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Could ostrich be on the menu if Ashbourne gets an Aldi supermarket

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: August 27, 2014

Could ostrich be on the menu if Ashbourne gets an Aldi supermarket

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A SUPERMARKET chain, that hopes to soon be winging its way to Ashbourne next year, is sticking its neck out to offer ostrich meat in its fridges.

Aldi, which is about to submit plans to build a supermarket on land off Carnation Way, is bringing ostrich steaks, one of the world’s most premium red meats, to its shelves as part of a limited promotion.

The £4.99 free-range steaks originate from the area surrounding Mossel Bay, a picturesque harbour city along the Southern Cape of South Africa.

Store bosses say the meat is low in fat and high in protein.

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Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying at Aldi, Tony Baines said, “After the phenomenal success of the Wagyu steak launch, our fresh meat buyer understood that there was a massive demand from our shoppers to try out specialist meats. This is why we have sourced some of the finest ostrich available.

“You can do your full weekly shop at Aldi, enjoying items from our fresh meat range right through to our expansive fresh fruit and veg offering. We know that shoppers are looking to enjoy luxury items, but at affordable prices and so we are thrilled to be able to fill the gap in the market.

“Ostrich meat is very low in calories and fat, while high in protein and so is a great, guilt-free way to enjoy red meat.”

The Specialbuy Free Range South African Ostrich Steaks are available in stores, throughout the UK, from Thursday, September 4.

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