Who doesn’t love a picnic, especially after the year we have all had, with restrictions gently lifting, now is the time to pack up your picnic and enjoy the great outdoors.
We have rounded up our favourite sweet and savoury treats, simple to pack, easy to serve and tasty af. The perfect picnic starts here y’all
The perfect picnic food – Luxury Truffle and Pecorino (130g), £4.95:
This indulgent nut mix combines white truffle and Pecorino Romano cheese with creamy cashews, pecans and macadamias to produce a finessed flavour that is bold, rich and packed with umami. Awarded 3 Great Taste stars by the Guild of Fine Foods, the large nut pieces bring a satisfying crunch making it an incredibly moreish mix.
The perfect picnic food – Rose Harissa Nut Mix (135g), £3.85:
Belazu’s signature Rose Harissa Nut Mix has a complex flavour with an initial sweetness that leads to the gently spiced flavours of cumin and chilli that build to a mellow and a spicy warmth. The mix has been awarded a Great Taste star by the Guild of Fine Foods and includes whole cashews, almonds and peanuts.
The perfect picnic food – Smoked Chilli Nut Mix (120g), £3.85:
A premium nut mix, roasted with ground and whole flakes of smoked paprika, cayenne and bird’s eye chillies to create a harmonised layering of heat and flavour. The crunchy combination of whole cashews, almonds and corn has a strong smoky hit that gives way to a sharp, spicy long-lasting finish.
The perfect picnic food – RATHFINNY ROSÉ BRUT 2017
This expressive sparkling Rosé (£36 RRP) is perfect for summer because it has a vibrant nose of cranberries and redcurrants that beautifully showcases the increased presence of Pinot Noir within the blend. This vintage pairs perfectly with finger sandwiches such as prawn and mayo or sweet treats such as strawberries and cream – a perfect picnic pairing.
The perfect picnic food – Bertinet Bakery
Also artisan sourdough Bertinet Bakery has launched a lovely softer eat seeded ‘sandwich friendly’ loaf that is perfect for picnics – for sandwiches or dipping in delicious oils! ☺ The sourdough is simply made with flour, water and sea salt with no artificial ingredients and the fermentation process acts as a prebiotic for gut health and breaks down the gluten = tastier AND healthier!
Available from Waitrose and Ocado – £3.95 for 1KG loaf or £2.25 for 500g loaf.
The perfect picnic food – Benefit Water
Delicious, all natural, fresh and fruity sparkling water in cans. Perfect for tasty picnic refreshment. A great tasting range of enriched, naturally flavoured seltzers (unsweetened sparkling spring water). The waters contain zero sugar, zero sweetners and no or low calories.
Just 100% benefits. What’s not to like?
The perfect picnic food – Oloves
The Halkidiki Olives grows and cultivated in northern Greece on the Halkidiki Peninsula with its unique climate condition and soil characteristics make this olive developed a full, spicy and slightly bitter taste with a hint of fruity aroma.
The perfect picnic food – Salcombe Brewery’s Gluten-Free & Vegan Sun Drop
Created using a blend of American hops Sun Drop is a highly quaffable pale ale that has an intensely fruity and citrusy aroma. This gluten free and vegan friendly, dry-hopped ale is suitable for all your guests and packed full of all the flavour you would expect from a regular ale .
The perfect picnic food – Salcombe Brewery’s Ocean Cider
Celebrating a bounty of crisp, delicious West Country apples, Ocean Cider crashes across the taste buds in waves of lightly sparkling refreshment. A full-bodied, traditional cider with a medium dry taste, it’s the perfect way to end the day, or start the night.
The perfect picnic food – Grosvenor & Egg Pork Pie
A real showstopper, the ultimate sharing pie containing a whopping seven eggs. Perfect for serving up at a picnic when we can socialise outdoors again, or for a tasty Sunday afternoon treat at home with the family.
A favourite for many, the classic pork pie comes available in large, medium and small sizes depending on how hungry you are! The flavours that you know and love from a traditional pork pie encased in a delicious golden pastry crust, but big enough for sharing (if you want to). Why not enjoy with a slathering of pickle, one of our favourite ways to enjoy!
The lattice pork pie is the classic cured meat, perfectly seasoned and complimented with golden pastry, carefully latticed on the top for a classy finish. Enjoy with your lunch, it makes for the perfect side to a sandwich or companion to a ploughman’s board.
The classic combination of cheese and pickled paired perfectly with the humble pork pie, adding a tangy twist to snacking. We recommend enjoying one (or two) of these snacking pies with a cold beer for a match made in heaven.
Infused with the delicious flavours of basil and oregano, these mini dairy-free cubes are packed with calcium and protein and provide the perfect ingredient to power up everything from your WFH lunchtimes to your BBQ spreads.
A refreshing low alcohol alternative for your picnic, get whisped away to the park with Whisp Drinks – brand-new delicious and 100% British hard seltzer (aka alcoholic sparkling water). Packaged in pretty pastel, recyclable cans, Whisp Drinks are a delicious and easy choice for a park tipple. Whisp is made from naturally and sustainably sourced British ingredients and are 100% vegan and gluten-free, with no added sugar, sweeteners or preservatives and less than 66 calories per can. Whisp comes in two refreshing flavours, Whisp Cucumber & Mint and Whisp Raspberry & Elderflower.
For those looking for delicious and faff free picnic options to celebrate with, look no further than Higgidy to fuel the good times. Try this Seeded spelt shortcrust pastry with spinach and SunBlush® tomatoes in a creamy oat and coconut milk filling, hand-topped with roasted tomatoes and millet. RRP £4.25, available in Sainsbury’s, Waitrose & Ocado
The vegan and free-from chocolate bar that’s all about taste and makes the toppings the star of the show, the range includes:
- CRAVE Kitchen Sink: rice milk chocolate bar covered with salted fudge, raisins, honeycomb, cornflakes and biscuit crumbs
- CRAVE Rocky Road: rice milk chocolate bar topped with marshmallows, raisins and biscuit crumbs
With the days getting longer and warmer, PROPER Snacks is on hand for 2021’s picnic season so you can take your picnic basket to the next level – pair PROPERCHIPS with some delicious dips including Pea, Basil & Mint Pesto and Tahini & Soy or grab yourself a PROPERCORN multipack to easily share around.
The PROPERCORN and PROPERCHIPS range is available in all major UK supermarkets nationwide – with all packs vegan, 100% natural, with no palm oil and coming in under 136K calories per serving