The best snacks to take on a picnic
When it comes to planning the perfect picnic, choosing the right snacks is crucial. And what better snack than popcorn? Portable, versatile, light to carry and super delicious, popcorn is an excellent choice for outdoor snacking. But the fun thing about a picnic is the variety in snacks to choose from, and of course it’s important to cater to everyone, no matter the dietary restrictions or flavour preferences. That’s why in this article, we'll explore our favourite popcorn snacks to take on a picnic, along with other delightful picnic treat options to enjoy.
Caramel Gourmet Popcorn
For a heavenly combination of light, crunchy popcorn and the smooth sweetness of caramel, we’d say caramel gourmet popcorn is a must-have. Luckily we have plenty of caramel popcorn options to choose from at Popcorn Shed! From vegan Classic Caramel and Butterscotch to Pecan Pie Caramel or Salted Caramel with Milk Chocolate, the choice is yours! Bursting with flavour, and available in portion sized snack packs or bigger popcorn ‘shed’ boxes, this snack will satisfy all your sweet picnic treat cravings. Plus, our packaging is made to ensure it remains fresh and intact during your picnic adventure!
For if you want to switch it up, or for those who just prefer deliciously salty or umami flavours, we have some savoury popcorn flavours that are real crowd-pleasers at our picnics. For cheese lovers we have three cheese popcorn flavours (Cheddar Cheese, Blue Cheese and Goat’s Cheese with Black Pepper). Made with real cheese and completely sugar free, they are bound to be a hit! If you fancy something else, we recommend trying our Maple Bacon popcorn, or some traditional flavours from our low calorie Mini Pop! Range, such as Salt & Vinegar or White Truffle. Whatever takes your fancy, if you are looking for some corny snacks, there are plenty of savoury picnic snack options to choose from if you ask us!
Spicy Picnic Snacks
To add a fiery twist to your outdoor snacking experience, consider including some spicy snacks. You can make your own spicy Chilli Popcorn with the Sweet Chilli seasoning from our DIY Popcorn Seasoning Kit and bring that along to the picnic. Other spice snacks we recommend are spicy trail mix, jalapeno crisps, or even hot buffalo chicken wraps to satisfy those taste buds. Bring on the heat!
Fresh Fruits and Vegetable Sticks
Balance out the indulgence snacks with some fresh and healthy options. Pack a variety of sliced fruits such as watermelon, grapes, and berries, along with vegetable sticks like carrots, celery, and peppers. These refreshing choices will provide a burst of vitamins and hydration while adding colour and vibrancy to your picnic spread. If you can, try to keep them cool so that they stay fresh and retain their delicious bite!
Mini Sandwiches and Wraps
No picnic is complete without some tasty sandwiches or wraps. For example, wraps filled with grilled chicken or roasted vegetables can make for convenient and delicious snacks if you cut them into a few bite-sized rolls. You can also prepare an assortment of mini sandwiches with different fillings like egg mayo and cress, turkey and cranberry, cream cheese, salmon and cucumber, ham and cheese or avocado and hummus. There’s nothing more British than a plate of finger sandwiches to accompany your picnic, is there? We’re getting hungry already!
Quiche Bites and Mini Savoury Tarts
Elevate your picnic spread with quiche bites or mini savoury tarts. These bite-sized treats can be made in advance and enjoyed at room temperature, making them perfect to take on your outdoor adventure. Fill them with ingredients like spinach and feta, bacon and cheese, or mushroom and thyme. These savoury delights will add sophistication to your outdoor snacking experience, and are deliciously nutritious options to your big picnic spread.
We think the best thing about a picnic is the people you choose to spend your time with. Social connection is what we all need on a regular basis, and what better way to connect than in a beautiful location with lots of delicious treats. Talking about the treats, we’ve listed many picnic food options for you to choose from in this article. From sweet and savoury popcorn options to spicy crisps, fruit and vegetables and finger sandwiches, the more options the better! We recommend picking a variety of different foods and flavours, to satisfy all those cravings and have a colourful spread of snacks for everyone to choose from. Talking about colour, if you’re missing some, why not add some Rainbow popcorn or Unicorn popcorn to the mix? We bet the younger generation will definitely love it, but our gourmet popcorn snacks are made for people of all ages. That’s why we love it so much!
So, pack your picnic basket with a mix of delightful treats and enjoy a memorable day in nature, connecting with friends and family. Enjoy!