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Nothing says summer like settling back in the sunshine with a chilled glass of something fabulous and a plate of delicious savoury snacks
It’s hard to beat crunchy potato crisps for soaking up a pint in the sunshine, but if you want something to really savour and share, pull out a sharing bag of award-winning Pipers crisps. Made from British potatoes and other carefully sourced ingredients, they’re a cut above the usually offering. Choose from Anglesey Sea Salt, made with pure crystallised salt harvested daily from the stunning Menai Strait in Wales, or Lye Cross Cheddar & Onion made with mature cheddar crafted by the Alvis family – master cheesemakers based in the heart of Somerset. Look for more delicious flavours in store and online.
Some things never go out of fashion – and quenching a summer thirst with an ice-cold glass of delicious chocolate milk after a day spent exploring the city or picnicking in a local park is one of them. Cocio Classic Chocolate Milk, simply made using just three ingredients – milk, Rainforest Alliance-certified cocoa and sugar – is the perfect retrofabulous summer drink for all the family to enjoy. Pop a bottle or two in the fridge or cooler today.
Looking for something different to grace your summer cheeseboard? In the UK we often think of Parmigiano Reggiano as a seasoning, keeping a wedge in the fridge ready to shave or grate over pasta at a moment’s notice, but it’s delicious in its own right. Packed with umami depth, it’s been around for about 1,000 years and has Protected Designation of Origin status, meaning it can only be produced in a small area in Northern Italy, which includes Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena and parts of Mantua and Bologna. Try it with soft slices of ripe pear and figs – or enjoy it on its own with a glass of wine.
We all know that switching in plant-based meals once or twice a week is a great way to do a little good for you* and for the planet**. But that doesn’t mean you have to put away the barbecue! Garden Gourmet Sensational Vegan Burgers have been created by chefs and nutritionists with the simple idea that giving plant-based eating a go should be super easy and simply delicious. High in protein and a source of fibre, simply sizzle them on the barbecue, griddle in the pan or bake in the oven for the ultimate plant-based burger.
Looking for an imaginative, quick and relatively easy lunch idea that you can make at home, at work or after shaking out a picnic blanket in your local park? Ditch the sandwiches and go for open-topped crackers instead. Jacob’s Mediterranean Salted Crackers are thin, crisp crackers baked with a touch of salt for a distinct flavour. They come in five individual stay-fresh packs of four crackers so you can use as many or as few as you like. Try them topped with tomato, basil and mozzarella; smashed avocado and flame-roasted pepper; or houmous and sundried tomatoes.