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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian24 Dec 2018 4:55 p.m. PST

A tin of mince pies made during World War II has been found under a hotel's floorboards. The Christmas staple was preserved in air-tight conditions underneath the floor and they are still in good condition – but regrettably are not edible. They were discovered addressed to Phil Davis alongside a letter signed "Best, Love from Mum."…


John Armatys24 Dec 2018 5:00 p.m. PST

Call me fussy, but if they are not edible I don't think that they can be described as "in good condition"….

Merry Christmas everyone!

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP24 Dec 2018 6:31 p.m. PST

Maybe they just mean that she was a poor pie maker and that's why they are not edible.

Martin Rapier25 Dec 2018 2:06 a.m. PST

I'm sure if you put them in the microwave for 30 seconds they'd be fine. A bit chewy maybe.

Personal logo 4th Cuirassier Supporting Member of TMP25 Dec 2018 4:04 a.m. PST

Better get a structural engineer in just in case. They could be load-bearing mince pies.

King Monkey25 Dec 2018 6:14 a.m. PST

Being wartime, they were probably inedible when they were made.

deephorse25 Dec 2018 5:17 p.m. PST

And it was probably not real mince either.

Zephyr125 Dec 2018 9:47 p.m. PST

Was Mum trying to do in Phil by sending him an IED*…?

* InEdible Dessert ;-)

Legion 427 Dec 2018 10:18 a.m. PST

Ah … yeah … like fruitcake, mince pies are an "acquired" taste I'd think. However, those recently found mince pies should be in a museum if not the garbage …

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP28 Dec 2018 10:15 a.m. PST

Mince pies an acquired taste ? Perhaps – but one which
I acquired many years ago !

G'mother's mince pies made with Brandy and Rum !

Two slices and you'd be schnockered !

Legion 429 Dec 2018 9:00 a.m. PST

Well some like fruitcake too ! wink

Starfury Rider29 Dec 2018 10:01 a.m. PST

I've always suspected that, in the wrong hands, mince pies could make a very effective weapon of war…

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