“ Brand: Asda / Type: Cheese „
I have in the last couple of months been trying to reduce my food bill and came across Asda Smart Price cheese spread, which I must say is one of the cheaper products that I have tried and turned out to be just as good if not better than it's more expensive counterparts.
The spread comes in a tub with the usual unattractive Smart Price green and white design. The tub contains 150g of cheese spread and currently retails in Asda at £0.43. The round tub the spread comes in is made of plastic with a lid, to get to the spread you have to first remove the lid and then the foil which covers the cheese so that you can be sure that it is safe and hygienic
The cheese spread looks exactly like any other brand of cheese spread it's a creamy white in colour and surprisingly it smell just like cheese, it contains no artificial colours or flavours which is a big plus for me as my kids love it, it is also suitable for vegetarians. The texture of the cheese is smooth and creamy which makes it suitable for even my 9 month old baby not chance of choking and counts towards his dairy/calcium intake.
This is such a versatile product which I have used in a variety of ways for example you can spread on sandwiches, toast, crackers, I have mixed it into mash and cauliflower for the kids, I have also mixed it into pasta with a bit of milk to make a lovely creamy cheese sauce.
I think this product is great value for money and I always have a tub on stand by in the fridge as it is quick and easy to make delicious meals using this spread, which is a must for me.
The other night I was in my local Asda store when I decided on getting something cheesy to pop on my toast or make a sandwich with. I spotted this cheese spread costing only 43p a tub and decided it had to be worth a try for that price!
The cheese spread comes in a bright green and plastic tub and on the lid of it we are told that it is Asda Smart Price Cheese Spread and that it contains no artificial colours, flavours or hydrogenated fat and that the tub weighs 150g and that it is suitable for Vegetarians. Other information listed on the tub includes ingredients and allergy advice being given as well as a nutritional chart and contact details for Asda are given. Pop the lid off you are met with silver foil that you simply tear off and dispose of.
The Cheese Spread:
I love this cheese spread. Its moist and spreadable and light and creamy coloured. Made with skimmed milk products this has a mild and creamy flavour of cheese to it. It tastes like it is lightly seasoned and I do appreciate the creaminess this has to it.
I love it on toast, and it doesn't melt terribly either, its nice as a quick sandwich though personally I find that a bit boring and my favoured way of eating this is dipping raw crudités in it as I am doing now!
Smooth and cheesy, tasty and tangy at 43p a tub this is as good as any other branded product of this type which usually costs a lot more!
Nutritional Information Per 100g:
of which sugars: 10.5g
of which saturates: 5.4g
equivalent as salt: 2.0g
Only available in Asda stores.
My little one is so incredibly fussy, one day he'll like something and the next he won't do I was keen to buy a product that wasn't too expensive so that if it had to be thrown away it wasn't too much of a waste. I also like to save money wherever I can.
I noticed this cheese spread in my local Asda and since the boy has been into cheese lately I thought I'd give it a try. At only 39p for 150g you can't really go wrong and in comparison to Dairylea £1 odds for 200g this was a good enough alternative.
The packaging is very basic a plain white tub with green writing which incidentally is brilliant for transforming into a candle holder for Christmas when you're done. We are told the contact information, ingredients and nutritional info.
At only 167 calories per 100g it's good enough to be had on your toast. It is a little rubbery and manufactured looking as well as being considerably less creamy looking than better brands. However it does have a hint of cheese to it although pretty mild and for 39p you can't expect too much I suppose. My little one seems to love it and won't touch Dairylea so a decent price. Definately worth a try anyway.
Looking for new things to put in sandwiches can be a bit boring. Then again I don't want to be eating the same things all the time. Meat is always a favourite of mine, but the odd spread is tasty as well. Trying to watch the pennies at the moment so looking for something that will keep the sandwiches at work interesting enough so that we both don't bin them in favour of something nicer from the café.
This cost only 32p for the 150g tub. The brand named alternative was about 3 times more expensive for the same size. I wasn't expecting this to taste as nice, or as dairy like as the brand name, but who says that brand is best anyway?
The tub doesn't look that interesting. Just a plain white tub with the Asda smart price writing over it. A thin plastic lid and a thin foil covering over the cheese spread. All does the job it is meant to do though.
This spread is a very light yellow colour. When opened you can smell a Cheese scent but it isn't that strong and seems to lack scent in a way. This spread easily enough even when just out the fridge and didn't seem to rip the Bread which was good. I put quite a thick spreading of this on my Sandwich as I wasn't expecting much of a taste from this but the taste was nice. It was more a subtle taste and not a full on cheddary taste, which was a nice taste in a way. It did taste milky but not that much and there was a sharp kind of taste in this, which was also alright.
Not the most expensive tasting Cheese spread, but then again not the most expensive costing. A nice enough spread that we will buy again.
I have always been a fan of lots of the Smartprice products and when my budget is tight this Smartprice cheese spread is the ideal way of having something that I really enjoy whilst still saving some pennies and not spending too much on my shopping bill.
Asda Smartprice Cheese Spread is provided in a circular plastic tub with a plastic removable lid. The cheese spread is kept hygienic and fresh by a foil lid which can easily be peeled back.
The cheese within is processed cheese made with cheddar cheese and it's deliciously soft and very easy to spread (as the name would suggest!). This cheese has a mild taste to it and it's by one of my favourite cheese spreads! It's mild yet slightly tangy and delicious and it's also quite moreish. A little spread brings a nice bit of flavour to any slice of bread or even some cooking by simply stirring some in to some pasta or even just spreading some over the top before baking in the oven.
This spread is ideal for using on crackers or in sandwiches and on occasion we have even used this as a dip as it's just delicious but it's quite hard so you may need to use something like breadsticks or something else hard or get some out and give it a good stir to try and make it a little smoother.
Once opened this spread should be used within 7 days.
Per 100g there is 167 calories, 12.0g protein, 8.5g of fat & 10.5g of sugars so this should be enjoyed in moderation as I usually do.
Ingredients: Skimmed Milk, Cheese (25%), Dried Skimmed Milk, Whey Powder (Milk), Emulsifying Salts (Di, Tri and Polyphosphates, Potassium Phosphates), Milk Proteins.
Overall I was very pleased that I had purchased this spread and my fiance was a big fan as well. It's utterly delicious, moreish and I paid 35p for a 150g pot. I would recommend this cheese spread as it really is nice and mild and perfect for little ones. I am going to rate this 5/5 (as I'm sure most people would agree!) as I thoroughly enjoy it and think it is the ideal cheese spread for the small price that it is.
Asda Smart price cheese spread
I tend to shop nowadays for the budget lines, and Asda do a smart price line which is good value.
Basically The Package **********
It comes in an easy to open pull off lid tub, plain white with the distinctive green label no frills to this tub but at a mere less than 40p a tub, it is a great cheese spread, quite mild but spreads lovely.
I lovel bagels, and this cheese spread topped thick on top of a hot bagel is absolutely lovely to eat.
Apparently it is a new improved recipe, containing no artificial colours flavours or hydrogeated fat, so that cant be bad.
The display date is currently 18th December 2009. so lot of shelve life.Containing Milk, thats dried skimmed milk, so not to fattening, and cheese, 250grams, Whey powder, so does give out allergy advice for people who have zero tollerance to milk.
Apparently the tub contains five servings, but i like to pile mine on thick, i like to eat this cheese spread on my toast but also find it enjoyable on a sandwich too, with onion preferably red onions as they tend to be a bit more sweeter than usual onions and also i like it on cream crackers too, and also with a ritz and a layer of tomatoes, lettace and to accompany that a packet of crisps, you got to have a packet of crisps with a sandwich and some beetrout too.
I think that the taste of this cheese spread is quite mild, not strong but i really enjoy it plus i am saving money on this product as it is cheaper than my usual brand and also just as good. The Basic Range is designed to cut the cost of the product down hence thats why the packaging on this range tends to be just the basic, but hey whats it matter you only throught this away anyway, or recycle if it does.
Thanks for reading and rating my review, i like to try a lot of the cheaper ranges with money being a bit tight at the moment so will be reviewing a few of the less known brands.
I do like Cheese spread, as I like the taste of Cheese, but not so much a Cheddar Cheese. Since Cheese spread is a lighter taste then that is what I like to have on my Sandwiches. Often I will put a few bits of Ham on as well and be fancy and have a Ham and Cheese Sandwich.
I had always reached for Dairylea. Not because it is a brand name, more so I know with Dairylea I get a nice creamy Cheese taste, but when in Asda last week I decided to put the Dairylea down and try this one. After all it is part of the Asda budget brand so it wouldn't have cost a fortune if I didn't like it. The tub was 150g and cost 38p.
The tub isn't that exciting looking. It is just a plain white tub and the writing is in green on it. It looks pretty cheap, but I don't mind on the packaging. I would always rather they skimped on the packaging and spent more on the actual product. The Cheese Spread is covered by a foil lid and this stays in place when the plastic lid covers the tub.
The Cheese looks pretty shiny and a very light yellow colour - more like a deep Cream colour in fact. I'm not sure if I was expecting this to be runny, but I dug my knive in and a thick chunk came out. Since this is chilled you normally find that things can be quite hard to spread straight out of the fridge, but this spread evenly and without making any holes in the fresh Bread.
Although this didn't taste quite as Creamy as Dairylea it did have a creamy taste to it and the Cheese taste was quite nice. I wouldn't say it had a sharp taste to it, but there was a tiny tang to this. Not all unplesant, but a bit different than other Cheese Spreads i've used.
I would buy this again as the price was great and the taste was nice, but I still think that Dairylea is the nicest tasting that i've had. But if you're watching the pennies than I recommend this.
I couldn't be classed as a regular Asda shopper but occasionally my niece will phone me and ask me if I fancy going with her for a change. Asda George is my favourite part of the store, talk about spend a little get a lot!
But I admit I get a bit frustrated with the store in general, there are so many aisles it`s unbelievable and if you forget something that was in aisle one and by then you have moved onto aisle twelve then it takes twenty minutes to battle your way back!
One more little thing that I have noticed is that they often announce special offers over the store tannoy system and they may well be good money saving offers but I am reluctant to traipse back across the huge store to take advantage of them.
OK, I have finished moaning now!
Whereas I have done fairly lengthy investigations into the Tesco Value range and the Sainsbury`s Basics range the Adsa Smart Price range is fairly new to me.
I must admit that the Smart Price range has a good fresh colour scheme, the apple green and white is very clean and fresh looking.
I looked at the Asda Smart Price cream cheese and did a double take! I wondered how on earth they could produce a 150g tub of cheese spread for 39p. Like many of us I do have reservations about products that could seem too cheap but the Dairylea was £1.11p for a 200g tub so I bypassed the Dairylea and decided to give the Adsa Smart Price cream cheese a trial run.
The cream cheese is packaged in exactly the same way as any other cream cheese. The white plastic tub has a lid that can easily be removed and the cheese is covered with a sealed foil lid.
First glance tells you that the cream cheese isn't as `creamy` looking as its superiors but the ivory looking spread looks quite acceptable.
Take a quick sniff and the cheese smells good, not as strong as the more expensive varieties but I can live with that.
My all time favourite way to enjoy cream cheese is to plaster it thickly onto hot toast, if you layer it thinly then I always need to make it cream cheese and marmite!
So up pop two hot slices of well done toast, mine just has to be well done. The cream cheese lifts out of the tub well with the knife and the texture is good. The cheese has a very slight translucent appearance but apart from that there is little else to pick holes in at this moment in time.
Cup of tea and cream cheese on toast and I am ready to sample my wares.
The flavour is much lighter than Dairylea, it is pleasant and on top of the hot toast it is delicious.
As you enjoy the spread you don't feel deprived of anything, in fact if I added a thin layer of marmite I would know no difference.
A 30g serving of Asda Smartprice cream cheese contains 210 calories and is fine for vegetarians to enjoy.
Many of us look for something to put in a sandwich to make a quick snack and I wouldn't be in any hurry to take Asda Smartprice cream cheese out of the equation.
It may not be quite as creamy or cheesy as some of the premium brands but when push comes to shove to serves the purpose well.
I regularly use cheese spread on top of toast, in sandwiches and on baguettes. I usually buy the blue-tub-with-yellow-writing well known brand, and pay over a pound for it.
My recent interest (obsession you may call it) with opting for less well-known brands when doing the weekly shop led me to select a tub of "Asda Smart price" cheese spread instead of my usual brand.
The first thing I noticed about the Smart price cheese was the price. It cost a little under 40p and is the same size as the tub of cheese that I usually buy (150g I think), meaning that it is less than half the price of the brand that I usually buy, which impressed me straight away.
The second thing I noticed about the smart price cheese was the basic white packaging. Although packaging alone would probably never deter me from buying a particular product, it has to be said that the Asda smart price branding is rather dull and plain. (Perhaps this helps to keep costs down though, and I will admit to having a preference for low prices rather than pretty patterns on my tub of cheese spread!)
The taste of the cheese however, is very pleasant and I would struggle to find fault with it. It tastes almost identical to other spreading cheeses that I buy regularly, but perhaps it could be said that it is very slightly 'sharper' if you know what I mean - I think the other cheeses are perhaps a bit milder or something. I have used other spreading cheeses before though, and have found that they have left a bitter after-taste. I couldn't say that the Asda smart price cheese did though; I found it tasty and enjoyable to eat.
The texture of the cheese is lovely and smooth and creamy.... Identical to my usual brand in every way. Even the colour is, in my opinion, the exact same (a cream/off white colour).
I will be buying the Asda smart price cheese from now on, happily converted! I can't believe how good the quality of the cheese is (nor the taste, really) considering the low cost!
I'd definitely recommend it, and am giving it full marks! :-D
I'm a huge toast fanatic (nothing like tea and toast of an evening!) and, although I have my favourites, I like to vary my toppings a little. I hadn't had cheese spread in years so, when I noticed it in the list while doing my Asda online shop (nothing like doing your grocery shop sat at home with your tea and toast!!), I decided to try a tub. Rather than going for the usual Dairylea or similarly expensive brand I decided to give Asda Smart Price Cheese Spread a whirl.
So what's good? The main attraction of this cheese spread is no doubt the price - a mere 39p for a 150g tub compared to 82p for 200g of Asda standard or 'Good For You' cheese spread or a more decadent £1.11 for a 200g tub of Dairylea! So it's good value and in these 'Credit Crunch' times I'm sure we're all on the look out for a bargain or two! The cheese spread itself is a nice pale yellow/white colour (magnolia...?) and looks creamy and cheesy. It's spreads nicely onto toast and isn't hard at all so wont rip your bread. The taste isn't all that strong but is nicely cheesy and isn't too salty - all in all it's very nice!
What's not so good? This cheese spread isn't as creamy as some but the overall taste is really nice so I don't think it's much of a loss. The packaging is also a bit dull but it's not like it's going to be sitting on your mantlepiece so who cares what a cheese spread tub looks like anyway!
Overall this is a very nice cheese spread that is excellent value - great for snacks, lunchboxes, sandwiches and definitely TOAST! :o)
I was out shopping with my sister a few weeks ago, picking up bits and pieces I'd forgot to get on my online shop. One thing I don't really buy regularly, but fancied at the time, was cheese spread. I picked up a tub of ASDA's smart price cheese spread, and my sister gave me a horrified look and said 'You're not really going to buy that are you?!'. Well, I used to buy Somerfield's budget cheese spread years ago and that was always OK (although still twice the price of this one!), so I didn't see the harm in giving this one a go.
The cheese spread comes in a white plastic tub with green writing and is very basic looking. Despite that, the tub is quite sturdy, and I had no problems with either it or the lid. One thing to note - especially if purchasing this online - is that the tub is quite small - containing only 150g of product, compared to a standard sized tub of Dairylea which is around 200g.
Now speaking of Dairylea, that would be my preferred brand, but seeing as I am currently on a mission to save money, I decided to go for the cheaper option, which this certainly is. ASDA charge £1.12 for a 200g tub of Dairylea, whereas a 150g tub of this costs just 39p, so even taking the difference in size into account, that's quite a saving.
The cheese spread looks like any other in the tub - a creamy white colour, very smooth, and with a sort of shininess to it, that you also get with Dairylea.
I did notice a difference when spreading it - this one is not as thick as dairylea, and is a bit easier to spread. Once you have spread it onto toast or bread though, it looks not different to any other brand.
Now the taste was something that really surprised me. I thought, being so cheap, it may lack flavour compared to other brands, however it was actually the opposite. The spread had a very smooth, cool and creamy consistency, but also quite a strong cheesy taste compared to some. I personally thought it was really nice, and would go as far as to say it tasted better than Dairylea, which has a nice consistency, but not much of a cheese flavour to be honest. The creaminess of the spread is really good too, and it manages not to be too heavy.
Overall, I was very impressed with this. For only 39p it tasted a lot better than some of the more expensive brands I have tried and I will definitely be buying it in the future.