It's day sixteen of the FOOD&WINE advent calendar and we have yet another wonderful prize up for grabs!
We know it has been an extremely long and challenging year, but luckily, the festive season is approaching, which means the FOOD&WINE advent calendar is back again. This month, we have heaps of prizes to give away (more on that, here) but today we're giving one lucky FOOD&WINE reader the chance to win a luxurious Irish Bundle hamper worth €150 from Gleneely Foods.
Keep scrolling to find out how you can win this magnificent prize!
The coronavirus pandemic and subsequent quarantines have been difficult for everybody. One group this year has been particularly hard on, however, are small business owners and their employees. While major corporations and even some mid-size companies may have resources to fall back on, small businesses often have tight profit margins and rely on foot traffic, as well as the disposable income of shoppers, both of which have been significantly minimised by COVID-19. Not to mention that Christmas time is the most crucial part of the year for many local businesses.
Many of us found our festive shopping plans cut short when Ireland went into Level Five lockdown a few weeks ago and as stressful as it was to have over forty shopping days taken away almost overnight, Irish businesses were hit harder. This year, there's been an extra emphasis placed on supporting Irish - and rightly so. But the fact is they need your support far beyond the holiday season too. Whether it's continuing to shop at Irish owned artisan food stores or eating out your favourite local restaurant, make your new year's resolution to support local in 2021.
How? We're glad you asked.
Gleneely Foods traditionally work in the B2B sector but due to COVID-19, they’ve had to pivot their business to also offer a direct-to-door delivery service for those looking to indulge in premium decadent, luxurious and quality Irish food.
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Although synonymous with Christmas time, gourmet food hampers are a treat to be enjoyed all year long. Whether it's to celebrate a special occasion, ring in the new year or to simply stock up on some of your favourite foods, Gleneely Foods have some of the most mouth-watering, locally sourced hampers available. Think Bean & Goose Chocolate from Wexford, made using the complex and rich flavours of single-origin chocolate. Or locally sourced rich and creamy Irish farmhouse cheeses – Durrus Og, Milleens, Cashel Wedge and Cooleeney to enjoy with O’Leary’s Date and Almond Chutney and a choice of Rye or Poppyseed crackers. Or a choice of handmade cocktails from Bar 1661. Cheese, chocolate and cocktails have truly never tasted so good. What’s even better Gleneely Foods employs all its own drivers, which adds the personal touch and ensures products arrives safely, simply, beautifully and sustainably packaged.
With prices ranging from €40 - €150 with a variety of both Irish and French cuisine, a Gleneely Foods hamper is one to be regularly featured on your shopping list next year. Click here for more information. Due to the high demand of hampers this Christmas time, all deliveries are now closed until January. But don't fret, the best comes to those who wait. See gleneelyfoods.com for their full range of delicious hampers.
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T&Cs apply. Entrants must be 18 years or older. This prize cannot be exchanged for cash and is non-transferrable. Editor's decision is final. Winner will be contacted by email and if they do not respond within a day, a new winner will be selected. Open to residents in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland only. One entry per person. Competition closes Wednesday, December 23.