Cheese StrawsCheese and pastry in one delicious hit. They travel well (assuming you don't crush them, but warm sun doesn't harm them) they are not messy to eat, and kids like them.
Scotch eggsI like the mini ones with the egg scrambled in the middle. Simple to pop into your mouth and another great item for kids. Not so great in the sun, but in a cool box they will last until lunch with out going nasty.
OlivesI know some kids don't like them, but some do and I love them. DD has grown to love them and they are great with any other savoury food. Great for a snack and go nicely with wine
CrispsGolden Wonder for preference and probably salt and vinegar (which I love with an egg sandwich). Though Marmite flavour are also rather yummy.
WineAny wine. Keep it cool in a cool bag or tie the bottle into a cloth bag and dangle it in the nearest stream to keep it cool. You can even cool it using water over a tea towel draped over the bottle in the shade
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