Aldi is once again sponsoring this year’s National Brown Bread Baking Competition, in association with the National Ploughing Association (NPA) and the Irish Countrywomen’s Association (ICA).
After being relaunched two years ago by the NPA, the competition has proven to be a huge success, with entries from each one of the 26 counties.
The competition is open to both members and non-members of the ICA, and this year, former Miss World Rosanna Davison has decided to enter her own brown bread.
"I am competing in the Wicklow Federation heat in June and really looking forward to it," said Rosanna.
The winner of the National Brown Bread Baking Competition will see their own-recipe brown bread stocked in Aldi stores for six months, and will share from the profits of its sale.
Margaret Sexton from Roscommon, who won last year’s final held in the Aldi Marquee at the National Ploughing Championships, commented, "The competition was great fun and I met some wonderful people along the way. I’ve been on cloud 9 ever since.
"It is a great achievement for me seeing my bread, 'Margaret’s Loaf' on the shelves of Aldi stores nationwide. The very best of luck to everyone taking part this year."
Group Buying Director, Finbar McCarthy said, "At Aldi, we are a proud supporter of Irish suppliers so we are delighted to sponsor The National Brown Bread Baking Competition for the third year in a row, celebrating something as quintessentially Irish as brown bread."
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