Product Type: Golden Vale Cheese
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I am bizzarely addicted to these rather tasteless, processed cheese, rubbery snacks!
Cheese Strings - Original
Member Name: ljackson24
Cheese Strings - Original
Advantages: Fun, taste ok, bit different
Disadvantages: Bit rubbery, don't taste of a lot
Cheese strings are one of those foods which I know are kind of disgusting, don't taste of much, and are pretty lacking in nutrients, however I weirdly like them.
Cheese strings used to come in a few flavours (ham, pizza, etc) but the only ones I ever see on the shelves nowadays are the plain ones, and the 'twister' variety. This is review is about the normal plain ones.
For anyone who has never tried them, Cheese strings are 'peel-able' snacks which are made from a stick (about 5 inches long) of processed cheese and have a kind of rubbery texture which means you can peel strips (or 'strings') from them.
They are made by Kerry Group in Ireland, who are also behind brands such as Mattessons, Wall's and Low Low.
They come in a pack of four, eight, or twelve and can be purchased and most supermarkets including Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury's. I only buy them on offer (which tends to be to four for £1 or eight for £2) as otherwise they can be really overpriced (normally about twice the price which just isn't worth it), but the price really does vary a lot.
Each Cheese String comes in an individual packet and them they are all in a big pack together. They are well sealed in their individual packs and seem to be fine to stay out of the fridge for a while (I have taken them to a festival before and they were fine.) The packs normally have little pictures/facts jokes on them as this product is aimed at children mainly. The individual packet is really easy to open which is handy if kids are having them in their lunchboxes.
Although cheese strings are very processed, they are made from 100% cheese and contain the equivalent of a glass of milk. They are obviously not supposed to be eaten by the dozen but I don't think they're too bad as a snack, just to have one or two. I think they taste quite salty so I definitely wouldn't think it a good idea to eat too many.
Taste wise, they don't taste of an awful lot. Most people I know have said they are disgusting and I can see why they say it. However there is something about them, and I really do like eating them! They do taste a bit of cheese and although that weird rubbery texture is not ideal - I do like it!
Overall I am never going to turn down a piece of Stilton for a cheese string....but I do think they are a nice snack and I will probably continue to eat them on a regular basis!
Summary: I don't know why I love these but I do.