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    What happens to all the mince pies come xmas day .
    Leading up to xmas you can hardly walk down the aisles because of crates of mince pies stacked up everywhere.
    There,s millions of them even on xmas eve there is still millions .
    But come the day the shops reopen after xmas you cant find one ,where do they go too, are they spirited away then deep frozen for the next year or what ,anyone in the retail bussiness know where they go because they deffinettly dont all get sold .
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    As usual they will probably be dumped because they have passed the sell by or use by date.
    I don't understand it because the monster -in-law makes them almost 2 months before christmas, and she makes that many we have still have them into the middle of January and the are still fine. Maybe it is the alcohol she puts in them that keeps them from going stale.
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    Used to work in a supermarket, and before the shop shut up for xmas the mince pies were reduced to clear (like all products with a short shelf life) - often got rid of them. The remaining ones after that either get sold onto staff or binned. In some cases they may be on 'Sale or Return' where the shop can send the remaining stock back and get a refund for that stock from the supplier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazza4 View Post
    Used to work in a supermarket, and before the shop shut up for xmas the mince pies were reduced to clear (like all products with a short shelf life) - often got rid of them.
    I thought they got returned and turned into easter eggs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post
    I thought they got returned and turned into easter eggs.
    No No No, they recycle them into Valentines day cakes, and when they don't sell then its the Easter Eggs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post
    I thought they got returned and turned into easter eggs.

    Yes that's david. And if they are foosty enough they get turned into pot hole filler too.

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    I just found out where they all go
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    Never a mince pie left in my house because i eat them all

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    Hate mince pies urgh! Hopefully they just get fed to the rats

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