“ Brand: Creamfields / Type: Cheeses „
I brought these Cheese Dippers from Tesco, they are made by Creamfields and that is one of the ranges Tesco have started selling as a discount brand.
They're like Dairylea Dunkers but cheaper and a pack of 3 cost 99p, that's loads cheaper than the big branded dippers. In a plastic tub you get a section for little breadsticks and another section that has got soft cheese in it. I reckon you all know this, but to eat them you dip the breadsticks into the cheese.
It's an alright snack but tastes cheap compared to Dairylea Dunkers. The breadsticks are nice but the cheese isn't as creamy as other soft cheeses and it has got a bit of a fake taste that wasn't all that nice. There's a bit more cheese than in the Dairylea ones and it's dead pale looking, there's just enough cheese for the amount of breadsticks you get and that's better than Dairylea because with them I always end up with at least 2 dippers that haven't got any cheese on them! lol
The breadsticks are nice and crunchy and go wicked with the cheese, if the cheese tasted a bit more like DECENT soft cheese then I'd be well happy but as it is all I can say is that these are ok. The cheese is lovely and cool and I wish it was a bit more creamy but for that price you can't moan!
The reason I was looking for snacks like this is because my little sister is getting proper bored of the same old lunchbox every day, I put one of these in the other day and she loved it and said she thought it was nicer than Dairylea because the cheese didn't taste as strong.
Recommended..... I don't think there's anything special about these dippers but my sister thinks they're the business and I brought them for her so looks like they've got a thumbs up!!!
Creamfields Cheese Dippers are one of the Tesco discount brands. They're basically a kind of 'Tesco Value' product but with a slightly less cringeworthy name. That makes them the perfect addition to a kid's lunchbox I think! These cost 99p for a packet of three individually sealed cheese dipper packs which is considerably cheaper than the other leading brands offer their dipper packs for.
Obviously these are intended for the grandson, but they're big enough for an adult to enjoy one as a snack too. Peel pack the foil lid, and you come to a plastic tray holding a generous amount of soft, creamy cheese spread (about a heaped tablespoonful) along with a bunch of mini breadsticks (about ten I think). There's plenty to fill up an adult or child alike.
It's great that they come in such convenient, disposable packaging too as you can just grab one out of the fridge as you're heading out the door if you're in a hurry to get a snack for a little one. Not great for the environment I know, but very convenient for adults in a hurry. I've always thought they should sell little divided tupperware pots to make up your own versions of these, but the Mrs and daughter have looked around and not been able to find one. We'd probably none of us bother to wash it out in time for the next use if we had though!
Nutritionally they're not fantastic, but they're still better than a packet of crisps. Each pot has 130 calories in it along with 1.5g of sugar, 6.7g of fat and 1g of salt. So there's no way you could call these a staple food for a child, especially with that salt content! But as an occasional lunchbox or snack treat, accompanied by a good balance of healthier foods, I think these are alright.
Tastewise these are really very nice - surprisingly so considering the low price. The bread sticks are all smooth and crunchy, and the cheese dip is soft, smooth, creamy and just thick enough to cling nicely to the breadsticks without being too hard. The flavour is very creamy and soft, like a mild cheddar really.
I'm a big fan of these for the taste, price and texture - it's just a shame they have to quite this much salt in them. You expect the fat content for a cheese product, and for little kids that's not so bad as they do need a fair bit of fat in their diets. But the salt content means I can only give these four stars when really they're tasty and cheap enough to warrant five.