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      09.03.2014 16:23
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      Basic processed cheese slices

      Never one to shy away from trying different products and unashamedly being a fan of process cheese in my weaker moments, I decided to try these last week on my recent shopping trip to my local ASDA. These come in the standard ASDA Smart Price packaging, which is green and white and not as in the picture shown with the product type for the review category! The packaging is mostly white and you are not able to see the product inside. The packaging does state that the product contains no artificial colours or flavours as well as the fact that the product is suitable for vegetarians. It further displays the content of each serving in terms of guideline daily amounts of calories, fat, sugar, saturated fat and salt. A product expiry date is also prominently featured on the bottom right hand side of the front packaging.

      The back of the packaging contains the contact details and, consumer contact information for ASDA as well as the usual nutrition advice and allergy information. These cheese slices are made from a combination of vegetable oil, milk protein and cheese but totally exclude hydrogenated fat. Interestingly enough the packaging describes these as food slices and not cheese slices.

      Upon tearing open the pack, you are presented with 10 individually wrapped pieces of processed cheese which are a sort of light orange/yellow colour. The clear plastic surrounding these is easily enough removed if you look for the small arrows indicating where to open it and you can then peel the plastic off. The texture of the cheese slice is slightly rubbery and definitely feels artificial, however this is what one would expect of processed cheese. As for the taste, it is a pretty standard artificial cheese taste no different from pretty much any other one you would find.

      With a price tag of only £0.58 for the 170g pack, these are about as cheap as you can find for cheese slices. Available both in-store and on-line, these are cheap and cheerful. Be warned though that this isn't a fantastic product, but rather one that is a no frills cheap alternative. It is not recommended for cheese die hard fans but rather for those on a budget or those who like me just like the occasional bit of artificial, processed cheese.

      I have given the product an overall rating of 4/5 as you there isn't really much that can go wrong with these.

      Please note that this review may appear on Ciao under my name.

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      10.08.2011 16:31

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      amazing

      OK as everyone knows that there is so many cheese brands out there. and all of them you would have thought would taste the same as there all cheese. as a lover of cheese i always like to go for the best. and the best doesn't mean expensive. you don't have to spend about £3 or £4 pound on decent tasting cheese.

      as every i always have cheese sandwiches or cheese on toast or toasted cheese sandwiches. i have tried the dairy lea cheese slices on toast but they are quite slimy and the stick to the roof of you mouth like peanut butter. but asda price cheese slices are awesome. they taste amazing and i think are better than some well known cheese. they taste, well , cheesy. as cheese should be and the dont dont go all slimy when you have cheese on toast..like i said amazing.

      asda price cheese is the most cheapest cheese i have brought and they are only like 29p for 10. and for that amount i think that they are the best cheese slices ever and i would never change them.

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      12.04.2010 12:39
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      HEY YOU'D BETTER SNAP IT UP .. THIS CHEESE IS SINGLE!!

      When it comes to cheese, my husband is a bit of a snob. He loves mature cheese and has been known to nag my Brother to bring him some back from France when he goes on business.

      so, you can imagine my suprise when he returned from Asda's a couple of weeks ago with a pack of smart price cheese slices. I honestly thought he had lost the plot. He then explained that he was going to make beefburgers for tea and had bought these slices to melt over the top.

      I was still a bit dubious. I don't mind using smart price products, but I really didn't know what to expect from these cheese slices. I have to say judging by their appearance alone, I was not impressed. The outer packaging was typically smart price, green and white in colour and extremely basic. Infact there was nothing that would scream "buy me" about this product. On closer inspection though, I was impressed with the amount of information that was provided regarding the product, on the reverse side of the packaging.

      There is a comprehensive list of ingredients plus detailed and easy to follow nutritional guidelines. Allergy advice is also listed.

      When opening the packet, I was most unimpressed by the appearance of the cheese slices. It initially looked to me like ten individually packed pieces of bright yellow plastic!!

      The cheese screams artificial. It looks so bright and plastic that it reminded me of the pieces of cheese that come in play food sets for children. But never one to turn down the opportunity of a potential review, I decided to have a go do the taste test.

      When melted on my beefburger, the cheese looked slightly less yellow. This was a good thing as it now looked quite appetising. It melted very easily and created a smooth layer of cheese across the top of my burger. I have to say, I was very suprised by the taste of these cheese slices. The cheese was strong enough to create flavour, but did not overpower the taste of the burger. It was ideal in that it added an extra dimention to the meal. If anything, I did think the cheese was slightly salty, but not so much that I found it unpleasing.

      After tasting, and enjoying the cheese slices on my burger, I decided apon opening the fridge door a couple of nights later, to try a slice on it's own. I found this taste experience to be quite awful. The cheese tasted as plastic and artificial as it looked. The saltiness was much more evident and the texture was cloying and sickly.

      So in conclusion, I would say that for a bbq, these cheese slices are ideal. Once you have taken them out of the outer packaging, you can't even tell they are smart price.(not that it bothers me either way!). These slices would also be useful melted on toast. However I personally would never eat these straight out of the packet again as I found it a most awful taste experience.

      Lastly I would just like to say that these cheese slices are amazing value for money. Ten slices comes to less than 50p a pack. That is only 5p a slice. This is a bargain, and with the weather warming up, I will be stocking up on some more packets of these slices in preperation for our Summer bbqs.

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        10.03.2010 21:20
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        Every so often when we go shopping I'll get a fancy for this type of thing, but its not often so it doesn't end up a staple product in our cupboard!
        They aren't real cheese and you definitely cant make any mistake about that, but they don't make any secret of what they are! It seems more like the cheese that you would get at McDonalds than normal cheese from say, Cathedral City. It is quite an unnatural colour so you can tell that's it processed as its a really bright, almost neon yellow! There is a big packet with all of them in that has the smartprice colours and logo (green and white for anyone who didn't know!) and has got all of the nutritional information, sell by date etc that you need to know. This rips fairly easily but this doesn't matter that much as inside this packet there are 10 cheese slices and they are each individually packaged. A thin plastic surrounds them in a very airtight way and you open it by pulling on a bit that sticks out. Yes they might not be quite the same texture or taste as real cheese, but its not really something to compare because they are basically two completely different products. This means that they have different things that are good to use for. I particularly find that this cheese is good for putting on burgers because of the texture and that it seems to melt into the burger! Its also quite nice for cheese on toast. However if you're wanting grated cheese, then go somewhere else! It might be good for small children if their teeth aren't quite there and they need soft foods. The price for these cheese slices is just 48p for a packet of ten which I see as fantastic value so I always throw a pack in the trolley if we might need them, knowing that they have been the same!

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          09.03.2010 14:50
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          Well worth trying

          Asda Smartprice Cheese Slices

          Description: Manufacturer: Asda / Type: Cheese


          Lately, I have been trying to be healthy and lose the few extra pounds that I managed to put on through sheer over-indulgence at Christmas. I have been doing rather well and part of that is down to avoiding snacks and naughty foods. Last week though, Mr Siamese and I really fancied burgers and so popped down to our local butchers to pick some up. Naturally, we then needed mustard, ketchup and cheese slices to go with them!

          Now, anyone who has read some of my earlier reviews (thanks so much, I really appreciate all the reads, rates and comments!) will know by now that I am a big fan of the supermarket ranges which save me money by spending less on posh packaging. Okay, they may not look as pretty but don't be fooled by the exterior, like the old saying goes, you can't judge a book by its cover.

          There was a time when I would walk past the "cheap looking" brands, assuming that the ones with fancy packaging would be better. Since then, I have been pleasantly surprised by how good some of the items in these ranges actually are. The packaging only gets thrown in the bin, so does it really make sense to spend extra money on it? I think not - especially when we are all trying to save money and spend less.

          A pack of 10 of these cheese slices will cost you the bargain price of just £0.49 which is more than half the price of some of the competing brands. It is important to point out at this stage that cheese slices are never going to be the same as a decent wedge of cheddar, but there are times (such as on burgers) when they are perfect and work really well. I don't buy them very often but they are handy for sandwiches too so a pack gets used up quickly enough.

          The wrappings are plain white and green, as with all items in the Asda Smartprice range and each cheese slice is individually wrapped for freshness.

          The cheese slices are actually pretty good. I have found that some brands of cheese slice can taste a little synthetic but these are soft and creamy and have a decent cheese flavour. They quickly melt onto burgers and add that extra something that in my opinion, all burgers need!

          If you are a fan of cheese slices then you can do a lot worse than trying these ones, they taste great and cost less than the other brands on the shelf. They work well as they are and also taste good melted, making them handy and convenient - well worth trying!

          Ingredients are as follows;

          Partially Reconstituted Whey Powder (Milk) , Vegetable Oil , Milk Proteins, Cheese (11%) , Emulsifying Salt (Polyphosphates, Calcium Phosphates, Sodium Phosphates) , Salt , Colours (Carotenes, Paprika Extract)

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            08.03.2010 18:05
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            I think I will stick to real cheese....

            I've recently found myself having bagels for breakfast, and indulging in buying some cheese to have on them. Just as a convenience thing, I bought these cheese slices for a change to save on chopping the cheese myself. Mow obviously oyu cant compare real cheddar cheese to these, but they actually taste ok.

            These come in a pack of ten, individually wrapped slices. It must be pointed out here that each slice is individually wrapped in plastic. They have little tabs to pull so you can open the cheese, but on at least 4 of the 10 slices in the pack I bought, the tabs ripped off, and they didn't open properly! That meant you had to get a knife and break into them-not a good start.

            The cheese slices themselves are quite thin to others I have before, which means they are quite delicate, so you need to be careful when handling them that they don't tear straight away.

            The cheese itself tastes very processed, and you can almost taste all the e-numbers you are eating, but they still taste pretty good anyway. The are just very rubbery looking, and very bland.

            The slices themselves taste of processed cheese as you would expect, and they are quite chewy too. They are good however for many other uses, like putting in burgers and sandwiches, so there is a place for them, and they can be very handy.

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            22.02.2010 14:54
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            A decent cheap cheese slice.

            I never eat cheese slices apart from at BBQ time or if I make cheeseburgers in the house which is rare unless the grandkids are round.

            A few weeks back we had agreed to have all the grandkids to stay over because our son and daughter and their other half's were off out together and it saved them getting baby sitters.

            I decided it would be cheeseburgers all round for tea time as they all love them and me and my good lady wife hadn't had them for a good while, I made my own burgers and went out to get some cheese slices to go on them.

            In Asda it was £1.18 for a pack of Dairylea cheese slices or a much more realistic 48p For Asda smart price ones, as cheese slices are not a high quality product no matter which brand you buy and as I really grudged paying for the expensive brand I bought the smart price ones and it was a smart move.

            As with the brand name ones the slices were individually wrapped and they looked as nice as the Dairylea ones, they had a fairly creamy taste and I have to say that they seemed to melt better on to the burgers than the brand named ones do, perhaps because they were a bit thinner, I don't know.

            Anyway the long and the short of it is simple, these were as good as any I have tasted before and they done our burgers proud and at only 48p for ten I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to others.

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              24.10.2009 23:09
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              Yummy!

              We had our last bbq of the year last weekend and when I went food shopping I got 2 packs of Asda Smart Price cheese slices to put on the burgers, they was an afterthought and by the time I got to the cheese aisle I was nearly running out of budget so these had to do even though I really wanted another brand but they were £1.19 a pack and I hadn't got enough money! lol

              Anyway, we had our bbq and these cheese slices were wicked. They're processed cheese and cheese flavoured instead of being 100% actual cheese so not something I'd have in a butty because I like a proper mature cheddar in my sandwich.

              The slices are all individually wrapped and are very orange in colour, they surprised me with how creamy and tasty they were. On the bbq they melted good onto the burger and I loved how the hot cheese slice went so good with the ketchup and mayo. They didn't melt too slowly and the whole slice went hot, they melted just right I thought because some of these cheese slices melt that quick that you end up with thick cheese sauce on your burger instead of it being nice and warm and soft.

              The taste is hard to describe but it's like any processed cheese but a bit creamier and with a truer cheese flavour. I just ate one straight out of the fridge on it's own and it was yummy, I folded it in quarters and shoved the whole thing in my mouth like a bit floppy chunk of cheese! lol

              They were only about 48p for 10 and that's a bargain for such a nice tasting cheese slice.

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              20.09.2009 01:15
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              A tasty treat for home!

              10 individually wraped, rather floppy and orage colored cheese slices per pack.

              Until about three days ago, I never saw the point of 'Cheese Flavoured Slices', my argument was, why have them when you can just buy cheese! Well... the thing I learned was that if you are expecting these to taste, or comparing them too a nice block of cheddar you are going to be disapointed. However, if you have the attitude that they are not cheese but are amazing for WHAT they are, you may develop and additction like I have!

              I found these in my fridge after a friend hosted a BBQ and insisted that we all took some food home! Feeling lazy one night, i decided to put thme into a toasted sandwich with some jalepeno peppers! and I was surprised!

              They taste very artifical, - but so long as you accept that, artifical or not they do taste good, some would say 'metalic' but in a good way!

              The value for money is amazing - 50p for a pack of 10! Perfect for when youre on a budget!

              I have since visited asda to buy these! Remember, the golden rule, not the same as hard cheese, but an amazing experience in their own right!

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                15.09.2009 15:18
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                A brilliant sandwich filler....

                I could never have been described as the world's biggest fan of artificial cheese slices. That said though, they have always been present in my fridge and on my shopping last as my partner loves them and uses them regularly.

                Taking them on a variety of snacks such as crackers, sandwiches and baguettes, they can often be seen disappearing into my other half's packed lunch. I, myself had often been fed these as a child on my packed lunch and had seldom eaten them since, so unimpressed was I with their quality and taste.

                Until recently, that was...

                Finding myself at a loss as to what to make myself for my lunch the other week, the term 'slim pickings' came to mind as I scanned the sorry-looking contents of our fridge. A severe lack of fresh produce and snack items (we hadn't gone shopping yet) meant that I basically only had two options - toast and peanut butter or toast and cheese slices.

                I opted for the cheese slices and with that I toasted my bread and buttered it. Removing two of the slices from the pack, I noted with some amusement that the slices looked exactly as I remembered them looking... Individually wrapped in a plastic wrapper, which can be removed quite easily, and the slice of cheese can be used in whichever way you wish (my partner sometimes just eats them on their own!)

                The somewhat plastic-looking, orange-coloured slice was then delicately placed onto the toasted bread, alongside the second slice. I can honestly say that what happened next was both completely surprising and I was rather taken aback... I thoroughly enjoyed this snack! I enjoyed it so much in fact, that since then I have had these cheese slices for my lunch every two or three days and am absolutely converted!

                I do find that the cheese slices are quite satisfying in terms of taste and texture. I wouldn't personally compare them to 'REAL' cheese - well, these aren't are they? - but to my mind, they do exactly what it says on the tin and I do find that they are quite delicious on warm buttered toast.

                I have also used them on burgers and they make a very quick and convenient addition to this type of snack.

                The taste is quite 'tangy' although I wouldn't say it is particularly authentic in terms of comparing this product to say, cheddar or something. I do also think that if these cheese slices were at all stronger-tasting then they would be too over-powering, for me at least. I therefore think that the balance of the taste is just right.

                The Asda Smart price cheese slices cost 50 pence for the white and green coloured package which contains ten individually- wrapped cheese slices. I would point out for the purposes of this review that the picture shown at the top of the Dooyoo page is outdated, and the packaging is no longer white and red coloured. This is due to the Smart Price branding getting a bit of an update recently, although I do assure you that the product is exactly the same -honestly!

                The nutritional information on the reverse of the little 170g, square-shaped package informs me that 100g of these little slices will provide me with 275 calories and 22.5g of fat. There is also allergy information so that we as consumers can make an informed choice as to whether this product is entirely suitable.

                All in all I would highly recommend these little slices. If you don't like this type of 'artificial' cheese then you probably won't be impressed by these. But if on the other hand you don't mind these little slices once in a while, you will probably think these are excellent value for money - I know that I do!

                All in all I would award them top marks, five stars and I personally will continue to buy them in the future. :-D

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                  19.06.2009 00:29
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                  Cheese slices - something I remember well from my early days , their slightly rubbery texture and rather scary orange hue being often whacked between two slices of bread and expected to satisfy me as a packed lunch.

                  To me, they never quite cut it as a cheese - to me cheese is a strong, firm object, with a nice whiff to it, and a nice strong flavour .

                  Now that I'm a little older though, and feeding my own daughter on a budget, I have started to buy these - they're only 50p for 10, working out at a mere 5 pence each, and my daughter likes the taste - it's not as though I'm forcing her to eat something she dislikes. We discovered she liked them after she had some at a friends house and proceeded to eat almost a whole pack of these slices .

                  These cheese slices come individually wrapped - great for keeping them fresh, although they do have a pretty long shelf life anyway . They are exactly the right size for shoving into a bun or on top of a burger with some onions , and on burgers they do melt pretty nicely.

                  My daughter also likes to eat them on their own, as a snack . While I personally still think they taste rubbery, artificial, and not like 'proper' cheese, I can accept these on a burger. And, now that I'm on Weight Watchers, I do have to be pretty cautious with the amount of cheese I eat, these make an acceptable, if not great substitute.

                  Would I recommend these ? Well, taken on their own merits, I suppose they really aren't that bad - cheap, long lasting, individually wrapped, and my daughter loves them . But me, I'll always prefer a good quality strong cheddar .

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