Bread Baking Competition 2021

Aldi Ireland are delighted to sponsor The National Brown Bread Competition, in association with the National Ploughing Association (NPA) and the Irish Country Women’s Association (ICA).

The competition will be open to all members of the public. All entrants will be asked to drop off their freshly baked bread at one of the prescribed Aldi stores. Entry to the competition is free.

Entrants will submit a pre-baked brown bread to one of the nine locations outlined below for judging in August 2021.



• Aldi Head Office, Newbridge Road, Naas, Co.Kildare, W91 VE40.

• Aldi, 10 Seatown Rd, Townparks, Swords, Co. Dublin, K67 V2N7.

• Aldi Golden Island, Athlone, Co. Dublin, Ireland, N37 FC04.


WEDNESDAY AUGUST 11TH 09:00- 11:00

• Aldi, Oakwood, Sleveen East, Macroom, Co. Cork, P12 ER89.

• Aldi, The Square, Gortboy, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick, V42 KD35.

• Aldi, Main Street, Gort, Co. Galway, H91 PV44.


WEDNESDAY AUGUST 18TH 09:00- 11:00

• Aldi, Marshmeadows, New Ross, Co. Wexford, Y34 NP48.

• Aldi, Lannagh Rd, Garryduff, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, F23 TV29.

• Aldi, Dublin Rd, Tullymongan Upper, Cavan, Ireland, H91 PK29.


4 bakers will be chosen to go through to the finals where they will bake their Brown Bread live in front of the judges.

Please note:

The judge’s decision in all competitions shall be final and binding on all competitors and the fact of entering shall be deemed an acceptance of this rule.

Details of ingredients allowed are addressed in our FAQ’s - Please click here to view.

Rules of the Brown Bread Competition 2021:

1. Each competitor will produce a home baked brown bread. A 2 lb loaf tin must be used. Ingredients that are allowed are listed below. Competitors must use ingredients purchased from Aldi. Any ingredients not available for purchase in Aldi must be listed and presented in non-branded containers. Competitors may bring their own baking tin should they reach the Finals.

2. Competitors must be over the age of 18 years on 1st January 2021.

3. Professional chefs are excluded from competing.

4. Competitors please note that at the National Finals, competitors will be obliged to use the ingredients supplied by Aldi on the day. Any ingredients not available in Aldi must be listed and presented in non- branded containers.

5. Each finalist will be required to submit their final recipe before the National Finals to ensure all ingredients can be used by our production bakery of choice. Competitors must be available on both dates of the Competition – September 10th and 17th.

Directors, management and employees (and the immediate families of directors, management and employees) of the Promotor or the agencies or companies associated with this promotion are ineligible to enter. Previous National Winners are excluded from taking part.