Following years of low demand and high wastage, this festive period we are consigning a Christmas tradition to the history books – after taking the decision to ban mince pies.
Residents and revellers at the hotel this Christmas will instead be offered a host of other dessert options to savour, with no mince pie orders placed for the first time in the hotel’s 53-year history. Chef William Millar said: “Every year, we buy them, we serve them, then with a very few exceptions we bin them – which feels like an awful waste.
“Not very many people at all seem to like them, even less want them at the end of their meal, so it feels like a bit of a no-brainer to simply ban them this Christmas and focus on offering desserts and sweet treats which our customers do want.
“We think we might be the first venue in Scotland to remove mince pies from their Christmas menus but it’s in line with customer feedback – and will also mean a reduction in wastage which can only be a good thing.
“Bye bye mince pies. Gone…and forgotten!”