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Re: Best Mince Pies 2017??

Postby pete9012S » 21 Oct 2017, 10:52

Hard to believe this thread started back in 2014!!!

Rob has nominated these: ( Bets,what does nominominated mean??)

Rob Houghton wrote:I love mince pies, hot or cold, with custard, or on their own - but we only ever eat them around Christmas - never buy them all year. The bramley apple pies are something we might buy at any time, so I don't really find them all that thrilling! :-)

These are the best -

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Is Rob right? is there a better mince pie out there? If there is I would like to know about it please!
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Re: Best Mince Pies 2017??

Postby Rob Houghton » 21 Oct 2017, 11:53

:-( It seems like no one on here rates mince pies of any sort, Pete! :-( Ignoramuses! :lol:
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Re: Best Mince Pies 2017??

Postby pete9012S » 21 Oct 2017, 13:24

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I'm sure there may be a few new members since 2014 that like the occasional mince pie Rob!

I must try your co-op recommendation. Iv'e been trying the ones from co-op mentioned earlier in the thread,four for around £1
Jolly nice they are too! :D
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Re: Best Mince Pies 2017??

Postby Rob Houghton » 21 Oct 2017, 13:37

According to that label, they are 4 shillings!! :shock: :lol:
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Re: Best Mince Pies 2017??

Postby Daisy » 21 Oct 2017, 13:50

:lol: Rob.
I like mince pies and and enjoy having some at Christmas. Then I usually buy some to freeze so we can have them later, when they seem to have disappeared from the shops.
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Re: Best Mince Pies 2017??

Postby Eddie Muir » 21 Oct 2017, 14:39

Mince pies : NO!

Christmas cake: YES! Any thoughts on this?
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Re: Best Mince Pies 2017??

Postby Rob Houghton » 21 Oct 2017, 17:11

I do love Christmas cake - although the homemade ones are the best. I've never tasted a shop one that's as good! :-)
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Re: Best Mince Pies 2017??

Postby Julie2owlsdene » 21 Oct 2017, 17:17

I'm not a lovely of currently things, so Christmas cake is something I just don't buy. Chocolate log, yes. :lol:

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Re: Best Mince Pies 2017??

Postby KEVP » 21 Oct 2017, 17:19

Christmas pudding!

And mince pies!

Although my niece and nephew, both American, refuse to eat Christmas pudding.
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Re: Best Mince Pies 2017??

Postby sixret » 21 Oct 2017, 17:20

They look delicious! :D

Do you eat all of these only on Christmas or any other day other than Christmas?

Christmas pudding vs Christmas cake vs Stollen vs Mince Pie. Which one is the most delicious?
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Re: Best Mince Pies 2017??

Postby Rob Houghton » 21 Oct 2017, 17:27

They can be eaten any time, but most often around Christmas. There's a superstition that you should eat one mince pie on each of the twelve days of Christmas - starting Christmas Day, to bring luck during the following year!

I like all of them - Christmas pudding, Christmas cake, mince pies and stollen - but I'm just greedy! :lol:
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Re: Best Mince Pies 2017??

Postby Courtenay » 21 Oct 2017, 17:27

Lebkuchen! :D A German friend introduced me to it a few Christmases ago — it's delicious.
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Re: Best Mince Pies 2017??

Postby Eddie Muir » 21 Oct 2017, 18:42

Thanks for the delicious link, Courtenay. :D Lebkuchen looks mouthwatering.
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Re: Best Mince Pies 2017??

Postby pete9012S » 21 Oct 2017, 19:01

Eddie Muir wrote:
Christmas cake: YES! Any thoughts on this?


You recommend one Eddie and I will insist my wife buys it for 'research' asap! :D
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Re: Best Mince Pies 2017??

Postby Eddie Muir » 21 Oct 2017, 19:34

Chick sometimes makes one. Otherwise we buy one from our local Marks and Spencer store. Their Christmas cakes are very good, Pete. :D
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