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Aldi Be Light Plain Low Fat Cottage Cheese
Description: Manufacturer: Aldi / Cheese.
Aldi are one of those stores which keep on surprising me by being a lot better than I had expected them to be. They have a really good range of things and while some are not great, there are also some which are very good indeed. I have been trying quite a few products and this cottage cheese is one of those items which are a lot better than you might think.
A 200g pot of this cottage cheese cost me just £0.48 and it comes in a plastic tub which is white and blue. There is a foil lid which peels off to keep the cheese fresh and a plastic lid.
One pot contains just 160 calories and there is at least 3 servings in a pot depending on what you are eating it with. I have been eating it with baked potatoes for a quick and tasty lunch which is low in fat.
Despite this being a light cottage cheese, the flavour is really good. It has a delicious texture distinctive to cottage cheese and just the right amount of salt to be tasty without being over salty.
I have tried a few light cottage cheeses which have been quite bland tasting and in my opinion, this is one of the nicest that I have eaten. It doesn't taste like something is missing, and provides a light and healthy lunch which also tastes good.
If you are looking to cut back on calories then you should definitely give this cottage cheese a try, I am sure that you will enjoy it as much as I do.
Aldi Be Light Plain Low Fat Cottage Cheese
I am currently trying to eat healthily since Christmas is coming so when i was in my local Aldi the other day, I picked up a 200g pot (cost me just under £0.50) of light cottage cheese. I wasn't sure what it would be like as have found that some light cottage cheeses can be disappointing but for the price, thought it was worth giving it a shot.
The pot contains 160 calories which is great, so I took it to work for lunch the next day with some melba toasts and tomato's. I was actually quite pleasantly surprised. The cheese was tasty and filling and didn't taste like all the good stuff had been removed in an effort to save calories.
The next day, I had the remainder of the tub on a baked potato and again, was impressed by how tasty it was. I will definitely be buying this brand again, it ticked all the boxes for me, tasted great and was also healthy, a definite winner and highly recommended.
In summary, get yourself along to Aldi and stock up on this stuff, you won't be disappointed!
In Aldi last week my mum brought some of their cottage cheese because me and her like it on a jacket potato and it's healthier than having grated cheese and loads of butter on it.
This one is very nice and tastes just the same as other pots of plain cottage cheese. It's a bit more wet than other ones I've brought before but that's better when you're using in on a potato because it softens it up better and the flavour melts through the potato.
The chunks in the cottage cheese are nice and firm and they have got a smooth taste that is a bit salty but that goes well with the flavour of the cheese. I love the way Aldi have left this quite bland in the flavour because some of the shops add herbs to the sauce and that spoils the soft flavour I think but this one is just right because it's seasoned good.
I don't think cottage cheese is very filling but it does make other food taste nicer and I had some of this one mixed in with some pasta last night and that was nice as well because the cheese melted through the pasta and that gave it a nice interesting flavour but didn't add shedloads of calories like when you mix it with normal soft cheese or pasta sauce.
Aldi do a pineapple one as well and that's nice but the pineapple chunks are a bit hard and haven't got as much flavour as some of the other brands. This plain one is loads better though and tastes good however you eat it. My mum sometimes stirs chilli powder through hers but only a bit and this makes the cottage cheese spicy but the chunks in it stay quite bland and that's a proper good mix of flavours I think that makes eating healthy a bit more interesting.
It keeps good in the fridge and that's a good thing because it comes in such a big pot that I thought it might go off before we got round to eating it all. I think we ate it over about 3 days and it was still as fresh then as it was when it was opened and it hadn't gone crusty on the sides of the pot like sometimes happens with cottage cheese.
Even though it tastes nice I'm not bothered if she buys this one again or not because most cottage cheeses are the same, it just surprised me finding such a good one in Aldi of all places.
It's not often I shop at Aldi as I don't have one locally, but this week I popped along to a large store with my sister and stocked up on a few bits and pieces. I noticed they now have a range of specially developed healthy food products, similar to those you will find in the Tesco Healthy Living range, and one item they sell is a small 200g pot of plain cottage cheese.
For any of us who are still struggling to lose the pounds we put on over Christmas, you'll appreciate the importance of finding interesting foods to fill your diet as trying to survive on grilled fish and salad just doesn't do it for most people. Cottage cheese is an excellent addition to your diet as it's versatile and I think it tastes lovely, although it can be somewhat of an acquired taste and if you don't like it from the first taste then it's one of those foods that you probably will never like.
This version of cottage cheese is very good considering it's roughly half the price of the supermarket versions, the only thing which makes it different is that the small lumps of cheese will stick together and I need to give this a brief stir every time I use it. I'm not sure why this is as it's certainly no stickier than my usual Tesco or Sainsbury's cottage cheese, but it doesn't affect the flavour at all and even the consistency is identical to more expensive cottage cheeses once I've stirred it up.
This cottage cheese is very tasty and puts me in mind of plain Cheshire cheese as far as the flavour goes. It's deliciously creamy and has a wonderful sweet/savoury flavour, particularly when eaten on Melba Toasts where the slightly burned flavour of the toast adds an unusual dimension to the flavour of the cheese.
I find this cottage cheese goes beautifully with crunchy foods as the creaminess of the cheese compared to the crispness of the cracker or toast. I ate this for my tea last night on a jacket potato and it was delicious. The cottage cheese juice melted into the flesh of the potato and I was left with the lovely little lumps of cheese sitting on top of my hot spud, it made a rather boring meal into something infinitely more interesting and left me hankering after another jacket potato.
I paid 43p for this tub of cottage cheese and think this is very good value indeed, I paid over 80p in Sainsbury's the other day for an identical cottage cheese of which the only difference was a more attractive plastic tub. The 200g pot contains just 160 calories which is excellent as a little of this cottage cheese goes a long way, most times I would use around a quarter of the tub which meant each serving was costing me just 40 calories which I'm sure you'll agree is much better than using Cathedral City to top my potatoes or crackers!
For most people cottage cheese just isn't very cheesy. It is the healthiest cheese around as it contains little fat, sodium and a small amount of carbohydrates and a high amount of protein. This brand along with most others comes in a 200grams container which is just ideal as it has a relatively short use by date, anything larger would probably go unused.
This brand had a much drier texture in comparison to others as most others contains a little water which sits on the top of the cheese. That is not to say it is without that cremey texture, but just a little more solid in its form.
The taste is hard to describe, it's quite bland to be frank but there is a small hint of cheese in there, the nearest thing i can describe it to is that of Philadelphia cheese but not as nice. You can flavour it with other things, onions, chive and pineapple seem to be popular choices. You can eat it as it is or add it to a salad or even spread on toast.
As for price it costs around 40p a tub which is reasonable as it has a better taste than the asda brand one and that is around 30p.
Eating extremely healthy at the moment I am finding myself snacking on the likes of soup, tuna fish, yogurt, cooked meats and cottage cheese, all of which have quite a high protein content and have minimal carbohydrate content.
As we try to save the pennies and economise a little bit, I have done a little bit of shopping this week at Aldi, somewhere that I don't normally shop, however you can pick up some decent products at a far lower price than the likes of Tesco and Morrisons.
Within Aldi, they seem to have a Be Light brand within there, I'm not sure whether this is one of their own brands, however there is quite a few products within the range, which is great that they are catering for all end consumers whatever their requirements, which I am greatly in favour of.
I'm not familiar with Aldi stores and just found myself wandering round and throwing products aimlessly into my trolley because the prices are so attractive, then I came across the Be Light version Cottage Cheese and for the price, around 45p, I popped a couple into my trolley, not really thinking about what it was going to taste like.
The product itself is in very basic packaging. A light blue and white tub, with a picture of a jacket potato on the lid, with the cottage cheese inside and the nutritional information and additional information displayed around the side of the tub.
This tub is a 200g which is really the standard size that you could imagine Cottage Cheese to come in. It is a low fat plain cottage cheese. When you take the plastic lid from the top, you see little lumps of cheese which looks curdles all stuck together, that's the only way that I can describe it. It doesn't have a great deal of a smell to it, but most cheese's don't anyway unless you are opting for some of the pungent ones.
I eat this straight from the tub, can't help myself, I eat tiny but very often, which is the best way to eat when on a diet. The taste of it is really nice and it reminds me really of the crumbly Cheshire cheese that you can get, the white cheese that when you cut a chunk up it just breaks up into a million pieces. I only planned to eat half the contents, but when I started I found that I couldn't stop with this product, it was that tasty.
I didn't have to feel guilty after eating the whole tub either as the whole tub only contains 160 calories which surprised me as surely something as tasty as this would be a lot higher in calories. With 13g of protein and only 4.1g of carbs, I will definitely stock up on this one next time, now that I have tried it.