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Aldi’s Irish producers win big yet again at the Irish food Oscars, with the producer Morgan’s Fish taking home the Seafood Innovation Award

Aldi and its Irish food producers continue to sweep up at national and international level, winning a total of 35 accolades at this year’s Blas na hÉireann awards – being awarded 9 gold, 13 silver and 12 bronze. There were also further celebrations with the announcement that Aldi supplier, Morgan’s Fine Fish, won the Bord Iascaigh Mhara Seafood Innovation Award for their Dublin Bay Prawns with a Garlic & Herb Butter supplied exclusively to Aldi.

Aldi’s gold medal winning products were produced by ABP Meats, Abbey Farm Foods, Carroll’s Cuisine, Connolly Meats, Donegal Rapeseed Oil, Lough Gill Brewing Co., Oakpark and Pipin Pear.

Speaking about yet another successful awards, John Curtin, Group Buying Director at Aldi Ireland said;“Quality and Irish produced food are key pillars for Aldi, and we ensure that we work closely with as many Irish  producers as possible, meaning our customers can enjoy quality, Irish produce, at the very best prices. We’re over the moon to have had yet another successful year at the Blas na hÉireann awards, with our Irish suppliers once again receiving the accolades that they deserve. We always love going down to Dingle and attending the weekend in person and are already looking forward to next year when we can hopefully celebrate our successes together in person, but in the meantime, we would like to congratulate our suppliers, their teams and the Buying Teams at Aldi on their successes.”

The largest competition of its kind, the Blas na hÉireann Irish Food Awards are recognised as an industry gold standard, with products blind tasted by a panel of expert chefs, restaurateurs, academics, and journalists for the coveted mark of Irish quality.

Aldi’s full list of 2021 Blas na hÉireann Irish Food Awards wins:

Appendix 1 – Aldi Ireland winners


Bacon RasherGoldOakpark FoodsSpecially Selected Unsmoked Dry Cure Streaky Rashers
Bacon SweetGoldConnolly MeatsSpecially Selected Part Boned and Roller Gammon with Fig & Christmas Spice Glaze
Beef – RoastGoldABP Food groupExquisite SS Dry Aged Black Angus Rib Eye Roast
Cured Meat & Charcuterie – HamGoldCarroll CuisineSpecially Selected Dry Cured Shaved Italian Herb Ham
PorkGoldABP Food groupSpecially Selected Irish Pork Fillet with Bacon Shallot and Parsley Stuffing wrapped in Dry Cured Pancetta
MarmaladeGoldAbbey Farm FoodsBreakfast Marmalade
Baby FoodGoldPipin PearMamai Italian Style Pasta
OilsGoldDonegal Rapeseed OilSpecially Selected Cold Pressed Irish Rapeseed Oil 500ml
Beers aleGoldLough Gill Brewing CompanyOn the Other side east Coast IPA


Beef – RibeyeSilverABP Food groupSpecially Selected Tipp Dry Aged Black Angus Rib- Eye Steak
Beef – RoastSilverABP Food groupSpecially Selected Irish Black Angus Centre Cut Sirloin Joint
Beef – OtherSilverABP Food groupPlatinum Prime Irish Slow cooked Irish Beef Stew with Onion Gravy
Sausages – FlavouredSilverHodgins SausageSpecially Selected Spring Onion and cracked Black Pepper Sausages
Sausages – other meatsSilverLoughnane’s of GalwayBrannans 6 Turkey Sausages
Bread – PackagedSilverO’Hara’sSpecially Selected Vienna Bread
Sweet SpreadsSilverVanilla Bean PatisseriePassion Fruit Curd
Chocolate BarsSilverÁine’s ChocolateRoisin’s Dark Choc Valencia Orange Handmade Bar
ChutneySilverFollainSpecially Selected Irish Chutney Tomato and Chilli Jam 300g
SeasoningSilverFunky Monkey FoodsFunky Monkey Salt & Chilli Spice Bag
Beers and LagersSilverPearse LyonsBrown Bear Gluten Free
Ciders Medium DrySilverArmagh CiderArmagh Cider Medium
Ciders Medium SweetSilverArmagh CiderArmagh Cider Sweet


Beef – RibeyeBronzeABP Food groupButchers Selection Irish Beef Rib Eye Steak
Beef – Burger styleBronzeABP Food groupButchers Selection Beef Quarter Pounder with North Carolina Seasoning
Beef – OtherBronzeABP Food groupPlatinum Prime Irish Slow cooked Irish Beef Massaman Curry
Cured Meat & Charcuterie – HamBronzeKerry FoodsSS Roast Sweet Maple Wiltshire Cure Thick Cut Carved Ham
Pudding – White PuddingBronzeSean LoughnaneSS McCarthy’s White Pudding ring
Bread – PastriesBronzeColgan’s BakeryGráinne’s Danish Pastries Raspberry
Cakes Choc 7 BiscuitBronzeSean StaffordBiscuit Cake
Chocolate BarsBronzeÁine’s Chocolate70% Dark Choc Handmade Bars
Ready Meals & Prepared Cold FishBronzeGlorious SushiTasty Fresh Sushi
Savoury Snacks popcornBronzeCPAC FoodsSS Extra Butter Toffee Popcorn
Ciders Medium DryBronzeArmagh CiderArmagh Cider Dry
Beers and LagersBronzePearse LyonsStrana Pilsner

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