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National Brown Bread Competition Heats Up

The 2019 National Brown Bread Baking Competition has been launched, in association with the National Ploughing Association (NPA) and the Irish Countrywomen’s Association (ICA) and sponsored by Aldi.

Relaunched five years ago by the NPA, the competition is open to both members and non-members of the ICA. The winning brown bread will be stocked in Aldi stores nationwide for 12 months, while the baker will receive a share of the profits.

The competition is open to anyone over the age of 16. Keen bakers can enter via the Aldi heats by dropping their bread off at the following locations on the following date:

  • Aldi Ireland Head Office, Newbridge Road, Naas, Co. Kildare (12th June 2019 from 10.30am – 1pm)
  • Aldi Regional Office, Limerick Road, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork (12th June 2019 from 10.30am – 1pm)
  • Aldi Store, New Town Centre, Oranmore, Co. Galway (19th June from 10.30am – 1pm)
  • Aldi Store, Wexford Retail Park, Clonard Little, Wexford (19th June from 10.30am – 1pm)

All entries must be clearly marked with the baker’s name, address and contact number.

The four finalists selected from the Aldi bread drops, along with four finalists selected through the ICA, will compete at the finals held from 17th – 19th September at the Aldi Marquee during the National Ploughing Championships.

NPA Managing Director, Anna May McHugh, said: “Given the huge popularity and success of the National Brown Bread Baking competition at Ploughing over the past four years, we are once again delighted to be renewing our partnership with Aldi and the ICA. It is wonderful to see the long and great tradition of baking in Ireland alive and well at Ploughing.”

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