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Grow With Aldi 2024 Finalists Revealed

By Sarah O'Sullivan
Grow With Aldi 2024 Finalists Revealed

The finalists of Grow with Aldi 2024 have been announced, with 27 ambitious suppliers earning their spots to showcase their products in all 161 Aldi stores nationwide.

From 23 May, Irish shoppers will get to discover artisanal home-grown products as they are rolled out across the country.

Trial Sales

From barbecue meat, plant-based mayo, and sophisticated alcohol-free drinks, the 47 products showcase the diverse food-and-drink industry of Ireland.

This year’s finalists represent 18 counties from across the island.

Following this trial sales period, Aldi will award contracts to a select few finalists.


These selected finalists will be stocked as Specialbuys throughout the year.

Aldi is calling on shoppers to vote with their wallets and buy their favourite new products from 23 May, while stocks last, until early June.

Delivered in partnership with Bord Bia, Grow with Aldi – a leading development plan for Irish suppliers – is now in its seventh year.

‘On The Pulse’

Speaking about the finalists, Aldi buying director Rachael O Connor said, “The passion and creativity of this year’s applicants is a testament to the calibre of talent working and innovating in the Irish food-and-drink space today.

“Aldi takes great pride in supporting and promoting small Irish businesses, and on 23 May, 27 new Irish-produced products will hit shelves as part of the initiative.


“These producers are on the pulse of consumers’ demands and leaning into growing trends, such as alcohol-free alternatives and sustainable and circular food production.

“We look forward to welcoming them into stores nationwide!”

Cassie Stokes, Grow with Aldi 2024 ambassador, added, “It was such a pleasure to work with Aldi to track down the best of Irish producers.

“We are proud to say we have found 27 of the most ambitious and creative entrepreneurs in the foodie space.

“We are so lucky to live on an island that is so rich in food-and-drink culture, and I can’t wait for the nation to celebrate the Grow with Aldi finalists with us!”


Fiona Twomey, global retail specialist at Bord Bia, also commented on the programme, saying, “Bord Bia is proud to support the Grow with Aldi programme for its seventh year.

“The programme continues to champion Irish suppliers, helping them on their journey to success in the competitive Irish retail-and-food sector.

“The standard of products on offer among the finalists is, as ever, extremely high, and I wish each of them the very best of luck in their trial period across Aldi stores.”

Products are available in store from 23 May.

Read More: Aldi Ireland Reports €1.1bn Spend With Irish Suppliers In 2023

The Finalists

Achill Island Sea Salt Maebh O’Malley
  • Salted Caramel Fudge €4.99
Barbecue Cowboys Jason Keating
  • Pulled Pork with BBQ Beans €3.99
  • Beef Brisket with BBQ Beans €3.99
Bertie’s Bakery Brian McErlain
  • Shortbread €3.49
BiaSol Ruairi Dooley
  • Oat Bites Multipack €3.99
Chimac Garret FitzGerald and Sofie Rooney
  • Chimac BBQ Marinade €2.99
  • Chimac Sriracha Caramel Ham €2.99
  • Chimac Korean Stir-Fry Sauce €2.99
Fierce Mild Fergal Carroll and Cathal Byrne
  • Fierce Mild Extra Pale Ale <0.5% €2.49
Hercules Brewing Co. Niall McMullan
  • Yardsman Rivets IPA €2.99
Jinny’s Bakery Pascal Gillard
  • Scone Mix €4.99
  • Brownie Mix €4.99
Killowen Distillery Brendan Carty
  • Gloria Coffee Liqueur €24.99
Le Skinny Chef Aymar Gourdet
  • Wild Garlic & Chilli Sauce €4.99
Long Meadow Cider Alanna McKeever and Catherine McKeever
  • Rhubarb & Honey Cider €2.99
Macey’s Factory Shay Donley
  • Sweet Popcorn €1.99
  • Salty Popcorn €1.99
  • Pink Candyfloss €1.99
  • Green Candyfloss €1.99
  • Blue Candyfloss €1.99
Maisha Coffee Lucy Ewins
  • Cold Brew Ice Coffee €2.99
  • Cold Brew Ice Coffee with Lemon €2.99
McCrackens Brewery & Distillery Ryan McCracken
  • Stout €2.29
Moran’s Mega Jam Kieron and Claire Moran
  • Garlic Mayo €2.99
  • Lemon & Elderflower Marmalade €2.99
  • Blackcurrant & Guinness Preserve €2.99
Newgrange Gold Jack Rogers
  • Chilli & Garlic Rapeseed Oil €3.99
  • Lemon & Herb Rapeseed Oil €3.99
Niks Tea Nicola Kearns
  • Cherry Cold Brew Tea €2.99
  • Mango Cold Brew Tea €2.99
Northbound Brewery Martina Rogers
  • 08 Kölsch Style Beer €2.99
Nutrilean Lynne Murphy
  • Energy Pancakes €3.49
Nutty Delights Nikunj Mehta
  • Hot Nuts €1.99
O’Flynn Foods Declan O’Flynn
  • Protein Sausages €4.49
  • BBQ Traditional Sausages €4.99
Pure Bea Keith Symes
  • 1 Calorie Rapeseed Oil Spray €1.99
  • 1 Calorie Olive & Sunflower Oil Spray €1.99
Skillet & Spice Karen Rotherham
  • Everything Jalapeño Seasoning €3.99
  • Everything Italian Seasoning €3.99
  • Everything Classic Seasoning €3.99
Smokin Bones Gerry O’Farrell
  • Texas BBQ Pulled Pork €4.99
  • Korean BBQ Pulled Pork €4.99
Sugar Plum Sweetery Denise Buckley and David Quirke
  • Rocky Road €4.99
Too Savage Conor Bacon
  • Plant Based Curry Mayo €3.99
  • Plant Based Spicy Mayo €3.99
Troughtons Premium Esther Paul
  • Sparkling Blush Lemonade €2.99
  • Sicilian Lemon Lemonade €2.99
  • Armagh 0.0% Cider €1.69

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