainly aren’t going to be able to resist at least one or two, no matter how strict the pre-Christmas diet may be. With the festive season upon us, we’ve rated some of the most popular mince pies from a range of supermarkets, both in terms of taste and nutritional value, with stats including calories, fat and saturated fat, and those all important sugar levels. From high-end purchases from Duchy to bargain pies from Iceland, you can find out how healthy your favourite is here – and we’re pretty sure the results are going to surprise you…

To keep our findings equal, we’ve kept the nutritional value to per pie – and whilst the winner may be slightly smaller than your average mince pie, you could eat almost two and a half of them before you matched the calories of the ‘worst’ pie, which sounds like a pretty good deal to us. There’s a selection of shapes and sizes of pie, from deep filled to iced top, so whether you like your mince pies cold with a glass of mulled wine on the side, or warmed up with a scoop of ice cream or drizzle of cream, you’re bound to find a delicious variety to suit your tastes and dietary restrictions here. There’s even an option for those who need to eat gluten-free – and it’s not bad calorie-wise either!

Click through the slides in the gallery to find out the best and worst mince pies for your diet…

Which of these mince pies is your favourite? Did the results shock you? And would you buy any of the worst rated pies now you know the truth about what they contain? Let us know your thoughts in our comments section below…

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