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Think I should throw them away?

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sunseeker Fri 06-Dec-19 12:39:04

Sorting through the freezer (making room for Christmas goodies) I have come across some mince pies from last year blush. Should I risk defrosting and eating them or just throw them away?

Gonegirl Fri 06-Dec-19 12:41:09

I would eat them.

maddyone Fri 06-Dec-19 12:41:29

They’ll be fine, eat them.

ginny Fri 06-Dec-19 12:55:55

Yep, eat them.

Mapleleaf Fri 06-Dec-19 12:59:06

Give them a try. If they taste stale, then you can bin them, but if they've been well wrapped up they should be ok.

jura2 Fri 06-Dec-19 13:05:27

yeah, no problem

wildswan16 Fri 06-Dec-19 13:18:10

Definitely eat them, I'd have them warm with custard.

Sara65 Fri 06-Dec-19 13:22:30

I would definitely throw them away.

Luckygirl Fri 06-Dec-19 13:24:09


aggie Fri 06-Dec-19 13:24:18

I can’t understand the concept ! I never have enough to freeze ! This year 8am going to make them and hide them till Christmas Day 😉

mumofmadboys Fri 06-Dec-19 13:30:31

Eat them!

glammanana Fri 06-Dec-19 13:34:36

Eat them,how on earth did you have some left over no chance of that with my family grin

nanasam Fri 06-Dec-19 13:38:05

I found 2 Christmas puddings at the back of a cupboard with BB date April 2019! We opened one and tried it the other night and it was lovely, and we lived to tell the tale. We'll be keeping the other one for Christmas this year!

nanasam Fri 06-Dec-19 13:39:02

Oh, and I have to hide my mince pies or not make them until Christmas Eve, otherwise I'd be making dozens!

sunseeker Fri 06-Dec-19 13:47:44

aggie normally mince pies don't last long but I was expecting someone to call over Christmas and wanted to have some ready - nobody came and I must have put them in the freezer to save for later and then forgotten about them

lemongrove Fri 06-Dec-19 14:01:06

nanasam you’re starting with the Christmas pud early this year ( yummy aren’t they?)
I wouldn’t eat mince pies frozen for a year sunseeker it’s not the mince it’s the pastry I would worry about. Read, cakes and pastry don’t have a long life in the freezer, not like meat or veg.

lemongrove Fri 06-Dec-19 14:02:01

Read? 😆Bread I meant.

dragonfly46 Fri 06-Dec-19 14:03:22

Eat them - they will be fine. I do not even date what I put in the freezer. If it has not at any time thawed out it will be fine.

NanaandGrampy Fri 06-Dec-19 14:10:09

We just finished off the sausage rolls I made this time last year . No problem at all 😁

annep1 Fri 06-Dec-19 14:11:06

Read the advice on storage. Everything doesn't keep forever, even in a freezer.

midgey Fri 06-Dec-19 14:12:55

Taste test first, you certainly won’t be killed off!! Waste not want not. grin

Sussexborn Fri 06-Dec-19 14:38:22

I thought it was more a case of freezing affecting the taste rather than being a health risk.

Calendargirl Fri 06-Dec-19 15:08:17

As others have said, defrost and eat. If they don’t taste nice, don’t eat, but I’m sure they will be fine, far too much fuss made over how long stuff can be kept for.

Maggiemaybe Fri 06-Dec-19 15:41:21

I’m just mulling grin over what to do with a bottle of mulled wine from 2017 that I’ve just come across in a dark corner of our cellar. Coal cellar not wine cellar in case anyone gets the wrong impression.

Try it and see but don’t give it to guests is my first thought.

Maggiemaybe Fri 06-Dec-19 15:42:29

Though I’ll put goggles on in case it explodes like my homemade stuff used to.