The Orange, a staple fruit for that festive time of year. We hang them dried on our Christmas tree’s and wreaths, we decorate joints of meat at family gatherings with this sweet addition; visually striking and incredibly flavoursome – the presence of an orange slice is a sure indication that Christmas is here.

Orange slices for ready-made meal delights at Christmas

It’s likely that you’ll be in search of the very best orange slices for your recipes this Christmas, but look no further – we have the inspiration, technical nous and supply chain to satisfy any orange requirement.

Want to excite your consumers with ready-made recipes that can add a touch of class to any ready-made meal? Of course you do! We’re expecting traditional flavoursome pork a l’orange, decorated with orange slices and dishes like honey glazed garlic and ginger salmon fillets, adorned with fresh orange slices for the fish lovers out there. Christmas is the time for visually appealing food that sweetens the soul and we’re here to help you achieve that with ease.

FACT: Citrus fruits are the highest-value fruit crop in terms of international trade.

Oranges from around the globe, selected from the best seasons

Whatever the time of year, 100% freshly prepared oranges are a staple item on our list of available produce.

Choose the Valencia orange (largely produced in California and Northern America – not Valencia) from January through to June. From June through to December we recommend the large juicy Navel variety – particularly appealing to our customers as they do not contain pips.

“We select only the season’s finest oranges from around the world. Our oranges deliver a consistently sweet flavour with the perfect acidic balance because we cultivate fruit from both the northern and southern hemisphere.

It’s no secret that oranges grow all year round, but timing is everything – selecting the ‘season’ when the acidity drops to produce the characteristic sweet-tasting fruit that Thor promises every time.”

Comments Catherine Arden, Director.

Talk to the experts at Thor

At Thor we pride ourselves on our expertise within the citrus market. Discuss your ideas, explore our produce and develop a ready-meal shelf solution your customers will salivate over. With produce prepared to order in globally recognised BRC Accredited factories and our commitment to Sedex and ethical sourcing you can be certain of the highest levels of quality throughout the entire supply chain.

Get in touch with our customer service team, who will be delighted to support you. Looking for something else – explore our produce online.