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christmas puddings at somerfield - none more cheap :) £1.13

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went into somerfield today and christmas puds were 75% off - ticket said 454g - £1.13 picked up the monster size too 907g . . . it scanned at £1.38 !! dont have pic , but we all know what a c… Read More
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8y, 4m agoFound 8 years, 4 months ago
went into somerfield today and christmas puds were 75% off - ticket said

454g - £1.13

picked up the monster size too 907g . . . it scanned at £1.38 !!

dont have pic , but we all know what a christmas pud looks like - its in a gold wrapper.

the large one only has 2800 calories if you eat the whole thing :) (and then explode probably)

no cold voting from pud haters please lol
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#1
It might be cheap, but that's because NOBODY in their right mind could possibly want to buy, let alone eat a Christmas pudding in the middle of January.

I've still got one left over from Christmas, languishing, forlorn, lonely, practically begging me to eat it. But I cannot face it.

Somebody can have it free for postage if they're interested :thumbsup:.

Go on - give a pudding a loving home.

On second thoughts, I suppose for £1.13 I could always buy one so that our desperately sad and lonely pudding has a little playmate.

mmmmm, maybe not.
#2
Most christmas puddings have a long use by date, so some people buy them cheap now and put them away.

Alternatively, my aunty buys them all when they are cheap and eats them throughout the year.
#3
even if they are dated mid year they last.... coming from a professional baker family I can confirm that we always buy ours at the start of the year and keep for Christmas... matures nicely and always tastes fantastic... go for it....
#4
JezzaP;4083902
even if they are dated mid year they last.... coming from a professional baker family I can confirm that we always buy ours at the start of the year and keep for Christmas... matures nicely and always tastes fantastic... go for it....


A good chance it will go mouldy though, and spoiling the 2009 Christmas dinner for the sake of a couple of quid isn't frugality, it's a false economy! This sort of thing gets said about wedding cakes too.... then they find it with a layer of mould under the icing!

Best before/use by dates are indeed only guidance, but they are based on the potential for it to spoil too, and it all depends on the coming year, where you keep it, and how good the seal is, as well as the specific recipe, amount of booze in it, and the sugar levels etc.

As for tasting better, well, it might be still edible by then, but about 6 weeks maturing is enough, and it tends to go downhill very slowly after that.

If I had a pound for every mouldy bakery item I have sent before the Magistrates, then it would pay for enough Christmas puddings to keep going until next Christmas, most of those were produced (and sold) by professional bakers too, as it is often difficult to tell if any item is going mouldy until it is opened up, and relying on dates alone, it is easy to err on the wrong side of safety! :-(

If you really like Christmas pudding so little as to only eat it ONCE a year, and can't afford a sensibly aged one, then I would suggest not bothering at all and having something else.

I have one in the cupboard at the moment, and it is the 3rd since Christmas, and if I see any in my local Somerfield, I dare say I will buy one or two more, however it is a vice that is doing me no good! :-)
#5
soak them in dark rum till summer sit out in the garden on a warm night with pud & devon custard watch the stars what more could you ask for
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kelly_o_fanatic;4083851
Alternatively, my aunty buys them all when they are cheap and eats them throughout the year.


I like your Aunty a lot, sadly I am already taken ;-)
#7
HA-WAY-MAN;4084145
soak them in dark rum till summer sit out in the garden on a warm night with pud & devon custard watch the stars what more could you ask for


So, it seems all of us canny Mackem's think like that :-)
#8
nihcaj
I like your Aunty a lot, sadly I am already taken ;-)


Made me LOL, she is already taken too, although her husband doesnt share her taste for christmas pudding!
#9
Last week puddings were reduced to 49p in my nearest Lidl - bought several as I love them and the use by date was next January on some.
#10
SusieM;4084305
Last week puddings were reduced to 49p in my nearest Lidl - bought several as I love them and the use by date was next January on some.


Clearly they are happier about their particular recipe surviving OK until then (and of course may not have been made as far back into 2008 as others, they do tend to make them over the course of the year) - for example some are very much drier than others, odds on they will keep better than some of the more deluxe puddings which tend to be very wet, but may not have such longevity.

They probably taste better now than they will then though, and I recommend a couple for extra tasting to just to be sure they are not deteriorating too fast :whistling:
#11
ok who's hating the pud and voting cold ?

the point of the post is that most stores have already reduced and sold them all(tesco, sainsburys etc all gone over a week ago locally)

. this is the last bastion of pud'ness :thumbsup:
#12
Most Puds have 'at least' a years sell by date on them. Been buying them cheap late december / early january for years to keep till the next Christmas.

Its a shame I don't like them. Buy Hey! if the rest of the house like them, then why not.
#13
Yum, I just love those little bundles of fruity festiveness!!
I bought a pudding from Asda post Christmas a few years ago now, kept if the following year, was the best darn pudding I ever tasted. I'm definitely going to get one - not sure I trust myself to save it until Christmas though...
#14
A good chance it will go mouldy though, and spoiling the 2009 Christmas dinner for the sake of a couple of quid isn't frugality, it's a false economy! This sort of thing gets said about wedding cakes too.... then they find it with a layer of mould under the icing!


That's because you are suposed to take the icing and marizipan off leaving just the fruitcake to mature! No wonder the thing went mouldy!
#15
JezzaP;4087292
That's because you are suposed to take the icing and marizipan off leaving just the fruitcake to mature! No wonder the thing went mouldy!


Yes, I know that too, but the "old wive's tale" doesn't mention doing that!

After all, the work is in the icing, and if they are keeping a wedding cake for the 1st kid's Christening (and that's what they traditionally did, maybe 18 months on!) who wants to get it iced again!

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