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2021 National Brown Bread Baking Competition finalists, from top: Siobhan Hassett, Louise Taylor, Martin Malone, and this year’s winner Aisling O’Toole

This afternoon.

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Scenes from the final of the 2021 National Brown Bread Baking Competition, sponsored by Aldi. Held in association with the National Ploughing Association and The Irish Country Women’s Association, baker Aisling O’Toole took home a €15,000 prize and will have her bread on sale in Aldi stores for twelve months later this year.

Our money was on Louise with her mountainy crust. Better luck next year.

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This afternoon.

Aldi have teamed up with their Ambassador Trisha Lewis, head chef at the renowned Jacobs on the Mall in Cork City to launch Raising the Barbecue, a new campaign to help turn the nation from ‘pit-iful grillers to gourmet barbeque masters’ this Summer.

Aldi surveyed 200 Irish people about their Summer BBQ habits and the results showed that we plan to host/attend an average of 30 BBQs this summer, whether at home or with friends.

Aislinn O’Toole writes:

60% of Irish people want to up their grilling game this year in order to impress friends and family! We’re a nation who loves to cook Chicken (26%) even more than Steak (23%), while fish, which can BBQ beautifully, is popular with just 1.5% of us!

For sauce it’s BBQ sauce (27%) winning closely over Ketchup (25.5%) with a surprisingly low score of 1.5% for Hummus, but we are fond of our Mustard, Mayonnaise, Garlic Mayo and Coleslaw! We’ll usually always serve a salad (92%) but maybe because we feel we should?


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This morning.

Eminently sensible.



This morning.

Aldi has announced TV and radio presenter Lucy Kennedy (above) as the supermarket’s first Pet Ambassador. Lucy and her family welcomed rescue puppy Riley, a Golden Labrador crossed with Springer, last month.

Lucy says:

“I take huge pride knowing that our first pet is a rescue dog, as I am passionate about supporting the amazing work that people such as Lynne from Milo’s Mission Rescue do. ‘Adopt don’t shop’ has become my mantra ever since we put our names down a year ago to adopt a puppy.

“Riley and I look forward to sharing our ups and downs (#rileyandme) and hopefully creating a community of like-minded people throughout the year. Over the next few months, I will be talking to pet experts who will hopefully be helping our family and Riley and along the way, along with lots of other families.”


Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

This morning.

Aldi has kickstarted a nationwide search for a couple that has had to postpone their wedding celebrations due to the rona, launched by influencer Bonnie Ryan (above), who had to postpone her own ceremony this year.

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Annemarie Sliney (above left), Assistant Director of Nursing and Midwifery at the Rotunda Hospital with Anita Garvanovic, Store Assistant at Aldi, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

This morning.

Rotunda Hospital, Dublin.

Aldi has announces plans to make available 60,000 nappies from its Mamia range to maternity hospitals across the country, with The Rotunda Hospital being the first to avail of the offer.

With just under 60,000 babies born in Ireland last year, Aldi is encouraging all maternity hospitals to get in touch.

Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

This morning.

Aldi, Terenure, Dublin 6.

Karen Morgan writes:

Ho, ho, ho! Exciting news! Santa dropped into Aldito announce that, while we may not be able to visit him in person this year, during the month of November, Aldi is giving 100 lucky families the opportunity to win a virtual chat with the man himself in the run up to Christmas via SantaOnline.ie.

To enter, email your best Christmas cracker joke to santa@aldi.ie!

You may share them with us as well.

Or not.

Suit yourselves.