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Top 5 summer picnic hamper treats

Top 5 summer picnic hamper treats

With the lovely weather and the lighter days, it’s the perfect time to fill your wicker baskets and head outdoors. Here’s our pick of goodies for your summer hamper to help you serve up a treat!

1. Merangz 5 Piece Assorted Meringue Taster Selection (Available from QVC) RRP £23.00 

Pack a touch of class and indulgence into your picnic hamper with this selection of meringues. Each is handmade from quality ingredients and slow baked to a traditional Swiss recipe for a light and airy meringue bursting with natural flavours. Perfect for the sweet tooth!


2. Yushoi Snapea rice sticks (Available from Tesco) £1.99 per 105g sharing pack 

With less than 96 calories per 21g serving, Yushoi Snapea rice sticks are a better-for-you alternative to other snacks; ideal for those who have a healthier agenda! The snacks are subtly seasoned in a range of mouth-watering flavours, including Soy & Balsamic Vinegar, Smoked Salt & Szechuan Pepper, Sweet Chilli & Lemon and Lightly Salted.

3. Streamline Jams (Available from Tesco) £1.45 per 340g jar 

You won’t find any fake sweeteners in these jars, even though they contain 30% less sugar than standard jams and marmalade. It’s because Streamline Jams are packed with 40% more fruit and at least 60% more in their marmalades, making them as sweet as other products but not as sugary. Great for spreading on picnic sandwiches!

4. Jarlsberg Light Slices (Available from Waitrose) £2.25 per pack of 200g slices 

No picnic hamper would be complete without cheese, and Jarlsberg Light Slices offer a healthier option with 50% less fat than cheddar. Great for watching the waistline and guilt-free eating as you tuck in to other treats in the basket! Layer between baby gem, olives and plumb tomatoes in a rustic ciabatta roll for a scrumptious picnic sandwich.

5. Walkers Bugles (Available from all major supermarkets) RRP £1.99 per 110g sharing bag

Bring fun to the picnic with Walkers Bugles. With their unique fun shaped cone and delicious crunchy texture, you’ll find it hard to keep your hands off these finger-licking snacks. Available in three mouth-watering flavours, new Walkers Bugles are perfect for sharing and whether you fancy Cheese, Southern Style BBQ, or Sour Cream and Black Pepper, there’s a Walkers Bugles flavour for everyone!

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