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Hungry Massey students hook into pie-eating competition | Stuff.co.nz

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Massey University students take part in a pie-eating contest.

Hot mince pastries were devoured as hungry students took part in a pie-eating competition at Massey University.

Nine people entered the competition on Wednesday and second-year journalism student James Pocock, 19, was able to stuff his face the fastest.

The contestants were given three minutes to eat as many Goodtime mince pies as possible.

 

Pocock and two others had gobbled their first pie inside the first minute, but the others couldn’t keep up with a hungry Pocock, who had finished finished 3½ pies when time ran out.

Continue reading Hungry Massey students hook into pie-eating competition | Stuff.co.nz

Sainsbury’s stock shelves with Christmas puddings and mince pies almost FOUR months early | Forecast Wire

CHRISTMAS puddings and mince pies have landed on the shelves at Sainsbury’s — almost four months early.  

Festive foods are out on display even though Britain is only just cooling down from the August heatwave.

Continue reading Sainsbury’s stock shelves with Christmas puddings and mince pies almost FOUR months early | Forecast Wire

Chip shop creates 1,100 calorie fried Christmas dinner – in August – Birmingham Live

A festive chip shop owner has unveiled a special fried Christmas dinner – in AUGUST. 

Andrew Marshall, 36, serves a poultry leg, battered sprouts, carrots, pigs-in-blankets and stuffing – all battered.

There’s also a gravy bomb and a mince pie to finish it off – which are also fried.

The festive takeaway totals an artery-clogging 1,100 calories but is relatively light on the wallet at just £9.95.

Continue reading Chip shop creates 1,100 calorie fried Christmas dinner – in August – Birmingham Live

It’s only September and Asda is already selling mince pies – Cornwall Live

While some of us cling on to the final days of summer, it seems others are already embracing the Christmas spirit. 

There’s still be four months to go until Santa pops down the chimney but supermarkets are already stocking up on seasonal snacks, including the classic mince pie.

Shoppers were left surprised after discovering packs of mince pies have already hit the shelves at Asda.

The supermarket’s bosses say they are a “firm favourite” among customers .

Continue reading It’s only September and Asda is already selling mince pies – Cornwall Live

Shoppers mock Sainsbury’s for selling mince pies three months ahead of Christmas – Cambridgeshire Live

Stores are beginning to gear up for the festive season, with retailers stocking decorations and Christmas cards already – despite it being September. 

And, while there are plenty of people who are genuinely looking forward to the Yuletide season, some shoppers think it’s far too early.

Sainsbury’s is selling freshly baked mince pies in its bakery section.

A picture of the pies was posted on a popular money-saving Facebook group , and it is dividing opinions.

Some people are genuinely looking forward to eating their first mince pie of the year.

“Sainsbury’s mince pies are the best!,” one customer gleefully commented.

Whilst another posted: “I know they are early but they are the nicest mince pie.”

Continue reading Shoppers mock Sainsbury’s for selling mince pies three months ahead of Christmas – Cambridgeshire Live

Coles starts selling Christmas mince pies early, angering customers

Christmas has come very early this year.

Just days after revealing hot cross buns are being sold all year round, Coles has announced another festive classic is hitting the shelves full time.

This time it’s the classic fruit mince pie — usually enjoyed in December — that is being offered up early.

But instead of curbing mince-pie-cravings, the decision has created a furious debate.

Many Christmas lovers are branding the decision “gross”, saying the Australian retail giant has “destroyed the true meaning” of the tradition.

Continue reading Coles starts selling Christmas mince pies early, angering customers

First Pie of 2018

Although Mince Pies have been in the shops since September… Yes they’ve been on the shelves since September. At the Mince Pie club we’ve been waiting, holding out, till at least Autumn has set in before we start our dedicated review of the 2018 pies.

So our our first pie is from Sainsbury’s. We are very pleased to see a new design and ‘Improved Recipe’.

We were disappointed not to have been consulted on the new recipe, but don’t worry reader we will be putting the pie through the same rigorous taste testing soon.

Suffice it to say that the seasons first pie ALWAYS tastes amazing!