“ Brand: Peelable Cheese / Type: Cheeses „
We usually buy cheese strings but when I spotted these a few weeks back in Sainsbury's I thought we could give these a try. They are quite a bit cheaper than cheese strings with these costing £1.48 for a packet of 8.
The packet boasts that the twirlers are made with real cheese and each twirler contains a glass of milk. So basically they are twisted cheestrings with a different name!
Inside the multipack each twirler is wrapped individually making them brilliant for kids lunchboxes. It is very simple to open the cheese twirlers wrapping so you dont have to worry about your children not being able to open them at lunchtime.
So when the twirler is out of the packet it is about 4 inches long and a cylinder in shape. The twirler must contain two different kinds of cheese as it is stripey with the different colours.
Now, most people will eat these by picking a tiny bit off. Here is where I find the peelers to be inferior to cheesestrings, when you peel a slither off, often it will break off halfway through. Everytime I have eaten one of these I have been left with a twirler that is really thin at the top and really fat at the bottom.
So how do they taste? Well they taste like plasticky cheese! I think they actually taste quite nice lol. They taste quite artificial and are quite similar in taste to cheesestrings however I think cheesestrings taste slightly better. The cheese is very mild and to be honest doesnt really taste of cheese. However, if your kids find them fun then who can complain if it gets some calcium in them!
Each twirler contains 74 calories and 5.1g fat so not too bad. You can quite easily give one of these to your kids a day and not worry too much.
Overall, I think these are a fun snack which are a nice alternative to chocolate or crisps and they are slightly healthier! They contain a lot of calcium so great for growing bones.
While having a quick look around Farmfoods, I always go to their chilled counter as you can get some great bargains there if the sell by date is coming within the next few weeks. I recently got some "Dairylea Dunk Pots" that come in a pack of 4 and they were selling 4 packs x 4 for a £1.00 because the date was the end of April 10. This is when I spotted these "Peelable Cheese Twirlers".
When you first glance at these they look very similar to the "Cheesestrings" that you can buy, but are in a bright blue packaging with a clear centre so you can see the twirlers inside, coming in a pack of 8, you will see that they are attached in 4's in a clear plastic packaging with a picture of a cow on the bottom of the stick. These to me look a lot thicker than a "Cheesestring", but I haven't got one to compere it too, so it might not be. Looking quite fancy with the 2 different colour cheeses twirling around each other ( it almost looks like a mini stick of rock!) these would certainly get kids eating them.
Now with a Cheesestring it can get a bit messy with lots of tiny strands coming away from it as you peel it away, but where these cheeses are in such thick bands they seem to stay a bit firmer with a nice solid piece of cheese coming away as you peel.
Now being in two colours I believed that maybe these were two different cheeses, but I can't seem to taste any difference between the two and on looking on the packet there isn't much information at all about the cheese used in these Twirlers. In the ingredients section it just say's Pasteurised milk, salt, acidity regulator, citric acid.
These do have a cheesey taste and I must say that I do enjoy eating these when I fancy a quick snack, so I would say that they are cheddary in taste and are 100% natural cheese. I personally prefer these to any of the other sticks that I have tasted. These come in a perferated wrapper and I must say that they tear easily without tearing the other stick that it is attached to it.
These would be great for kids lunchboxes as they contain a good source of calcuim with each 25g stick containing 165mg Calcuim, apart from that each stick contains;
These are produced for a company called "Dairy Partners Ltd" who I have never heard of before, with the sell by date being 18.05.10 I thought I would give these a try for £1.00 as if I was buying "Cheesestrings" I would pay more for 4 let alone 8 and as I said before I prefer these to the others that I have tried. So next time you are in Farmfoods don't just look in the freezers have a look on the shelves as well (I also get my Hovis loaves in there as they are so fresh and are only £1.00 for 2 so I usually stock up for the whole week by popping them in my freezer!) and you might be surprised what you will find!.
These are a cheaper version of Cheestrings, I didn't buy them because they was cheaper but when I went into Tesco a couple of weeks ago there wasn't any Cheestrings on the shelf because they was on a good special offer. When I saw these was only £1.50 for 8 sticks of peelable cheese I decided to buy them and see what they tasted like because that's quite cheap for this kind of food.
These are called Twirlers because it's 2 different colour cheeses, one is very pale and creamy looking and the other one is a brighter orange. Both the different colours are twirled round each other so that the sticks of cheese kind of look like 2 spirals put together.
You peel the cheese from the top or you can just bite into the sticks of cheese, that's a bit of a waste though because if you was going to do that you might as well get yourself proper cheese! lol I mainly got them for my sister but I reckon these are a bit addictive and I like the taste better than Cheestrings because it's a bit creamier.
The pale and orange cheese doesn't taste any different from each other but having the 2 colours makes it look mega cheerful and I reckon one of these would look nice and interesting in a kids lunchbox for school.
They don't taste all that much like REAL cheese but they peel good and you can decide for yourself if you want to peel the cheese off in thick pieces or very thin ones to make the stick last for as long as possible. Like I said you can also just bite bits off and kind of peel them in your tongue while they're in your mouth.
Each stick has got 75 cals and 5.1g fat in it, that's not brilliant because you can easy eat one of these Twirlers in about 30 seconds so that's shedloads of fat for a snack that's so quick to eat.
Recommended.... yummy and a bit more interesting than a piece of plain cheese!!! Each stick has got 1 glass of milk in it so these are good for getting more calcium, I still reckon real cheese is better for you though because all these peelable cheese snacks taste so fake that I doubt there is much real nutrition in them!