Aldi strikes gold and wins 12 awards

Aldi Stores Ireland has won more titles than any other retailer in Ireland at the inaugural Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards.

Beating off competition from all the other retailers, Aldi struck gold to win 12 awards for its Irish own-brand range including the prestigious Overall Gold Q, which is awarded to one product that stands out above all the other entries.

Aldi’s Irish products performed strongly across a broad range of categories, winning awards in the cereal and cereal bars, cheese, coffee, tea and other hot beverages, dairy and milk products, fresh meat and game, grocery ambient sweet, pies and pastries, ready meals and ales groups.  Aldi’s Duneen Specially Selected Handmade Farmhouse Raspberry Yogurt received the Overall Gold Q acclaim, which is the highest accolade awarded to one product that represents the best of the best.  In addition, Aldi’s Specially Selected Tipperary Blue was Highly Commended and Vive Rock Shandy was Commended.

The prestigious awards recognise and reward excellence, quality and innovation in Irish food and drinks products.  Winners were chosen by a panel of 70 leading food experts following a rigorous judging process.

Commenting on the award wins, Aldi Ireland’s group buying director Niall O’Connor said: “We are incredibly proud that Aldi’s Irish own-brand range has tasted national success at the inaugural Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards.  At Aldi, we are committed to offering our customers an unrivalled combination of brand-like quality and value and by receiving such recognition we are able to demonstrate to our customers the outstanding quality of our Irish product range and prove that low prices need not mean a compromise on quality.  These new accolades are a fantastic endorsement of the excellence and consistently high standards of the Irish suppliers and producers we work closely with.

“We are particularly pleased that our Duneen Specially Selected Handmade Farmhouse Raspberry Yogurt, supplied by Killowen Farm received the much coveted Irish Gold Q Award.  Killowen Farm has supplied yogurts to Aldi for two years, and this award is a testament to the fantastic quality products supplied by them,” added O’Connor.

Aldi’s full list of award winning products includes:

Product Name
Winners
Kavanaghs Luxury Fruit Porridge – Sultana, Apricot, Sunflower Seed
Specially Selected Irish Vintage Cheddar Red
Specially Selected Single Origin Roast & Ground Coffee – Java
Duneen Specially Selected Handmade Farmhouse Raspberry Yogurt
Specially Selected Wicklow Lamb Rump Steaks
Kilcree Gold Manuka 15+ Honey
Molly’s Pantry Premium Quiche – Bacon & Leek
Roast Beef Dinner
O’Shea’s Traditional Irish Stout
Overall Gold for Duneen Specially Selected Handmade Farmhouse Raspberry Yogurt
Highly Commended
Specially Selected Tipperary Blue
Commended
Vive Rock Shandy

 

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