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Celebrating International Picnic Day with Tesco

Celebrating International Picnic Day with Tesco
International Picnic Day takes place on the 18th of June this year and to help celebrate, Tesco's have recently launched their brand new Mediterranean deli range. The range consists of mix and match nibbles such as Crispy Mushroom Arancini, Moroccan Inspired Falafels, Meatballs in a Smokey Marinade, Lamb and Chicken Kofta's, Feta Spinach Pastries and Sweetcorn Fritters.... and I can tell you they are seriously yum!

Tesco Deli Range

The deli range is on a permanent multi-buy of 3 for £5 and many of the dishes included can be served hot or cold to suit you. We are away this weekend but are planning to take our hamper of goodies up the A303 with us to share with our relatives in London.


  1. Pack with numbers - consider how many people you're feeding and pack appropriate quantities. Look out for mix and match deals like the 3 for £5 deli range at Tesco.
  2. Water - freeze bottles of water overnight and place in your picnic hamper to keep things cool. By the time you've arrived they will be nicely thawed and your food nicely chilled.
  3. Take the fun with you and pack some outdoor games like frisbee. Check out for some inspiration.
  4. Pack your picnic basket upside down so the items you need first are the last ones you pack.
  5. Pop the picnic basket in the shade as soon as you arrive. It will help keep the food cool for longer.
Celebrating International Picnic Day with Tesco

I love the ease and convenience of shop bought picnic snacks, but I also like to include a few home made treats too. As you can see from the photo below I've been busy in the kitchen today making mini crustless quiches, ham and cheese pinwheels, peanut butter cookies and a lemon curd loaf cake! Of course a picnic wouldn't be a picnic without some freshly baked Cornish Splits with jam and clotted cream too....and that's on the to do list tonight!

Where will you be enjoying International Picnic Day this year and what treats are you going to pack? Some of my favourite recipes are below.

Celebrating International Picnic Day with Tesco

Picnic recipes you might like....

Mini Quiches

Mini Quiches

Cornish Splits with Jam and Clotted Cream

Cornish Splits

Golden Syrup and Oat Cookies


Double Lemon Drizzle Loaf

Lemon Drizzle Loaf

Mars Bar Slices

Mars Bar Slices

Disclosure: Thank-you to Tesco for sending through the picnic hamper and treats.


  1. Ooh I do love a picnic. The Tesco deli range looks delicious and very convenient too. Fab tip re the frozen water bottles. I must try and remember that one.


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