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Aldi’s Irish Suppliers Scoop 22 Blas na hÉireann Irish Food Awards

Aldi, Ireland’s most awarded retailer, would like to congratulate its Irish suppliers who won a fantastic 22 titles in this year’s prestigious Blas na hÉireann Irish Food Awards, providing Aldi with its biggest awards haul yet.   Aldi’s Irish suppliers have now won 97 Blas na hÉireann Awards since 2009.

The results sees Aldi continue its reign as Ireland’s most awarded retailer. Over the last five years Aldi has won more awards than any other retailer in Ireland across the Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards, the Great Taste Awards and Blas na hÉireann Irish Food Awards.

Aldi’s Irish suppliers won seven gold medal, seven silver medal and eight bronze medal awards in Dingle this weekend.  Gold medal winners included Aldi’s Butchers Selection Lamb Rack, produced by Irish Country Meats of Camolin, Co. Wexford, Aldi’s Mature Cheddar, produced by Carbery of Ballineen, Co. Cork and Aldi’s Specially Selected Caramelised Red Onion Relish, produced by Follain Teoranta of Macroom, Co. Cork.

Commenting, Aldi Ireland’s Group Buying Director, Finbar McCarthy said, “We are delighted that many of our Irish suppliers have tasted national success once again, with winning products including everything from traditional cheese to premium lamb and creamy yogurt to tangy marmalade.  Our buying team works hard to offer Irish products that consumers can enjoy and it is great to see these products recognised for their high quality and taste.”

Ireland’s premier food awards, the Blas na hÉireann Irish Food Awards celebrate the quality and imagination of the best Irish food producers.  The Awards focus solely on taste, with the winners chosen as a result of blind tastings by a team of Ireland’s top food experts.

The Blas na hÉireann National Irish Food Awards wins follow Aldi’s recent excellent showings at both the Great Taste Awards, where Aldi won 62 awards, and the Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards, where Aldi won 9 awards.

Aldi’s full list of Blas na hÉireann Irish Food Awards winning products includes:

Gold medal

Aldi’s Butchers Selection Lamb Rack

Aldi’s Mediterranean Salad Bowl

Aldi’s Mature Cheddar

Aldi’s Irish Marmalade Dark Orange

Aldi’s Alcafe Espresso Wholebean

Aldi’s Porridge Pots Golden Syrup

Aldi’s Specially Selected Caramelised Red Onion Relish

Silver Medal

Aldi’s The Secret Chef Lamb Shoulder Rack topped with a Mint & Herb Crumb

Aldi’s Specially Selected Premium Lamb Rack

Aldi’s The Secret Chef Stuffed Chicken Breast Wrapped in Prosciutto with Cream Cheese and Fresh, Crunchy Green Beans

Aldi’s Specially Selected Flavoured Goats Cheese

Aldi’s Apple Drops

Aldi’s Irish Conserves Mix Blackcurrant

Aldi’s Porridge Pots Berry

Bronze Medal

Aldi’s Brannans Thick Cut Honey Rashers

Aldi’s The Secret Chef Beef Burgers with Jalapeno and Monterey Jack Cheese

Aldi’s Brannans Traditional Black Pudding

Aldi’s Clonbawn Crème Fraiche

Aldi’s Specially Selected Mango & Passionfruit Layer Low Fat Yogurt Big Pot

Aldi’s Large Pancakes

Aldi’s Irish Conserves Mix Raspberry & Strawberry

Aldi’s The Deli Red Pesto

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