The majority of supermarket mince pies contain 71% of your daily sugar intake

Many of us indulge in sweet treats during the festive period, from Christmas cake to yule logs - and, of course, the beloved mince pie.

However, new research has found that some mince pies may be a lot higher in sugar than others, with one supermarket mince pie found to contain over three quarters of our recommended daily sugar consumption.

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High sugar content in supermarket mince pies

According to, on average, UK residents consume 15 mince pies during December.

The study also found that Iceland’s Luxury All Butter Mince Pies contain the highest amount of sugar - 24.6g. This is 82 per cent of our recommended daily sugar consumption of 30g.

Asda’s Extra Special Luxury Mince Pies takes the second spot for the highest amount of sugar, followed by Tesco Finest Mince Pies.

Although Waitrose’s shortcrust mince pies were found to have the lowest amount of sugar per pie, containing 16 grams, this is still over half our daily recommended amount.

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A quarter of supermarket own brand mince pies were found to contain six teaspoons of sugar per portion, with over half of supermarket branded mince pies listing five teaspoons of sugar in their ingredients - which is equal to 71 per cent of the recommended daily allowance.

This is how many grams of sugar each supermarket mince pie contains

Iceland Luxury 6 All Butter Mince Pies - 24.6gASDA Extra Special Luxury Mince Pies - 24gTesco Mince Pies - 23.7gTesco Finest Mince Pies - 23.7gLidl Deluxe All Butter Classic Mince Pies - 23.3gSainsbury's All Butter Mince Pies, Taste the Difference - 21.5gM&S Collection 6 Mince Pies - 19.8gWaitrose No.1 All Butter Mince Pies - 19.7gMorrisons The Best Deep Filled Mince Pies - 19.5gAldi Holly Lane 6 Deep Filled Mince Pies - 19gAldi Specially Selected Classic Mine Pies - 19gMarks and Spencer's Classic - 19gASDA Mince Pies - 19gMorrisons Mince Pies - 18.5gLidl Favorina 12 Mince Pies - 17.9gIceland 6 Mince Pies - 17.40gSainsbury's Deep Filled Mince Pies - 17.2gWaitrose Christmas 6 Shortcrust Mince Pies - 16g

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