Lunch time can be the most exciting or the most disappointing part of the day. If you are lucky enough to be surrounded by a wealth of shops and restaurants then you are unlikely to get board with what’s on offer. If on the other hand you are restricted to the local convenience store or making your own sandwiches, this may not be a time of day you particularly look forward too.

However lunch doesn’t have to be dull if you need to make your own. Neither does it need to be really time consuming to prepare. The key here is to think: What do you enjoy? What will travel well? And what finishing touches can you add once you’re at work that will make your lunch extra tasty.

A good tactic is to keep several lunch essentials at the office for example olive oil and balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper and perhaps something a bit spicy like Tabasco sauce.

You will obviously want some lovely fresh ingredients including fruit and veg but also think about longer lasting ones that you can stock up on. Cous cous, tinned fish, pasta, walnuts – Maybe some crackers. You can find some great lunch ideas here.

Planning is the key to having something ready to go. On some evenings you might have loads of time and can cook a piece of chicken and make a great salad. On other days you might be very busy and only have time to throw a few ingredients together. Look at your diary for the week ahead and plan your lunches accordingly. Also look at the weather forecast, if its sunny plan for salads, sandwiches and food you can eat outside. If there is rain due keep a great soup in the fridge. You can even use a food planner like this one.

Lunch time can sometimes feel a bit repetitive but even if you don’t have the best shops and cafes nearby, with a bit of planning you can look forward to lunch every day.

For all the latest cracker news:

We are pleased to announce that Just Crackers are now available in La Grande Epicerie de Paris.

We have added a new stockists page to the site so you can now see where you pick up some Just Crackers near you!

We are pleased to announce that following  our Shell LIve Wire Grand Ideas Award last year, Just Crackers has made it through to the ‘Hot 40’ shortlist of 2012.

We are now competing for the chance to win £10,000 and the coveted title of ‘Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year’.

The Young Entrepreneur shortlist will be announced on 24th October. The finalists will undergo a rigorous independent judging process by a panel of eight business experts including Penny Power, Guy Rigby and Saira Khan.


Just Crackers took their place in the small producers area at Speciality Fine Food Show this week.

There was lots of interest in the crackers and a great reception to our new packaging.

Look out for the new retailers section of the webite coming soon…


Just Crackers Original and Just Crackers Salt and Pepper have both been awarded one gold star in the the great taste awards!

In total 8807 products were judged and 2793 were awarded. We are very pleased to have been awarded with 2 awards.

Look out for the gold and black star on packaging very soon.


We are excited to announce that this year Just Crackers will be taking our products to the Speciality Fine Food Fair. The show is being held at London Olympia between the 2-4 of September. We look forward to seeing you there!


The results are in and Just Crackers has won one of the October Shell Live Grand Ideas Awards of £1000.

Thank you very much to all those who voted!  I look forward to getting the crackers onto a shelf near you soon.