Review: Picnic Essentials

I know what you’re thinking, a picnic at the end of September? Who on Earth would do that? Well last year, we proved that having a panic doesn’t always mean going to a park on a sunny day. Picnics can be done in your own garden, in your room, off peak zoo times, anywhere that tickles your fancy to be honest.

Okay, I know we called this post picnic essentials, we all know about the sandwiches, juices and apples, but we’re on about the good stuff: chocolate, fizzy drinks and sweet treats!

Doisy & Dam Chocolate*

This chocolate brand is definitely the greatest alternative for healthier treat to add to your picnic. The many different ranges of flavour, many free-from choices and healthy ingredients. I, Jessica, am not the biggest fan of dark chocolate but the unique ingredients have made it all the difference.

Tenzing Natural Energy Drink*

I know what you’re thinking, energy drinks are not a good idea. They’re full of crap that you probably shouldn’t be drinking? Well with this energy drink everything is made from natural products and practically made from only 8 ingredients and nothing more.

We actually had these when we were walking around the zoo and it was definitely needed for a booth of energy.

Homemade Puff Pastry Treats

Nothing beats a homemade treat – and these are super easy to make and with only a few ingredients and really easy to use different alternatives to suit every need.

What are your picnic essentials?

Have we convinced you to have a picnic in September?

Let us know in the comments below.

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22 Comments

  1. Pinkiebag Pinkiebag
    September 28, 2017 / 4:04 pm

    Hi, i have yet to try Daisy and Dom but keep meaning to see which ones I can, any excuse for chocolate. I want a homemade chocolate puff now 😊.

    • Food and Baker
      September 29, 2017 / 5:33 pm

      We've really enjoyed these chocolates, we really we hope you can get to find out and try them soon!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  2. Emily
    September 28, 2017 / 4:05 pm

    I've been on a total carb kick for the past few months, so I'm totally going to try out those puff pastries! And there's nothing lovelier than relaxing and eating chocolate, is there? I'd certainly rather picnic when the weather is cool (but not cold!) than in the dead of summer, too!xxEmilyemilyhallock.blogspot.com

    • Food and Baker
      September 29, 2017 / 5:38 pm

      Yaas I am excited for you to try these puff pastries! Agreed, love a good picnic with a breeze!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  3. Corinne & Kirsty
    September 28, 2017 / 4:09 pm

    These chocolate blocs look amazing! so good! And the homemade puff pastry… OMG! My fav picnic treats are probably fresh fruits and cookies ahah! xx corinne

    • Food and Baker
      September 29, 2017 / 5:39 pm

      Fresh fruit is always good! Homemade cookies??Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  4. Rachael Shortt
    September 28, 2017 / 4:15 pm

    Ohh intrigued by the 'free from' chocolate, do you they a dairy free option? And you're right, you can have a picnic anywhere, my boyfriend and I pack picnics and have them in the car after we've driven somewhere, even in autumn and winter!PaleGirlRambling xo

    • Food and Baker
      September 29, 2017 / 5:41 pm

      I'm not 100% sure but I'm sure all heir info would be on their website – they did have a few free from chocolates though! That sounds so lovely, such a cute idea!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  5. Holly
    September 28, 2017 / 4:16 pm

    Mmm looks like a delicious picnic!! For me, the picnic essential has to be pimms and angel slices! Not very healthy though 🙂 Holly xwww.ldnmuse.com

    • Food and Baker
      September 29, 2017 / 5:41 pm

      Pimms and angel slices! I'm with you on that one hahaThank you for reading and commenting☺💓

    • Food and Baker
      September 29, 2017 / 5:42 pm

      Ugh yesss cheese and cold meats are always a good ideas!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  6. Llinos Thomas
    September 29, 2017 / 8:35 pm

    The chocolate looks amazing, definitely enough to convince me to have a picnic at this time of year!

    • Food and Baker
      October 2, 2017 / 5:12 pm

      These chocolates were amazing and defo worth it to have a picnic now!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  7. abbeylouisarose
    September 30, 2017 / 9:03 am

    My boyfriend and I once planned a picnic in Oxford after our exams were done but what happened when the day arrived?! The heavens opened and it was way too wet to even contemplate going outside! Instead we had a floor picnic on my bedroom floor which was still lovely! The chocolate bars you've been sampling sound fab, I am a big dark chocolate lover (sorry Jessica!) so they're right up my street! Thank you for sharing this!Abbey 💖 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    • Food and Baker
      October 2, 2017 / 5:14 pm

      Awww that sounds so sweet, picnic are just as good inside as they are outside right? I just can't find myself to love dark chocolate but if I had to have them this is close enough to liking it to me!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  8. Lifethrough Tsg
    October 3, 2017 / 1:47 pm

    I love dark chocolate! This chocolate sounds absolutely amazing, and healthier too! I don't have enough picnics. I have a really cute picnic basket too that doesn't get out enough, I need to rectify this!Love,Hayley XLifethroughtsg.com

    • Food and Baker
      October 4, 2017 / 12:36 pm

      Yes you so need to rectify that if you have a cute picnic basket for it!!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  9. Kate Winthrop
    October 8, 2017 / 9:00 pm

    That Natural Energy drink actually sounds rather nice – although I'm not normally a fan! Doisy & Dam Chocolate sounds literally incredible, I love the little mason jar and your "food flat lay" is so cute – as per usual!Kate x http://www.findingkate.co

    • Food and Baker
      October 9, 2017 / 5:31 pm

      We’re not big fans of enegry drinks either but it was Defo easier to drink knowing it’s much made from natural sources!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  10. girl masked
    October 16, 2017 / 5:08 pm

    I'd love to try that Doisy and Dam chocolate. As usual your photos are fab! I really want to go on a picnic now!!

    • Food and Baker
      October 20, 2017 / 10:43 pm

      The chocolate was amazing and opened us to trying new flavours!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

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