As summer draws to a close and we look set to get one final burst of warmer weather, many of us are looking for one last chance to get the BBQ out before autumn arrives. We’ve found some great food, drink and snacking options lately that would be perfect for serving to your guests at any last minute gettogether.
Healthy Snacking With Perkier
Perkier (www.perkier.co.uk), the innovative British company on a mission to perk up the nation’s wellbeing and protect the planet, is expanding the UK’s first and only range of probiotic bars by adding a Blueberry & Dark Chocolate bar to its line of Active Cultures snacks.
The Perkier Active Cultures Bar Range now consists of two irresistible varieties:
- Blueberry & Dark Chocolate combining juicy blueberries and nuts, bound with chicory fibre and dipped in real dark chocolate.
- Madagascan Vanilla with Dark Chocolate combining the creamy, mellow notes of vanilla and nuts, bound with chicory fibre, with a rich and velvety dark chocolate base.
Each bar contains two precision strains of probiotics, Bifidobacteria Longum and Lactobacillus Rhamnosus which are proven in clinical trials to improve digestive health and support your immune system. The Active Cultures range uses microencapsulated cultures which are clinically proven to be 1,000 times more effective than dairy products at reaching the gut alive, where they have the most benefit. The bars also contain 5g chicory fibre, a prebiotic, the food the good gut bacteria love to eat. The combination of pre- and probiotics – synbiotics – means even more effective results for gut health.
Perkier Active Culture bars are available on Perkier’s website and Amazon as an individual flavour and as a variety box (RSP £13.99 for a box of 15 bars, £8 for an 8 bar Variety box).
Lady A Rosé
Lady A Rosé is a classically pale and elegant rosé made at Château la Coste, Provence in partnership with Soho House and their Master Sommelier, Vincent Gasnier. The vineyard prides itself on honouring the area’s nature by practicing biodynamic principles and preserving the terroir and soil fertility. Lady A is made from the traditional rosé blend of Grenache and Cinsault, with notes of citrus, pink grapefruit, peach and raspberry. It features a Damien Hirst designed special butterfly label, reinforcing the artistic, inclusive yet discerning personality for which Lady A Rosé stands. RRP – £14.95 for 75cl – Available from 31DOVER.com
Summer Soft Drinks From Fentimans
Fentimans are a botanical brewery and have been for over 100 years now. Based in Hexham, they have perfected the craft of botanical brewing by specialise in soft drinks and mixers. Fentimans has a lovely selection of soft drinks and mixers that would be perfect for entertaining. I’m obsessed with anything raspberry flavoured so will definitely be serving their sparkling raspberry drink at upcoming events! Find out more about Fentimans here: www.fentimans.com
Summer evenings with Faustino VII Rosé
No summer evening is complete without a chilled bottle of rosé and this new pale offering from Faustino offers a taste of summer in a glass with complex & intense with aromas of fresh fruit and flowers. The well-integrated acidity gives the rosé freshness with a very fruity finish and slight hints of strawberries and cream. Faustino VII Rosé RRP £7.00 for a 75cl bottle – Available from Asda
This Summer, Cadbury launched a much-loved Australian chocolate classic, the Cadbury Caramilk bar in the UK. After fans went wild for it when it was released down under, the Cadbury Caramilk bar has continued to be hugely popular with Aussies, who have even been known to hoard, ration and queue around the block for one!
The deliciously scrumptious Cadbury Caramilk is made with a uniquely crafted golden blend of white chocolate which is sourced from 100% sustainable cocoa. And with its unique combination of a melt-in-the-mouth golden caramel chocolate, combined with a smooth silky texture, this newest bar from Cadbury will allow Brits up and down the country to try out a popular Australian classic, newly improved and made widely available in the UK for the first time ever. Find them in stores everywhere now!
Bull’s Eye ‘The Whole Hog’ Gift Box
BBQ enthusiasts will know of Bull’s Eye for their delicious BBQ sauces, but now they are available online along with a whole range of products at Bull’s Eye’s new online shop. Our absolute favourite set and the one we recommended in our Father’s day gift guide is The Whole Hog gift box. Made with heart and soul, stash up on Bull’s-Eye’s BBQ and Hot Sauces for your next BBQ, delivered directly to your door! Priced at £16.00 this fantastic set contains:
1x Bull’s-Eye BBQ Sauce Original 300ml
1x Bull’s-Eye BBQ Steakhouse BBQ Sauce 300ml
1x Bull’s-Eye BBQ Sweet Whiskey BBQ Sauce 300ml
1x Bull’s-Eye BBQ Smokey Chipotle BBQ Sauce 300ml
1x Bull’s-Eye BBQ Hickory Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce 300ml
1x Bull’s-Eye BBQ Medium Hot Chipotle Sauce 150g
1x Bull’s-Eye BBQ Kentucky Habanero Hot Sauce 1506
This and more fantastic products are available to purchase at: https://uk-shop.bullseyebbq.com
Tesco Finest Chablis Premier Cru 2018
Made from high quality Chardonnay grapes picked from Premier Cru Chablis vineyards in northern Burgundy, this partially oaked wine is intense and complex, with apple and citrus fruits, and the classic mineral flavours typical of the region. A delicious tipple that pairs perfectly with fish, salads and red meat! 13%, £15.00 from Tesco online or in stores now.
Healthy Veggie Snacks – ChicP Veggie Bites and Hummus
Founded on a passion for, and a commitment to, sustainable living, ChicP creates delicious dips to counteract the colossal amount of food waste we produce every year in the UK. The brainchild of former chef and female entrepreneur, Hannah McCollum, every ChicP product is made using imperfect and surplus seasonal fruits and vegetables, grown right here in Britain.
Every pot is filled with healthy fats and an array of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Chickpeas are high in fibre, protein, iron and vitamin B. These tiny yet amazing legumes also improve digestion and support heart health by lowering cholesterol levels. Every ChicP product is also completely gluten, sugar, dairy, nut and pesticide-free, and is suitable for vegans.
ChicP is sold online and in health food stores across the country, including Wholefoods, Ocado, Booths and Amazon Fresh.
Rimapere Sauvignon Blanc
Soak in the last of the summer with a glass of Rimapere Sauvignon Blanc from Edmond de Rothschild Heritage. This elegant and intensely aromatic wine delights the palate with refreshing and zesty citrus flavours, drawn from the verdant vineyards and turquoise paradise of the Wairau River in Marlborough, New Zealand.
This delicious wine works perfectly when paired with Brie de Meaux Fermier AOP. Soft with a bloomy rind, this raw milk brie, which is produced on the Rothschild’s family farm, is the only cheese in the world to be awarded the distinction of ‘Fermier’. Its subtle flavours meld beautifully with the bring citrus aromas of Rimapere’s Sauvignon Blanc, striking a beautiful harmony between the best of New Zealand and France.
Stockist Information: Rimapere Sauvignon Blanc | Ocado @ £18.99 promoted to £15.99 Harvey Nichols – Designer Fashion, Beauty, Food & Wine @ £19.00.
CÎROC Summer Citrus
Enjoy a citrus cocktail this summer with CÎROC Ultra-Premium Vodka’s new limited-edition variant, Summer Citrus. This new summer staple is here for summer only with its sunset coloured bottle and sweet, citrus flavour. . Enjoy neat over ice, with a mixer of choice or create one of CÎROC’s new serves curated especially for this new variant.
This Summer limited-edition flavour is perfect for the hottest parties, elevated at-home celebrations and late-night occasions; it’s a spirit that can take you from day to night. The wonderfully distinctive CÎROC Summer Citrus is like summer in a bottle, easy to drink on the rocks, or with these simple, yet delicious, recipes: CÎROC Citrus Spritz and CÎROC Citrus Sunrise. CÎROC Summer Citrus is the latest limited-edition flavour launched by the brand and as it’s only here for summer, make sure to grab one while you can!
For more cocktail inspiration for your next celebration check out @cirocvodka on Instagram. Stockist: Amazon.com and getitinkd.com (personalisation available). RRP £35.90
Tasty Side Dishes from Mash Direct
When you want to serve delicious side dishes without the hassle of spending hours at the stove then Mash Direct have some ideal solutions. Simply pop these in the oven to heat up and you have the perfect side dishes in minutes. The Mash Direct onion rings would be the perfect accompaniment to any BBQ.
Their beer battered chips are absolutely divine. Crispy on the outside (almost like a mini roast potato) and fluffy and soft in the middle. A plate of these served with your favourite choice of main dish would go down a treat with guests. Make sure you keep some in the fridge ready for family meal times too as they would be a sure-fire hit with kids and teens! Available in stores and online at www.mashdirect.com now.