Having recently tried the Genius mince pies, I was very lucky to try some hand made mince pies by a smaller scale food producer. Step forward The Foodamentalists.
The Foodamentalists are a Yorkshire based company producing gluten free and wheat free (and some dairy free) goods. The Foodamentalists’ savoury and sweet products are baked in their completely gluten and wheat free premises. Their product range includes various breads and bread mixes, pastry, quiche and even Southern Fried Chicken coating.
The very nice Stevan Taylor at The Foodamentalists sent me some of their frangipane topped mince pies to try.
The vegetarian mincemeat filling tasted very fruity with juicy currants, sultanas and raisins. What made these mince pies unusual, however, was the frangipane (almond paste) on top. It made the mince pies more cake-like than a regular pastry topped mince pie, but I really liked it. Mr D (who does not need to eat gluten free) described them as the best mince pies he’s ever tasted.
These are mince pies, but with bells on.
The frangipane mince pies retail for £3.99 for a box of six. I am also loving the classy Christmas packaging.
The Foodamentalists sell their products (including these delicious frangipane mince pies) through their website as well as through various stockists. They are regulars at the Harrogate and Otley Farmers Markets and they also visit a number of food fairs in the UK. Full details of all outlets and forthcoming markets and fairs can be found on their website.