July Lust List: Summer vibes with books, bottles of wine... and supermarket sliders

2 July 2021, 13:12 | Updated: 23 July 2021, 15:47

The Heart Digital team have hand selected this month's best releases
The Heart Digital team have hand selected this month's best releases. Picture: Heart
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By Heart reporter

Whether you've got a holiday or a staycation to look forward to, there's plenty of great new releases and deals this month to get you in a sunny mood

Jude's Ice Cream

The new Rose flavoured ice cream tastes as good as it looks
The new Rose flavoured ice cream tastes as good as it looks. Picture: Jude's

Jude's new Rose Ice Cream is the most gorgeous pale pink colour, and has a light, delicate flavour made from natural rose extract.

Inspired by the world renowned rose gardens at National Trust, Mottisfont, just 14 miles from the Jude's dairy, it is a celebration of British blooms in summertime, even the tub has been beautifully designed with a floral take on the brand’s classic stripes!  

Jude’s Kefir Ice Cream - Mango & Passion Fruit and Chocolate & Cherry 

The kefir ice creams are packed with gut friendly bacteria
The kefir ice creams are packed with gut friendly bacteria. Picture: Jude's

Made with 14 strains of live cultures and calcium and available in two flavours, this Kefir ice cream is packed with billions of good bacteria so you can be kind to your gut while enjoying your favourite treat.  

Mango & Passion Fruit is a fruity and refreshing choice, while Chocolate & Cherry is a rich and indulgent chocolate ice cream with a cherry ripple.

Where to buy: Sainsbury’s, £5 (460 ml tub)

Yankee Candle returning favourites

These fragrances are back for a limited time
These fragrances are back for a limited time. Picture: Yankee Candle

For a limited time, favourite scents from years gone by are available to buy once more!

Each candle burns for 100-150 hours, and comes in a large glass jar.

The limited edition jars are:

  • 'Beach Walk' from 2008: Refreshing scents salt water and sea musk, warmed with sunny notes of tangerine and orange blossom - buy here, £24.99
  • 'Tutti-Frutti' from 2009: Sugar candy aromas of cherry, raspberry, strawberry and lemon scents swirl together to create a sweet whirly pop - buy here, £24.99
  • 'Beautiful Day' from 2010: Life is good with this happily enchanting mix of sunny fruits notes, pretty flowers and spicy herbs scents - buy here, £24.99
  • 'Pink Lady Slipper' from 2011: A wonderfully soft and sweet scented spring bouquet - reminiscent of lovely rose petal, jasmine and violet notes - buy here, £24.99

Aldimania sliders

These trendy sliders are just £3.99
These trendy sliders are just £3.99. Picture: Aldi

We LOVE a trip to Aldi, and to be honest, we will love it even more if we manage to nab a pair of their new sliders before they sell out!

They are a classy navy colour and are emblazoned with Aldi’s iconic logo on the strap. The sliders are available in sizes 4 – 10 for both men and women - so you can match with your besties or other half!

Where to buy: Available online and will be in stores from Sunday 4th July, £3.99 a pair.

Kinder Duplo

Duplo is the newest release from Italian confectionary brand Kinder
Duplo is the newest release from Italian confectionary brand Kinder. Picture: Kinder

If you love a Kinder Bueno, or can't resist one of those cute wafer hippos, we have some brilliant news for you.

Ferrero has just released a new chocolate bar, Duplo, which feature layers of crispy wafer and a hazelnut filling, topped with delicious milk chocolate.

Each bar is just 100 calories, making it a perfect treat.

Where to buy: Available as single bars, double packs, 5 packs and 10 packs and can be found in the chocolate biscuit bar aisle in major supermarkets.

Christmas dinner at Gaucho

Get ready to sing "Oh baby it&squot;s warm outside..."
Get ready to sing "Oh baby it's warm outside...". Picture: Gaucho

Gaucho restaurant in London's Smithfield will be transformed into a winter wonderland for two weeks.

Their special festive menu has been designed to let people make up for lost time after lockdown put the brakes on us all getting together to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year in 2020.

The halls will be decked with Christmas trees, candles and crackers, with everyone’s favourite tunes in the background and even a flurry of snow.

Diners will be presented with a special Christmas feasting menu, including Dill Cured Salmon, Stuffed Turkey and Christmas Pudding Ice Cream, and after the meal there's a chance to play Wheel of Fortune for the chance to win some cracking prizes.

Just like the festive season, Christmas comes to Gaucho from Monday 5th July - Saturday 17th July only - so rally the elves and book a table, pronto!

Where to go: Gaucho Smithfield, three-course meal and a glass of Champagne is £45pp.

Studio by Miraval Rose

This pale pink rose is from the same chateau that makes pricey Miravel wine
This pale pink rose is from the same chateau that makes pricey Miravel wine. Picture: Miravel

This pale pink wine is produced by the chateau co-owned by Hollywood royalty Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

It has a "nose of fresh citrus and white flowers [and] is the perfect light tipple for warm summer days".

Until July 14 the wine is reduced from £12 a bottle to £10, and further savings can be made as it is part of Asda's buy 6 save 25% deal - so you could nab a bottle for £7.50!

Where to buy: Asda, £10 until the 14th of July (usually £12 a bottle)

Savor Wines

Savor Wines are all vegan friendly, and the bottles' artwork is inspired by their places of origin
Savor Wines are all vegan friendly, and the bottles' artwork is inspired by their places of origin. Picture: Savor

Savor is a cool new design-led, sustainable and vegan wine brand that merges some of the best things in life - wine, food, music, art and travel - to create a new immersive way of experiencing wine.

The wines are ethically made in the wine capitals of the Old World: France, Italy and Spain, and each of the labels feature colourful and abstract illustrations inspired by each wine's place of origin.

The wines are a Spanish White; French Rose and an Italian Red.

They have been selected based on their unique taste and pairing compatibility with specially crafted, local recipes that are suitable for a range of dietary requirements.

Where to buy: www.savor.today, £48 for a case of three

LoveRaw Cre&m Wafer Bars

These vegan chocolate bars are incredibly luxurious
These vegan chocolate bars are incredibly luxurious. Picture: LoveRaw

Klaxon alert: You can now buy a Kinder Bueno-style chocolate bar that is suitable for VEGANS!

Vegan chocolatier LoveRaw's Cre&m Wafer Bars come in two varieties, M:lk Choc and White Choc.

Each pack contains two crisp wafers, filled with LoveRaw’s signature almond and hazelnut cre&m and generously smothered in the brand’s epic, vegan chocolate.

They are absolutely delicious enjoyed cold from the fridge, or shared with a pal over a cuppa.

Where to buy: www.eatloveraw.com, £9.49 for six

The Jolly Cow Smash Burger

The Jolly Cow Smash Burger
The Jolly Cow Smash Burger. Picture: The Jolly Hog

The Jolly Hog has created the ultimate addition to any summer BBQ with their Stackable Smash Burgers.

Made with the best British beef, cracked black pepper and bone marrow, these burgers are big on beefy flavour.

The patties are also smashed, making them more tender, flatter and super speedy to cook!

Where to buy: Available in Sainsbury's until the end of July

Lose yourself in a brilliant book

Pick your perfect summer read
Pick your perfect summer read. Picture: Welbeck

The Godmothers by Monica McInerney

As the only daughter of a troubled young mother, Eliza Miller's life was kept on track by the constant support of her two watchful godmothers, Olivia and Maxie – until a tragic event just before her eighteenth birthday changed everything.

Thirteen years on, Eliza is cautious, lonely, and dedicated to her work in Melbourne.

Out of the blue, an enticing invitation from one of her godmothers, now based in the UK, prompts a leap into the unknown. Within a fortnight, Eliza is at the centre of a complicated family, and the hotel they run in Edinburgh's West End.

Amidst the chaos, Eliza slowly finds a path to her future. But to take hold of it she, Olivia and Maxie will all have to face the secrets of their shared past (released on 22nd July).

Sunset by Jessie Cave

This extraordinary debut is a deeply moving and painfully funny story about love, grief and reconciliation perfect for fans of Fleabag and Normal People. It is a testament to the powerful bonds we have with our siblings and why, and how, we need them.

The Governess by Wendy Holden

The Governess is a novel about the original royal disrupter, Marion Crawford, and is the first book in Wendy Holden's trilogy of historical novels about royal outsiders

She went from an ordinary background to the heart of the British royal family. She was a modern girl in an ancient institution. She wanted to drag The Windsors into the real world, shake them up and make them relevant.

At first, everyone was happy but it all went wrong and she had to go. Sounds familiar?

Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay

This best-selling Californian wine has tropical notes and aromas of vanilla
This best-selling Californian wine has tropical notes and aromas of vanilla. Picture: Kendall-Jackson

We might not celebrate Independence Day like our American friends, but we can certainly drink like them with a glass of the US' best-selling chardonnay!

Kendall-Jackson produced its very first bottle in 1982 and today it is the highest selling brand of super-premium wine in the United States - their Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay is the No.1 selling on-premise chardonnay in `all of America.

The wine has beautifully integrated tropical flavours like pineapple, mango and papaya, with citrus notes and delicate aromas of vanilla and honey.

Where to buy: Vinum, £17.99

Pamper Day

Pamper Day and Prosecco Lunch for Two at the 5* Montcalm Hotel
Pamper Day and Prosecco Lunch for Two at the 5* Montcalm Hotel. Picture: Virgin Experiences

Treat yourself and a plus one to a Pamper Day and Prosecco Lunch for Two at the 5* Montcalm Hotel in London.

Relax and unwind with full use of their superb spa facilities for up to 2 hours as well as a single course lunch with a glass of chilled Prosecco.

The voucher is valid for 12 months from the date of issue and while Covid restrictions are in play, Virgin is offering free extensions on all experiences.

Where to buy: Virgin Experiences, £89

Make a Wimbledon-themed burger

Fancy trying this? The recipe is below!
Fancy trying this? The recipe is below! Picture: Boursin
This is a very adventurous way to celebrate the tennis finals
This is a very adventurous way to celebrate the tennis finals. Picture: Boursin

As the Wimbledon 2021 final arrives on the weekend of 10/11 July, the flavour maestros at iconic French cheese Boursin have created a special burger recipe... packed with strawberries!

Check out the recipe above... it's definitely one for adventurous palates!

Smirnoff Raspberry Crush

Enjoy some pretty drinks this summer
Enjoy some pretty drinks this summer. Picture: Smirnoff

This new release blends Smirnoff No.21 Vodka and natural raspberry flavours for a fruity taste.

It's best served with with lemonade over ice, or used as a base in easy to serve cocktails.

Add in a few raspberries to make it extra fruity!

Where to buy: Available nationwide, RRP £16.50