It’s the most exciting time of the year for food and drink launches. As soon as the sun shines we see lots of food producers and artisan drinks makers introducing the world to gorgeous new things.
Let’s dive in head first to some fabulous drinks, followed by some great BBQ food, and a nice little ice cream treat too.
Gerry’s, Hard Seltzer, £1.99 each (330ml), from Gerry’s
Gerry’s uses traditional spirits including vodka, gin, and rum that consumers know and love. They have produced a light and fresh drink that doesn’t compromise on taste. These drinks are low calorie, gluten free vegan, and available in 6 flavours. Gerry’s is ideal for those who want to enjoy a drink while still living a balanced lifestyle.
World of Zing, Tequila Cocktails, £16 (4 x 50ml bottles), from World of Zing
The leading mixologists and flavour experts at World of Zing have crafted a selection of bespoke flavours using 100% Agave Tequila. All four tequila cocktails are gluten-free and vegan friendly. Impress your friends with a world-class mixology experience at home.
Tanqueray, Premium Gin & Tonic Cans, £2.50 each, from Sainsbury’s and Waitrose
These premium Tanqueray & Tonic cans are made with Tanqueray London Dry and Tanqueray Flor De Sevilla are the perfect addition to any occasion, whether outside enjoying a delicious picnic under the sun with friends or enjoying at home after work.
Nutty Bruce, £2 – £2.25, from Sainsbury’s and Waitrose
Plant-based brand Nutty Bruce is unlike other plant milks, Nutty Bruce contains absolutely no nasties. No thickeners, gums, preservatives, colours, stabilisers, nut pastes or added oils. Nutty Bruce’s organic ingredients and unique activation process ensures a creamy, thick and delicious milk.
STRYKK™, Ready to Drink Cans, from £2 each (250ml can), from Ocado and STRYKK
The new STRYKK Ready to Drink, is a spirit-mixer alternative offering two of the most popular spirit mixer flavours; NOT G*N & TONIC and NOT R*M & COKE. Similar to STRYKK’s signature and very popular distilled non-alcoholic spirit bottles, the new STRYKK Ready to Drink cans avoid the unnecessary sugars and naughty unwanted calories, giving drinkers and party-goers a new go-to choice without compromise on flavour or attitude.
Purearth, from £3.50 each (270ml bottle), from Purearth
This fruity, hydrating and energising drink uses only the best organic ingredients. As the UK’s first Water Kefir brand, Purearth has paired ingredients that have antioxidant properties, helping the body fight toxins and rid it of free radicals. Available in 4 flavours.
44 Foods BBQ Bundle, £23 – £42, from 44 Foods
Launched in January 2021, 44 Foods is a collective of farmers and food producers who are passionate about ethically produced, fairly priced, sustainable food. Together, they supply fruit and veg, meat and dairy and larder essentials direct from their farms to your door. The BBQ meat bundles include all the meaty mains you’d need, delicious burgers, sausages and kebabs, or pork ribs, burgers, steaks and more.
Heck, Chorizo-style Burgers, £2.50 per pack, from Tesco and Heck
Change up your BBQ game this summer with HECK’s newest addition to its popular sausage and burger range. Made to the same recipe as the Yorkshire food firm’s Chorizo-Style 97% Sausages that are a show best-seller across the country, CHORIZO-STYLE 97% BURGERS are bringing something deliciously different to the BBQ.
Plateaway and Berenjak, Kebab e Tond Kit, £48, from Plateaway
The home of meal kits, Plateaway is as easy as 1, 2, 3! Simply choose a kit online, receive the kit from a delivery van, cook and plate the kit then eat. This BBQ ready kebab kit from Berenjak includes tasty Lamb Barreh Kebabs, Chicken Jujeh Kebab Tond, metal skewers, tomatoes, Mast-o-Musir dip, onions, parsley, lemon, somagh, and clay-baked Lavash bread. Serves 2, and comes with instructions on how to make at home.
Wheyhey, £4.50 per tub, from M&S, Spar, and Wheyhey
Healthy doesn’t mean boring – the UK’s first and only sugar-free ice cream is ideal for those with a sweet tooth. Packed with goodness, Wheyhey ice cream tubs not only provide a delicious dose of dairy that’s rich in calcium, but also a whopping 7.3g of protein. Plus each scoop is less than 100 calories! Available in 3 flavours.