Stuck in a rut on how to occupy the kids or entertain in a different way? Plan a picnic party! Whether you’re having it indoors or outside, these goodies from Waitrose’s first ever premium range are the perfect picnic snacks for the family. Fans of the popular British brand, take note: look out for the new launch, Waitrose 1 line, when it’s officially (and exclusively) out in Cold Storage stores next month!
#1 Lavender shortbread
Crumbly, buttery biscuits with a hint of lavender? Yes, please! Made by a family bakery in Dorset, these fragrant shortbread hearts are equally popular with kids and adults alike.
#2 Manuka honey, peach and rosemary tea
A picnic isn’t complete without a good cuppa, so be sure to pack a hot flask and some individual teabags in your picnic basket. Our top pick? This aromatic blend of Manuka honey, peach and rosemary goes well with pretty much anything – or, if you prefer something more exotic, try the blueberry, lime and coconut blend.
#3 Beetroot, nigella and three-seed oat biscuits
We love how heart-healthy yet flavourful these vegetarian-friendly biscuits are. Packed with oatmeal, pumpkin seeds and millet seeds, these savoury snacks work great as a base for all your cheeses and pâtés.
#4 Dark chocolate spread
Go all out and indulge in this rich, smooth and intense dark chocolate spread, the perfect accompaniment for many on-the-go treats, such as sandwiches, crackers, cakes, and even fruit. Made with dark Belgian chocolate (72%), this spread will be a hit with everyone.
#5 Chocolate, hazelnut and praline tartlets
What’s a good meal without a sweet ending? Newly launched in stores are these dainty desserts that pack a punch in the flavour department. Think glazed chocolate and hazelnut filling on an almond-and-white-chocolate wafer base topped with caramelised hazelnut pieces in a sweet shortcrust pastry. Note to self: pack more of this naughty treat, as everyone will be reaching for it!
#6 Salted caramel truffles
We wouldn’t recommend bringing along a box of chocolates – unless you’re throwing a picnic party in an air-conditioned space. But fans of sweet-salty combinations will love these milk-and-dark-chocolate truffles, enrobed in Swiss chocolate and dusted with cocoa powder. These morsels of happiness are simply irresistible, and are the perfect bite-sized treat for entertaining at home, too.
The full Waitrose 1 range will be exclusively available at all Cold Storage, Market Place and Jasons stores from 7 April onwards.
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