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Donegal Rapeseed Oil Company takes top accolade at the Great Taste Awards in London

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Donegal Rapeseed Oil Company takes top accolade at the Great Taste Awards in London

A Raphoe based business, Donegal Rapeseed Oil Company, has won one of the top accolades at the Great Taste Awards in London

Aldi’s Donegal-based supplier has been recognised at the prestigious international 2018 Great Taste Awards.  Donegal Rapeseed Oil Company of Raphoe won two gold stars for Aldi’s Specially Selected Irish Rapeseed oil.

Commenting on the success, Aldi Ireland’s Group Buying Director Finbar McCarthy said, “Congratulations to our winning Donegal supplier.  We are delighted to see Austin Duignan, Stephen Allen and the team taste such international success with their products for Aldi.  The Great Taste Awards are one of the most reputable and prestigious fine food and drink awards in the UK and Ireland, so we are thrilled to see that our suppliers’ commitment to quality has been once again recognised. We are continuously introducing new and exciting Irish sourced products and engaging more and more Irish suppliers”.

The Great Taste Awards, organised by the Guild of Fine Food, is the acknowledged benchmark for fine food and drink.  It has been described as the “Oscars” of the food world, and the “epicurean equivalent of the Booker prize”.  Thousands of food and drink products were blind taste-tested by expert judges, with the winners chosen by a panel made up of top chefs, buyers, food writers and retailers following a rigorous judging process.

Aldi won a total of 34 titles at the 2018 Awards.