“ Brand: Kerry Foods / Type: Cheese snack „
We like cheese in our house and I sometimes put cheese in my childrens lunch boxes. Sometimes I cut a piece from a block but quite often I will buy the little chunks or baby bells or cheese strings (less) etc.
My youngest daughter saw this spaghetti cheese and asked if we could get some - I thought why not it was 2 packets for £2 normally £1.79 per packet. In each packet was 4 little packets in a strip that could be separated by the perforation at the end of each pack.
Each little pack is 17 grammes and has 56 calories and contains 15% of the RDA.
On opening the packet you are faced with a ball of cheese that reminded me of a ball of wool that has become unravelled.
You can take a string of cheese and eat it however you want my youngest sometimes likes to suck it up just like spaghetti; as this is how it looks.
Or if you don't want to eat it slowly you can always put the whole pack in your mouth - gross.
The strings are light in colour and I find them quite mild with a processed taste, I think that is why they are probably enjoyed by most children. Mine don't mind mature cheese but I know some children only like mild cheese.
These are fun for children but should food be fun - well it should be enjoyed so what's the harm every now and again.
I only buy these very occaisionally (only twice up to now) as I think they are expensive even when they are on offer but most things are these days.
Well, I first tried this 'cheese string spaghetti' earlier on today.
The price was slightly on the higher side, at RRP £2.00. But I got them on offer for just £1 for a multipack of six.
When I first opened my packet, I have to admit, it looked kind of gross! But I got hold of my first string, and from there on it was all plain sailing.
The taste of these spaghetti cheese strings was very bland. I didn't get much flavour at all. The normal cheese strings, I have to say, are definatley a lot lot nicer. They also have a weird sort of texture which kind of made me cringe! But the taste is perfect for my kids, aged 4 and 5.
They look very pale in colour. They are a bit thicker than I imagined them to be, which I guess is quite good:)
The packaging is very attractive, with the cheese string man/ thing with spaghetti hair! It made the kids laugh!
Spaghetti cheese strings are 100% cheese, and are made with a full glass of milk. So there's definatley plenty of calcium there! There are 69kcal in each packet, which is ok... But they are very very bland so I personally don't think they are worth the calories!
These are the newest version of cheestrings to hit the supermarkets. When my niece saw these in the fridge she just had to have these instead of her regular variety! They were on offer when we bought them, I think they were £1 for the multipack of 6. However, their RRP is closer to £2.29 so do try to look out for them when they are on offer otherwise they are quite expensive.
The packaging is just like shown above in the picture. Inside the cardboard sleeve, the cheestrings are in small square packets which are all joined together in a long line where you can tear off each packet as you want it.
The individual packets are easy to get into, initially I spent ages trying to tear it open and then I realised there is a tearable line along the middle of the packet which makes it great for kids lunchboxes as they wont have to spend ages with their hand up waiting for an adult to come and help them.
Inside, you are greeted by a light coloured cheese which looked like a big screwed up mess! It does look like spaghetti but luckily the pieces of cheese aren't as long as spaghetti, instead they are shorter which means its easy for children to pick out one length of cheese and eat as they like to do!
The cheese has a nice flavour. It has a nice kick to it and is not too mild. It is very moreish and I found it had a really nice flavour to it which made me want more! It tastes less plasticky than the regular cheestrings and I think that judged on flavour alone, these are the best in the cheestring range. Each bag of spaghetti is 21g which is a decent amount of cheese and it will be plenty for your child as a snack, it also provides them with as much calcium as a glass of milk.
Each pack contains 69 calories, 5g fat, 3.1g saturates and 0.4g salt. This isnt too bad, its less than a chocolate bar or a packet of crisps and at least this is providing you with some calcium!
I really liked these cheestrings, they are a good fun snack and a great way to get some calcium in your kids. They are expensive so look out for them when they are on offer.