Supermarkets score wide range of Great Taste awards

Tesco meat products including its Finest ribeye have been awarded Great Taste marks
Tesco meat products including its Finest ribeye have been awarded Great Taste marks

Ireland's supermarkets and food producers are celebrating winning Great Taste awards this week, with SuperValu by far the most successful. 79 of its products were winners of the prestigious food awards, including multiple own-brand products.

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3 August 2018 | 0

SuperValu was top-performing supermarket at this year’s Great Taste awards, with 79 wins including 45 from its Signature Taste Range. SuperValu has enjoyed more than 180 accolades received over the last four years alone.

One of the highest-ranked Irish products at the awards overall was SuperValu’s Signature Tastes Irish Hampshire Smoked Rack of Bacon, which was awarded three stars. The Signature Tastes Gubbeen Cheese also received three stars, an achievement it has managed for the past three years in a row.

Meanwhile, Tesco won 8 awards for its meat range. Tesco Finest Fillet Steak and Thick Cut Lamb Chops received 2 star awards, with the ranch and striploin steaks, Canadian Maple smoked dry cured Irish rashers, Irish pork sausages and the show stopping jewelled lamb leg also awarded at this year’s awards.

Dunnes Stores Simply Better took home 20 awards at the Awards, including a 3-Star Award for the Simply Better Handmade Irish Smoked Trout Pâté, created in Co. Wexford by Zanna Cookhouse. Lidl products received 26 awards, most notably 3 stars for its Craft Brewing Company lager, while Aldi recieved 34 Great Taste awards

Frank & Honest coffee was also awarded a Great Taste Award.

Every year, the Great Taste awards are decided by 500 judges from the industry and media, who nominate their winners after blind taste tests.

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