Dubai mince pies reviewed for Christmas 2018

What classic Christmas munch do you need to buy this year?

Dubai mince pies reviewed for Christmas 2018

The mince pie. It’s an absolutely classic Christmas treat, but it’s also unmistakably British – so much so that other cultures from around the world have absolutely no idea what these little pastries stuffed with spiced fruit are all about.

What we can’t figure out is why said spiced fruit is called minced meat. That’s just asking for a whole bunch of confused faces.

Right here in Dubai you can get your hands on these little Christmas crackers, and we’ve rounded up ten of the best (or most questionable) mince pies you can find in town.

We trawled the aisles of Spinneys, Marks & Spencer, Waitrose, Park ’N’ Shop and more to find the classics, the creative and the downright avant-garde mince pies offers from around the city, and then we made six of team Time Out’s daring taste-testers determine which is the best bang for your dirhams this year.

From the mince pie fanboys, to the first-timers and the fruit-phobics among us, here’s what we made of the seasonal treat.

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