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2009 Mince Pie Eating Competition, Wookey Hole.

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28th October 2009


(GULP…) Don’t 12 months go quickly when you’ve got RAGING INDIGESTION ? Yes, it’s that time of the year again, the season when ravenous hordes descend on the bastion of good taste and perfect table manners known as WOOKEY HOLE and try to break the British record for STUFFING THEIR CAKEHOLES with mince pies.

And this year that could mean YOU!

Wookey Hole is looking for contestants and spectators for this year’s BIG EAT competition, if you think you are up to the challenge and would like to try and win £1000 (first place) then submit your details here
All entrants must be 18 years or older

Who ate all the pies?

If you live in Bristol, you might be chuffed to know that you’re topping the list – at least of Asda pies. Asda have produced an entertaining little press release indicating which areas sell most mince pies. According to them, sales are booming, having gone up 300% compared with last year’s figures. Well, finally the world is catching on – what else can we say?
Check it out for yourself:

Mince Pie in Bed?


“This book is intended to be read in bed. Please do not attempt to read it anywhere else”.

Well, so says the opening line of “Mince Pie” by CHRISTOPHER MORLEY. If there are any book lovers out there, we’d love to know what you think of these freebie e-books, digitized in February last year. (we haven’t got time to read, just eat… what do you think this is, the holiday season or something?) Does the story have anything to do with Mince Pies at all, or is it just a ruse to get us to read it?

Mince Pie: Adventures on the Sunny Side of Grub Street By Christopher Morley, Christopher Darlington Morley, Walter Jack Duncan Published by Doubleday, Doran & company, inc., 1919 Original from the University of Michigan Digitized Feb 8, 2007 296 pages Link

Alternatively, if you’re looking for something to read with your children, this one is apparently a classic THE MINCE PIE Laura E. Richards. Copyrighted 1903 Link