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SuperValu And Centra Sweep The Board At The 2023 Great Taste Awards

By Donna Ahern
SuperValu And Centra Sweep The Board At The 2023 Great Taste Awards

SuperValu and Centra won a number of accolades at the recent 2023 Great Taste Awards.

The world's largest blind taste awards have recognised SuperValu with 121 awards along with Centra securing a spectacular 47 – marking a momentous triumph for both Irish brands.

During the awards ceremony SuperValu claimed 71 awards for its Signature Tastes range further establishing it as the unparalleled champion of taste and quality within the Irish supermarket sector. Centra showed why it is Ireland’s number one convenience retailer receiving 21 awards for its premium range - 'Inspired by Centra'.  

SuperValu and Centra, collaborate alongside more than 1,800 Irish suppliers.

Oliver Carty & Family


One of these suppliers, Oliver Carty & Family, won the coveted three-star award for the SuperValu Signature Tastes Smoked Rack of Bacon.

The Athlone-based company, who won a total of 15 awards, is headed up by Ted Carty who has passed down the traditional craft and experience since its inception 70 years ago.

SuperValu noted that it own brand range has been a big focus in recent years and its success was further acknowledged with Great Taste Awards for its SuperValu Signature Tastes Maple Syrup (two stars), SuperValu Unsweetened Barista Oat Milk (one star), SuperValu Rapeseed Oil (one star), SuperValu Signature Tastes Cheddar & Shallot Crisps (one star) and SuperValu Wagyu Beef Burgers (one star). Centra has won awards for Inspired by Centra Mango Chutney (two stars), Centra Sour Cream (two stars) and Centra Smoked Salmon (one star).

Immense Joy

Commenting on the awards Ian Allen, managing director of SuperValu and Centra, said, "It brings us immense joy to witness the well-deserved recognition bestowed upon numerous products and our valued local producers at these globally renowned blind-tasted food awards.


"We are also delighted to see so many of our own brand products awarded this year. By shopping own brand, customers can save up to 50% by switching to these products.”

Other key highlights within the winners include; eight awards for The Happy Pear, including Dave’s Granola (two stars) and The Lovely Basil Pesto (two stars), twelve awards for Kepak Irish Beef and Lamb products, three awards for Clóna dairy products, four awards each for Folláin preserves and Ballymaguire Foods ready meals and seven awards for Dunns Seafare.


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