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      04.02.2014 11:25
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      Quite nice, but not the treat it promises to be

      PRICE: Currently £1.00 (special offer) at my local Sainsbury's (full price £1.35) for 8 triangle portions

      NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (per triangle):-

      Calories: 43
      Kj: 179
      Fat: 3.2g
      - of which saturages: 2.1g
      Carbohydrate: 1.0g
      - of which sugars: 1.0g
      Fibre: 0g
      Protein: 2.4g
      Salt: 0.26g
      Calcium: 80mg

      INGREDIENTS:-

      Skimmed milk, skimmed milk powder, cheese, butter, whey powder, milk protein, citric acid, sodium carbonate

      DIETARY/ALLERGY ADVICE:-

      Suitable for vegetarians
      Contains milk

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      Kraft Dairylea Cheese Triangles is a product that has been around for longer than I can remember, and during my childhood, was considered a great treat.

      The design of the circular box has changed only slightly over the years, currently depicting a cartoon cow's face, the product logo, a blue sky and grass. The sides of the thin cardboard box show ingredients, nutritional information, dietary/allergy advice, the manufacturer's contact details and storage/recycling information.

      Inside the box are eight triangular shapes of foil-wrapped cheese spread, with a piece of paper stuck to the front of each one bearing the same design as on the box lid. The triangles can be a little tricky to open effectively, the foil bearing a little red strip which is pulled....theoretically, on pulling the red strip, the wrapping should come off in one piece, but it doesn't always work. However, these days, the foil covering on the triangles is a little easier to remove than it used to be.

      On opening the triangles, I notice little or no smell. The cheese spread is quite firm, being a pale cream colour.

      These cheese triangles are quite versatile. They can be eaten as they are, spread on rolls, bread, crackers, crispbreads and similar, plus can be at a push used in some recipes. A couple of them can also be added to a salad, which together with any other protein accompaniment, adds an extra little touch of flavour.

      The cheese taste in Kraft Dairylea Cheese Triangles is fairly weak, so I guess may not appeal to those who love their cheese to be toe-curlingly strong. There is a distinct creaminess to the texture, which is firmer than what one may initially anticipate. This firmness can make the cheese a little difficult to spread if it has (as recommended) been refrigerated.

      As said above, the triangles can be a little awkward to open, which results in pockets of the cheese wedging into the corners of the foil....and, can be hard to remove when this happens.

      Kraft Dairylea Cheese Triangles are fairly high in fat, and at 45 calories per piece, may on the surface seem as if they are kind to those watching their weight, but most people would probably need at least two or three of them....that is when the calories clock up. I also personally find them a little too salty for my own tastes, and I would prefer it if the strength of the cheese flavour had more punch.

      I do like to eat Kraft Dairylea Cheese Triangles now and again, simply for nostalgic reasons, but I prefer to eat them as they are, not spread onto anything, and without accompaniments. Although I wouldn't crawl on my hands and knees to the ends of the earth to eat this product, I do enjoy a little indulgence occasionally, rarely finding it possible to stop at just one triangle...I have to eat at least three or four.

      After swallowing, I do find that I'm left with a slightly 'gummy' feeling in my mouth, although there is no unpleasant after-taste at all. However, this product is slightly too salty for me and I'd prefer it if something else were added as a stabilising and flavouring agent.

      Children do seem to like Kraft Dairylea Cheese Triangles, and I think they make an adequate treat for them, perhaps as part of a lunchbox to take to school, or an addition to the food provided at say a birthday party.

      Bearing in mind that I and many other people need more than one triangle to satisfy their taste buds and appetites, I personally feel that this product is more expensive than it ought to be, unless it can be purchased on special offer. You can also buy the spread in tubs where the cheese isn't divided into individual portions - and, the product tastes exactly the same, being of identical consistency.

      Although my childhood memories of Kraft Dairylea Cheese Triangles is quite magical, I now am not able to summon up quite the same levels of enthusiasm, although they are something I can enjoy eating on high days and holidays.

      Would I recommend Kraft Dairylea Cheese Triangles? Yes, up to a point, but I don't personally believe they are as healthy as the manufacturer claims, due to their high fat and salt content. The calcium content is good though, so maybe that is some compensation, but as a whole I feel they are somewhat over-rated.

      Thanks for reading!

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        10.01.2014 11:39
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        I prefer something a bit more tasty!

        At the moment cos of Christmas I am on a huge economy drive. Living on my own I tend to buy and throw out way too much food. I never have a shopping list and I end up with plenty of food and wonder what to do with it 9 times out of 10!

        My very close mate Andrea is very good with money. She's an ex bank manager and loves to get her hands on my finances and before you know it you have a spread sheet projecting how your money is going to be for the next two years and the likes, trust me its great to have an ubber sensible mate!

        Because I worry about money alot we got talking about how to reign me in and one way was instead of me shopping locally and as I go that she would take me shopping once a week to a supermarket....providing I wrote a list out!

        This has really worked for me. I rummage around my cupboards and find what I have and what I need to go with it and believe me I've really saved and have less waste!

        When sitting writing my list of course I put meals together and the likes however with not needing much last week I decided that I was stuck in a rut over my tea most nights. I opt for spaghetti or beans on toast usually because its quick and simple so I started to think about what else I could have as a change and so I popped on my list cheese spread. When I got to Asda these Dairylea Triangles were on offer at 50p a box, ideal I thought and within budget I treated myself!

        The Packaging:

        First off I feel that I must point out that these come in the Regular (full fat version) and in a 'Light' option, me I went for the Light.

        The 8 triangles all come individually wrapped in silver foil and on the top of each one we are clearly told what they are and there is a picture on them of a bee, a butterly and so on. They come stored within a round cardboard box which is green and blue in colour and again on the top of that we are clearly told what the product is and who it is by and that they only contain natural ingredients and there is an at a glance nutritional chart shown as well as a drawing of a cow in a field! On the base of the box other information listed includes being told a very small amount about the product, the ingredients are listed (this is suitable for Vegetarians to consume by the way), there is a full nutritional chart given, the weight is stated (140g) and contact detail for the manufacturer are stated. Nice packaging this is and informative enough too.

        The Triangles:

        When I first picked one up to spread some on my toast I was initially a little concerned about how to gt the moist block of cheese spread out! I hate tricky packaging and not being able to get all the food stuff out of something however getting all the spread out in a perfect triangle was simple because within the foil there is little piece of red plastic that you sort of gently pull and the foil unravels off! Genius!

        The spread has no real smell to it really and it is what it is. Moist, light cream coloured cheese spread!

        You get a good sized portion and it is really is easy to spread on toast but also on sandwiches and the likes however for me this is a pretty bland spread to be honest. It doesn't taste strong and of cheese very much at all. It lacks creaminess thought due to that fact doesn't melt if popping it on hot food stuff. It is light in flavour however does taste slightly seasoned but really....it is very plain in taste to me.

        However if you like bland and don't appreciate a sharp cheesy flavour then these could be ideal for you. They are handy for lunchboxes, deliver a decent sized portion of spread and at the moment in Asda are really cheap for 8 triangles!

        Not for me though however I am impressed that 1 triangle only contains 35 Calories and 1.4g of Saturated Fat though I won't be purchasing these again in the 'Light' option but if I do see the regular ones may be tempted to compare those to these and give them a whirl!

        Available from all good supermarkets and if not on offer as they on at the time of writing this review in Asda expect to pay about £1.00 for a box of 8 of the triangles.

        This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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        03.09.2012 21:38
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        Dairylea yum

        I was lucky enough to be selected to try Dairylea for free through a bzzagent campaign. It is just one if the many products i have gotten to try and test through bzzagent and have only been a member for a few months. I recieved a coupon for a free tub of either the spread or the triangle, some money off coupons to pass to friends and family and a campaign book. I was very excited to be taken part, as i dont think i have tried Dairylea since i was a kid, at least twenty years or so ago! I was also interested to see what my two daughters (age 3 & 9) thought of it.

        Dairylea has changed its packaging and i think it is a very positive change. The cow can now be seen peeking out from behind the grass and the Dairylea sign. My youngest daughter loved the packaging "look at the cow mum" she cheered and insisted on carrying the tub around the supermarket instead of putting it in the trolley. Well, the three year old was easily convinced, but would my 9 year old daughter be so easily amused?

        I was impressed to learn that the cheese in all Dairylea products are all made with natural ingredients. The triangles were reasonably priced at £1.25 for 140g at Tesco. I chose the triangles instead of the spread tub as i thought they would be a bit more convenient and a bit less wasteful. I must say in opening up the packaging i was instantly taken back to my childhood! The triangles were exactly as I remembered wrapped in silver foil and With a little red pull tab, ah the memories!

        My two daughters and I ate the triangles with Tesco own brand crackers, and it all went down a treat! My youngest daughter was especially impressed and my eldest daughter asked if i could put a triangle and a couple of crackers in her lunchbox for school, so all in all the Dairylea triangles were a success and i shall be buying them again in the future.

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          04.05.2010 16:51
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          A great product A**********

          Dairylea Triangles!

          I love these so much! I have always had them on sandwiches since I was in school and I haven't stopped. They come in either the eight pack of triangles or they come in a sixteen pack. I get the sixteen pack from Morrisons which cost about £1.80 or something like that, which is not a lot for sixteen.

          You can also get the cheese in a spread form which I really don't like an it is less hygienic than the individually wrapped triangles. I really love them on sandwiches or on cheese on toast and they are quite filling and very very tasty! Oh and they are also nice in a toastie.

          They contain:

          Skimmed milk (49%), cheese (30%), butter, skimmed milk powder (7%), emulsifying salts (polyphosphate, sodium citrate), acidity regulator (citric acid).

          Per cheese triangle:

          Energy - 42kcal
          Protein - 2.0 g
          Carbohydrate - 1.1 g
          Fat - 3.3 g
          calcium - 67 mg

          They do have quite a lot of fat in them but they are so nice and they are very cheesy so you don't need a lot of them. They also are a good natural source of calcium and they are obviously suitable for vegetarians. And they have no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives! So they are good for the whole family.

          Conclusions

          *In my opinion they are really nice and they are great on sandwiches, toasties, crackers and toast
          *They have quite a lot of fat in them but you don't need a lot for that yummy cheeseness!
          *They are widely available in most larger supermarkets - I get mine from morrisons for under £2 for 16
          *Good for all the family
          *Good source of calcium
          *Nice bright colourful packaging
          *They have no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives

          thank you for reading my review

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          19.04.2010 23:06
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          Tastes Great And Is Packaged Well.

          Since my economy drive which began at the beginning of the year, I have been buying these as part of my packed lunches. You can buy them in either packets of 8 or 16. I buy the 16 pack which costs me £1.56. I take one slice per day and spread it into my sandwiches with a knife.

          It has a number of benefits. Firstly it is conveniently wrapped. in foil and is transportable in a lunchbox making it ideal for packed lunches for both adults and kids each segment opens neatly by pulling a little red string and lets it unfold for it to be spread on food. I think the wrapping is one of the main benefits and allows the segments to stay fresh and in good condition.

          Another benefit is the taste. It adds flavour to food and does it in a nice way. Today for example I made myself some standard ham sandwiches and took them into work. Ham sandwiches taste nice but in a very effective way I turned them into cheese and ham sandwiches by taking the segment into work with me and spreading it in. Personally I like the taste of Dairylea and it brings a soft cheesy flavour to food. This is my latest example of having used it to enhance the flavour of food and I find Dairylea does this very well for a cheese lover like me.

          Another benefit is, when you buy a packet you get a voucher entitling you to thirty pence off of your next purcase. This is good because overall it reduces the cost of your next purchase and rewards you for your loyalty. I find this highlights that Dairylea is a respectable brand with a good reputaton.

          I can't think of any major downsides to Dairylea. It's a respectable brand which enhanses the flavour of food effectively and tastes great. It does it's job and it does it well. I can't think of any downsides but If any arise in the future, I'll be sure to update you here.

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          03.04.2010 13:03
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          More like milk triangles!

          Every week, I get a newsletter from 'freebieUK', keeping me informed of all the latest deals and freebies to be had. It has to be said that pickings are usually very slim, but last week, one offer caught my eye. It was a printable voucher for a free pack of Dairylea cheese triangles or spread, no strings attached. I remembered how much I'd loved cheese triangles as a kid- my mum would sometimes buy them as a treat to have with a bread and butter tea, and I think I could've happily devoured a whole box of eight single-handedly! I'd not had any for years though, so this sounded like a freebie too good to miss out on.

          A quick glance at the label in the supermarket showed me that the price tag on these is usually 92p, which is slightly cheaper than its main rival, The Laughing Cow. The cheese triangles come in a round, cardboard tub, brightly adorned with blue skies, meadows, and a beaming cartoon cow...I'm getting the distinct impression that these are aimed at kids. I was surprised to read on the box that the product contains 'no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives'- I'd just assumed that anything so perfectly smooth and squidgy couldn't be natural. A less welcome surprise was the fact that each triangle contains 43 calories, and 2.2g saturated fat. Pretty hefty, for something so small.

          Inside the box, the triangles looked exactly as I remembered- wrapped in silver foil, with a red tag which you pull to open them up. This was really fun as a kid, and probably a lot less messy than having small fingers unpeeling the foil would have been. The foil pulled back to reveal a pallid looking triangle of smooth, shiny 'cheese', with a soft and creamy consistency which was just firm enough to maintain its shape.

          As far as texture went, these were exactly as I had remembered- super smooth, thick and creamy. They're the perfect consistency to spread on bread, or to eat on their own. I thought I'd try one on its own first, to get a better idea of taste. Biting into it, I was immediately struck with how bland it was. It didn't really taste of much at all, and certainly not of the classic cheddar flavour you might expect from a 'cheese' triangle. The little flavour it had was predominantly of milk, and a quick glance at the ingredients list showed me that the triangles did indeed contain a whopping 49% skimmed milk. The next ingredient was cheese, at 30%, closely followed by butter and more skimmed milk, this time in powder form. The only cheesey flavour these triangles had was a mild hint of cream cheese, in amongst all that milkiness.

          I was left wondering why I loved these so much as a child- perhaps they contained artificial flavourings, or more salt, back in the day. Or maybe their blandness appeals to kids. Either way, as an adult, these were very disappointing. Eaten on their own, they're bland and boring, and spread on bread, you can hardly taste them (although they do provide a thick, creamy layer). I certainly won't be buying these in future, as they just seem like empty calories- I'd rather stick with cheeses that actually taste of something!

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            03.04.2010 12:53
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            We usually have Cheese triangles in the fridge. They are nice on Toast and although not the most filling spread in a sandwich, I sometimes have used this instead of Butter and then added Cheese and Salad on top.

            We tend to alternate between the Dairylea ones and the Laughing Cow, but I think dairylea is better as they taste more Milky.

            You get these in a pack of 8 triangles, which cost about the 85p, or the double pack which is 16 of them and this normally is a bit cheaper, say £1.60. Now and again Asda and Tesco sell the 16 pack for £1, and since the best before date on this is normally pretty good then we will get a few packs.

            The Triangles are packed well enough in the pack. Although they are all squashed together they don't end up squashed. The triangles are a decent size and 1 triangles gives a good spreading of the Cheese. They are easy enough to open as you just pull on the tag and this opened the wrapped up. It can get a bit messy with the Cheese on the side of the Triangle, but this scrapes off well enough although there is always a few bits left on it.

            You get this in a Light version as well as just the normal one. The Light Triangles have only 28 calories and taste nice and Dairy enough, but the normal ones have a stronger taste, which is still nice.

            This spreads ok, but if using on really fresh bread then it will tear the bread a bit if you dig your knife in too much. As long as you scrape a bit more gentle then it covers the Bread ok.

            The brand name of Cheese Triangles and the best for me.

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              10.12.2009 13:41
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              Nice spread but only buy it if it's on offer.

              Dairylea is a brand name of Kraft foods and the product is produced in Belgium.

              Packaging:

              A circular cardboard box that opens around the rim by pulling on a strip which leaves you with a box and lid. Inside, you'll find 8 cheese triangles wrapped in silver foil for freshness. The whole boxed product weighs 140g. Each triangle weighs 17.5g.

              Price:

              They are usually 92p a pack in Tesco's but they are currently half price so I paid 46p. (price as of 10/12/09)

              Nutritional Info per triangle:

              Energy: 42kcal
              Protein: 1.8g
              Fibre:<0.1g
              Sodium: 0.1g
              Fat: 3.4g
              Carbohydrate: 0.9g

              Ingredients:
              Skimmed Milk (49%) Butter, Cheese (16%)

              How to serve:
              Sandwiches, toast etc I like to add a couple to pasta as it melts well.

              Taste:

              It's very soft and creamy and tastes just like any other cheese spread to be honest, I don't think you are getting anything extra for buying a particular brand name. I would suggest that if a supermarket's own brand is cheaper then try them out as I've tried many and they are all very very similar in taste.

              Advantages/Benefits:

              There are no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. They are a great source of calcium and Vitamin D which helps keep bones and teeth strong. They have good use by dates on, a pack I bought recently ( November 2009) is dated to be used by 13th April 2010.

              Disadvantages:

              They are a little high in fat, but cheese in any shape or form is anyway. There are cheaper alternatives available which taste similar.

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              21.09.2009 13:45
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              Good option for packed lunches

              Introduction: Dairylea triangles seem to have been around forever, as a good economical variation to cheese which last that extra bit longer when making packed lunches. I was never a huge fan of these when I was younger, but when I needed to save a bit of cash, Dairylea is a good option for packed lunches.

              What are they?: Each circular pack contains 8 cheese triangles, that are made with cheese and milk.

              Packaging: The circular pack contains a colourful picture of a meadow on a sunny day with a slightly creepy looking cow on the front with a manic grin. Nutritional information is prominent on the front and the reverse. Each cheese triangle is wrapped in foil, again with a picture of the creepy cow.

              Appearance: The triangle is a yellowy white colour that is soft and is easy to spread on bread. There is nothing worse than spreading something that mashes up bread.

              Taste: The taste is light and creamy, not a particularly cheesy taste but almost. If you eat Dairylea alone the taste is a bit plain, but is much better with some Branstons pickle.

              Nutrition: Each 17.5g triangle contains:

              Calories: 42 (2% child guideline daily amount)
              Sugar: 0.9 g (1% child guideline daily amount)
              Fat: 3.4 g (5% child guideline daily amount)
              Saturates: 2.2 g (11% child guideline daily amount)
              Salt: 0.3 g (9% child guideline daily amount)

              The high saturated fat content is quite a concern, 11% of a childline daily amount sounds like a lot and does not sound especially healthy. Still I imagine it is better than chips for school dinners.

              Overall: Dairylea is quite economical compared to cheese and makes a good sandwich with pickle. However, the taste is a bit plain on its own and the saturated fat content of Dairylea seems a bit high.

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              07.08.2009 22:31
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              stay away

              I never liked Dairylea Cheese when I was young and my opinion of it has not changed since day one. To call this cheese is a total crime in the food market. This is processed diary glue that tastes like nothing other than sour milk.

              The fact that they are readily made and than stored in little packs of foil must show that they don't exactly last. They say it is a healthy option with it being filled with calcium but it really does not taste healthy at all.

              Once you open the foil triangle, you are greeted with an awful foul stench that just makes you want to boke. It then appears as a sloppy gooey half solid piece of so called cheese. You really do not want to eat it on first appearances. It looks like a terrible mess that you wish you never bought. It is like placing cheese in cling film, it reacts with the plastic and turns really bad.

              Diarylea has a very processed taste. You can tell that it is not fresh food from the first bite and it really does not count as even a substitute for a real cheese. I recommend you stay away from this so called cheese.

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                07.08.2009 22:03
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                fake cheese

                Ugh. End of review. Only joking! Actually these aren't as horrendous as I sometimes recall. I used to have them all the time as a kid, they would be an addition to a mixture tea, which would comprise a sandwich, crisps, an apple and a slice of dairylea. When you're younger, that is quite a treat. When you get older you discover real cheese and look back in scorn at how synthetic Dairylea actually is.

                The texture

                Best described as sloppy, sticky, wet, gloopy and gooey. You cannot break it in half without getting covered in sticky white cheese. It spreads really well though, particularly on cracker breads. I always found they made a terrible mess though.

                The taste

                What taste? It sort of ressembles some form of cheese. Imagine eating brie, then take away the nutty flavour you get and you're on the right track. Dairylea does not have the refined taste that brie has though, bordering more on the Laughing Cow sort of flavour. It is very mild and does not sting the throat or tickle the tastebuds. It is presumably designed for a younger eater, who is just venturing into eating cheese. The taste is too sickly for some, it does not sit well if you just wolf down an entire pack of these in one sitting.

                Packaging:

                8 traingles in that little blue cardboard disc, hasn't changed much and does the job. The actual cheese pieces are a right pain to unwrap though. You spend ages trying to find a corner and by the time you have found a way in, you could have made your own cheese.

                Price:

                Under a pound usually and often on offer, they are a nice addition to a lunchbox, but I will stick with my real cheese thank you!

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                  03.08.2009 19:35
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                  A good deal for the whole family

                  I first tried Kraft Dairylea when I was a child - it was the first thing I was allowed to make into a sandwich without mum's help, I just loved it with brown sauce and after trying it recently, still do.

                  I lost contact with Dairylea for a number of years and tried it by accident at a friend's daughter's birthday party - I had forgotten how good those little triangles tasted and was also amazed at how low in calories they are (even the full fat version).

                  As I am looking to lose a little weight I decided to change the margarine on my sandwiches to Dairylea (I find that leaving a triangle out overnight makes it easier to spread in the morning).

                  Also you can make a tasty nutritious dinner by taking a jacket potato and adding two Dairylea triangles along with some chopped ham and coleslaw - try it it is delicious.

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                    27.07.2009 14:34
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                    Dairylea triangles have been around forever, or at lease since I was a kid. I can remember coming home from school, opening the fridge, and eating cheese triangles straight out of the packet, with no need of bread at all.

                    So last week, when I went to the supermarket dairy aisle, for some reason (probably hormones) I decided to go back to my childhood by purchasing some of these.

                    I'm sure you've all seen he packaging, but for those who've missed out Dairylea triangles come in a circular blue box of six (or twelve). It's a light, bright blue, with the name Dairylea emblazoned across the front. There's a cartoonish cow in the midst of country scene on the front and on the back of the box is all the requisite ingredient and nutritional information.

                    A nice touch for children is the inside of the box, where there are a few jokes and a spot the triangle game. Overall, I'd say the box is geared towards kids rather than adults, being bright and interesting with activities to keep the kids occupied!

                    Individual triangles are wrapped in silver foil, with a blue Dairylea sticker that looks just like the box, and each foil comes with a red tag which you pull to open the triangles. I guess this is designed to make them easier to open, but I can only say it fails, as whenever I try bits of the triangle are cut off or left stuck in the cracks of the foil. Either that or the thread itself gets stuck in the cheese.

                    Giving it a quick sniff, I can say that the smell is not particularly appetising. It smells of synthetic cheese, the kind of cheese flavouring you get on crisps, with a slightly acrid overtone to it. Not appetising.

                    Taste-wise, the texture is thick and creamy and the taste I find rather overpowering, and not particularly cheese like. To be honest, much as I enjoyed these as a child, I now find them slightly rancid. The taste is far too strong, and if it was toned down a little it might be a more appealing snack. It also tastes rather salty, and definitely has a processed feel and taste to it.

                    A pack of six triangles costs around 80p and is available in all supermarkets, as well as in most small convenience stores. At around 13p per triangle, this would be quite good value if I liked the triangles, but having hated them I only regarded it as a waste of money that could have been spent on something tastier.

                    Per 100g there is 19.5 g, 13g of which is saturated fat, which sounds quite alarming, although of course the triangles are much smaller, being around less than 15 g each, and also there is 10.5 g protein, and 6.1g or carbohydrate which is all sugar.

                    Nutritionally, these break all the rules, too much fat and too much sugar, and although one triangle is only very small, I'd rather find some slightly healthier alternative for myself and my family. I feel the packaging could be improved by giving nutritional info per triangle!

                    I really didn't like these at all. They tasted foul, smelt rancid, and a look at the nutritional info tells me nothing good at all. Would I recommend these? I'd recommend that you avoid them like the plague!

                    I award one mark for the bright and entertaining packaging, but that's it. Four stars are deducted for nasty taste, foul smell, obscene amounts of fat, and the annoying fiddle foil wrapping!

                    Thanks for reading.

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                      Ultimate Triangles o' Desire

                      I remember a particular day a few weeks back - it was during the early rounds of Wimbledon and I was feeling a little peckish... I wandered into the kitchen and flung open the fridge, hoping to find a delicious snack waiting for me. All I found were a few Dairylea Triangles lingering in the far corners of the chiller, looking particularly sorry for themselves. I decided to write a review on the triangular cheese, and hurried over to the computer with snack in hand. To my surprise, although Dairylea was listed in the dooyoo database, Dairylea Triangles weren't - so I suggested them. Of course, due to the fact the tennis was in full flow, I thought it would be hilarious to choose 'Rodger Chedderer' as a title, and imagined (in an over inflated assumption of my humour) how funny my dooyoo colleagues would find my topical heading. Unfortunately, Wimbledon is now well and truly over, and my product suggestion only came through a couple of days ago - so please forgive the redundant title!


                      Price and Availability
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                      Dairylea has been around for years, and you can purchase the eight pack of Dairylea Triangles for roughly 75p in the majority of supermarkets throughout the UK. Although they don't sound that pricey, there are cheaper own brand alternatives available if you look for them - but they generally don't taste as nice.


                      Release Me!
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                      Each of the triangles is housed in a shiny foil jacket featuring a quick release mechanism which allows the transit from packet to the mouth in the quickest time possible. The ingenious system works using a red pull-tab which you tug on, resulting (in theory) in the cheese will coming free from its surroundings with minimum effort. In reality, it works nine out of ten times, but occasionally, the tin foil gets stuck in the cheese - those of you with fillings will know how uncomfortable biting on metal can be!


                      Good to Eat
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                      In terms of the taste, it's basically the same flavour in triangle form as it is in the spreadable version, although the consistency may be a little thicker - that said, it still speads easily, even when cold and taken straight from the fridge.

                      The taste is creamy and is a great accompaniment to crackers or water biscuits. The smooth nature of the cheese makes it ultra-palatable, and one triangle with invariably lead to another.


                      Ingredients
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                      Dairylea Triangles contain;
                      Concentrated Skimmed Milk, Butter, Cheese (18%), Milk Proteins, Emulsifying Salts (E452, E341, E339), Salt, and Lactic Acid.


                      Final Word
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                      For a quick snack, Dairylea Triangles (or a few Dairylea Triangles) makes for a flavoursome blast of mild cheese which, in theory, is good for the youngsters due to the high levels of Calcium and Vitamin D. That said, there are a few worrying E numbers in the ingredient list which is never a good sign. From a taste perspective however, the soft cheese is delicious and is a decent alternative to my other spread of choice, Philadelphia.


                      Nutritional Info Per 100g
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                      Calories: 240
                      Fat: 19.5g
                      Saturated Fat: 13.0g
                      Sugar: 6.1g
                      Salt: 2.0g

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                      Full of triangular goodness.