“ Brand: Dairylea / Type: Spread „
I have always been a fan of Dairylea cheese spread ever since I was a child.
~ Price and availability ~
It comes in a round blue and white tub which is available in different sizes. The smaller tub is 180g and is currently available at Tesco for £0.75. The larger tub is 270g and is available at Tesco for £2.15.
I usually buy the smaller 180g tub and usually pay around £0.99 for it at Morrisons.
~ In Use ~
Dairylea is a very light yellow colour. I know Philadelphia do a cheese spread which is a brilliant white colour and the white really puts me off to the point I have never tried Philadelphia so I am glad that Dairylea has a bit of colour to it.
Every now and then I like to have Dairylea on toast either as a snack or if I don’t fancy much for my lunch.
It is very soft to cut through and it has quite a slimy texture. It spreads very easily.
I tend to spread quite a generous amount over my toast and I find it is a really satisfying snack. The Dairylea has a light, cheesy taste. It isn’t too strong, but it is very tasty.
It is supposed to be used up within one month of opening it, but I must admit we do sometimes use it after one month.
Under the plastic lid there is a foil lid, which you peel back. After using the Dairylea I always put the foil lid back over the tub and then put the plastic lid back on. In the past when my clumsy husband has been the last one to use the Dairylea and has not closed the lid properly I have opened the Dairylea to find red mould growing on it so it needs to be looked after.
A 25g serving of Dairylea provides 58kcal and contains 4.4g of fat of which 2.8g saturates. I bet my servings are larger than 25g as well so it isn’t the least fattening of snacks!
~ Ingredients ~
The lid boasts that the product has all natural ingredients.
The listed ingredients are:
Skimmed Milk (Water, Skimmed Milk Powder) (51%), Cheese, (33%), Milk Fat, Whey Powder (from Milk), Stabilisers (Citric Acid, Sodium Carbonate)**, Skimmed Milk Powder (1%), Milk Protein, **To hold all the ingredients together
~ Summary ~
I love Dairylea and would recommend it. I have tried own brand cheese spreads in the past and they are never as nice as Dairylea.
Years ago I tried a Dairylea Light version and didn’t like it, but we recently bought a tub of Dairylea Light and it tastes exactly the same as the normal stuff to me so this is worth bearing in mind.
I prefer to use proper cheese but it's nice to have some of this in the fridge when you're feeling a bit lazy and can't be bothered to slice the cheese for a sandwich. Dairylea is a well known brand that have done alsorts of different cheese products including cheese slices, spreads, dunkers and cheese strips. You can buy them at big stores like Asda and Tesco and in most little shops as well as they're quite popular.
The dairylea cheese spread is £2 for a 300g tub at Asda but can often be found on offer for a pound. The cheese spread comes in a round, blue tub with the Dairylea logo on the lid in big yellow letters. The nutritional values are on the front so you can see them clearly. The lid pulls off and the cheeese is covered by foil which you can rip off but I tend to peel it back and then put it back over to help keep it fresh while I'm using it.
The cheese itself is very spreadable and soft meaning it doesn't rip the bread when you try and spread it like some spreadable cheeses do. It's a pale yellow colour and has a lovely creamy cheesy taste. It has a really nice consistency, not too thick or too runny so you can easily decide how much or little you want to use.
I use this on bread when I'm feeling a bit lazy or I like to spread it onto crackers which is also really nice! Add a bit of brown sauce and you're well away! I'd definitely recommend this cheese as it is really nice, easy to use and quite cheap too. It's ideal for kids too as it isn't as messy as slices of cheese that can fall off the sandwich. Give it a go if you haven't before!
Dairylea make a variety of cheese products from their spread, to triangles, dunkers and cheese strings and I love them all and like to have at least one in my fridge every week. The dairlylea range is easy to spot as it is in bright blue packaging. The cost of this spread and their full range fluctuates from time to time but more recently in asda their products have been selling at just £1 each so the other day I stocked up. You can find this is any supermarkets and a few local shops such as spar and costcutter.
This cheese spread is a refrigerated product, when you do eat this it will be chilled and refreshing. It has foil lining over the top of the cheese to keep it fresh. I always keep this on and fold it back over when putting back into the fridge. Despite being kept in the fridge the cheese never hardens or goes dry.
The spread it pliable and extremely soft so you can take it straight out the fridge and put it on your crackers. The spread is thick and does taste thick even when you have hardly any on but it's also very creamy with a smooth texture. This just tastes like creamy cheese but I've found that I can tell what is dairylea cheese and what isn't.
The cheese isn't exactly strong, if anything it's a mild weak taste but it's so delicious at the same time. The smoothness of this and softness makes it ideal for children of all ages. I love having this on crackers and sometimes I'll put a cheeky piece of cucumber on it too.
The nutritional value isn't too bad and it is suitable for vegetarians to consume
Calories - 62
Protein - 2.7g
Fat - 4.9g
Calcium - 105mg
Salt - 0.5g
Dairylea Spread is a soft and creamy cheese spread that can be spread onto bread or crackers or alternatively added into sauces. It comes in a blue plastic tub with the Dairylea logo on the front and it has a plastic lid that keeps the cheese spread covered and fresh. Underneath the plastic lid is a foil sheet which is initially sealed, but needs to be pealed back before use and it cannot be resealed once opened - but as long as it's covered with the plastic lid, the spread remains fresh and moist. A tub of the Dairylea Spread costs me £1.10 from my local Tesco - which I think is a really good price.
The spread is a creamy colour with a very slight tinge of yellow - and it's immediately evident that it's soft and creamy in consistency also. It's very easy to spread and doesn't break up the bread when spread onto it - and it remains soft, creamy and spreadable throughout. I like it spread quite thickly onto my toast, but this is a matter of personal taste. The Dairylea doesn't really smell very strongly. It does have a very slight cheesy smell, but this is quite subtle and isn't overwhelming. The taste of the Dairylea is also quite subtle and although it is clearly a cheese spread, the strength of the cheese is very mild. However, I think the mixture of the cream and the cheese make a lovely combination - and it's just really refreshing and comforting at the same time.
On occasion, this is also something that I will add to a sauce because it adds a little flavour and that lovely creamy texture. I find this works particularly well if you make a pancetta and pasta bake - and mix some of the Dairylea in with the cream sauce.
I cant say that im a big lover of cheese the stuff just makes me ill the smell the texture its just horrible!!!!!!
but my son who 16 months old loves it and its full of goodness!!!!
Dairylea spread contains Calcuim and vitamin D
the product itself now comes in a range of different things cheese strips, luchables,dunkers and triangles
the cheese its self has a very different texture to many other soft cheeses!!!!! the taste of the cheese is a quite sweet taste but is always nice on toast,or with crakers
Dairylea Cheese is made by Kraft Foods and the product was introduced over fifty years ago. It is made with cheese, milk and butter you can buy the light version of the product
I found that the low fat version of the product was not as nice as regular as their didnt seem to be any taste to it.
the regular version contains 62 calories 1.6g of sugar 4.9g fat 3.3g sat fat 0.4g of salt
at the moment their are many offers that you can get on the cheese at the moment iceland are doing 2 for £1.50.
i would recommend this as its a nice sorft cheese and its great for kids and adults
One thing I have adored for years is Dairylea cheese and more in particular with the cheese spread and the triangles. It's just an incredibly handy item to have in the fridge. A particular favourite is having it on a jacket potato and then topped with grated cheese just to be greedy! However, more recently I have opted to have Dairylea on oatcakes which for me is a great match.
*** Dairylea ***
Dairylea is owned by the giant corporation known as Kraft (what don't they own?!) and is made specifically for the UK and Ireland markets. It has been available for over 50 years (the Dairylea cheese triangle was the first product to be produced in 1950) and has mainly targeted children with products such as Dairylea Dunkers and Dairylea Lunchables (which I believe have now been stopped).
*** Packaging ***
Dairylea cheese spread comes in a bright blue plastic tub which is quite shallow. It has a matching blue plastic top and has a foil lid underneath the plastic top to ensure freshness and to ensure it hasn't been tampered with.
On the top of the lid is a picture of the cartoon black and white cow (as seen in the Dairylea adverts) holding a cracker which has been spread with Dairylea. The background is rolling green hills with blue sky. Dairylea is written in the usual type font in yellow, above this is the usual Kraft logo. On the lid there is also the nutritional info together with a sign saying giving more advice about the product. Personally I think there is too much going on with the lid but it is bright and colourful.
*** The Cheese Spread ***
Dairylea needs to be kept in the fridge and its best eaten chilled. The spread itself is quite thick but very spreadable. It's incredibly soft and pliable so you don't have to worry about getting it out the fridge and waiting for it to soften unlike butter!
Dairylea cheese spread doesn't have a distinct strong taste to it (and even less for the reduced fat version) and it does mildly taste of cheese. It has a lovely soft and creamy texture to it which goes well with the mildness. I think children enjoy this because it doesn't have a strong taste and I enjoy it because I find it goes well with other food products.
All in all Dairylea cheese spread has a smooth, soft creamy texture with a mild cheese taste. Some people may find it on the bland side and some people would probably say the taste is more suitable for children but its incredibly easy on the palette it's a nice change to other soft cheeses and lets face it Dairylea has been around for a long time and is bought by a lot of people.
*** Ingredients ***
Skimmed milk (50%), cheese (28%), butter, skimmed milk powder (6%), emulsifying salts (sodium citrate, polyphosphate), acidity regulator (citric acid).
Made with natural cheese, milk and butter and no artificial colours or preservatives.
*** Nutritional Information ***
Calories - 62
Protein - 2.7g
Fat - 4.9g
Calcium - 105mg
Salt - 0.5g
It is suitable for vegetarians.
A 25g serving of Dairylea spread provide 16% RDA of calcium.
*** Price and Availability ***
Tesco - £1.11
Asda - £1.11
Sainsburys - £1.11
*** Overall ***
Ok, so the cheese spread isn't the healthiest it does however provide a good source of calcium. I'm a firm believer in everything in moderation and I do enjoy this cheese spread I just don't eat it all the time and when I do I don't eat it in large amounts.
So it is targeted for children but I think this is perfectly suited for adults too! It has a lovely light consistency with a mild taste which goes well with crackers, jacket potatoes and for me oatcakes! So would I recommend? Yes I would just not for everyday consumption!
For me, Dairylea is a staple item that is always in my fridge. I find it incredibly versatile and it can be used as an accompaniment for a variety of other foods. At £1.11 for a 200g tub it's reasonably inexpensive and as my family all like it, we always like to have some handy.
Dairylea is a great tasting cheese spread which can be used in sandwiches, on toast or as a dip to eat with breadsticks or crisps. As a toddler my son used to love dipping cold carrot sticks in the cheese and I found this really helped him when he was teething.
It comes in a round tub which is particularly colourful with a cartoon-like cow on the front. It's blue, green and yellow colour scheme makes it attractive to children as does it's soft, creamy consistency. Within the tub, the cheese is cream in colour and looks incredibly smooth.
Tastewise, I really like the flavour. It's mildly cheesy but not overly so, which is ideal for the young pallettes it is intended for. It's soft and creamy which means it spreads easily and it has an extremely smooth texture.
The packet tells us that the product has no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives added which can be reassuring to parents and they also claim it to be a great 'natural source of calcium' which can help thosy young bones and teeth to develop. Dairylea is also suitable for vegetarians. Within each 25g serving there are 62 calories and 4.9 grams of fat, which does seem quite high but it's worth remembering that most cheeses would have similar statistics.
Overall, I would heartily reccomend this product. I like the creamy, cheesy taste and even texture of it and find it very handy when it comes to preparing a quick snack. Obviously the supermarket own brands would be cheaper but in my opinion they are also lacking in flavour and the consistency isn't as good. So on this occasion I would definitely advise paying that little bit extra for a brand name that is known and trusted.
This isn't something I normally buy. If I want soft cheese, I tend to go for a proper cream cheese style one. This week however when I went shopping, I had a voucher for a free tub of the stuff, so I popped one in the trolley.
Dairylea reminds me of my childhood and visits to my dad. He'd never get the shopping in before we got there, and would instead take us with him and let us choose what we wanted (within reason). My brother would always choose this. He loved the stuff and still does, and mum wouldn't buy it claiming it was too expensive, which it was.
Now though, looking at the price, this 300g tub is normally £1.60, at the moment it's on offer at £1.00 (11p less than the 200g tub), and I of course had a voucher to get it for nothing. Nothing is an excellent price I think! In all honesty looking at the shelf of products, the price isn't that much above the store own brand, a few pence that's all, so they do seem to be trying harder these days to keep themselves competitive.
It's not a 'proper' cheese though is it, how nutritious can it really be? Well, actually it's not as bad as it could be. Per 100g it has 6g sugar, 248 calories, 19.6g fat and 2.0g salt. More importantly if you're trying to get calcium into a child, this does contain 420mg per 100g which is 53% of the recommended Daily Allowance. There are also no artificial colours or flavourings to worry about.
Now not having kids, I don't need to worry about any of the above, so for me it's more about flavour and what I can do with it. I have to say, that the very first taste I had of this (a scraping off the knife after spreading some), was really lovely and not at all as I expected it to be. I sort of remember it being much more cloying and sticky than this, and somehow it actually tasted very smooth and much lighter than I remember. It does taste strongly of cheese too, though not really any particular cheese I can recall ever eating, and somewhat processed, but in a strange way that didn't actually spoil my pleasure in eating it.
I have so far eaten some on crackers, in a sandwich with cress (well I had to buy some just so I could eat it like I used to as a kid - I'm sad that way!), and mixed into a baked potato instead of butter. The last was actually the nicest way to use it, and it really did make the potato cheesey and creamy, and I felt like I wasn't being too unhealthy when I ate it either.
It's not something I'm going to start buying on a regular basis or anything, nice as it tasted, I wouldn't want to pay £1.60 for 300g of cheese spread, but I think it may be something I'll keep in mind as an alternative that's worth buying if it's on special offer.
I had some Dairylea cheese spread on my sandwiches at work yesterday, so I thought why not write a review!
First off, they were lovely!
For those of you who don't know Dairylea comes in a small round plastic tub. It is mainly blue and has Dairylea written in big yellow letters. When you take back the lid you will notice that it has a plastic foil on it to ensure freshness, I prefer this because I know that nobody has touched the cheese!
I am often slow at getting ready in the morning so having Dairylea in the house always helps because it is really quick to make as it spreads on your bread so easily. I have also recently discovered it's pretty nice on toast too, and I love the fact that it's already soft...we don't have spreadable butter in our house so I always make a mess of toast (try not to laugh). Infact I like Dairylea because you can add to quite a lot of foods, such as crackers, bread, toast, and malt loaf just to name a few.
I haven't seen a Dairylea advert for a long time, but I remember when they were on and their slogan was "kids will do anything for a taste of Dairylea." I feel that this only markets the spread at kids, but it is more than suitable for adults too, as I personally have it on my sandwiches at least twice a week.
The only thing I don't particularly like about Dairylea is the fact that it doesn't taste that strong, so I therefore have to put a bit more on than other pastes and this means that I use it a lot quicker. Luckily for me I have got a family sized tub which contains 300g. This lasts me a couple of weeks as other family members use it too.
Dairylea is made by Kraft and you can buy it in other forms than the spread. But the spread version is very soft and spreads the easiest out of all the versions.
Those of you who are vegetarian will be pleased to know that it is suitable for you and everyone will also be happy to know that it has no artificial colours, flavourings or preservatives added to it. The ingredients don't contain too much and they are as follows:
INGREDIENTS: Skimmed Milk (50%), Cheese (28%), Butter, Skimmed Milk Powder (6%), Emulsifying Salts (sodium citrate, polyphosphate), acidity regulator (citric acid).
You can also buy a low fat version, but this personally isn't for me.
If you are often in a rush and you like cheese then this is the spread for you, it tastes great and is so soft so it's really easy to spread. It isn't too expensive but the prices of it are frequently changing and it is often on offer in my local Tesco.
In my endless battle against the dreaded midlife spread I usually eat Ryvita with some kind of light cheese spread and at the moment my spread of choice is Dairylea light.
Once you really think about it spreadable cheese is a product which is basically culinary wrong, you can't find a processed cheese in nature, however, spreadable cheese is here and we can enjoy if so desired. The product is perfect for spreading on Ryvita, the product tends to be focused at children and has had the advertised campaign of saying ,kids will do anything for a dairylea triangle. The old claim that the cheese is full of good stuff has to be removed when it was pointed out that the product still contained high level of fat and salt.
Dairylea cheese spread
This is a product which comes in a blue tub, covered in an aluminium foil covering and is a pale yellow, cerise? colour. The cheese itself is to be honest gloopy but does hold its form well when a knife goes into the gloop.
The taste is well it's never going to be an ingredient found on a restaurant cheese board, it does taste of cheese but there is a smoothness and plastic texture to the product. Saying that its not unpleasant to eat and does spread well over my cracker.
It is of course a mild cheese taste, the advertising aimed at children sort of gives it away here is a product which when made into sandwiches kids are happy to tuck into.
I don't feel that this product has too many negative issues, usually processed or homogenised food is one which I rail against but in this instance I think we can be a bit more generous. Yes it's a spreadable cheese but it's a decent quality product actually tastes like cheese and the low fat version is relatively good for you. Do I give it to my two little monsters? Well the young ones a bit young but my 18 month old likes it when we play dippy cheese with a bit of toast so it's not evil but not a goodie either. I guess like most things it's something to be enjoyed sparingly without getting to hot under the collar about it.
One triangle comes in at 42 calories, I'd guess one scoop per cracker comes in at about the same. It has 0.9g of sugar, 0.3g of salt and 3.4g of fat.
Dairylea is made by Kraft now owners of Cadbury's, don't think we'll be seeing a cheesy pint and a half spread, well not until next year anyway.
A good quality product, four stars for me losing one for the concept of spreadable cheese and the fat and salt content in the old days.
As I previously reviewed my son's favourite cheese. It's now my turn to share something about my favourite creamy cheese the " Dairylea Spread". As I've done my shopping I quite noticed that Dairylea Triangles were on offer . A cheesy spread which is individually wrapped in triangles that quite appeal to most children.
Made with the goodness of milk and cheese with no artificial colours, flavours or preservative added. A tasty way to help build strong bones and teeth.
It's deliciously soft spread, with a creamy, mildly cheesy taste and the cheesy creaminess really gets to your taste buds which I really prefer.
It comes in a medium blue circular cardboard box with the word 'Dairylea' written on the front. It has a pictures of small milk and cheese and the eyecatching cow holding a cheese in the midst of country scene. When opening, you have to peel the thin plastic wrap around the middle before taking of the lid. On the inside, there's the individual triangle packed in a silver foil wrapper that you can peel off. All in all, It's well designed and very appealling, quite stand out on the shelves along with It's competitor.
You can buy tubs which is more easy to spread on your sandwiches and make sense financially if you use it regularly or you can get the famous traditional individually sealed triangles to maintain freshness. As for me I always choose the triangles as I'm not having them on a daily basis.
PRICE (8 triangles)
asda 92p buy 2 for £1.50 valid 5/1/2010
The 2 triangles provides a fifth of the recommended daily allowance of calcium. It contains vitamin D and suitable for vegetarians.
These triangles are delicious and I personally have it with sandwiches, toast or crackers. The cheese is soft, spreadable, creamy and taste lovely but quite sticky. The foil tend to be messy at times especially when the kids started peeling them off. Dairylea introduced more cheesy products including slices, dunkers, lunchables, spread and cheese strips. The product is obviously marketed for kids but it definitely appeal to me because I love them too!
Thank you for reading ;-D
Dairylea Cheese Spread
Description: Manufacturer: Dairylea / Type: Spread
As it sounds like, Dairylee cheese spread is a creamy and spreadable cheese. It is a light colour (almost white) and a great consistency, being creamy yet not so thick that it will not spread properly.
I have always been a fan of this cheese, I remember having it in sandwiches in my packed lunch as a kid and it still tastes the same. There is also a light version, which tastes great.
I like to have this on toast now that I am an adult (I hesitate to say a grown up!) which tastes great. It sort of melts into the toast and really works well. It is also delicious on a baked potato, or used as a quick and simple pasta sauce (just stir in to cooked pasta with some chopped ham and mushrooms)
One portion contains 34 kcals, 1.3 grams sugar, 1.6 grams of fat, 0.5 grams salt. It also provides you with 27% RDA calcium and 19% RDA vitamin D.
I recommend this cheese highly, it may not be for everyone (Mr Siamese doesn't like it and prefers Philadelphia) but I love it and eat it a lot. Give it a shot and see what you think!
Dairylea cheese spread is a fantastic cheese product that is made by the large cheese company dairylea.
They are a great product and although they are called dairylea cheese spread they don't even need to be spreader and are actually really nice to just eat on their own as well.
These come in the flat circle pots, they are available in many different formats too though, I think the best ones are the ones in the cardboard circle container as these contain several triangle shaped pieces which are all wrapped individually so you can open them and then spread them or eat them on their own, and they are great for packing and spreading or eating at a later date too.
You can also buy this spread in the plastic tubs as well though, which is kind of like butter, all in one tub and you take and spread as much as you like. This way is the better value for money but you can only use the cheese for spreading and nothing else.
The taste of this product is really good, its very soft and very sweet and milky tasting, much nicer than the Philadelphia I find and this is one of my favourite cheese spreads on the market.
I have always been a fan of Dairylea products and when my budget allows it the Cheese Spread is always the product that I really want in my fridge, on my sandwiches or spread on toast.
Dairylea 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.
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.
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 a pretty decent price for two 125g pots. I would recommend this cheese spread as it really is seriously strong but it might not be the best spread for children. I am going to rate this 5/5 (as I'm sure most people would agree!) as I thoroughly enjoyed it.
A 25g serving of this cheese spread provides 59 calories & 4.9g of fat so should be enjoyed in moderation but because it's so delicious sometimes that is easier said than done.
A 200g pot is currently available from Tesco, Sainsburys or any of the other supermarkets and the price from ocado.com (where I have just placed an order for some more) is £1.11 which is apparently the same price as Tesco so quite reasonable.
My mum always used to give me cheese spread sarnies when I was in junior school it was convenient and quick to prepare. One of the many cheeses she gave me was Dairylea Cheese Spread and I've loved it ever since.
Dairylea comes in round plastic pots either the smaller 200g tubs or larger ones. The smaller tubs are roughly £1.35 and the larger are usually over £2. The pots they come in are quite fun and attractive being a lovely sky blue colour with a cow holding a cheese covered cracker. Dairylea swoops along the top of the tub and Kraft is written above this. You are told that it is cheese spread on the flip off lid also. Dairylea spread is made with Cheese and Milk.
Each 25g serving contains;
No artificial colours, flavours or preservatives
1/3 kids recommended daily calcium intake per serving
Dairy lea has a pale and smooth appearance and is very soft and smooth to dip your knife into. It doesnt have much of a smell to be honest yet it does taste quite cheesy, more so than other 'cheese' spreads I have tried.
It is very easy to spread and is a very versatile cheese it can be spread on most things such as bagels, toast, sarnies and crackers and even added to food dishes such as pasta. It is a quite enjoyable spread on toast as it almost melts into the warm bread and sinks in stunningly and my favourite thing to spread it on is Jacobs crackers.
It is a very thick and creamy cheese, yet the soft smoothness remains no matter what you use it for.
Dairylea is a very mild cheese but is delicious nonetheless and goes with almost anything. Although it doesn't hold much 'flavour' I find it actually has a bit more taste than Philadelphia, which although I do enjoy philadelphia if I'm honest it is tasteless!
You can even by Dairylea in triangles, packed tightly in a foil wrapper making them even more fun than these circle pots for children and again providing them with Calcium and their Vitamin D which Dairylea is packed with!