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Old Dec 16th 2013, 4:48 pm
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Default Best mince pies in UAE?

Any ideas on where to find a decent mince pie around here?

So far I've tried:
Lulu - rubbish, which is particularly disappointing as they had really good ones a couple of years ago
Waitrose Heston Blumenthal puff pastry and pine - Had great hopes for these but also pretty rubbish. I wouldn't mind trying his spicy shortcrust ones but Waitrose in Al Reem doesn't have these
Spinneys - OK, but I wouldn't be going back for more
Ikea - Best of the bunch so far (by some margin), though the top pastry section was missing - typical Ikea...

Next up is Costa Coffee which I heard good reports about, or some poncey ones I saw from Vivel patisserie.

Any better ideas?
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Old Dec 16th 2013, 5:42 pm
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Jpnes the Grocer? What about Wafi Gourmet?

I hate mince pies so I'm not much use.
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Default Re: Best mince pies in UAE?

Originally Posted by GolfGardener View Post
Any ideas on where to find a decent mince pie around here?

So far I've tried:
Lulu - rubbish, which is particularly disappointing as they had really good ones a couple of years ago
Waitrose Heston Blumenthal puff pastry and pine - Had great hopes for these but also pretty rubbish. I wouldn't mind trying his spicy shortcrust ones but Waitrose in Al Reem doesn't have these
Spinneys - OK, but I wouldn't be going back for more
Ikea - Best of the bunch so far (by some margin), though the top pastry section was missing - typical Ikea...

Next up is Costa Coffee which I heard good reports about, or some poncey ones I saw from Vivel patisserie.

Any better ideas?
Well disappointed with Hestons!
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Old Dec 17th 2013, 3:50 am
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We made them. Much better than anything else and piss easy. Tasted almost as good as Kiplings.

Mince Meat in Waitrose Dubai Mall and the pastry. I let the mrs do all the hard work and then decorated the top of them with dicks.
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We made them. Much better than anything else and piss easy.
^^^^This

I tried the Spinneys MP the other day, not good.
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Marks & Spencer have what appears to be a good choice starting from Dhs15 for six in their Christmas Shop at DFC.
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Where's Meow when she's needed...
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We have Mr kiplings here in Megamart. Cant beat them though the £5 price tag slightly more than we would pay at home...............
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M&S ones aren't bad but making your own is the best way.

I think Park and Shop had some Mr Kipling ones but they were a bit pricey!
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Ugh! You remember my mince pie tasting from last year?

Best ones were from Al Maha (not exactly convenient) and the Bonnington Hotel. Next are M&S.

I swear I had mince pie poisoning after the on-air tasting of 7 mince pies last year. Didn't like them before. Intensely dislike them now.

And here's a statistic for you all. Apparently the average Brit eats 27 mince pies every year.
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Ugh! You remember my mince pie tasting from last year?

Best ones were from Al Maha (not exactly convenient) and the Bonnington Hotel. Next are M&S.

I swear I had mince pie poisoning after the on-air tasting of 7 mince pies last year. Didn't like them before. Intensely dislike them now.

And here's a statistic for you all. Apparently the average Brit eats 27 mince pies every year.
27?????????

Does anybody on here eat mince pies not around Christmas?
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