Aldi’s steak range scoops an impressive 10 wins at International Taste Institute Awards
Wins include a coveted Diamond Taste Award, which is only granted to products that have been awarded 3 stars for seven years over a 10-year period
2 June 2023
Aldi’s 36 Day Matured Specially Selected Tipperary Dry Aged Black Angus Ribeye Steak €13.99, has made history by becoming the first Irish product to receive the prestigious Diamond Taste Award at this year’s International Taste Institute Awards.
The coveted award recognises products that have won a 3 Star Superior Taste Award for seven out of the past ten years and is regarded as a hallmark for foods that are exceptional in quality, consistency, and taste.
In total, Aldi recorded an impressive 10 wins for its 100% Irish Bord Bia Quality Assured meat at the prestigious awards.
Aldi’s haul continued with the supermarket picking up two Crystal Taste Awards for the Specially Selected Irish Black Angus Bone In Rib €25.49 (1.5kg), a joint bursting with flavour, as well as the decadent Specially Selected Exquisite Irish Black Angus 3 Rib Roast on the Bone. The Crystal Taste Award is only bestowed upon products that have received 3 Star Superior Taste Award accreditation for three years over a five-year period.
A further four products were awarded a 3 Star Superior Taste Award. These included Irish 30-Day Matured Fillet Steaks €10.99, Specially Selected 32 Day Matured Irish Black Angus Ribeye Steaks €11.29, Specially Selected Irish Black Angus Fillet Steaks €13.79, and 36 Day Matured Specially Selected Tipperary Dry Aged Irish Black Angus Striploin Steaks €13.99, underscoring Aldi’s commitment to sourcing only the finest quality meats from Irish producers nationwide.
How do the ITI awards work?
All of the steaks are prepared by highly qualified chefs in a professional kitchen. The jury, who are made up of the best chefs in the world, including Michelin star restaurant owners, and private chefs to country presidents sample the steaks in a blind tasting format (steaks are presented without any producer notes) and score on specified criteria including Visual, Taste, Texture, and Final Sensation.
“At Aldi, our internationally award-winning steaks are a point of pride,” said John Curtin, group buying director for Aldi Ireland. “That’s why we are thrilled to see so many cuts from across our range singled out at this year’s International Taste Institute Awards. In particular, we are delighted to see the 36 Day Matured Specially Selected Tipperary Dry Aged Black Angus Ribeye Steak make history as the first Irish recipient of the Diamond Taste Award.
A longtime customer favourite, it’s a thoroughly deserving winner and we would like to extend our congratulations to our suppliers in ABP Meats Cahir on this fantastic honour,” he added.
Each year The International Taste Institute evaluates thousands of food and drink products from around the world. Their jury of chefs and sommeliers follow strict tasting methodology, making a Superior Taste Award the most renowned independent certification available, focused exclusively on taste.