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ALDI’s steak range scoops a total of 10 wins at this year’s International Taste Institute Awards

It is official - ALDI’s Specially Selected Ribeye is best steak in the world!

ALDI’s steak range scoops a total of 10 wins at this year’s International Taste Institute Awards

ALDI’s 36 Day Matured  Specially Selected Tipperary Dry Aged Black Angus Ribeye Steak €13.99, made history by becoming the first Irish product to receive the prestigious Diamond Taste Award. 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 at this year’s International Taste Institute Awards.


This ALDI product has achieved 3 Stars for the last seven years!

ALDI took a whopping 10 wins at the prestigious awards. Proof that when it comes to 100% Irish Bord Bia Quality Assured meat, ALDI is a cut above the rest!

ALDI’s impressive 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 delicious joint bursting with flavour, as well as the wonderfully 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 (1) Visual (2) Taste (3) Texture, and (4) Final sensation.


Speaking about the success at this year’s International Taste Institute Awards, John Curtin, Group Buying Director for ALDI Ireland said: “At ALDI, our internationally award-winning steaks are a point of pride. 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. With this announcement, customers can shop in ALDI knowing that not only they are getting the best value, but they are also getting the best of the best when it comes to Irish steak.”


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.

See below for a full list of award winners from the International Taste Awards 2023, all available in 157 ALDI stores nationwide.

Awarded a Diamond Taste Award, granted to products that have been awarded 3 stars for 7 years over a 10-year period:


36 Day Matured Specially Selected Tipperary Dry Aged Irish Black Angus Ribeye Steak €13.99 (2 x 8oz) 100% Irish Bord Bia Quality Assured.


Awarded a Crystal Taste Award, granted to products that have been awarded 3 stars for 3 years in a 5-year period:


• Specially Selected Irish Black Angus Bone In Rib €25.49 (Average weight 1.5kg - €16.99/kg) 100% Irish Bord Bia Quality Assured.


• Specially Selected Exquisite Irish Black Angus 3 Rib Roast on the Bone (3kg) 100% Irish Bord Bia Quality Assured.

Awarded a 3 Star Superior Taste Award (scoring above 90%) making it an ‘exceptional’ product:


Irish 30 Day Matured Fillet Steaks €10.99 (375g) 100% Irish Bord Bia Quality Assured.


Specially Selected 32 Day Matured Irish Black Angus Ribeye Steaks €11.29 (454g) 100% Irish Bord Bia Quality Assured. Won a Crystal Taste Award in 2020 and has won a 3 Star Superior Taste Award for 6 consecutive years.


Specially Selected Irish Black Angus Fillet Steaks €13.79 (400g) 100% Irish Bord Bia Quality Assured. Won a Crystal Taste Award in 2021 and has won a 3 Star Superior Taste Award for 5 consecutive years.


36 Day Matured Specially Selected Tipperary Dry Aged Irish Black Angus Striploin Steaks €13.99 (2 x 8oz) 100% Irish Bord Bia Quality Assured.


Awarded a 2 Star Superior Taste Award (scoring between 80% and 90%) making it a ‘remarkable’ product:

Irish 30 Day Matured Striploin Steaks €5.69 (400g) 100% Irish Bord Bia Quality Assured.


Irish 30 Day Matured Ribeye Steaks €6.99 (400g) 100% Irish Bord Bia Quality Assured.


Specially Selected 32 Day Matured Irish Black Angus Striploin Steak €9.99 (454g) 100% Irish Bord Bia Quality Assured.


These Award winning steaks are available in 157 ALDI stores nationwide.


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