05/18/2012 03:06 EDT | Updated 05/22/2012 03:21 EDT

Summer Snack Guide: 12 Munchies And Drinks For The Long Weekend (PHOTOS)


Snacking: an occasional thing for some, but a necessity for the rest of us.

Long weekends often include cooking outdoors and trying to find the time to relax with family and friends. In honour of sitting around and doing nothing, we've put together a list of unexpected new beers -- like ones that include apple cider, mojito and iced tea -- and sweet and savoury snacks -- say, popped potato chips and raspberry-flavoured chocolate -- as part of our ultimate long weekend snacking guide.

And if you're using your grill for the first time this year, try these 10 BBQ recipes, including grilled chicken, a BBQ sauce covered cabbage and spicy jalapeño cornbread.

Here are 10 snacks and drinks that will make your pants feel a little bit tighter by Monday:

Ultimate Long Weekend Snack Guide

Bud Light Lime Mojito

Wait, your favourite minty cocktail now comes a beer? You better believe it. Bud Light's Lime Mojito is a blend of fresh lime and mint with a light beer taste.

Popped Potato Chips

If you're looking for ways to stay away from potato chips this summer, popped chips are the answer. Light, crunchy and full of flavour, we recommend President's Choice Dill Pickle flavour (but Sea Salt, shown, is pretty great too).

Peroni Beer

For those of you who are looking for a mini escape this weekend (even if you are stuck in your backyard), this Peroni Nastro Azzuro beer is the perfect pairing for pizzas and BBQ-ed burgers.

Kettlecorn Popcorn

A bag of popcorn that's filled with lightweight and flavourful bites for the perfect picnic (or hiking) snack. We recommend sea salt and the gourmet version.

Steam Whistle Handy Case

Yes, we know, your hands will be full this weekend. Fortunately for you, Steam Whistle has created this custom handle to enjoy one of Canada's favourite beers.

Camino Chocolate

Not only do Camino chocolate bars taste amazing, you'll feel even better to find out that all Camino Chocolate is organic and Fairtrade certified.

Canadian Club Mixed And Ready

The drink you order at the bar now comes in a can form. Whisky makers Canadian Club has created a line of custom coolers that are both sweet and smooth. They might not be for the hardcore whisky lovers, but they'll certainly be convenient.

Chocolate Covered Crunchy Peanut Butter Clusters

The name may sound fancy, but this is chocolate and peanut butter in its simplest and most delicious form. If you're looking for a long weekend dessert, this is it.

Alexander Keith's Original Cider

Alexander Keith's Original Cider is crafted to treat those who love the flavour of fresh apples and the right balance of sweet and tart in an alternative to beer.

Peach Pie

You get the best pie results if you bake them in the oven -- but since we're sitting around and enjoying the weekend, Baker Street can do the baking for you (in apple, strawberry/rhubarb, peach or lemon meringue flavours).

Coors Light Iced T

If you're looking to replace your Corona this season, Coors Light's Iced T is a refreshing option for hot summer nights and those long afternoons.

Mixed Nuts

Beer's best friend in a spicy and savoury flavour. Barnacles' Mixed Nuts include peanuts, oat bran sticks, pumpkin seeds and cheddar whales.