Aldi steaks pick up eight accolades at the International Taste Institute Awards
The steaks are very high indeed.
Eight different Aldi products were among those recognised at the International Taste Institute Awards, held in Brussels over the weekend.
Aldi’s Tipperary Dry Aged Black Angus Ribeye Steak, was awarded "Crystal" status by the international panel of judges.
This is the first Irish product to be given the Crystal status by the ITIA. Crystal status can only be achieved if a product picks up the judges' three-star rating for three years in a row.
Only 79 products worldwide picked up this distinction at the 2019 awards.
Also honoured with the three-star rating were Aldi's Irish Black Angus Fillet Steak and Irish Black Angus Ribeye Steak.
Five more Aldi products were given the two-star rating: Irish Black Angus Striploin Steak, Irish Black Angus Rib Roast on the bone, Irish Black Angus Sirloin Steak, Tipperary Dry Aged Black Angus Striploin Steak, and the Tipperary Dry Aged Black Angus Ribsteak Burger.
ABP Cahir, based in Tipperary, is the supplier behind all of the products.
Commenting on the honours, Aldi Group Buying Director John Curtin said:
"For many years our beef supplier has been receiving accolades from the International Taste Institute in Brussels for our delicious Specially Selected Black Angus steaks, exclusive to Aldi, but this is the first year we can proudly take home a Crystal certification for one of our products.
"To be the first Irish product ever to take home the Crystal status is a huge honour, and to be recognised by this panel of judges, made up of some of the top chefs and sommeliers in the world, is a tremendous achievement."