Lockdown hasn’t stopped the Co-op from launching a fresh new range of picnic products in time for the great British summer. The retailer is taking inspiration from warmer climes and is spicing up traditional picnic fare with flavours like habanero and harissa for a spread that can be enjoyed “in the garden, balcony or even on the living room floor”. Here’s our pick of the new products
Pork & Chorizo Style Mini Pork Pie
Made with British pork, chorizo-style seasoning and a blend of red peppers, this Spanish twist on a British classic ”packs a punch”, according to Co-op.
Mango, Coconut & Habanero Chicken Wings
Bringing the heat to even the chilliest of picnics, Co-op says these wings are “a perfect balance of sweet and spicy”.
Irresistible Charred Corn & Aioli Salad Kit
Served with a side of charred sweetcorn, this salad combines sweet plum tomatoes, radish and mixed leaves and is served with a creamy aioli dressing.
Harissa-Spiced Sausage Rolls
On a mission to update the classics, this new launch combines British pork with Middle Eastern harissa spices.
Kansas Chicken Drummers
The retailer says this launch is “inspired by the flavours of the Southern states”. These drumsticks are cooked in a smoky Kansas BBQ sauce.
Irresistible Striped Beetroot & Lemon Pepper Salad Kit
This on-trend salad combines candy-striped beetroot with baby kale, butternut squash and baby plum tomatoes and is topped with crunchy dukkah seeds and a lemon and black pepper dressing.
Irresistible Chorizo & Red Pepper Scotch Egg
The final picnic pastry to get an overhaul, the sausagemeat in this scotch egg is combined with chorizo seasoning and red pepper.
“The perfect way to cool down the tastebuds.” Co-op has popped fresh watermelon slices on handy sticks for a healthy snack.