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Aldi Named ‘Retailer of the Year’ At Free From Awards, Scooping 44 Accolades

By Donna Ahern
Aldi Named ‘Retailer of the Year’ At Free From Awards, Scooping 44 Accolades

Aldi has announced that it was named ‘Retailer of the Year’ at the Free From Food Awards, which took place on 3 November in the Grand Hotel, Malahide, Co. Dublin.

The discounter also scooped 44 awards across 21 categories – including 13 gold awards, seven silver awards, 17 bronze awards and six merits – at this year’s event.

Now in their eighth year, the Free From Food Awards continue to ‘champion the quality and innovation of Irish free-from food producers who provide excellent alternatives to those with special dietary requirements for their consumers’.

The categories are judged blind by a panel of industry experts, including food bloggers, food writers, and consumers of free-from products.

The judging panel makes its evaluation based on quality, flavour, aroma, texture, ingredients, price, and – most importantly – free-from declarations, without prior knowledge of the names of producers and manufacturers.

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Speaking about Aldi Ireland’s success at this year’s awards, John Curtin, group buying director, said, “At Aldi, we are committed to providing affordable and, most importantly, high-quality, tasty options for customers with additional dietary needs.

“A huge congratulations to our wonderful network of suppliers, who continue to support us as we further extend our range, in line with consumer appetite!”

Aldi’s full list of winners from the Free From Food Awards include the following.

 

Category

Product

Award

BEVERAGES 

ACTILEAF COCONUT 

Silver

BEVERAGES 

CLONBAWN LACTOSE FREE MILK

Merit

BISCUITS & COOKIES

THE FOODIE MARKET FREE FROM COOKIES & CREAM GLUTEN FREE

Gold

BISCUITS & COOKIES

THE FOODIE MARKET FREE FROM VANILLA CREAMS GLUTEN FREE

Bronze

BISCUITS & COOKIES

THE FOODIE MARKET FREE FROM DIGESTIVES

Merit

BISCUITS & COOKIES

THE FOODIE MARKET FREE FROM CHOCOLATE DIGESTIVES

Merit

BREADS (BAPS, BAGELS & BEYOND)

THE FOODIE MARKET FREE FROM SANDWICH THINS

Bronze

BREADS (SLICED AND LOAF)

THE FOODIE MARKET MULTISEED LOAF

Bronze

BREAKFAST (NON-CEREAL)

THE FOODIE MARKET FREE FROM SAUSAGES

Silver

CAKE

THE FOODIE MARKET COFFEE CAKE

Gold

CAKE

THE FOODIE MARKET MADEIRA CAKE

Silver

CAKE

THE FOODIE MARKET CARROT CAKE

Bronze

CONDIMENTS

SPECIALLY SELECTED CARAMELISED ONION RELISH

Merit

CONFECTIONERY CHOCOLATE & BARS

ROISIN'S MILK CHOCOLATE HONEYCOMB CRISP

Silver

CONFECTIONERY SWEETS

DOMINION SUGAR FREE COLA SHERBET SWEETS

Gold

CONFECTIONERY SWEETS

DOMINION SUGAR FREE RHUBARB & CUSTARD SWEETS

Silver

CONFECTIONERY SWEETS

DOMINION SUGAR FREE CREAMY BUTTERSCOTCH SWEETS

Bonze

CONFECTIONERY SWEETS

DOMINION SUGAR FREE LEMON SHERBET SWEETS

Bronze

CONFECTIONERY SWEETS

DOMINION SUGAR FREE BLACKCURRANT & LIQUORICE SWEETS

Merit

CRISPS (POTATO)

SEASALT & CHARDONNAY VINEGAR HANDCOOKED CRISPS

Gold

FISH

SEAFOOD PIE

Bronze

JUDGES’ CHOICE

WALLS CHIPS

Gold

KID’S CHOICE

ROOSTERS GLUTEN FREE SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN FILLETS

Gold

KID’S CHOICE

SAVOUR BAKES MILK CHOCOLATE MINI RICE CAKES

Merit

MEAT PRODUCTS

BRANNAN'S STREAKY IRISH RASHERS SMOKED

Bronze

MEAT PRODUCTS

BRANNAN'S BACK BACON IRISH RASHERS UNSMOKED

Bronze

PIZZA & PASTA PRODUCTS

SPECIALLY SELECTED SUGO FORMAGGIO TOMATO, RICOTTA & REGATO PASTA SAUCE

Gold

PIZZA & PASTA PRODUCTS

THE FOODIE MARKET GLUTEN FREE FUSILLI

Gold

PIZZA & PASTA PRODUCTS

THE FOODIE MARKET GLUTEN FREE SPAGHETTI

Gold

PIZZA & PASTA PRODUCTS

SPECIALLY SELECTED ITALIAN STYLE CLASSIC BOLOGNESE PASTA SAUCE

Silver

PIZZA & PASTA PRODUCTS

SPECIALLY SELECTED SICILIANA SMOKED PAPRIKA & CHORIZO FLAVOUR PASTA SAUCE

Bronze

PIZZA & PASTA PRODUCTS

SPECIALLY SELECTED ITALIAN STYLE SUNDRIED TOMATO PASTA SAUCE

Bronze

POULTRY

ROOSTERS GLUTEN FREE SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN FILLETS

Silver

POULTRY

ROOSTERS GLUTEN FREE BREADED CHICKEN FILLET GOUJONS

Bronze

READY TO COOK & READY-TO-COOK MEALS

MASH DIRECT BEER BATTERED ONION RINGS

Gold

READY TO COOK & READY-TO-COOK MEALS

MASH DIRECT BEER BATTERED CHIPS

Bronze

RICE & CORN CAKES

SAVOUR BAKES CORN THINS (CHIA)

Gold

RICE & CORN CAKES

SAVOUR BAKES CORN THINS (QUINOA)

Bronze

RICE & CORN CAKES

SAVOUR BAKES MILK CHOCOLATE CORN CAKES

Bronze

SNACKS

SPECIALLY SELECTED EXTRA BUTTERY & TOFFEE POPCORN

Bronze

SOUPS

SPECIALLY SELECTED TOMATO & BASIL SOUP

Gold

SOUPS

SOUPREME CHICKEN & VEGETABLE SOUP

Gold

SOUPS

TASTY TOMATO & BASIL SOUP

Bronze

RETAILER OF THE YEAR

ALDI IRELAND

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