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Picnic Basket Must-Haves Segment CBS Sacramento, CA's "Good Day Sacramento!"

What better way to enjoy the warm weather than to have a refreshing outdoor picnic with friends or loved ones. I’m here to share picnic basket must-haves to help make packing a breeze!

These first two products that I love are both 2021 Product of the Year winners! That means they’ve been voted on by 40K consumers as the best products in their categories.

Retailer: Available in ALDI stores

2021 PRODUCT OF THE YEAR WINNER in the Chip Category

• Gluten-free chips high in fiber and made from whole beans and rice

• Each serving has 5 grams of plant-based protein

Retailer: Available on and Amazon

2021 PRODUCT OF THE YEAR WINNER in the Tableware Category

• The Hefty ECOSAVE™ line includes everything you need to serve food and drinks on your picnic

• Includes plates, bowls, platters, compartment trays, cutlery, straws and hot cups

• The full line is made from plant based materials and is 100% compostable

In addition to these 2021 Product of the Year winners, I also have cheese products perfect for making the perfect cheese board or snacking at your picnic!

Retailer: Available at Sam’s Club, Kroger and more

• Take the work out of building the ultimate picnic cheese board with Cello Cheese Flights

• Each Flight features a perfectly paired trio of Cello Cheese

• Has wine and beer suggestions on the packaging

• Have multiple Flights, but today we have Everyday Flight and Holiday Flight

Retailer: Sprouts

• Perfect plant-based alternative cheese snack that includes: Vevan cheese bite-sized cubes paired with dried fruits and nuts

• Vegan and Gluten-Free; Whether you’re flexitarian, vegetarian, lactose intolerant or just-don’t-wanna-do-dairy

• Tastes and melts like real cheese

• Available in Lemon Poppyseed and P’Jack

• Portable and easy to eat on-the-go


Dole Food Company is tapping into that spirit during an extended tribute to Disney’s Ultimate Princess Celebration, a global, company-wide commemoration of iconic Disney Princess characters from Snow White in 1937 to Moana in 2016. Launching May 27, which is National Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Day, Doles A Recipe for Courage and Kindness” will continue through Sept. 30, 2021, with a total-wellness theme and an enchanted castle-full of original recipes, DIY activities, contests, collectibles and virtual special events.

Snow White

  • Heigh-ho Apple Bruschetta (Vegetarian): DOLE®Pineapple, Green Apples and pears on a whole-wheat baguette with vegan cheddar cheese, cinnamon, thyme and sliced almonds.


  • Glass Slipper Veggie Tea Sandwiches (Vegetarian): Traditional tea sandwiches of DOLE®Cauliflower, Radish, Carrot, Green Onion and English cucumber mixed with cashews and fat-free cream cheese.

Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)

  • Wakey Wakey Vegan Hash (Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten-Free): DOLE® Sweet Potato, Plantains, Baby Spinach and Yellow Onion scrambled with mushrooms and red bell pepper.


Have a Happy Summer!!!


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