Your perfect apéro experience this summer

Think about that moment you bump into friends in the city and all you want to do is find a spot in the park and have a drink but also want some great nibbles. Or the doorbell rings and that mate of yours is back from his world travels, but your fridge is empty and the bars are too far away. Well Belgian peeps, you are in luck because now you can have 'happiness in a bag!': The Apérobag has arrived and offers a fabulous selection of high quality bits and bites! It's a bag of happiness to share with up to four friends.

A few weeks ago I was invited to discover the 'Apérobag' in Antwerp. The sun had been shining all day and the air was hot and sultry. I got an instant holiday mood when I arrived at the new summer bar 'Lazy Jack' - more about this chilled out place soon! The outdoor area near the waterside was the ideal spot to open my 'Apérobag'!

In the bag you find a series of authentic products and flavours. The first we tried was the bag with four dried sausages from Antwerp's renowned butcher De Laet Van Haver. We finished them in a matter of seconds, yes we are meatlovers, the good of course ;) .The dips in the bag are out of this world! They are so tasty and original, they are by far the best I have ever tasted. Top marks for the creamy chickpeas, the red beet fresh cheese with pistachio nuts and the aubergine caviar wih kurkuma crumble! The flatbread that comes with it is super crispy and fine.  Little warning: there is also a bag of spicy chili popcorn: make sure you get your hands on this first: it is so incredibly yummy! 
I fell in love with the foodie details: together with the tub of fresh parmesan cheese comes a little sachet of balsamico di Modena. Glasses, toothpicks, napkins, finger towels, every detail is thought of. They even created a paper placemat with carefully drawn outlines to lay out everything from the bag. Hot tip: put all the dips tubs on top of each other and you see the drawings coming together into...

The only thing I wish they had put in the bag too is: another bottle of wine! The rosé is super nice, but I don't know about you but once me and my friends start chatting we always open a second bottle. But hey, that problem is easily solved when you are sitting near a bar!

The bags are on sale in selected bars and this summer at some music festivals too. Check out now where you can find your Aperobag.

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