“ Smooth cheese spread. „
I have recently rediscovered Laughing Cow after many years of not eating it. The title of this review relates to the fact that this product was something I always used to associate with childhood holidays to Spain, where we always used to buy it to eat at breakfast time (we were always on self catering holidays). Of course the name was written in Spanish, the title is my poor attempt to recreate the name it bears in Spain. My partner loves soft cheese but for many years I had 'gone off' it and could not find one I enjoyed. Recently I spotted these in the supermarket and decided to give them a go. I purchased the original and the light version. (I am on WW and the light version are only 1pp for 2!). I haven't looked back as I have been buying them every week since that first purchase. I should point out, although it comes in a tub that you can spread, I have been buying them in the individually wrapped foil triangles. I personally prefer the triangles as I think they stay fresher for longer, also, although I eat them spread on toast or in pitta pockets for lunch, I love eating them just as a snack on their own. The little triangles are ideal for throwing in a lunchbag to take to the office to have 'on the go' to keep you going throughout the day. I noticed there are other varieties now available (blue cheese is next on my list to try) but for me, the light ones have been great as a wee snack to keep me going without piling on the pounds. It may be a throwback to those childhood holidays but I love all the packaging with the distinctive red cow on the front, and as stated above, the foil triangles are great for keeping them fresh, making them portable and they're easy to open as they have a little red thread at the tip to pull to open the foil up easily.
This cheese is individually packaged for very convenient portability and ease of portioning. A total of 8 individual portions is contained within each wheel that you buy. I usually pay $4-5 per wheel at my normal grocery store. The 'Laughing Cow' cheese brand is represented by a friendly looking red cow face that is very inviting. The logo is also something that I am used to and I know that (generally) if it is made by Laughing Cow I am going to like it (as I have not found a Laughing Cow product yet that I don't like).
The small foil triangles that the cheese spread comes in is both appealing and very functional. I am a huge sucker for individualized packaging, as I work and go to school full time and it's important for me to have easy to pack lunches. The packaging of the individual triangles has a nifty little pull tab that allows you to open each little wedge without crushing it into an unrecognizable pile of foil and cheese smear. I do eat these little cheeses pretty frequently and I have never had one of the pull tabs fail or operate anything but optimally (Good job Laughing Cow!). I also like the individual foil packaging because it provides a space to dip into with crackers (or whatever you choose to eat with your spread), which is great because then I don't have to pack an extra dish or silverware.
These little cheese wedges now come in all kinds of flavors and variations and I'm pretty convinced that there is probably one for just about everyone. I believe that their original flavor is something like 'Creamy Swiss', which is great for just about anything you want to smear it onto.
They have now come out with 'Light' versions that are only 35 calories (holy cow! pun very much so intended) a piece. These lighter versions come in multiple flavors including their original, herb & garlic, french onion, mozzarella with sun dried tomato and basil, and others. The mozzarella with sun dried tomato and basil flavor is absolutely one of my favorite flavor that they make, it's really good! These light versions are full of flavor and I haven't even noticed a difference after switching, definitely just as good as the original.
These little cheeses are super portable, convenient, and absolutely delicious! And if you are watching your calorie intake the light version is fantastic and doesn't lack any flavor like some 'diet' or 'light' foods can. A great choice for any cheese fan, in my opinion.
I have heard that the little cheese that Laughing Cow makes were originally intended as 'training cheese' for children in the UK. [ I haven't found facts to support this however, so don't quote me! I just thought it was a cool idea (: ]
Anyhow, I hope that my review was useful and helpful!
Although I've never really been a big fan of spreading cheese I decided to give this one a try. I first tried it on crackers and loved it instantly. It's such a soft, creamy texture which isn't too strong a taste but certainly not bland either. The colour of the cheese is very pale almost white and has a lovely mild cheesy flavour which doesn't have a synthetic taste like other brands I had tried in the past.
These can be purchased in packs of 8 or 16. They come in a round cardboard box. The cheese triangles are neatly arranged within the box. It can be a bit tricky to get the first one out. I usually have to resort to tipping the box upside down, however this isn't a problem. Each triangle is foil wrapped with a red pull tab which opens with a gently pull. I've always found these tabs to perform well. The cheese can usually be removed in one whole piece without difficulty however if the cheese becomes slightly warm and melts a bit then it has to be scrapped out with a knife.
This cheese is lovely on crackers, toast, sandwiches, baked potato etc. It spreads well on bread and crackers as its soft so doesn't tear the bread or break crackers when spreading. I sometimes just eat them on the own too and they're a really enjoyable little snack.
These are available in a light version too which is good for people who may be watching their weight.
This product contains no added artificial colours or preservatives. Information on the box states that this product cannot be guaranteed to be suitable for vegetarians.
Skimmed milk, cheeses, butter, milk proteins, emulsifying salts: E452, E331, E450 and E339, salt
Each triangle contains:
Calories = 41.8
Protein - 1.9 g
Carbohydrates - 1.1 g
Fat - 3.3 g
Fibre - nil
Sodium - 0.1 g
Salt equivalent - 0.3 g
Calcium - 59.5mg
~~~Cheesy I know!~~~~
As I whirl closer towards the inevitable working from home, lunchtime nibble zone, I've only gone and extrapolated my all-time favourite cheesy spread from the fridge . That's right, it's the wise-cracking dairy moo day dreamer that is the laughing cow, or to use its proper French title "La Vache qui rit"
I'm sure those "Krafty" sorts over at DairyLea are still scratching their heads on just how a double horned red faced chortling french cud chewer has managed to establish such a strong hold in the hotly competitive triangular market place, but here's my thinking....
~~~~Appeals to all ages~~~~
Since my earliest recollections growing up in the 1970's , Dairylea has been firmly targeted at kids, with that unforgettable tag line "Kids will do anything for the taste of Dairylea", but as time and the market place has moved on I'm not sure they've kept pace. To this day I find their triangles to be sloppy in texture, squishy squashy, and rather bland to taste.
In contrast, what I like about the Laughing Cow triangles to use the proper original French name, is that it has a genuine heritage, dating right back to the 1920s, and that the quality and freshness of the cheese gives it a real creamy flavour. In that way, it really crosses over from being a lunchbox treat for kids to being an all rounder for the family, whether as a tasty sandwich spread or topping, or even just to be gobbled up one by one as the mood takes.
Each individually wrapped triangle can be quickly and easily opened by pulling on a little red piece of foil, and hey presto - no mess , no fuss.
The packaging is nicely presented, adorned with the cheery face of aforementioned Mrs Moo. If you see a purple box - that denotes the lighter variety.
Now I've seen some fine food reviews and recipe selections on this site, so couldn't resist the opportunity to share with you the magical first time I sampled the delights of this most splendid of soft cheeses.
The setting was Tenerife, self-catered accommodation, a group of lads sharing, out late every night, full English breakfasts, and cheap and cheerful top up meals the rest of the day. One day I thought to myself, we've been here all week and haven't even used any of the cooking facilities - and as I found myself suffering an attack of the munchies I found myself compelled to go out and get something to cook. Don't know if it was the after effects of a few nights on the booze, or simply the by product of my own overactive imagination, but I had a real craving for some crispy squid rings. So I duly went to the supermarket below, before it dawned on me.
Hang on we haven't got any cooking oil or butter, and I'm not buying a load just for a one-off cooking effort - that would be a complete waste. At that very moment, I was passing the dairy selection, and for the first time in my life I spotted the familiar cardboard circle "La vache qui rit" - that'd do the job I thought to myself, a couple of cheese triangles should melt into a bit of a sauce. Then genius that I am I flashed up another inspiration - I'll chuck in a jar of Helmans mayonaisse, that should do the business
One badly burned frying pan later...but hey at least I managed to avoid full-scale food poisoning - that's the quality of this cheese!
Don't worry I won't be posting this elsewhere as a recipe:)
Though I don't consider myself a cheese fan, I do quite like the odd cheese here and there, either to go in a sandwich or occasionally just to eat a chunk. Normally I go for mature or very mature cheddar but the other day I saw the Laughing Cow Light triangles and thought I'd re-acquaint myself.
These cheese triangles, I always see as being aimed at kids being in a funky triangle shape, self contained, and therefore, good for kids' lunch boxes. Certainly Dairylea is very much aimed at kids, noting the Dippers Lunchbox range, and this is their rival.
However, though primarily aimed at kids, I suspect this Light version is aimed at adults. Kids don't tend to care about full fat or low fat and what not.
A pack of 16 portions cost about £2 at Tesco which I thought a little costly but I wanted something different. The pot is striped white and blue with a picture of a red laughing cow with cheese boxes hanging from her ear.
To open, you just pull the string round the middle of the pot and inside is 16 individually foil wrapped triangles. Getting to the cheese can be a bit squishy though. You have to find the red tab on the triangle and pull it which takes the top off, then take each side off and pull the whole foil off.
I know some people consider this 'fake stuff' but each to their own and I really like it. It's soft, slightly gooey with a gentle taste. This is technically a spread in triangle form so it's not utterly solid, slightly more liquidy than say Edam.
These contain 63% less fat than the original version so they're good for dieting adults and contain plenty of calcium so good for kids too. These can stay in the fridge for some time too so a real family winner I think.
I've been to France a lot during my youth and still like to travel their for a well deserved holiday. Whwn I was a kid, I always joined my parents while they shopped in one of the major French supermarkets from Intermarche or Leclerc. And the first thing I went looking for was the little cardboard round box with the red cow on it "la vache qui rit"which of course means, The laughing cow.
**About The laughing cow**In 1865, a Frenchmen named Jules Bel decided to work in a little place named Orgolet (near the Swiss border) as a master cheese maker for the cheese company COmte cheeses.
His two sons take over the company after a few years and move it to Lons-Le-Saulier. This still is the place where you'll find the head quarter of the company. Leon (Jules'son who took over the company) learns more about cheese spread. He decides to develop his own cheese spread which results in "La vache qui rit", the "laughing cow"cheeses. Leon designs the red cow himself. The cow is laughing because Leon and his brother during war time, where in the same infanterie. And Leon loved to draw a laughing cow on the army vehicles!
Eventually some Mr Rabier designs the new logo of the red cow, in 1922. It is still used these days. Besides the regular La vache qui rit triangle little cheeses, there also are new products like Cheez Dips, Babybel cheese, mini Babybel and La vache qui rit goat cheese. La vache qui rit is now sold in over 90 countries and daily more than 10 million portions are eaten worldwide.
**So, what does this cheese taste like?** Well, like cheese of course, but it does have quite a neutral taste. Nice and fresh I have to say, not too cheesy and strong. It tastes great on a simple sandwhich but if you combine it with some lettuce and a croissant it is delicious as well.
A few years ago La vache qui rit wasn';t for sale in Holland yet, but since it is, I buy it regularly. My daughter likes it too, especially on her brown bread. Great product, and easy to use, one triangle part per sandwich is more than enough. The traingle formed pieces are wrapped in silverfoil and easy to open. And, the Laughing cow just makes you happy!
The packaging for Laughing Cow Cheese Triangles has a big red cows head on the front. I'm not sure what breed she is (seeing as she is bright red!) but she seems to be very happy and is even sporting a pair of Laughing Cow packs as earings (theres a style tip for you, girls!). I can remember the packaging being this way for at least the last 20 years and I am sure most people would be familiar with it. The box can be opened by pulling a red string which gives a satisfying 'zip' sound as you pull it out. Inside the box the cheese triangles are arranged in a circle like the segments of a Trivial Pursuits Pie, individually wrapped in foil.
Along the side of the pack is all the pertinent nutritional information you would expect, which is presented in a clear and accessible manner. The nutritional information panel also contains information about your GDA's (Guideline Daily Amounts of things like fat, salt and sugar content), which is handy if you are counting the calories.
Next to the nutritional info is a logo telling you that Laughing Cow Cheese Triangles are made by the Bel company - makers of that other excellent French Fromage, Baby Bel.
I paid around £2.50 for a pack of 16 triangles. That's only 15p per triangle!
Laughing Cow Cheese Triangles are essentially cream cheese. In terms of texture they are very similar to cream cheese. They have a smooth taste that manages to be both salty and tangy. They spread perfectly into a ham sandwich or can remain solid enough to be eaten on their own (genius!). I've been eating these for as long as I can remember and I'm pretty sure my mum used to put them in my lunch box everyday for about 5 years in a row, still, I never got fed-up with them. I liked them so much that I can remember sneaking into the kitchen of my grandparents house late at night and nicking them out of the fridge when I was supposed to be asleep.
I would definitely recommend these cheesy treats, especially to parents with kids (and even grandparents with hungry grandchildren). They make a great lunch box snack in their own right and are also great in sandwiches.
I've been buying Laughing Cow cheese triangles for ages now because each triangle is bigger than Dairylea and I also think these have got a creamier and more grown up flavour.
You get 8 or 16 triangles in a round cardboard container, at the minute the packs of 16 are on offer for £1.00 in Sainsburys but the usual price is £1.88.
The triangles come wrapped in foil and when you open one you'll see the colour is very pale, it's creamy looking and nearly white instead of the yellow colour of Dairylea triangles.
You spread the soft cheese on things like toast, sandwiches, crackers or you can melt them into a jacket potato. I love the cheesey flavour of Laughing Cow and the fact that these triangles taste like proper soft cheese instead of having a gimmicky or too strong flavour. Dairylea are yummy but they taste too much like they're made for kids to me, these are loads creamier and have got a lovely fresh cheese flavour.
They spread easy and 1 triangle is enough for a few crackers or 2 slices of bread, because of them being so chunky you get a stronger cheese taste and that's just because there's more soft cheese in the triangle than the thinner Dairylea ones. The cheese has got a lovely rich taste and when you eat it straight out of the fridge it gives you that yummy cool feeling as you eat it, this is specially nice on crackers or crispbread I think because the hard texture of the cracker goes proper nice with the smooth cool cheese.
I also like the fact that Laughing Cow doesn't feel sticky in my mouth, its weird to describe but I can't stand that funny feel in the back of my throat when I swallow other cheese spreads. This one is so smooth and tasty that it's just proper yummy to eat.
You can buy laughing cow in a Light version as well, I haven't tried that so don't know how good it is but I've heard from other people that there's not much difference in the taste or texture. They have also brought out a new range of Deli spreads, I've got one with onion in the fridge at the minute to try later and I think there is another flavour in the range.
I fell in love with laughing cow when I spent 3 months in South East Asia, as they are available pretty much everywhere, even from the women on the little stalls by the side of the road in Cambodia.
Laughing cows come in a circular cardboard package that is very easy to get into on. Each pack contains 8 individual triangles, although you can purchase the bigger packs which have 2 layers, so 16 triangles.
The laughing cow is probably the most famous cow around; on the package he is big and red with 'laughing cow' earrings in. If this doesn't catch your eye when searching the supermarket shelf, then the big red 'The laughing Cow' letters certainly will.
Each individual triangle is wrapped in foil, with a red tear strip which makes them easy to open.
Where from and how much
Depending on where you shop the price will vary, on average you can expect to pay between £1 and £1.50 for a pack of 8 triangles. At the moment Tesco have an offer on of two packs of 8 for £2.
The following nutritional facts are for original laughing cow, but bear in mind that you can get lower fat versions, either Laughing Cow light, or extra light.
Per every 100g there is:
6g Carbohydrates (of which sugars) 6g
fat 19g (of which saturates) 13g
I personally really like laughing cow, I think they are a great item to have in the fridge. I do not agree with calling them 'cheese', as apart from the name, I don't think it has anything else in common. However I really love the creamy texture, and the softness of each triangle is perfect for young children.
Instructions of use
There are loads of different ways to eat laughing cow depending on your preference, here are a few of my favourite ways:
To accompany my salad, it adds a bit of extra flavour. And the light versions are a healthy option to mix with tuna etc.
Spread on top of rivita, topped with tomatoes, and although your not suppose to, a sprinkling of salt on top to finish. The juice from the tomatoes just goes so well with the creamy soft cheese.
Simply as a snack, when I just fancy something savoury to take all other cravings away.
Finally, spruce up a simple crisp sandwich by spreading the laughing cow on the bread first.
These little cheese triangles are brilliant with toast, on their own and even, I have bizarrely discovered, on pringles!
They come in packs of 8 or 16 and have a very distinctive packaging: the large red letters saying 'The Laughing Cow' with the big picture of a red cow with cheese earrings! The triangles are arranged neatly in a circle, and the 16 pack is also in a circle, just with two tiers. The 'original' flavours packaging is blue, whereas the 'light' version is purple.
These little cheesy bites are smooth, creamy and melt deliciously on the tongue. They have a slight cheddary taste to them but are not strong at all and if you like your cheese powerful, these may not be for you! However, on a rice cake or a piece of bread, perhaps with a bit of cheese I find they are very tasty, not too strong and only about 25 calories a go, which is good for those watching their waistline!!
And the light version is just as nice as the original!
I love cheese - rather too much I suspect . I'm the sort of person that will buy a big block, and have just a little slice every time I pass the fridge . The cheese soon vanishes .
Cheese triangles are maybe not as satisfying as a rich creamy stilton ora tangy mature cheddar, but they do have the convenience of being individually wrapped, making portion control, and calorie counting incredibly easy . Add to this that although they are best served cold, they can be safely stored out of the fridge in a cool dark place,they're also ideal for taking along in a bag as a snack, or popping into a lunchbox . Or keeping in a cupboard, as I'm doing with all my food at the moment as my fridge has died!
These are available in original and light varieties, and both come in packs of 8 or 16. I opted for the light version in a pack of 8, as I do like to try and shave off a few calories where I can manage it, and light triangles are only 25.4 calories each .
The box is a round card box, with 8 foil wrapped cheese portions, with a colourful picture of a laughing cow wearing cheese earrings on the front, and 'The Laughing Cow' in bright red letters . On the bottom of the pack is all the nutritional and ingredient info .
Unwrapping this is easy - simply pull the little tag on the triangle, and it lifts up one side of the foil making it easy to get to your cheese . Unlike some other brands, I didn't find that the tag ripped off, or that the cheese got stuck in the foil . I also liked the texture of the cheese on picking it up - light and moist, yet still firm enough to be picked up and eaten without mess .
They're also deeper than other cheese triangle brands, making each triangle quite a nice chunky size . They're easy to spread - on crackers, on toast, down the middle of a celery stick, but my favourite way to eat them is just to stuff the whole wedge in my mouth and enjoy the lovely rich creamy smooth taste . They're yummy - so creamy, and with a mild cheesy tang!
Because of the low calorie count, I've started using triangles instead of butter on my toast , as it makes counting up my points on weightwatchers much easier than attempting to guesstimate how much butter I'm using .
Overall, I love these . My one complaint is that my daughter loves these too . I got 8 from asda yesterday , ate 2, and came down this morning to find none left - my daughter has happily gobbled her way through 6! That, according to the nutritional information on the back of the pack, is 64.8 % of her recommended calcium intake, so I have no need to worry about her having strong healthy bones!
A great little snack on it's own, delicious on toast, and scrummy and crunchy spread on a celery stick, and a pack of 8 costs only 1.04 from Asda . I give my cheesy little friend 5 stars!
I had a friend who used to eat these every single day. He ate them for a period of three years before giving up on them and discovering real cheese! The Laughing Cow is much in the mould of Dairylea, small triangles of spreadable cheese.
I must commend the cardboard tub which is very easy to get into. It is also recyclable. Inside the tub, you will find eight (depending on which size pack you buy) small traingles of cheese, wrapped in a foil esque wrapper. These, in turn, are easy to access and the wrapper scrunches up nicely, which means there is minimal waste.
Quite unworldy. A cheese should not feel like this! Give it a prod and you can feel your finger slowly being consumed by the soft white sticky putty. I advise not doing this, as it will probably leave your fingers covered in it. It is quite a sticky fellow and prone to causing a mess if you drop it on the carpet. It has a similar texture to Dairylea, think squidgy, wet, gooey and pliable.
There is a cheesy taste to it, but it is not one I agree with. The taste borderlines synthetic and there is a lack of robust flavour. It leaves me with a slightly unpleasant artificial taste in the mouth. There is no depth to the flavour and it does not even strike a chord in the creamyness department, that I find Dairylea manages to pull off. That said, the bland flavour could be useful to introduce people who don't like real cheese to cheese.
You can pick up an eight pack of these up in all good supermarkets for about a pound, so price wise it isn't bad, but if I had to pick between this and Dairylea or even Philadelphia, this would be last on the list, due to the poor taste.
Also, what exactly is the cow laughing about? Maybe that we've been sucked into buying her bland cheese...
I am a huge fan of spreadable cheese and sometimes I even want to eat triangles whole and on their own. I like to buy whatever I can afford when buying lunch things as I tend to get bored of the same old sandwiches day in and day out.
Laughing Cow Cheese Triangles are sold by Sainsbury's stores for £1.05 for 8 triangles or £1.78 for 16 triangles so these are quite reasonably priced. Each triangle has 41 calories and 3.3g of fat so these are something tasty that I can eat without worrying too much about my waistline, however, there is also light & extra light versions available if you are really watching the calories or fat.
The triangles are within a round cardboard box which has a pull tab which opens the box in to two halves and within the box are 8/16 individually wrapped cheese triangles. Each triangle is wrapped in foil and has a pull tab which once tugged will open the whole of the top of the triangle making it nice and easy to get out whole or to dip your knife in to spread on to bread or for use with whatever you want it for. The cheese is lovely and creamy and is a pale beige colour (just like other spreadable cheeses). I thoroughly enjoy these but I can't really taste much difference between these and some cheaper ones that I have brought from Tesco in the past (and they are healthier!).
I am very pleased with the quality of these triangles as well as the packaging and I will be purchasing them again whenever I see them on offer. I like nothing more than using one on half a bagel with Marmite. These cheese triangles are delicious eaten alone or even with salad in a roll. I am rating these 5/5 as the price is great and the taste is fantastic. The cheese spreads very well and is delicious on a nice fresh baguette.
I first came across "La Vache Qui Rit" (the cow who laughs) in France about 20 years ago. I was a miserable teenager camping with my family and I refused to eat most things let alone stinky French food. This was a great find, a neutral product that became part of my staple diet.
~So how does it look?~
Well beaming at you from the box is the head of a red faced smiling cow with a splendid pair of cheese box earrings for some reason. She turns cheekily towards you whilst floating above green fields. The edge of the box is striped with blue and white diagonal lines and inside the individually wrapped triangle cheeses form a circle.
~and how do you open them?~
well if it's a new box then initially you'll struggle to release one of the cheeses from the circle. If you pick at it with you finger then you stand the worry of squashing the cheese which makes the next step more precarious. Often you may need to resort to tipping the cheeses upside down to shake one loose which poses the added worry of dumping them all on the floor. Once one is lose tho there are no further issues...except.
Each cheese is individually foil wrapped and it has a red strip/zip that you pull to unlock the cheese. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. It is often made more complicated if the cheeses has been squashed - then it may not come out in a whole piece. It's such a faff.
...and the taste?...
MMMM Creamy, slightly salty, not too sweet, not really cheddary just light again creamy is the best word. Far Far superior to dairylea which by comparison tastes sweet, underseasoned and shiny.
..how do they look?..
Pale. like milk and not artificial looking at all. It isn't tinted pale yellow like Dairylea and looks far more appealing to me. It spreads nicely and each triangle is a good chunk so you get a nice creamy lump of cheese.
..So is it any good for you..
Probably not is the answer as I have had to look at the ingredients and nutritional value for this review which are:
Per 17.5gram triangle
Energy Value kcal 41.8
Protein (g) 1.9
Carbohydrates (g) 1.1
Of which - Sugars (g) 1.1
Fat (g) 3.3
Of which Saturates (g) 2.3
Fibre (g) nil nil
Sodium (mg) 0.1
Salt equivalent (g) 0.3
Calcium ** (mg) 59.5
Suitable for Vegetarians? No they can't guarantee it
Right so they are full of fat, high on saturates (the bad stuff) , hefty in sugar and have no fibre. So okay, they're not particularly great but the calcium content is good.
emulsifying salts : E452, E331, E450 and E339
No added artificial colours or added preservatives.
Now to my mind that's a lot of E numbers and the idea of milk proteins just turns my stomach so I am going to move away from this now with my eyes averted.
~How much are they to buy?~
You can buy these in either 8 triangles for 99p or 16 triangles for £1.85 which is how I always buy them. Most supermarkets stock them now and they really are worth a try if Dairylea is your thing. These are so much nicer.
As long as you're not going to eat the whole box at once, and to be fair I think you'd struggle, these are good. I love em on crackers, ryvita, in my sandwiches, with salads (get the picture?) They blow the nearest competition away if that be Dairylea and are found all over Europe - unlike Dairylea - which is useful for fussy kids who are travelling.
Laughing cow comes from the Leerdammer, BabyBel, Giggles people and they do good cheese.
After deciding to go on weight watchers last week I asked myself how I was going to survive cutting down on my cheese intake. Cheese is my favourite food, always has been, always will be. However, I have never really been a fan of cheese spread. But whilst shopping in my local tescos supermarket I noticed laughing cow extra light cheese spread, the packet was a nice purple colour so I thought I may aswell give them a go.
The cheese is seperated into 8 triangles, making it easy to keep fresh and decide on a portion size. This also makes it very convenient to use. The cheeses are in a circular cardboard box which can be easily recycled and unlike the regular laughing cow cheese the box is purple rather than blue. I think I paid £1.06 for 8 cheeses, a total weight of 140g which I think is good value.
Each triangle only contains 3% fat which is superb if your watching your weight. They carry 20 calories and just 0.6g of fat (0.4g saturates) so if your one of those people who like a lot of cheese then they are perfect as quite frankly, you can have as many as you like. There are no added colours or preservatives so they are great for kids too. They carry a half a point value on the weight watchers diet.
I've got to say, I wasn't particularly looking forward to my cheese spread sandwich yesterday lunch time, but after making my sandwich there was a tiny bit of cheese left over, I popped it in my mouth and 2 words come to mind-pure heaven! It was creamy, cheesy and very smooth and soft. I was absolutely amazed at how good it tasted and wouldnt certainly pick it over dairylea any time! It was very nice in the sandwich too.