A Christmas Selection

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Christmas at Taylors

Christmas continues to be the family dining high spot of the year, and we at Taylors look to maintain the tradition we have held dear for the past 170 years plus.

Whilst tastes have changed considerably over the years, our determination to provide our customers with the best quality and value available, has not.

Thankfully, the ravages of the COVID Pandemic and Avian Flu are behind us, although they have, and continue to have, an impact on many of our suppliers.

Despite that, by working closely with them, and being mindful of our customer needs, we are still able to offer outstanding value for money.

One of the most significant changes has seen a move away the traditional Cheshire Turkeys, due principally to the fact Baileys, our supplier of many years. has ceased trading.

However, we have sourced an alternative supplier of White and Free-Range Bronze Turkeys.

Usk Vale Poultry is a family business established 30 years ago and based in Maesmawr near Pontypool. So, in a global sense, it remains relatively local.

Despite the traditional Turkey being seen as the centrepiece of the dinner table, there has been a significant move away from the whole Turkey towards Turkey Breast, which is available rolled or stuffed.

It has the advantage of being easier to cook whilst remaining moist with no wastage. You also need have no worries about what to do with the Turkey carcase. For those who prefer dark meat to white, Turkey Thigh Rolls are also available, so why not combine Breast with Thigh and please everyone?

Geese are available this year but they are in extremely short supply because of Avian Flu last year. The situation is quite complicated, please call us if you would like more information. We are much more confident though of meeting customer requests for Duckling and Capons.

As with all our Christmas range, we will be taking orders from early November, so please don’t hesitate to call into the shop or phone us on 0161-973-3480 to discuss your needs and to ask our advice on sizes and weights etc.

No Christmas would be complete without the absolutely essential Pigs in Blankets, and full-scale production has already started on the 30,000 we expect to sell this year.

Can we also remind you to order the other essentials for Christmas Dinner. Goose or Duck Fat for the perfect Roast Potatoes, Turkey Gravy, Jones’ Pork Pies to bite into whilst waiting for dinner to be served, and finally, just when you thought you’ll never be able to leave your chair, Cartmel Sticky Pudding.

There is one more thing to remind you of, our ever popular, Mrs Taylor’s Pork, Sage & Onion Stuffing served in Oven Ready Trays. So, if you have an Uncle called Bob, just put it in the oven for 40 minutes and it’s ready to serve. You do of course need to preheat the oven first.

Collection Days this year will be the 23rd and 24th. Shop opening and closing times will be announced at a later date.

Finally, the Management and Staff at Taylors would like to wish all our customers a

Very Merry Christmas & a Happy & Prosperous New Year.

Thank you also for your continued and loyal support throughout the year. Without you there really wouldn’t be much point.