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Is Santa Claus' Love Affair with Mince Pies Over?

New research suggests that Santa has become bored with mince pies.

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, December 24, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- As much as Christmas is about tradition, according to new research from snack foods company Soreen, it seems that it's time for a change...particularly when it comes to Santa's staple diet of mince pies.

Recent research* suggests that although 81% of people still leave a mince pie out as a treat for our jolly, white-bearded friend, only 14% of plates are left clean and empty, suggesting a fair amount of pie wastage. There is some shifting of feeding patterns coming through already, with interesting alternatives such as a chocolate milkshake with sprinkles on top, hummus and even a cheque to sign, according to the Soreen study, whose own contribution to Santa treats this year is a brand new Festive Loaf (also suitable for reindeer).

And whilst variety is one challenge that needs embracing, satisfaction and successful fuelling up is another with so many houses to visit. Only half of those spoken to believe a mince pie would offer enough energy to make it back up the chimney - which is a little shy of making it around the world in one night. With his hectic schedule and the ever-growing population - the verdict is in - Santa needs that something extra to keep him going on his busiest night of the year.

It's better news for Rudolph though, with carrots seeing no reduction in popularity or rise in leftovers.

Lucy Ardern, Assistant Brand Manager, Soreen, commented: "Christmas is about tradition, but it seems that Santa's hoping to find something a little bit different when he comes down the chimney. Up to 20 million households leaving out a mince pie may be a tad too many for anyone on one night, hence the need to think with a little more festive breadth on the snack front to keep him happy and fulfilled."

Soreen provide a range of snack food products suitable for all the family including the UK's favourite Malt Loaf, Fruit Loaves, Toastie Loaves and Lunchbox Loaves. Instead of the traditional mince pie why not try leaving Soreen's Festive Loaf for Santa this Christmas. For more information about Soreen products including the Festive Loaf please visit For further information please contact the Soreen press office on 020 7052 8888 or email

*(Survey conducted by Mumpanel December 2013)

Note to editors:
The Soreen Festive Loaf is available as a limited edition across the Christmas period exclusively at Asda and Morrisons (RRP GBP1 per loaf). The loaf retains the traditionally malty taste of Soreen and is packed full of squidgy energy and some extra yummy festive ingredients. It is bursting with winter spices, raisins, currants, cherries, a hint of citrus and lots of festive joy!

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