Nothing Spells Christmas Like Avoca - The Gloss Magazine

Nothing Spells Christmas Like Avoca

Get Christmas ready with Avoca’s range of festive food, showstopping hampers and deliciously delectable recipes to try at home …

The Christmas lights have been switched on around town, shops are filled with the sound of our favourite festive carols and the rush of busy shoppers getting ahead on gifts – the countdown has well and truly begun. One thing we still must finalise? The all-important Christmas menu. So, we’re turning to our friends at Avoca to follow their lead …

This Christmas at Avoca, the delight is in the details. Every hand-cut star on top of their famous mince pies, each carefully curated hamper, their perfected edit of festive recipes and each of their ribbon-tied Christmas cakes. Avoca have thought of every little detail this Christmas Day, so the delight is all yours.

From canapés and nibbles for festive entertaining to the annual family Christmas breakfast and of course the festive feast, your local Avoca store has everything you need for a series of delicious celebrations this December.

Every step of the way, Avoca has you covered. Here’s a little taste of what you can find in store to make this Christmas a truly special one …


So much comes together to make Christmas such a special day at home: gift exchanges, the magic of Santa, Christmas carols and decorations… but for us, the real treat is having the family together for some quality time. Gathered round the table, with those home from near and far, Christmas Day breakfast is a very special affair. Whether your loved ones prefer the rashers, eggs and sausages of a hot cooked breakfast, toasted soda bread with Avoca’s famous organic smoked salmon, some mince pies with a cup of tea, or brown bread with a tempting trio of delicious Irish jams, Avoca have got everything you’ll need for a delicious breakfast to start off the best days of the year. Visit your local Avoca store to stock up the fridge and pantry. The Avoca Breakfast Pack serves 8-10 people and includes rashers, sausages, and white and black pudding for a Christmas morning feast – just make sure to save room for the main event!


During the busy festive period we look forward to that knock on the door or unexpected phone call signaling the arrival of visitors. Be prepared and have the elements of a perfect cheeseboard to hand so you can put together a sharing board at the drop of a hat. Soft and gooey cheese, hard and nutty cheese, tasty pesto, creamy hummus, crunchy nuts and the perfect crackers, every element combined will look tempting when all beautifully laid out on your favourite board. A perfect cheeseboard is all about the details, and the Avoca cheesemongers have everything you’ll need to make a truly special, showstopping cheeseboard, perfect for festive entertaining. Pop into store to speak to the Avoca cheesemongers, they’ll help advise on the most tempting combinations – do make sure to speak to Avoca’s sommeliers too for the perfect wines and bubbles to match. We also love the mini sausage rolls – keep them in the fridge and simply heat up in the oven when you’re ready to serve.


The all-important Christmas feast! This is the meal we look forward to all year, so we put every effort in to make it as special as can be, from crackers and candles to paper party hats, nameplaces and the perfect table setting. But with different tastes, dietary requirements and preferences all around one table, it can be difficult to find a main course to suit everyone! Luckily at Avoca they cater for all and so you’ll find something indulgent and delicious for everyone around your festive table this year.

The Avoca butcher offers the country’s finest free-range, organic and artisanal meats, from Ireland’s very best farmers and producers. From free-range turkeys reared in Co Meath and the famous Avoca-glazed ham to their tasty range of festive veggie mains, from the award winning festive nutloaf to their delicious new gnocchi with crozier blue cheese and walnuts. There’s a delicious centrepiece for every type of Christmas feast. If you still can’t decide what to serve, browse Avoca’s Christmas Feast brochure for some delectable ideas. Don’t forget to pick up the starters, sides and trimmings – Avoca really does have it all.


The Christmas period is all about indulgence and enjoying treats we mightn’t otherwise have throughout the year. At Avoca, they know a thing or two about showstopping desserts. Hand-cut pastry stars top every one of the famous Avoca mince pies, and the classic red and gold ribbon is tied around each of their whiskey-soaked Christmas cakes. Avoca’s talented chefs and bakers prepare much of their festive desserts and treats by hand in the Avoca Central Kitchen and Bakery. Order from Avoca this Christmas and delight in the magic of serving up everyone’s favourite traditional treats and festive desserts. Enjoy every bite, from chocolate roulade and winter berry crumble to their new Baileys tiramisu trifle and the classic Christmas pudding. Delicious!


Filled with delicacies from Ireland’s finest producers, as well as tasty treats made by hand in the Avoca kitchens and bakeries and unique and thoughtful gifts, Avoca’s carefully curated selection of hampers has something for everyone on your Christmas list. Who wouldn’t love to receive a beautifully packaged and presented hamper filled with Avoca’s finest products? Our advice: keep one to hand in the house over the Christmas period, you never know who might stop in unannounced with gifts for the family, it’s always best to have something on standby that is sure to please any surprise arrival!


Many of us look forward to the Christmas break to spend time experimenting with new recipes, gathering the family for impromptu breakfasts, lunches and dinners as you all enjoy some downtime at home. Avoca’s brand new cookbook, Avoca at Home, is the perfect gift this Christmas, with over 100 recipes for everyday and special days. Created to spread Avoca’s love for home cooking and to share indulgent, comforting food, give the gift of Avoca at Home to your favourite foodie this Christmas, or treat yourself! We’ve bookmarked so many recipes already that we are looking forward to making over the Christmas break …

Find Avoca’s Christmas Feast brochure as well as their range of hampers, unique gifting and lots more at To place an order with Avoca, please call or visit the store you would like to collect from. A member of the team will be very happy to assist you. You can find contact information and more details on how to order at the back of the brochure.

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