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It’s National Picnic Week! But Where Did It All Begin?

It’s National Picnic Week! But Where Did It All Begin?

It’s National Picnic Week from 17th -25th June 2024, we are absolutely buzzing with excitement! Are you ready to whip out your patchwork quilt spread, dust off your picnic basket, and indulge in some awesome snacks? But before we dig into our tasty offerings, let's rewind the clock and explore the origins of picnicking.

In Medieval times, picnics were extravagant affairs reserved for the nobility, who revelled in outdoor feasts fit for royalty. Or as they called it “banquets on the grass!”! (What a great name!)

Fast forward to the 18th century, and picnics became more casual gatherings that welcomed people from all walks of life to enjoy simple meals alfresco. It's a tradition that's become quintessentially British!

But where did picnic come from? Well, it's all thanks to the French. The term "picnic" is often attributed to the French "pique-nique" or the British "pique à nique," both of which emphasise the fun outdoors of eating outdoors. Over the years, artists and poets have romanticised picnics, depicting them as idyllic gatherings within nature and have created a sense of nostalgia and appreciation for the simpler pleasure of life. Even though they started out as a banquet and a very sort after event!

Now, let's dive into the good stuff – the food! We believe that everyone should be able to enjoy the pleasures of picnicking. That's why our range of snacks is full gluten-free delights that are sure to tantalise your taste buds and leave you craving more. (And trust us, your picnic companions will be green with envy!)

From our award-winning (it won gold 🥇) gluten-free sausage rolls, made with tasty pork sausage meat rolled in our epic ruff puff pastry, to our awesome selection of pasties, every bite is a celebration of flavour. We can’t forget about our, yet again, award-winning Squash Roll, great if you’re a veggie picknicker. Or how about our mouthwatering roasted red pepper and pesto quiche! It's a picnic essential that's guaranteed to satisfy even the most discerning palate.

But let's not forget about dessert! Indulge your sweet tooth with our heavenly Double Chocolate Brownies, each bite rich and gooey, or savour the tangy sweetness of our Very Lemon Drizzle Cake, bursting with zesty citrus flavour. They are all going to leave you with a satisfied smile.

Pack your hamper (or box… doesn’t need to be fancy!) with an assortment of our gluten-free delights, from savoury pasties to mouthwatering desserts, and head outdoors to enjoy them without a single gluten-free worry. Whether you're picnicking in a picturesque park or lounging on a sun-kissed beach, our gluten-free treats are sure to elevate your al fresco dining experience.

Celebrate National Picnic Week, a time to revel in the joys of good food, good company, and the great outdoors. Cheers to picnicking, the Baked to Taste way! 🥂
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