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Aldi's Irish suppliers win big!

Aldi’s Irish suppliers have beaten a host of leading big brand names across Ireland and the UK to pick up 29 awards at the prestigious international Great Taste Awards in London.  Proving low prices do not mean low quality, the judging panel of 350 experts, including top chefs, buyers, food critics, restaurateurs and fine food retailers awarded Aldi’s Irish suppliers gold stars across a number of different food categories such as fresh meat, dairy and baked goods. 

The performance builds on Aldi's Irish suppliers’ success at the 2011 Awards, when they scooped 21 titles.  Over 50% of all grocery sales at Aldi are generated on products bought from Irish suppliers, producers and manufacturers by a dedicated Irish buying department within Aldi.

Winning Aldi products include Aldi’s Kilcree Gold Active Manuka Honey 10+, produced by Healy’s Honey of Ballincollig, Co. Cork, which received two gold stars and Aldi’s McGraths Gold Blend 80s Tea Bags, produced by Robert Roberts of Tallaght, which also received two gold stars.

Commenting on the performance of Aldi’s Irish suppliers, Aldi Ireland’s Group Buying Director, Niall O’Connor, said, “The Great Taste Awards recognise and pay tribute to the very finest foods available in Ireland and the UK today, so we are extremely proud for our Irish suppliers to have won 29 titles.  We are continuously working to improve our product offering, introducing new and exciting Irish sourced products and engaging more and more Irish suppliers.  It has been a good couple of weeks for our Irish suppliers, as for the second year running we were also recently named Ireland’s leading fresh food discounter at the 2012 Checkout Best in Fresh Awards.”

 

Aldi’s full list of Irish award winning products includes:

McGraths Gold Blend 80s Tea Bags

Specially Selected Single Origin Roast & Ground – Ethiopian

Kilcree Gold Active Manuka Honey 10+

Specially Selected Champagne Rhubarb Yoghurt

Duneen Specially Selected Lemon Yoghurt

Duneen Specially Selected Handmade Farmhouse Yoghurt with Strawberries

O'Sheas Irish Ale

Not From Concentrate Orange & Mango Juice

McGraths Reserve Blend 80s Tea Bags

Alcafe Original Blend Roast & Ground

Specially Selected Single Origin Roast & Ground – Columbian

Specially Selected Handcooked Crisps - Cheddar Onion 

Lynch's Buttermilk Soda

Lynch's Pitta Bread - White 

Kilcree Gold Active Manuka Honey 15+

Grandessa Irish Handmade Conserves – Raspberry

Grandessa Irish Handmade Conserves - Autumn Fruit

Grandessa Irish Marmalades - Dark Orange

Nature's Isle Unsmoked Bacon Eye Loin

Brannans Streaky Bacon – Unsmoked

Brannans Butchers Style Black Pudding

Specially Selected Irish Organic Smoked Salmon

Specially Selected Madagascan Vanilla Yoghurt

Duneen Greek Style Yoghurt

Duneen Specially Selected Handmade Farmhouse Yoghurt with Summer Berries

Ardagh Specially Selected Irish Cheese Selection – Brie

Ardagh Specially Selected Irish Cheese Selection - Tipperary Blue

Ardagh Specially Selected Irish Cheese Selection – Camembert

Byrne’­s Bakery Irish Christmas Pudding

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