November 29, 2019

What type of mince pie are you?

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Do you like to have Christmas planned months in advance? Or are you the last-minute type, panic-buying presents on Christmas Eve? Whatever your personality, we’ve got a mince pie to match. Let us know which one you think you are on Twitter @coopuk or Facebook.

The Classic One

Your dream Christmas involves a combination of cosy jumpers, a mug of mulled wine and a festive film — or all three, with bonus points for a roaring fire.

Try: Co-op Mince Pies, with a dollop of brandy butter for a classic Christmas treat.

The Messy One

The floor’s covered in wrapping paper, the sprouts are burnt and you’ve got tinsel in your hair. But who cares, it’s Christmas!

Try: Co-op Deep Filled Mince Pies, with a generous filling of spiced mincemeat which you definitely won’t spill down your Christmas jumper…

The Alternative One

You like to shake things up and stray from tradition. Roast turkey every year? No way.

Try: Co-op Irresistible Winter Eves Pudding Pies, for an alternative to mince pies made from baked apple in buttery pastry tarts.

The Vegan One

Being vegan at Christmas used to mean a plate of veg and potatoes, with not much to get excited about. Luckily now there are plenty of delicious options to try. Time for your first mince pie of the season?

Try: Co-op Vegan Mince Pie, which has a rich, 100% plant-based pastry.

The Sociable One

For social butterflies like you, Christmas is all about togetherness. You’ll need plenty of snacks to keep everyone happy at those endless festive parties.

Try: Co-op Mini Mince Pies, to share the mince pie love with everyone.

The Luxurious One

Christmas is a very special occasion in your house, and you love to go all out with a luxury spread. Think laden cheeseboards, lots of fizz, and of course, fancy mince pies.

Try: Co-op Irresistible luxury mince pies – they’re extra-buttery, and ideal for savouring slowly.

The Flaky One

You love Christmas. You love it so much that you’ve accepted invitations to several Christmas parties. In fact, your calendar is looking a little too full… Probably best to stay in and tuck into a mince pie instead.

Try: Co-op Puff Pastry Mince Pies, for a change from classic shortcrust pastry.

The Gluten Free One

You get FOMO (fear of missing out) at the best of times, but even more so at Christmas. You want to visit Santa, go ice skating and carolling all in one day.

Try: Co-op Free From Mince Pies – you won’t be missing out with this treat. So tasty you wouldn’t know that it wasn’t our classic Co-op Mince Pie! Just the thing if you have an allergy or intolerance. They’re dairy free too, making them suitable for vegans too.

Jonathan Howard
Product Developer

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Join the conversation! 6 Comments

  1. Please can we have winter eve pudding pies all year round they are AMAZING please please please?????

  2. Really excellent and amusing way to get across what variety of Mince Pies we actually stock.
    As a mince pie fiend, there is a week of alternatives. How yummy is that.

    A really well thought out informative and enjoyable blog with a big helping of the Christmas spirit.

  3. Still trying to make up my mind, what a wealth of choices

  4. Any Palm Free ones?

  5. Thank you for the info.
    Keep up the good work.
    Merry xmas.

  6. It would have been wonderful if the’ taste and tell us’ vouchers had included something vegan!!
    not just mince pies – but ANYTHING vegan! – the vegan facebook sites are buzzing with how great the Co-op vegan Christmas options are – and surely the point was to get everyone who works for the Co-op tasting ‘different’ things they might not usually try!


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