As National BBQ Week returns (5th July), BBQ fans across the country will find everything they need for the ultimate Scottish spread at their local Aldi store. In celebration of its 25th year, National BBQ Week will be extended over two weeks giving keen outdoor chefs even more time to relish in Aldi’s delicious range of high-quality, locally sourced BBQ products.
Aldi is recognised as the industry’s leading supplier of Scottish produce, currently stocking 450 products from 90 Scottish suppliers, aiming to stock over 500 within the next two years. Aldi is also the biggest retailer of Scottish origin beef and regularly tops NFU Scotland’s ‘shelf watch’ surveys, which means customers are guaranteed to find the highest quality, locally sourced meat all year round at Aldi stores in Scotland.
Impress guests this summer with juicy burgers, sandwiching the Specially Selected Scotch Ultimate Burger (£2.69, 2 burgers, 340g) in the fresh to market Cheese Topped Brioche Bun (£0.89, 4 pack) topped with newly launched Specially Selected Scottish Streaky Bacon (£1.99, 240g) and beautifully finished off with the award-winning Specially Selected Scottish Vintage Cheddar (£1.25, 200g).
No BBQ would be complete without a tasty selection of the highest quality Scotch Beef produce, and at Aldi, customers will have a wide range to choose from including Scotch Beef Sizzle Steaks (£2.99, 300g); Specially Selected Scotch Beef Steak Quarter Pounders (£2.99, 454g); and Scotch Beef Kebabs (£2.49; 400g).
Aldi’s extensive assortment of BBQ products also includes Specially Selected Scottish Pork Sausages (£1.99, 400g); Scottish Chicken Drumsticks (£1.35, 1kg) and Marinated Scottish Pork Loin Steaks (£2.69, 440g).
Customers can also pick up a bottle of the superbly blended Eidyn Scottish Premium Gin (£19.99, 70cl). 'Eidyn' is the Scottish Gaelic origin of 'Edinburgh', and is a fitting name for an outstanding Scottish gin, carefully crafted and distilled in the Secret Garden in the lowlands beneath the Pentland Hills. The key lemon balm and lemon thyme botanicals produce fresh citrus notes which give way to a satisfyingly crisp juniper finish. Alternatively, flavoured gin fans are sure to enjoy the Toradh Scottish Rhubarb & Ginger Gin (£14.99 70cl) from the McQueen distillery, winner of the Gold Medal for Fruit Flavoured Gin of the Year 2020. For those who prefer to sip on a craft beer, Aldi have the very best of Scottish brewing on offer, including Stewart Brewing’s newest creation Gallus Porter (£1.79, 440ml) and William Bros Perfect Storm or Iconyc Pale Ale (£1.59, 440ml).
Graham Nicolson, Group Buying Director, Aldi Scotland said: “After a disappointing spring, there is no better way to celebrate the warmer weather than by firing up the grill and enjoying a feast with friends and family. Scotland is renowned world-wide for its rich natural larder, and we are fortunate to have an abundance of fresh produce on our doorstep. At Aldi, we take extra special care when selecting the farms we work with, sourcing produce locally from suppliers that meet our high standards in provenance, traceability and sustainability. When you shop with us, you can be assured that everything on your plate is of the highest quality.”