Dream about sun-kissed summer holidays during supermarket visit

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:

Italy

A host of Italian treats are available
A host of Italian treats are available
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Sainsbury’s Italian Bresaola TTD 80g

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.

Italian Prosciutto Di Speck, Taste the Difference 80g

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.

Verdicchio Dei Castelli Di Jesi, Taste the Difference 75cl

A refreshing white wine with citrus notes and a mineral finish that is perfect with seafood and shellfish pasta dishes

Sainsbury’s Sicilian Lemonade, Sparkling, Taste the Difference 75cl

A thirst-quenching blend of Spring water and tangy Sicilian lemons harvested close to the slopes of Mount Etna

Sunsoaked Tomatoes, Taste the Difference 290g

Semi-dried tomatoes in rapeseed oil with garlic and oregano that are deliciously sweet & tender

Almond Cantuccini, Taste the Difference 150g

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

Soft Amaretti, Taste the Difference 180g

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.

Taleggio Cheese, Taste the Difference 200g

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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France

Normandy Brie will improve with age
Normandy Brie will improve with age
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Normandy Ripening Brie Cheese, Taste the Difference 190g

This is a ripening brie which will improve with age developing a softer, creamier texture.

Chaource Cheese, Taste the Difference 250g

A soft and creamy cheese that becomes almost runny when fully ripe

Languedoc White Wine, Taste the Difference 75cl

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.

Spain

Spanish Paella (stock image)
Spanish Paella (stock image)
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Chicken & King Prawn Paella, Taste the Difference 800g (Serves 2)

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.

Vinedos Barrihuelo Rioja Crianza, Taste the Difference 75cl

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.

12 Year Old Sweet Pedro Ximenez, Taste the Difference 50cl

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.

Greece

Vine Leaves stuffed with Rice, Raisins & Pine Nuts in Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Vine Leaves stuffed with Rice, Raisins & Pine Nuts in Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Odysea Stuffed Vine Leaves 340g

Vine Leaves stuffed with Rice, Raisins & Pine Nuts in Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Odysea Greek Kalamata PDO Extra Virgin Olive Oil 750ml

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 of Attiki, Kourtaki 75cl

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

Odysea Baked Gigantes Beans 355g

Large White Beans in Tomato Sauce and Extra Virgin Olive Oil, used as a traditional Greek appetiser

Sainsbury’s Greek Style Flatbreads x4

Ideal for dipping or try filled with falafel and crisp salad which are the perfect partner to most Greek cuisine.

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