Anaconda Standard, December 2, 1916. My mince pie experiment was surprisingly successful. Only 1 out of 10 volunteer subjects so far deemed it disgusting. Other responses ranged from “weird but good” to “really good.” I’m not sure that mince pie is poised for a comeback, but it does exert more persistent appeal than I would have thought.
P.S. One subject got back to me about a nightmare. Hers concerned an abrupt and unexpected obligation to sing showtunes onstage before a large audience. She rated it a 5 on a scale upon which 1 is emotionally neutral and 10 unbearable torment.