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Arla Discover Pineapple Cheese Halo

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Brand: Arla / Type: Cheese

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      02.09.2010 17:02
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      a great alternative to plain cream cheese

      I found this product in Tesco a few years ago when I was looking for something, just a little different. For 125g the price is just over £1

      This product called a pinapple halo is actually a soft cheese, flavoured with pinapple and covered with almonds and papaya. It gets it's name halo as the cheese is prepared into a circle with a hole in the middle or "halo".

      The ingredients are as follows - cows milk soft cheese, pinapple and pinapple concentrate juice, papaya, almonds, cashew nuts, sugar, gelatine, citrus fibre, stabilisers and preservatives.

      The nutrional content for 100g are as follows - 320kcal, protien 9g, carbohydrate 14g of which 13g in sugar, fat 25g of which 16g saturated, fibre 0.5g, sodium 0.2g

      The product comes in a white plastic base which the cheese sits upon, then covered with a clear plastic .

      The product is made by Arla foods, some products have the name discovery and some castello, not sure why as they appear to the same otherwise. The product is made in Denmark and distributed via Leeds.

      To start the price is good value, you need a small amount to satisfy.
      The clear plastic is good as you can actually see the product when you are buying. However, when you try to open it, the lid pops off fairly easily but if you are not careful you end up losing lots of bits of nuts and papya all over the place! I tend to put mine on a plate first then open and turn out on to the plate.
      The soft cheese is soft but is definatly not a cream. You can spread it but it sometimes tears the bread, so it is best left on the side of a plate with a salad. Another two options I like is crackers or on jacket potatoe. The taste is lovely the pineapple is very light tasting and goes with the cheese well. Niether seem to be overpowered by the other, so I guess they have the mix right. The nuts and payaya are an added bonus in my opinion. They add a little crunch and texture to the others what might be a little sickly cheese.
      The product also has gelatine in it so would not be suitable for veggies.
      This is quite a high calorie cheese! at 320kcal for 100g
      Weight watchers points = 8.5! for 100g

      I love this and a little of what you fancy goes a long way - I think :)


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