GALLAGHER’S Bakery has struck gold at the prestigious international 2015 Great Taste Awards in London.
They won a gold star for Aldi’s Gluten Free Pancakes which they produce in Donegal.
For almost 50 years, the Gallagher family has been baking bread and cakes near the village of Ardara. Over 15 per cent of their 220 strong workforce is employed directly because of their work with Aldi.
Aldi picked up a total of 62 awards, more than any other retailer in Ireland. Aldi’s product range has now won a total of 240 Great Taste Awards in the last six years.
Commenting on the success, Aldi Ireland’s Group Buying Director Rob Farrell said they are extremely proud that their products have been recognised by some of the world’s leading food experts and critics.
“These 62 awards demonstrate the outstanding quality of the many Irish producers and suppliers we work with. The spread of award winners across our full product range recognises the true strength of our product offering.”
Dubbed the ‘Foodie Oscars’, the Great Taste Awards are widely acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers.
Over 10,000 food and drink products were blind tasted this year, with the winners chosen by a panel of over 400 experts including top chefs, cookery writers, food critics, restaurateurs and fine food retailers following a rigorous judging process.
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