5th Jul 2022

Love Island UK 2022 - Snack Insights

Love Island UK 2022 - Snack Insights

I’VE GOT A TEXT!! It’s officially summer, and the nation’s evening plans are set to be cancelled once more as Love Island finally makes its big return to our TV screens. We’ve thrown together a few ideas to help you host the perfect Love Island themed party full of binge watching snacks and boozy cocktails. So, let’s ‘crack on.’

Be sure to stir things up with a variety of frozen cocktails for you and your most ‘loyal’ friends to enjoy at your Love Island themed party. Taking a margarita for a whirl in the blender makes it ten times more refreshing and summery. Or how about a Love Island Iced Tea, a Text on the Beach, or a Mai Tai on Paper? Either way, pre-batching cocktails is so easy and fun to do in a blender, and requires minimal time and effort. If you’re in the need for a new blender to whiz up all of your favourite summertime frozen cocktails, we like to use our NutriPro Blender, as it comes with a large 1 litre cup and storage lids for preparing cocktails in advance.

Whatever your night entails, it’s important to be at the top of your snack game and choose an array of tasty light treats for all to enjoy. Popcorn makers are great for parties, or even if you just fancy a quiet night in curled up on the sofa watching the drama unfold on the island. The Salter Electric Hot Air Popcorn Maker makes it quick and easy to pop a batch of fresh kernels with no extra ingredients necessary, so you can leave the islanders to graft in the kitchen instead. Simply add the kernels and cook for three minutes – without the use of oil, the popcorn maker also makes an extra healthy low-calorie snack, meaning you can munch away feeling guilt-free. If you don’t want to put all of your eggs in one basket, however, consider experimenting with your popcorn flavours and try toffee, caramel, honey, or even spiced-chilli for an irresistible twist that will be sure to have heads turning.

This summer, we are laying it on factor 50 thick with a long and sociable summer full of frozen cocktails and delicious dishes that never cease to impress at a dinner party. If you love cooking and entertaining as much as we do, a portable pizza oven could be worth investing your dough in. The sights and smells of a lovely, authentic, wood-fired pizza can be a real talking point addition to any al fresco dining experience (alongside a Love Island-style fire pit, of course). The Salter Wood Pellet 12” Outdoor Portable Pizza Oven turns out a 12” Hawaiian or a classic Margarita in just 60 seconds. Simply grab the paddle to insert and serve food with ease, creating the true wood-fired experience. Then you can watch passions alight under the sun in the Mallorcan villa while tucking into a slice of homemade doughy, cheesy goodness, handcrafted to perfection. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, however, a garlic butter grilled veggie pizza is 100% our type on paper. With tasty recipes included, you can also use the versatile oven to cook fish, chargrilled chicken, grilled vegetables and juicy steaks, too.

If you’re still looking for an easy party appetizer, only aesthetically pleasing charcuterie boards contain a combination of flavours and nibbles to make a simple yet delicious crowd-pleasing snack. Salter’s set of three Bamboo Serving Boards will help you beautifully present a feast filled with cured meats, cheese, veggies, nuts, olives, dried fruits, and crackers. The boards are perfect for adding a touch of elegance to your evening, complimented with a glass of red wine or prosecco.