Last Thursday I headed into central London to have a sneaky peek at what’s coming up from the food department at Asda in the spring and summer for 2016! I was SO super impressed with what I saw (and ate) and came away longing for sunshine days where we can BBQ and balmy evenings to alfresco dine on our new patio set. Not that we have a patio set yet I hasten to add but now that we have a garden (at lastt) by the summer time we WILL have one for sure!
Asda have two clear themes this year with lots more in between. They have decided to pay homage to HRH Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday with a whole range of foods from cakes (check out Georgie the corgie – genius) and picnic fodder including their amazing Coronation Chicken bites! And they have also embraced America with BBQ and picnic delights! I simply loved the sweet potato fritters and the hot dogs, with a sauce pocket actually inside the sausage, looked amazing!
My favourites, by far, from the whole collection were mainly in cake form. The pistachio, raspberry and lemon eclairs with a French inspired creme pat filling are simply heaven in a choux pastry and despite throwing most of the filling down myself and making a fool of myself I still can’t wait to try them again. They hit the shops in April and I can’t wait! I was also mega impressed by the new smash cake, one up from a pinata and something I can see being very BIG this summer. No prices are out yet but you can count on Asda to produce affordability even though they clearly have very Marks and Spencer-ish looking food this year!
I liked so much but there’s nothing worse than hearing about food without being able to see what it looks like (and tastes like obviously but the internet’s not that sophisitcated yet so you’ll have to make do with the visuals) so here are my favourite picks in pics! Spring and summer is certainly looking good at Asda!
So, that’s what I am looking forward to picking up in Asda this spring and summer. Bet you can’t wait now either!