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To think that if you are selling mince pies on September 13th...

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elfycat Fri 13-Sep-13 14:36:14

They ought to have a long expiry date?

Well they did I suppose. 21st October though the ones I bought will not be needing to worry about that

What the Christmas-jingle-hell is this about? We're supposed to be holding Xmas soirees mid-October before I get the Halloween decorations out? They were in Christmassy themed box as well so I think a minimum expiry date of 26th December should apply.

I may need a brew and a sit down with a mince pie

Do you think I should start an online petition against it all?

Sirzy Fri 13-Sep-13 14:37:39

Some people just like to eat them sooner.

I would be pretty worried if I got pies in Septmember which had a December date!

CaptainSweatPants Fri 13-Sep-13 14:39:13

I eat creme eggs all year round grin

elfycat Fri 13-Sep-13 14:41:46

While I accept it is true that some people like them all year round brushes pastry crumbs off skirt it's the principle of the matter! If they had iced pies with spiderweb icing I could sort of accept it as seasonal (still a bit early).

Rollermum Fri 13-Sep-13 14:44:34

I agree

Rollermum Fri 13-Sep-13 14:45:04

Dang - sorry...

I agree on the principle but think is good they don't last so l

CaptainSweatPants Fri 13-Sep-13 14:45:50

I noticed today the spooky creme eggs are back !

Rollermum Fri 13-Sep-13 14:47:25

Urgh - big fat pregnant fingers!

I agree on principle but quite relieved they don't last til December - they be full of something weird to last that long.

Bit torn on seasonal food being available all year - on one hand wouldn't want to deprive people who love mince pies or whatever, but seems a bit less special.

elfycat Fri 13-Sep-13 15:12:38

It's more the Christamssy packaging on a item that needs using up by 2 months before Xmas that's irritating.

Luckily we're halfway through the mince pies and I will be able to get rid of the offending box quite soon.

Creme eggs... I ate a few too many at one go a couple of years back and now the idea of eating them makes me nauseated. My heart wants to but my head says no sad.

Wasn't there a MNetter who was trying to eat a box of 48 in a day or similar last year? I wonder how she feels about them this year.

Rollermum Fri 13-Sep-13 15:45:15

A box of 48 mince pies? Or creme eggs? Eww either way!

Ezio Fri 13-Sep-13 15:53:48

My mum gets the puff pastry ones and freezes them, that way they keep til Xmas.

GoldenGytha Fri 13-Sep-13 16:06:45

If I bought a box of mince pies they wouldn't last the day,

Absolutely love mince pies and never tire of them, could eat them every day smile

elcranko Fri 13-Sep-13 16:13:26

I don't like mince pies.

I do love Easter eggs though and I'd love to be able to buy one now.


elfycat Fri 13-Sep-13 19:07:23

Well I feel better now as I have 'disposed' of them and the offending box with gold snowflakes

It was a creme egg eating MNetter's challenge. I felt sick just reading that thread.

AnyFucker Fri 13-Sep-13 19:11:10

I wish they were available all year round

Like creme eggs

MissBeehiving Fri 13-Sep-13 19:36:22

Ooh, love mince pies. Heston wanky Waitrose ones (with pine sugar) were my faves from last year.

FunLovinBunster Fri 13-Sep-13 20:19:22

Sainsbugs selling mince pies, panettone, Yule log,Xmas cakes and puds.

Methe Fri 13-Sep-13 20:21:30

Mince pies bought in September are for eating in September!

RaspberryRuffle Fri 13-Sep-13 20:24:52

I'd love a warm mince pie with cream...I have some unopened bottles of mulled wine from last year, if it gets any cooler might have some of that too!

MrsOakenshield Fri 13-Sep-13 20:28:11

but surely buying mince pies in September to eat in December is more ludicrous? Unless you're expecting a nuclear winter (are you?).

littlemisswise Fri 13-Sep-13 20:31:37

We eat mince pies as soon as they come into the shops. I haven't seen any yet though, so please say where you got them from. DH is going overseas next week for four months, I could put some in his case.

EllesAngel Fri 13-Sep-13 20:51:04

I'm not keen on mince pies unless they're Waterfields' mince pies. They are gorgeous.

ariadneoliver Fri 13-Sep-13 20:56:08

MissBee the Heston pies were fine, they just smelled like toilet cleaner once you put the pine sugar on them. I wasted two pies with that sugar, I couldn't eat them.

HorryIsUpduffed Fri 13-Sep-13 21:23:14

Someone in the supermarket had half a dozen chocolate advent calendars. I was baffled. They're full price and not going to get more expensive, nor run out.

As for buying in advance to spread the cost, I don't get that either. We save up from January onwards to go Christmas shopping in December when we can buy presents to suit people's current interests, and not have to find hiding places for seasonal treats that will inevitably get eaten and need replacing.

NicknameIncomplete Fri 13-Sep-13 23:13:51

The reason they have to be eaten before this christmas is because they are left overs from last christmas. This is my theory anyway.

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