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Any Christmas food left?

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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 59,490 Mod ✭✭✭✭ L1011


    The last jar of dip left from Christmas '20 has a BBE during the month. Must buy some generic-doritos.

    Did have a pudding from Christmas '19 at about Easter though!



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,212 ✭✭✭ tscul32


    I found a tub of heroes at the weekend. A little past its bbe, dont think that will stop any of us though. Also found some Cadbury fingers and a couple of mini skittles packs from a selection box. I think we buy too much at Christmas.



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,459 ✭✭✭ TRS30


    Have you tried the the dark chocolate fingers (Bournville), they are vegan and taste great. We have been using them in the kids ice creams at home instead of flakes.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,351 ✭✭✭ Littlehorny


    Have a whole Christmas cake in the press that a neighbour made for us last year.



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,488 ✭✭✭ DvB


    That'll be good for another 4 or 5 years yet (depending on how much alcohol they put in it 😉)

    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,212 ✭✭✭ tscul32


    Not yet, but think I've got a box of the choc orange ones, can't wait to try them. We love the fingers at Christmas so buy a few boxes, then my parents gave us one of the giant boxes, with 5 or 6 packs in it so we're still finding them at the back of presses.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,351 ✭✭✭ Littlehorny


    Yes, it's fully encased in a thick layer of icing and I've heard that preserves it as well (no air getting into it I presume).



  • Posts: 0 ✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    I found two christmas puddings from 2018 in the back of a press in the kitchen. Out of curiosity, I opened them, and they still looked and smelled exactly like xmas pudding should. Threw them away, but it just shows how effective boiling every ounce of nutrient value of out of something and steeping it in alcohol is at preserving it. They're practically embalmed!



  • Registered Users Posts: 652 ✭✭✭ PaulT21


    I don't know about "boiling every ounce of nutrient value out of something" but I'm all for the "steeping it in alcohol" part😁🎅



  • Registered Users Posts: 601 ✭✭✭ OUTDOORLASS


    Found 2 puddings last weekend. Ate a lovely one, with a BB date of Sept 20, along with mince pies from the freezer, last Saturday.

    Fab aroma in the kitchen while boiling.

    The second one will be demolished sometime soon.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,459 ✭✭✭ TRS30


    I only really worry about BB dates on dairy and meat. For everything else if it passes the smell test then it's good to go :)



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,251 ✭✭✭✭ jester77


    Already finished the first box of Lebkuchen from this year 😋 They taste much better now than at Christmas as they are fresher 😄



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,488 ✭✭✭ DvB


    BTW, if anyone spots Stollen in Lidl please stick a post in here... I'll be keeping an eye out anyway but only call in every couple of weeks or so normally.

    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 4,811 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Sheep Shagger


    Am devastated :(




  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,483 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    I wonder how this will effect their general stock levels. I really want their turkey pie that Loughc posted in the food thread. 😮



  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 4,811 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Sheep Shagger


    Ever since Brexit their range has reduced, with the closure of M&S food stores in France and the Czech Republic announced this week you wonder if they will still scaling back here.



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,523 ✭✭✭ sporina


    won't make the same mistake this year... gonna put some mince pies in the freezer and buy an extra tub of Roses today



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,488 ✭✭✭ DvB


    Will be freezing at least a couple of dozen mince pies this year, wont pick them up until christmas week though or they'll be eaten! before they get frozen.

    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,483 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    How long can they (depending on willpower!) last for in the freezer? Do you defrost them, or can you just heat them in an oven? 🤔



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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,488 ✭✭✭ DvB


    I defrost them generally, then eat them at room temperature or heat them in the microwave for a few seconds to have with ice cream or similar.

    This year we still had some in august!!

    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




  • Registered Users Posts: 2,649 ✭✭✭ phormium


    Well wrapped and in a good freezer they will last a long time, I still have some of the ones I made last year in there and they're fine. Less time though in half and half type freezers but sufficient from now to end Jan anyway. Into airtight bag.



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,523 ✭✭✭ sporina


    once they don't get freezer burn (wrap appropriately) they will be ok for about 6-9 mths.. thaw in fridge b4 reheating (gently)



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