An Arctic blast is set to sweep across the UK during Easter weekend – but shoppers will still be able to get a taste of sunshine.
Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has a range of products to allow customers to dream about sun-kissed resorts they are missing.
From beans to breads, it is possible to get a taste of the place from a weekly shop.
Here are some of the specialities on offer:
Bresaola is produced by combining aromatic juniper berries, warming cinnamon, nutmeg and floral bay leaves with a lean air dried beef fillet to produce a truly authentic Italian favourite.
Lightly smoked and spiced prosciutto from Northern Italy. The flavours and unique characteristics of the spek are enhanced through a slow and gentle natural drying process which helps it to develop a truly distinctive flavour.
A refreshing white wine with citrus notes and a mineral finish that is perfect with seafood and shellfish pasta dishes
A thirst-quenching blend of Spring water and tangy Sicilian lemons harvested close to the slopes of Mount Etna
Semi-dried tomatoes in rapeseed oil with garlic and oregano that are deliciously sweet & tender
A classic combination of sweet whole almonds and honey, these gorgeously crunchy Italian biscuits are made to a traditional recipe by third-generation Tuscan bakers. Delicious served with coffee or a glass of dessert wine
Made with ground almonds and apricot kernels these delicate little biscuits have a meltingly soft, crumbly texture and light marzipan fragrance. Made by third-generation Tuscan bakers to a traditional recipe, they’re the perfect accompaniment to after-dinner coffee.
A semi-soft, washed-rind, ripened cheese that is named after Val Taleggio. The cheese has a thin crust and a strong aroma, but its flavour is comparatively mild with an unusual fruity tang.
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This is a ripening brie which will improve with age developing a softer, creamier texture.
A soft and creamy cheese that becomes almost runny when fully ripe
This distinctive wine is brimming with white peach and lemon flavours, with floral aromas of white flowers and a pure mineral finish. It has a blend of the best grape varieties of the Languedoc to create an intensely flavoured wine to complement spicy dishes, curries and smoked meats.
Saffron flavoured risotto rice with a tomato, Spanish chorizo and smoked paprika sauce, marinated British chicken, king prawns, peas and red peppers – a perfect reminder of the Spanish sunshine.
An elegant red with spicy bramble aromas and concentrated black fruit flavours combined with a long savoury finish. Founded in 1926, Bodegas Muriel is one of the largest family-owned and managed wineries in Rioja. The focus is on preserving the fresh characters of the fruit and enhancing these flavours with subtle vanilla character from 12 months ageing in oak barrels.
Extremely rich with predominantly sweet notes of dried fruits such as raisins, figs and dates, accompanied by the aromas of honey, jam and candied fruit. Pedro Ximénez is obtained from the overly ripe grapes of the same name which are dried in the sun to obtain a must with an exceptionally high concentration of sugar.
Vine Leaves stuffed with Rice, Raisins & Pine Nuts in Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Produced from koroneiki olives grown in the Kalamata Region of Greece, an area acclaimed for the production of superior category olive oil. Perfect for marinades, drizzling & dressings.
Retsina, the traditional wine of Greece, has its origins in ancient times when the amphoras were sealed with pine resin Nowadays, resin from the Aleppo pine is added to the must during fermentation to produce the distinctive resinated style
Large White Beans in Tomato Sauce and Extra Virgin Olive Oil, used as a traditional Greek appetiser
Ideal for dipping or try filled with falafel and crisp salad which are the perfect partner to most Greek cuisine.