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SRFDA winner Baba’s Sauce has continued its successful streak by securing a listing with Aldi Scotland.

Baba’s Sauce was founded by mother and son duo, Sunny and Suraya Mollah in 2021, and bagged Bronze at the SRFDAs two years later.

The sweet and spicy sauce uses the original recipe of Sunny’s late father who came up with the formulation in the 1970s for his takeaway restaurants in Dundee. It was a staple item on the menu until his passing in 2008.

After his father’s death, Sunny discovered the secret recipe amongst his dad’s belongings and continued to use it in the family takeaway. As demand for the sauce grew, the family expanded into larger premises, allowing them to manufacture, pack and sell the sauce to customers. It was named Baba’s Sauce in tribute to Sunny’s father.

Today, the business has grown even further, with a new unit where Suraya makes the sauce by hand every morning. The secret recipe, which only Sunny and Suraya know, uses more than 12 spices including dried and powdered chilli which are all carefully layered, is great for dipping chips, and smothering over burgers, sausages, kebabs and pakoras.

Aldi first came across Baba’s at a Meet the Buyer event in April 2023 and was blown away by the product, the family’s inspiring story, and their enthusiasm. A year on, and Baba’s is now set to spice up the shelves of Aldi’s 105 Scottish stores on 11 April 2024 as a Specialbuy product, available while stocks last.

Sunny Mollah, co-founder of Baba’s Sauce, said: “My late father’s secret sauce was a staple in our community growing up, so much so that he became known for it across Dundee. After his passing, it became a true labour of love for my mother and I to honour his legacy and we’ve grown the business from small beginnings to the point where we can now fulfil orders of 25,000 bottles per week.

“Securing this partnership with Aldi Scotland is a real milestone moment for us and something we could have only dreamed of when we first launched Baba’s three years ago. Aldi’s support for Scottish suppliers is clear to see and it is really encouraging for small businesses like ours that work hard to showcase Scotland’s fantastic produce.

“Thanks to Aldi, we now have the opportunity to bring Baba and his memory to a whole new audience of customers across Scotland and we can’t wait for everyone to experience the delicious, sweet chilli flavour firsthand.”

Graham Nicolson, group buying director for Aldi Scotland, added: “We’re delighted to welcome Baba’s unique homemade sauce to Aldi’s shelves. With such an inspiring story, Sunny and his family embody all the values we look for in our partners and we share a commitment to bringing quality, affordable and delicious products to the people of Scotland.

“We’re confident that Baba’s Sauce will soon become a beloved staple in households across Scotland.”