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Summer treats: delicious drinks and on-the-go snacks

Section: Meals & Baking

Alfresco eating is one of the joys of summer. Little ones will love these summery snacks and thirst-quenching drinks. Enjoy at home, away or on the move!

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The Collective Suckies portable yoghurt pouches (79p, stockist details: – available in Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Asda and Ocado)

No spoon needed for these fresh and fruity yoghurts so they're ideal for car journeys. There's no GM nastiness, only natural ingredients. Try freezing them for a fro-yo treat on hot days.
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Fruit Bowl pressed fruit snacks, £2, stores nationwide. 

The new Picked and Pressed range from Fruit Bowl counts as one of your five a day, is a natural source of high fibre, and has no added sugar - ideal for summer snacks for little ones, especially at a time when new surveys suggest children aren’t getting enough fibre in their diets. The bars are handy for out and about, while the shapes feature owls, birds, rabbits, and flowers to entertain little hands and minds. 
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Choc on Choc Retro Ice Lollies, £15,

We love these oh-so-cute chocolate ice lollies, perfect for a summer treat for mum or the kids. These solid chocolate shapes bring back memories of summer holidays chasing after the ice cream van asking for a FAB! 
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Bonne Maman Madeleines, £2, Waitrose

A real treat for summer picnics, these fluffy Madeleines are individually wrapped and light as air - beware, though, you might end up eating five in one sitting as they are so moreish. 
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Simplee Aloe juice drinks, £1.69 for 330ml and £3.50 for one litre; available from Waitrose, Ocado, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Whole Foods Market, and Holland and Barrett.

For a different drink this summer, try these aloe vera juice drinks. Each contains at least 35% aloe vera, plus loads of vitamins and minerals. The flavour is light and refreshing, with no added sugar, so great for you and the kids. 
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Lily O’Brien luxury chocolate bars, £2, and Asda stores

These new indulgent chocolate bars are perfect once the kids have gone to bed and it’s time for mum and dad to relax on the sofa. There‘s a new range of flavours, including Salted Caramel, Caramel Crunch, and Malted Chocolate Crunch. 
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CoYo coconut milk yoghurt, £1.99, Waitrose. 

CoYo coconut milk yoghurts are free from dairy and refined sugar, and we love this new salted caramel flavour. Every 100g of CoYo contains a whole coconut! Try a pot with some fresh berries for a delicious pudding. 
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Minion ice-cream lollies (£2 for six,,

With no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives, these fun vanilla and raspberry ice-cream lollies will brighten up even the cloudiest summer day.
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New York Bakery Co mini bagels (£1.30,,

Perfect for little hands, these miniature bagels are a picnic must-have. Keep some in your bag for easy snacking on a day out.
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Shloer Strawberry Punch (£2.25,

Pretend Pimm's for pregnant women and anyone who doesn't fancy booze. Serve this luscious limited edition alcohol-free summer punch at a baby shower or birthday party and the compliments will roll in. Try it over ice with mint and fruit.
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Manomasa tortilla chips (£2,

Upgrade your chip 'n dip for picnic season. These authentic tortillas have a fresh taste and great shape for dipping, plus they have seeds for extra crunch.
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The Giving Tree 100% pure fruit and vegetable crisps (£1.85,

Crisps that are rich in antioxidants, nutrients and fibre? Genius. Made from good stuff such as broccoli, pumpkin, mango, apple and strawberry, they're freeze dried to lock in flavour and even count as one of your five-a-day.
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Little Fruit Bowl's Fruit Sticks and Fruity Fingers (60p,

Heading out for the day? Be sure to pack some of these fruity snacks without the added sugar. They're made from fruit puree and juice and some flavours have cereal for added crunch.
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Propercorn Sweet Coconut & Vanilla (£1.59,

Camping trips, sleepovers, movie nights: what summer get-together is complete without popcorn? This one is sprinkled with fresh coconut so it's less guilt-making than the usual toffee or salt versions!
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Sparkling Blackberry & Elderflower Presse, Raspberry & Pear Presse, and Apple & Cucumber Presse (£2,

A true taste of summer for kids, mums-to-be and breastfeeding mums. Using traditional flavour combinations, these vintage-style presses will go down a storm at any picnic. Just add bunting.
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Ice lolly maker (£1,

Now, this takes us back! Give your children a taste of your own childhood with homemade ice-lollies. This kit makes 12 lollies, and at only £1 you might as well buy in bulk. It'll come in handy when the garden's full of thirsty tots!
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Robinsons SQUASH'D (£1.99,

Save cash on fizzy drinks by bringing one of these clever little squash capsules along on a day out. It makes up to 20 drinks on-the-go and is a refreshing change from just water.
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Big Milk (£2.25, supermarkets)

Arla has launched a new brand of fresh milk, with extra nutrients to make sure your little one is getting all the goodness he needs, including: calcium, added Vitamin D, added iron, and added Vitamin A.
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The Laughing Cow Mini Cravings (£2 for 24 cubes,

Guilt-free cheese? Yes please. These mini cubes are only 14 calories each so mum will be happy… plus children will find them easy to unwrap. Win-win.

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