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local Co Op shop selling mince pies FFS

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Ifailed Sun 04-Sep-16 16:43:21

I know it's an annual complaint; and with old age time passes quickly, but it's so depressing to see xmas stuff on sale now. I'm still clinging on to the idea it's still summer, it is expected to be in the mid 20s next week. Do people really want to start eating winter food now?

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 04-Sep-16 16:45:30

Yes even as a christmas lover I think it shouldn't be evident until after Halloween and November 5th. That's long enough.

RaptorInaPorkPieHat Sun 04-Sep-16 16:45:52

I spotted them earlier along with the not so big tins of quality street. I also saw boxes of xmas cards in Clintons.

thedaisymeadow Sun 04-Sep-16 16:46:29

Yeah, the chocs are tempting! smile

Oldraver Sun 04-Sep-16 16:46:53

A friend posted a picture on FB of a whoel shelf of Christmas goods...two weeks ago

AnyFucker Sun 04-Sep-16 16:47:12

Morrison 's too

But I do love a mince pie...

IfartInYourGeneralDirection Sun 04-Sep-16 16:47:33

Mince pies are for life not just for Christmas

MrsJoeyMaynard Sun 04-Sep-16 16:48:07

I quite fancy eating a mince pie now.

Maybe I'll pop down to the local Co-op and see if they're stocking them too.

EddieStobbart Sun 04-Sep-16 16:48:53

Do the mince pies have Christmas pictures on them? I don't think if them as for Christmas only. My granny used to make them all year round.

AnyFucker Sun 04-Sep-16 16:51:06

Soon be time for a Xmas name change....

IAmAPaleontologist Sun 04-Sep-16 16:52:35

I had a moment earlier when I thought Christmas ads had started on tv. Then I realised the dc were watching a film that was taped at Christmas off the tv. Phew! Not seen any mince pies yet I our co op but I doubt it will be long another local shop has Christmas biscuit selection boxes all year round but I think that is because they don't sell them all so they just keep them out.

SharonBottsPoundOfGrapes Sun 04-Sep-16 16:53:39

My local bakery makes mince pies. All year round. I like to warm them up in the oven and serve with clotted cream. Heaven.

AnotherOneBitesTheDust9 Sun 04-Sep-16 16:54:13

Woohoo hello Christmas! Its September, therefore autumn, which means summer is gone. Good riddance.

RaptorInaPorkPieHat Sun 04-Sep-16 16:57:05

I really want a hot cross bun now........... grin

JennyOnAPlate Sun 04-Sep-16 16:57:17

Christmas is my absolute favourite time of year but I agree it's much too early! Id be happy not to see any Christmas stuff in the shops til after bonfire night.

Card warehouse have had rows of Xmas cards for at least two weeks...I wanted a exam congratulations card the day after GCSE results day and there were about 6...and 4 displays of Xmas cards 😒

LunaLoveg00d Sun 04-Sep-16 17:00:16

I tweeted them last year on 2nd September expressing surprise/horror that they had a Christmas stand with mince pies up. They did respond saying something along the lines of "but the first one is always the best" hmm If you buy mince pies now, they'll be past their sell by date by Christmas.

I volunteer in a charity shop and we have a small range of CHristmas Cards out on display too.

IT'S ALL TOO EARLY. Promotion and retailing of anything overtly Christmassy should be banned until mid-November.

ImYourMama Sun 04-Sep-16 17:06:19

I hate summer and can't wait for nights to draw in, winter food, winter clothes and the Christmassy countdown. Any month ending in 'ember' is fair game!

Flucker Sun 04-Sep-16 17:12:59

Means it won't be long until Cadbury creme eggs are back on the shelves then grin

EddieStobbart Sun 04-Sep-16 17:16:24

The local Dobbie's was setting up their Christmas display last week - yep, in August. They did have the good grace to have a sign up apologising though grin. Apparently the store had been chosen as a showcase store (or something) so they had to.

It was hot outside and my mind melted just a little.

LemonScentedStickyBat Sun 04-Sep-16 17:20:42

Apparently, there's this thing where if you don't want to buy something, you just walk past and don't pick it up. It's amazing.

user7755 Sun 04-Sep-16 17:23:59

Oh no, I haven't had cake / sugar etc for ages. Now I really really want a mince pie!

PunkrockerGirl Sun 04-Sep-16 17:30:08

I noticed the mince pies in our Co Op yesterday, OP shock

I was on the Matalan website on Friday and they've gotten their Christmas shop up and running.

Topseyt Sun 04-Sep-16 17:59:03

I noticed them too. FFS, it is way too early.

We have only recently got back from our summer break and schools are barely back. We too still want to hang on to at least the notion of summer for a little while yet.

It makes me feel like more of a Christmas humbug every year.

Melawen Sun 04-Sep-16 18:02:13

Saw Christmas cake in sainsburys today and actually said "oh god goodness sake!" out loud!!

RaptorInAPorkPieHat the co-op sell hot cross buns year round!! At least they do at my local 7-11!!

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