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Just had my first mince pie of the season 😋

I used to hate them as a kid, but really enjoy them now.

Do you like a mince pie? Are you a traditionalist and get plain ones or do you like the strange flavoured ones that you can get from places like Aldi?

TheChimp
26 days ago
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BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana26 days ago

Definitely love them, I've not met a mince pie I didn't like. I like the shortbread type pastry best but don't mind other types and prefer them hot with a dollop of cream.

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Dennab
Dennab26 days ago

They've never done it for me. I don't like anything with dried fruit in really. There should be a law against it.

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TheChimp
TheChimp
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26 days ago

Dennab It's funny how people's palates change. I couldn't stand then before, but over the last few years, I've really warmed to them.

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Dennab
Dennab26 days ago

TheChimp True. I didn't used to like gin.

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin26 days ago

Love a good mince pie

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly2526 days ago

I make my own with fruit that has been soaked in plenty of brandy. Love them, they never last long!

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TheChimp
TheChimp
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26 days ago

gerrykelly25 My mother used to make them and they were shocking. That's what probably put me off mince pies for so long.

She's never been a good cook and some of the stuff she makes is almost criminal 🤣

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angelik
angelik26 days ago

I do like a mince pie, traditional ones, I've never tried the strange flavoured ones as they've just never appealed to me.

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap26 days ago

I like mince pies but as the only one in household who does rarely bother makes me feel greedy eating a whole box

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Username44902
Username4490225 days ago

Imnotcheap you ate all the mince pies

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap25 days ago

🤫@RyanTownleyUK30

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nina090976
nina09097626 days ago

Yummy I do like them a lot x

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neo1
neo126 days ago

Love them and always try and stock up at the end of December when they are 10-25p a box so i have enough till August 😆 😋

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nicolajaynehend
nicolajaynehend26 days ago

I make my own mice pies. . I put cranberries in mine and some orange juice and mixt it all to gather. Then the mincemeat is not dry. And some time I put mix nuts in. I make them all the time. Hope I can get mincemeat this year. Image

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TheChimp
TheChimp
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26 days ago

nicolajaynehend A mice pie?

Arrrrrrrrrgh!

My woofer Harvey likes rooting out the mice in the garage.

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nina090976
nina09097626 days ago

nicolajaynehend sounds lovely,I've got two jars for the filling,must practise this weekend x

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nina090976
nina09097626 days ago

Has anyone tried making them,I've got two jars of the filling,but just not been tempted enough to make them 😅🤣x

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lilyflower
lilyflower26 days ago

They are really easy to make. Shortcrust pastry, scone cutter, small yorkshire pud tin and way you go, yum yum. I could never make enough when in the 'family unit'.

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nina090976
nina09097626 days ago

lilyflower thank you,I will make some this weekend x

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lilyflower
lilyflower26 days ago

nina090976 I always put a 'lid' on but you can leave open or put thin strips of pastry and dust with icing sugar when cool. Don't forget to send some my way 🙂

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blacklabrador
blacklabrador26 days ago

I love mince pies in all their many forms.

Particular favourites are puff pastry ones, and iced topped ones; although the latter does make your teeth ache.

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Lynibis
Lynibis25 days ago

Get yourself some sensodyne for after eating! I must admit I love the shop bought cream filled puff pastry ones but don't buy them nowadays as the calorie count alone puts me off.

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blacklabrador
blacklabrador25 days ago

Lynibis Not tried cream filled ones, but they have just gone on my shopping list

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beccatavender
beccatavender26 days ago

I think your taste buds change as you get older I love them now but as a kid I didn't 😊

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MartinBluck
MartinBluck26 days ago

I love a good traditional mince pie, I might have a go at making some this year.

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hspexy
hspexy26 days ago

I’m not a fan at all, but there was one time I tried a freshly made one, one with lots of alcohol in it (or perhaps I was drinking at the time?) and it wasn’t that bad

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Moonstone22
Moonstone2226 days ago

I love mince pies, they are a great tradition. I had special mince pies last Christmas with chocolate chips on top and gin in them, they tasted lovely

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ptenn00
ptenn0026 days ago

I don't like them and I have tried different varieties, none of which were enjoyed. I would still try them just in case

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Mick82
Mick8226 days ago

Can't understand them

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TheChimp
TheChimp
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26 days ago

Mick82 I can't understand a lot of things, but I do understand a mince pie these days.

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Lynibis
Lynibis25 days ago

Why, do you think they are made from animal meat? What's not to understand if you know it's fruit.

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Mick82
Mick8225 days ago

Lynibis I know but they just taste wrong to me they are nice enough but just wierd

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Lynibis
Lynibis25 days ago

Mick82 oh well each to their own but I can think of loads of things even weirder lol.

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE26 days ago

I love them when they're the right pastry and fruity boozy filling so they're worth all those extra pounds ;)

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lcook90
lcook9025 days ago

I've not had a mince pie yet but I do love them. Always make homemade ones Xmas eve ❤

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi25 days ago

Some of them taste good, some are awful.

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Lynibis
Lynibis25 days ago

I never buy mince pies, I make my own. Sometimes with a Viennese topping, sometimes pastry, sometimes crumble. I also play around with the filling often adding liqueurs or vanilla etc. I have to make about 6 dozen as my boss, 3 friends and 2 daughters in law all put in their orders lol.

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TheChimp
TheChimp
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25 days ago

Lynibis I wish that you could send some down to me ☹️

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cocolgooh
cocolgooh25 days ago

I love them, but struggle to find ones I can eat due to allergies, so I usually end up making my own in December.

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RegularComper90
RegularComper9025 days ago

I love my mince pies. Aldi do some decent ones (a pack of 6) for 79p. Better than the more expensive Mr Kipling ones in my opinion. 😋

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TiaTia
TiaTia25 days ago

I personally don't like mince pies, my partner does though and picked up a box of iced ones tonight, they are his favourite.

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tracisinclair01
tracisinclair0124 days ago

I love mince pies. Myself and mother law try and get our fill. Before we can't no more. I used to make my own. Not now. I'll try any flavours. The in law sometimes makes her own as she coeliac and diary free.There is more choice these days of for allergy suffers,(a little bit). I have to hide some, or my two eldest daughters pinch them all. 🤭🤫

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Bossclaz
Bossclaz23 days ago

Nah not for me I love savoury mince pies though with a bit of gravy mmmm

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry23 days ago

I always make my own mince pies as I prefer less pastry and more mincemeat.

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stevea808
stevea80823 days ago

I definitely love mince pies, especially hot with ice cream.

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Nikki0710
Nikki071023 days ago

Yummy! 🤤

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stuartsmith544
stuartsmith54423 days ago

My only problem I have with mince pies isn't the taste but that the shops stop selling them outside of September to December.

I love the mince pies and go round the stores taste testing them for scientific purposes.

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Pjran
Pjran23 days ago

I love mince pies but not cold. They always taste better warm and a big blob of thick double cream.

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Sarahvwomble
Sarahvwomble23 days ago

Very yummy! Loved them as a child,then could not have them for years as they had animal fat blobs in ... brilliant that for last twenty years all gone suitable for vegetarians etc

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Sarahvwomble
Sarahvwomble23 days ago

So good with cream or ice cream,and had some iced ones from Sainsbury's free from range last year fixed with gold, nice for a change

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