It’s Not Christmas Without A Catch



The recently rebooted, Tallaght-born chocolate bar of the gods.

In once-off-just-for-you selection box form.

David Quinn writes:

Seasons Greetings to my friends in Broadsheet. It’s the other David Quinn here, of The People of Croke Park fame.

I’m getting in touch because our friends in Catch – the chocolate bar – have a little seasonal offer for readers of the ‘Sheet

We’ve been running competitions for Catch on their social pages to win their Limited Selection Boxes and it’s been getting a huge reaction – Victoria Smurfit herself tweeted “I won at life” after receiving one.

Well, as it turns out we’ve got TWO (yes, two) of these not-for-sale Catch Limited Selection Boxes which we’re happy to give to two readers.

To enter, just answer one simple question – what do you want to ‘catch’ Santa leaving under the tree this year?

Keep it clean folks – it’s a family show!

Lines MUST close at Midnight.

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39 thoughts on “It’s Not Christmas Without A Catch

  1. Slightly Bemused

    Honestly? I would like to see him leave a Christmas card from my daughter for me. She has never sent me one, nor a birthday card. Now, she has made me a Christmas decoration years ago, which goes up every year, and she is more craft related, but a card would be nice. But then she is still a teenager, so hope for me yet :)

    I loved Catch as a kid. That and Starbars were my pocket money treats growing up.

    Come to think of it, maybe I better get a tree for Santa to put it under…

  2. theo kretschmar schuldorff

    There’s a pretty major water leak at the front of Casa Kretschmar-Schuldorff, near where the Christmas tree is. I’m blue in the face arguing with Irish Water and GMC/Actavo/Siteserv.
    I’d like to catch Santy* laying some bloomin pipes under the tree.
    *Redacted and Co

    1. Rob_G

      That’s a pity.

      Though I wonder what has a lower carbon footprint in the end – shipping the raw agricultural inputs from the tropics, or processing them all there and shipping the finished product to Ireland(?)

  3. GiggidyGoo

    “Catch it while you can, on the outside is chocolate
    And underneath the chocolate are. …… crispies……”

    1. Slightly Bemused

      I just want to know two things?

      Is it still Munchy?
      Is it still Dreamy?

      And if so, do I have to go on a quest to a distant dragon-plagued mountain?

  4. paul

    I’m Santa for the first time this year so if I catch someone else under my tree, they’ll catch my fist.

    1. Slightly Bemused

      Can I give you a suggestion?

      Get a whole load of small, but thoughtful, presents that do not cost a lot. Put the name of anyone who could possibly come there on each and put them under the tree, from Santa. Make them something you would never get. That way, if they turn up unexpectedly, Santa was ready :)

      1. paul

        my family and extended family are a diverse bunch, thoughtful for one person is ‘ah… thank you’ from another. Besides, I typically finish my Christmas shopping in mid-November (I hate shopping in December) so the risks I’ve taken on gifts are done :)

        Running parallel to your suggestion is something I’ve inherited from my Mother, the ‘gift drawer’. Plenty of nice little things for any occasion so if I’ve forgotten an event, I can rummage for a few minutes and be in the clear. Nothing in that drawer, bar one or two things cost more than a 10-15e but any time I travel internationally I pick up a few bits for the drawer. Nobody can say ‘no’ to something handmade from Switzerland or a hard-to-find product from Germany etc, regardless of the cost as the feeling (and effort*) is there.

        *as it turns out, airport security are weird about fine clockwork mechanisms even if its obviously a toy bear that opens a hive to reveal several buzzing bees.

        1. Slightly Bemused

          My Gran had a gift drawer too – in fact that is where I got the idea. But she never had clockwork bees, so I am a little jealous.

          Sounds like you will be good. Enjoy the season, and all my best wishes for it!

  5. Boj

    I’d like to ‘catch’ a belt sander with various grit sandpaper. And some socks and jocks. Thank you Santa/Catch.

  6. Jasper

    I’d like to catch myself (Santa) leaving a Catch selection box

    ‘To Santa, you have been a good boy again this year’

    Fond memories of Catch bars from my childhood. I’ll be honest and say I actually get a little bit excited when I see the Catch ad on ‘Reeling In the Years’ from one of the episodes in the 70’s. That show is directly responsible for me getting back on them.

    The doc keeps saying ‘one more and i’ll have to take your foot’… i can’t see a situation where it won’t be totally worth it.

  7. Slightly Bemused

    Can I change my vote? I nominate Tomm. I think he needs a pick-me-up, and to know he is not alone.

    So under the tree, I would like to find Santa putting out a scenario for Tomm for a happy day!

  8. Clampers Outside

    I’d love to Catch Santa putting a 1965 Ferrari 275 GTS Convertible in that beautiful green colour as featured on here last Dec 9th, and a white scarf and big sunglasses for her good self as we drive around in it :)
    Of course it’ll fit in the house, and under the tree… we’re talking Santa here :0)

  9. Bertie Theodore Alphege Blenkinsop

    It’s only predictable because it’s true….

    Mildred, in a big red bow.

    Thank you Baby Jesus.

    1. Slightly Bemused

      Oh Bertie!

      I would say ‘Get a room’, but I gather that is precisely what you want :)

      We all need an unobtainable goal, and millie is just above the stars!

  10. Ringsend Incinerator

    I’d like to see Santa leave a half-dozen boxes of Catch under the tree with a card marked “For the Attention of Father Peter McVerry’s Distribution”.

  11. Scundered

    I’d like it if santa would leave me a long list of all the names of commenters on Broadsheet who won’t be getting any presents this year as they said bad things on the internet, so I can eat my Xmas dinner with extra gladness in my belly.

  12. Spaghetti Hoop

    I’d like to see Santa leave his phone – like drop it, by accident. The amount of personal data in that thing would grant you global power!

  13. Hector Ramirez

    I would like him to leave a gift of a donation made to the human fund in my name…

    Money for humans…

  14. Papi

    I don’t need the box, cos every time I go home I buy as many as of them as I can cos my 17 year old stepson didn’t know or like them so they are the only chocolate I can keep in the drawer for just me me me.

  15. Will O'Connell

    I would love to catch a break on these Broadsheet competitions. I’ve entered loads of times and have never won. Why should I win this time? Well, it’s my partner’s favourite chocolate bar and I would love to present him with a limited edition selection box on Christmas morning. I wish he still looked at me the way he looks at a Catch bar.

    1. Janet, I ate my Avatar

      have you tried smearing yourself in chocolate and rice crispies ?
      only messing +1 winner

  16. Rob_G

    Are these an 80s/non-Dublin thing?

    I recognise the wrapper, but I don’t have any cultural significance attached, and I don’t think I’ve ever eaten one.

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