Not Just Any Father’s Day Picnic…

Ever since I was a little girl I’ve been a fan of a good picnic. I’m not sure if it’s the type of food, eating outside or the sharing element that appeals to me more but either way, I just love it.

A picnic in our local park is always on my list of favourite family activities. I can’t think of a better way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon, especially when the sun’s out and the kids are happy running around, entertaining themselves as we (adults) relax on a warm picnic blanket eating (and drinking) our way through the banquet of food laid out in front of us. And this  is exactly what we did on Sunday to celebrate Father’s Day!

When it comes to the perfect picnic, I absolutely love the range at Marks & Spencer and this year they’ve created some exciting new picnic bits that takes your usual sausage roll to another level. As they say in their adverts, this is not just any picnic food, this is Marks and Spencer picnic food, which made our Father’s Day picnic extra special on Sunday.

I mean, listen to this little list of tempting new flavours and twists of old favourites…

Savoury
Mini Melton Pork Pies

Seasoned British pork encased in a rich hot water crust pastry

Handcrafted Pulled Pork & Smoked Bacon Chilli Jam Pasties

British Pulled Pork and smoked bacon and chilli jam, encased in all butter puff pastry.

Smokehouse Pulled Pork Sausage Rolls

British pork shoulder with smoked bacon in a smoky tomato BBQ sauce rolled into all butter puff pastry with chilli flakes on top.

Handfinished Mini Hog Roast Pork Pies Topped With A Bramley Apple Chutney

Made with selected cuts of seasoned British pork and pulled pork in a rich crust pastry topped with Bramley Apple Chutney.

Sweet

Salted Caramel Chouxnut

Choux pastry filled with salted caramel cream, topped with chocolate ganache, dark and white chocolate lacing.

Drinks

Sparkling Rhubarb Ginger Beer

A sweet & tangy rhubarb twist on a classic ginger beer with no added sugar.

 

Used Our Loaf – Raspberry Fruit Beer

A light blonde ale blended with English Raspberry juice to create a refreshing, fruity beer with a subtle tartness.

Shopping for this gorgeous selection was such a pleasure, I had to hold back a few times though because I literally didn’t know when to stop, everything sounded so good! We ended up with this delicious picnic, which really was epic!

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post with M&S.