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Mince pies - yey or nay?

Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,494 Disability Gamechanger
edited November 2020 in Coffee lounge
Yesterday I had my first mince pie of the year which was an absolute beauty with lush pastry and brandy butter inside.

This got me thinking, do our community members love them as much as me?  Let me know by answering the poll  :) 

Also, tell me in the comments:  if you've had your first mince pie yet?  If you bake them? and lastly, what's your favourite mince pie accompaniment is.  

Mince pies - yey or nay? 16 votes

Yes! I love mince pies!
56%
michaelwalkerleeCaldeb74woodbinechiarieds66MustangGrinchyAbi_ECher_Scope 9 votes
No, mince.... in pies? Bleugh disgusting!
31%
poppy123456easyjaner1967RAwarriorRoss_Scope 5 votes
If I'm forced to have one I will.
6%
Tori_Scope 1 vote
I have no opinion on mince pies.
6%
WestHam06 1 vote
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  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 6,495 Disability Gamechanger
    No, mince.... in pies? Bleugh disgusting!
    Yuk 
  • RAwarriorRAwarrior Member Posts: 650 Pioneering
    No, mince.... in pies? Bleugh disgusting!
    Hi @Cher_Scope,

    I have never liked them and I won’t eat them😁
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,494 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes! I love mince pies!
     :o This was not the reaction I expected.  Where are my mince pie eaters at?!  

    @janer1967 @RAwarrior What sweet treat do you prefer in the run up to Christmas then?  Panettone? Chocolate log?
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  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 2,754 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2020
    Yes! I love mince pies!
    I love mince pies 🥧 yum!

    And what’s more I really like Stollen too!
  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 2,393 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes! I love mince pies!
    Love mince pies, they are about the only thing I can bake myself, although i do cheat and use ready made pastry, i've been eating them for about a month already this year.....yum
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 6,495 Disability Gamechanger
    No, mince.... in pies? Bleugh disgusting!
    I dont like dried fruit so mince pies christmas cake christmas pudding stollen are all out for me 

    I'm not a big sweet tooth but I like baklava which aldi normally have some bite size ones in at Christmas 
  • CressCress Member Posts: 360 Pioneering
    Hate them, ick! Heard them described as fly cemeteries once...dont think that helped lol!
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 6,507 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes! I love mince pies!
    I used to make my own mincemeat, then make pastry from scratch too, tho I have also bought mincemeat. Now I'm on my own, I don't bother, nor do I any longer make a Christmas cake (have never liked Christmas pudding so never attempted that).
    I don't eat sweet food now, so altho I do like mince pies, I won't be buying any, sorry.  :/
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,929 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes! I love mince pies!
    I like them :smiley:
  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,057 Disability Gamechanger
    Mince pies in November!?  Might as well start draping tinsel over the pumpkins...  :p

    I don't mind them, but certainly can't say I love them lol.  I don't buy any until at least December though!  I also tend to buy some fondant fancies, saw an Irish Cream (Baileys) version last year which were quite nice.  
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,818 Disability Gamechanger
    If I'm forced to have one I will.
    I don't enjoy them, but it does feel like a Christmas tradition to force myself to have at least one.

    Irish Cream fondant fancies @OverlyAnxious :o Now that's what I'm talking about! 
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  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,062 Pioneering
    edited November 2020
    I have no opinion on mince pies.
    I can't really comment as I've never had one, they just not really on my radar, sorry that's really bad isn't it :( Thank you
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,818 Disability Gamechanger
    If I'm forced to have one I will.
    You're not missing out on much in my opinion @WestHam06 :D 
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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 7,031 Disability Gamechanger
    I've never had a mince pie... I might try one for one of my #TryItTuesday videos 😂
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  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,494 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes! I love mince pies!
    @Ami2301 Yes do it!! Treat yourself and come back and tell us what you think  :)

    Also, more power to the mince pies, winning the vote with 60%!


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  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 2,754 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes! I love mince pies!
    There was never any question of mince pies not winning. The people have spoken 🤣
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,139 Pioneering
    No, mince.... in pies? Bleugh disgusting!
    Mince pies? Nah
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  • deb74deb74 Member Posts: 671 Pioneering
    Yes! I love mince pies!
    I had my first mince pie a couple of weeks ago. I love them with custard. (hate brandy cream and brandy butter). Iceland make great mince pies!
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 22,214 Disability Gamechanger
    No, mince.... in pies? Bleugh disgusting!
    Eeew, no thank you. This includes Christmas cake and pudding. I can't stand dried fruit. I remember a time many years ago when i went to visit a relative near Christmas. They asked me if i would like a piece of cake, without asking what cake it was i just replied "yes please." Then i realised it was Christmas cake but because i didn't want to hurt their feelings i just sat and ate it....slowly. -shivers- yuck disgusting.
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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 22,214 Disability Gamechanger
    No, mince.... in pies? Bleugh disgusting!
    Ami2301 said:
    I've never had a mince pie... I might try one for one of my #TryItTuesday videos 😂

    Yes! You must try one for this, go on i dare you! haha i can't wait to watch that video lol
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  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,062 Pioneering
    I have no opinion on mince pies.
    Thanks @Tori_Scope, I'll take your word for it :) 
  • GrinchyGrinchy Member Posts: 277 Pioneering
    Yes! I love mince pies!
    Love mince pies! already had some this year, my favourite are the ones with icing on, but i eat them all,
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