08 December 2008

Wishing You an Exceedingly Merry Christmas

Nothing signifies the start of the Christmas season quite like a mince pie and a glass of mulled wine.

Nothing signifies the start of the Christmas season quite like a mince pie and a glass of mulled wine. A Christmas gathering without mince pies is like a summer barbecue with no flames; unimaginable. This festive season make sure not to disappoint by providing your guests with the traditional family favourite that is Mr Kipling Deep Filled Mince Pies.

Did you know that last year Mr Kipling produced 60 million mince pies? That is enough to stretch from London to Greenland! See below for more magic mince pie facts.

This year’s Mr Kipling mince pies are the tastiest yet with an improved delicious short-crust pastry that has been carefully crafted with fluted edges and a juicier mincemeat filling than ever before. So stimulate your taste buds and evoke the flavours of Christmas with Mr Kipling’s tastiest ever mince pies.

Mr Kipling’s festive selection offers something for everyone and is not just about mince pies. Why not make all the family exceedingly merry this Christmas with Mr Kipling’s wide range of delicious seasonal sweet treats?

• Mr Kipling Deep Filled Mince Pies are available from all leading supermarkets and have a recommended retail price of £1.49
• Mr Kipling cakes come in fully recyclable packaging
• For further information on the whole Mr Kipling range visit

Mr Kipling’s Christmas Seasonal Selection includes:
• Deep filled mince pies
• Christmas Cake Slices
• Cranberry and Orange Mini Classics
• Christmas Pudding Slices
• Winter Warmer Lattice Tarts
• Festive Bakewells

Magic Mince Pie Facts

• Mince pies are a key feature at Christmas and have been since the 16th Century when crusaders returned home from the Holy Land with spices, and it was deemed appropriate to celebrate the birth of Christ with a pie.
• Surprisingly mince pies traditionally contained real meat. The filling used to be a mix of raisins, currants, apples, suet, meat and other ingredients however the meat has now been replaced by sweet ingredients.
• Over the three key Christmas months retailers sell around 60 packs of mince pies per minute, that’s six mince pies sold per person per year in the UK.

• A whopping 1,900 tonnes of mincemeat goes into Mr Kipling mince pies each year. That’s the equivalent weight of 317 full size elephants!
• In one mince pie season, Mr. Kipling uses 190 tonnes raisins, 300 tonnes sultanas and 2,184 tonnes pastry to create these popular festive sweet treats!
• The largest mince pie ever to be baked weighed 1.02 tonnes and measured a huge 6.1m x 1.5m. It was baked in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire on 15 October 1932.



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