Summer of Flavour

The last Bank Holiday weekend of the Summer is coming up and even though the weather has turned a bit cooler…it’s still Summer and it’s still BBQ and summer food time. Which brings me to two features this week about food….actually, if you include Grainne’s Gspots column on Thursday, it’s almost officially foodie week on Belfast Times!

First up it has been my summer of M&S summer food treats. This year M&S introduced their new and vibrant Summer of Flavour range and we headed to Dublin in May for the official all Ireland launch of this summer food range. Since then it has been M&S all the way to recreate that outdoorsy feel, even if it’s raining.

The Summer of Flavour range covers everything from lunches, dinners, desserts, treats, drinks and BBQ food, basically the works. And it’s easy to spot in the stores, just look out for the colourful branding. It just screams Summer!

Here are some of my favourites from the range:

Juices:

Pomegranate Juice Drink with a hint or rose – Can you get more summery than that?
Coconut water – It’s the latest of the health food fads, anything Coconut.
Pressed Pineapple Juice – But there’s a twist with lemongrass and jalapeno chilli.

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Firebreads:

Roasted butternut squash, beetroot and feta firebread – With those 3 ingredients I knew I’d love it.
Spiced lamb and pomegranate – It doesn’t sound right, but it definitely tastes right.

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Crisps:

Soy and balsamic sweet potato crisps – Sweet potato has been another of my summer must have’s this year. So these crisps fit the bill perfectly.
Lightly salted purple and orange sweet potato crisps – Ok, I am definitely on a sweet potato thing aren’t I !

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The sweet stuff:

Mad Frogs – Jellies with chilli, yes, chilli in their feet. If you like a bit of the hot stuff then you must try these.
Percy pigs –They aren’t the Summer of Flavour collection, but I refuse to leave M&S without a bag of these sweetie legends!
Summer inspired chocolates – They aren’t cheap, they resemble marshmallow tophats you will have eaten as a kid or made as an adult. But they are gooooooood!

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And there you go…a brief look at the M&S summer range. Add on to that, their revamped summer themed Grill range and your summer BBQ party is complete.

Enjoy your Bank Holiday weekend.
Jeff

Check out the M&S Summer of Flavour range.

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