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 Post subject: Mince Pies
PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:12 am 
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Anyone found any good mince pies for sale yet? A bit early I know but I love them.

Morrisons did some cheapo lattice ones which were accidentally vegan. Though I couldn't find those last year and went for the OK Foods version, which were expensive and way too sweet.

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 Post subject: Re: Mince Pies
PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:05 am 
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i'm just gonna make my own. it's become too much trouble trying to find decent ones that don't contain dairy (unless you buy the free-from kinds, which i think are usually meh).

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 Post subject: Re: Mince Pies
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Is rat poo vegan? Because I'm pretty sure that mince pies are just pastry filled with rat poo and candied peel.

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 Post subject: Re: Mince Pies
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raisins, in other words?

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 Post subject: Re: Mince Pies
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baps wrote:
Is rat poo vegan? Because I'm pretty sure that mince pies are just pastry filled with rat poo and candied peel.


Like.

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 Post subject: Re: Mince Pies
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I seem to remember Co-op's being ok. Sainsburys cheapy mince puffs are ok ingredient-wise but I haven't tried any so can't vouch for taste.


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 Post subject: Re: Mince Pies
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:39 am 
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I spotted some at Lidl, crazy cheap at £1.80 ish for 12! Ingredients list is long but it looked ok. They taste pretty good too, not overly sugary.
and no, not like rat poo either...


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 Post subject: Re: Mince Pies
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baps wrote:
Is rat poo vegan? Because I'm pretty sure that mince pies are just pastry filled with rat poo and candied peel.

I don't even want to know how you know what rat poo tastes like.

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 Post subject: Re: Mince Pies
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:25 pm 
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Budgens do some accidentally vegan ones (own brand) but they do taste as cheap as they cost. I really like the Sainsbury's free from ones though, they use almond flour in the pastry which I think makes them rather nice!

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 Post subject: Re: Mince Pies
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8ball wrote:
I seem to remember Co-op's being ok. Sainsburys cheapy mince puffs are ok ingredient-wise but I haven't tried any so can't vouch for taste.


the co ones haven't been vegan for a while i'm afraid. possibly 3 xmases. which is annoying as i can fall out of my house into a co-op. well. their carpark anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: Mince Pies
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Ruby Rose wrote:
baps wrote:
Is rat poo vegan? Because I'm pretty sure that mince pies are just pastry filled with rat poo and candied peel.

I don't even want to know how you know what rat poo tastes like.

I ate a mince pie!

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 Post subject: Re: Mince Pies
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stranger wrote:
8ball wrote:
I seem to remember Co-op's being ok. Sainsburys cheapy mince puffs are ok ingredient-wise but I haven't tried any so can't vouch for taste.


the co ones haven't been vegan for a while i'm afraid. possibly 3 xmases. which is annoying as i can fall out of my house into a co-op. well. their carpark anyway.


Shows how long it's been since I ate a mince pie!


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 Post subject: Re: Mince Pies
PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:15 pm 
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I checked out Tesco cheapo value brand yesterday & they seem to be accidently vegan.


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 Post subject: Re: Mince Pies
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:53 pm 
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Morrisons lattice topped (but not deep filled!?) are accidentally vegan and nice!


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 Post subject: Re: Mince Pies
PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:11 pm 
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I bought the Waitrose gluten free ones today, 4 for £2.50


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 Post subject: Re: Mince Pies
PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:20 am 
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Yeah I always get the cheapo Lidl ones - they are ok if smothered with lashings of alpro vanilla custard mmmm.

Had some frozen filo in the freezer so made some of my own this year which were yummy. Going to get some puff pastry and make some more by rolling it out, spreading with mincemeat, rolling up, sprinkling with almonds and popping in the oven. Quick, easy and tasty.


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 Post subject: Re: Mince Pies
PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 2:21 pm 
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So annoyed. I was in Tesco last night and I picked up some mince pies that had the white "V" on them so I popped them into my trolley. Only when I was ripping them open did I see the contains milk. FFS!!! I don't know who I am more angry at: Tesco for mislabelling something as vegan or me for trusting them and not reading the ingredients like I usually do.

So everyone be warned.... Tesco deep filled mince pies aren't vegan.

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