The humble mince pie has been given a luxury twist with the release of the UK’s first-ever caviar-filled mince pie – and it’s all to raise money for charity.
Cardiff-based restaurant, Glory Stores have released the decadent treat – which they will sell for £200 each – to raise money for The Trussell Trust.
The premium mince pie can be ordered online or enjoyed at the restaurant where it is specially prepared to order and filled with Imperial Beluga Husa Husa Sturgeon, widely regarded as the “king” of caviar.
While the price may seem expensive, all profits from the revamped Christmas favourite will be donated to the Trussell Trust, an anti-poverty charity that supports a nationwide network of more than 1,300 food bank centres and together they provide emergency food and support to help people facing hardship.
With the cost of living crisis deepening as we head into winter, more and more people are turning to local food banks to get by.
Shaun Houcke, proprietor of Glory Stores said: “The vision for the Glory Stores, was to create a space for people to come together, not online, and not in a raucous bar, but somewhere people can make new friends and catch up over a good glass of wine and talk-worthy nibbles.”
“We are so excited to launch our limited-edition caviar mince pies. They are made for those with a big love for festive flavours and enjoy an alternative to the traditional tastes.
“At The Glory Stores, we believe it is important to give back, particularly at this time of year, which is why we are donating all profits of our caviar pies to the Trussell Trust, who not only do incredible work throughout the festive season but all year round.”
If you want to impress your guest around the Christmas dinner table, you can order a box of five pies for £1,000 or a dozen for £2,000. The Glory Stores website says: “Our caviar-packed take on the traditional mince pie is everything you could want to help make your celebrations this year extra special – for no-nonsense seasonal satisfaction.”
To order your indulgent caviar-filled mince pie, visit the Glory Stores website.