Aldi launches the National Brown Bread Baking Competition 2020

The winning brown bread will be stocked in all Aldi stores in Ireland for a year and the winner will receive a minimum prize fund of €15,000



6 August 2020 | 0

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Aldi will once again, sponsor The National Brown Bread Baking Competition, in association with the National Ploughing Association (NPA) and the Irish Countrywomen’s Association (ICA).

With so many people turning to baking during lockdown and perfecting their skills in the kitchen, high interest is expected in the competition this year.

Due to the current government restrictions and the absence of this year’s National Ploughing Competition, entering the competition will be somewhat different. Whilst still open to all members of the public, all entrants will be asked to drop their freshly baked bread to one of the following Aldi stores on the prescribed date:

WEDNESDAY 26th AUGUST 10:30- 13:00 

Aldi Head Office Naas, Newbridge Road, Naas, Co.Kildare, W91 VE40.

Aldi Swords, 10 Seatown Rd, Townparks, Swords, Co. Dublin, K67 V2N7.

Aldi Athlone, Golden Island, Ankers Bower, Athlone Co. Westmeath N37 FC04.

WEDNESDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER 10:30- 13:00

Aldi Macroom, Oakwood, Sleveen East, Macroom, Co. Cork, P12 ER89.

Aldi, Newcastle West The Square, Gortboy, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick, V42 KD35.

Aldi, Main Street, Gort, Co. Galway, H91 PV44.

WEDNESDAY 9th SEPTEMBER 10:30- 13:00

Aldi New Ross, Marshmeadows, New Ross, Co. Wexford, Y34 NP48.

Aldi Castlebar, Lannagh Rd, Garryduff, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, F23 TV29.

Aldi Cavan, Dublin Rd, Tullymongan Upper, Cavan,  H91PK29.

All successful entrants will be contacted on 11 September to attend the finals, due to take place in Dublin on the 14 September with the winners announced on the 17 September.

“At Aldi, we are a proud supporter of Irish suppliers and producers, so we are delighted to sponsor The National Brown Bread Baking Competition again this year and to be able to host the competition during these challenging times,” said group buying director, John Curtin.

“Last year’s winning product ‘Samara’s Brown Bread’ has been a great success, and even though the National Ploughing Championships will not be open to the public this year, we still want to ensure that Ireland’s best bakers have the opportunity to take part in this fantastic competition,” Curtin added. “We look forward to sampling Ireland’s best brown bread in the coming weeks and announcing the winner on 17 September, which would have been the final day of the National Ploughing Championships.”

Last year, the National Ploughing Championships had a record-breaking year, when total attendance figures came to 297,000. NPA managing director Anna May McHugh said she was delighted the National Brown Bread Baking competition is going ahead this year, albeit not in the usual surroundings.

“We hope to welcome everyone back for the World Ploughing Championships in 2021 and expect it to be bigger and better than ever,” McHugh said.

If you think you have the recipe for success, log onto or for information on how to enter, full terms and conditions and competition rules.

The winner’s brown bread will also be stocked in all Aldi Stores in Ireland for 12 months and they will receive a minimum prize fund of €15,000.



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