Now that summer is no longer just a daydream, it’s important to start preparing your cooler, pantry and fridge with the most refreshing products. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite summertime finds so that no matter if you’re sunbathing, grilling out or spending the day in an air-conditioned house, you’ll have the products you love by your side.
There are also many options at Heinen’s made for those with specific dietary preferences like organic, dairy-free or vegetarian. We’ve highlighted some of those finds too so everyone can have that special something during the (mostly) gorgeous summer weather.
1. Heinen’s Organic Lemonades
Lemonade is a summer essential. Take it anywhere and you’ve got a great treat for kids, teens and adults. We’re proud to make organic lemonades in a variety of different flavors that still pack the same sweet & tart punch that you remember from your childhood. Now that you’re grown up, you’ll find these lemonades to be a perfect mixer for any cocktail you’re taking outdoors.
2. Heinen’s Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert
These desserts are the perfect way to have that wonderful ice cream shop night without having to wait in a long line. We offer a line of wonderful ice creams with flavors ranging from chocolaty to fruity, so you’re sure to find a favorite that makes the impending brain freeze worth it. If you’re lactose intolerant or aren’t aboard the dairy train, no worries. Our non-dairy frozen desserts still make for a great sunset snack after a long day in the heat.
3. PRE Filet Mignon & Heinen’s Gourmet Burgers with Two Brothers Seasoning
PRE Beef is one of the premiere players in the meat game. Their beef is pre-portioned, vacuum-sealed and comes from Australian grass-fed cattle. This makes the beef perfect before it even hits the grill, but throw on some Two Brothers Steak and Burger seasoning or your dad’s famous marinade recipe and well, you’ve just made a backyard favorite. For a more laid back night at the grill, our Gourmet Burgers comes in a variety of different options ranging from Inside Out to Barbecue Chicken.
4. Heinen’s Veggie Bowls
Veggie bowls are the perfect option for someone wanting a quick meal that still leaves them feeling satisfied and healthy. Our bowls meet these expectations while adding some unique flavors such as Southwest and Maple Bourbon. Since everything is already combined in the bowls, these just need to be heated and they’re ready to eat. No prep? No problems
5. Califia Almondmilk Cold Brew Coffee
Almondmilk is slowing becoming a common replacement to nearly every milk-based product, and for good reason. It has a sweet, nutty flavor that many people would describe as being far tastier than its dairy filled cousin. Califia knows this and has made delicious cold brew coffees alongside their collection of no-nonsense almondmilks, and they’re perfect jugs to pick up ahead of a busy week at work. The almondmilk flavor just works with the smooth and non-acidic taste of the cold brew.
6. Coconut & Pineapple Smoothie
♫ If you like Piña Coladas ♫…try making them at home! Pineapples and coconuts are a five-star fruit combination that never fails to make the sun look brighter, the weather feel warmer and the music blare louder. After putting some diced up fruits in a blender, add in your favorite yogurt or milk product to give your concoction some froth and creaminess. You might have to tinker with the recipe in order to truly find the level of sweetness you love most, but once you do, it’ll taste better than any artificial faux colada you’ve had at a resort. And if you can’t crack open the coconut, the internet is here to help.
7. Heinen’s Entertainment Crackers & Kerrygold Dubliner Cheese
If you’re someone who skips shopping for clothes and instead goes to browse through the cheese section (oh no, are we the only ones?), your eyes will quickly be drawn to Kerrygold’s square-shaped neon design. The company prides itself in having roots in Ireland and its use of grass-fed cows, and it is that attention to quality and detail that makes the cheeses so rich in flavor. If your cheese boards have been lacking lately, you really can’t go wrong with trying the Dubliner style brick. When paired with some flavorful Heinen’s entertainment crackers, you’ll find that providing guests with great charcuterie can’t get easier.
8. Fruit Salad & The Palm Rosé by Whispering Angel
Fresh fruit is practically flying into produce bins, and if you can’t decide which kind to take to the beach with your friends or cut up and serve at a party, consider nabbing a party tray filled with a variety like grapes, strawberries and cantaloupe. If you’re trying to amplify the festive fruits of summer, consider picking up a Rosé, otherwise known as the wine of the season. We recommend “The Palm” by Whispering Angel. It’s a fruity, light wine that doesn’t take itself too seriously and knows how to enhance the summery glow you’re giving off.
9. Garlic Grilled Shrimp & Grilled Asparagus
Our prepared foods case is always stocked to the brim with colorful, vibrant meals that require very little prep at all. If you’re not feeling like turning on the grill, oven or stove, these are the meals ready for you and you’ll love them whether you’re alone or trying to please a picky crowd. Our asparagus is grilled in-store and is a delicious side to many of our entrées such as garlic grilled shrimp, which is a customer favorite for a reason: you get to taste the greatness that comes out of cooking on the grill without having to go through the hassle of it!