Product Type: Primula Cheese
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Squeezy light goodness
Member Name: kiss_me_now9
Advantages: Low price, tastes good, low calories, lots of varieties
Disadvantages: Hard to get the last bits out of the tube
As a cheese addict, it has been hard to let go of the one food I truly enjoy on anything (yes, anything) on my current diet. So when I saw Primulas new light spread for 99p, I knew I had to try it. There are a lot of varieties in the Primula range with something for everyone, from ham to cheese and chive flavour.
The light blue plastic tube is nothing like the ones I used to remember as a child, the metal tubes that you could put a key in the top to squeeze the last drop of cheese out! I wonder why they're no longer metal - maybe for recycling purposes. The packaging for the light cheese spread proudly proclaims that profits from Primula go to various charities and that the tube is only priced 99p (compared to the £1.30 price for the other tubes).
Initially, I was a bit wary of this; my memory of Primula cheese is my mum making soggy white bread and ham Primula sandwiches on a Sunday afternoon when she couldn't be bothered to cook. As such, I can no longer stomach this spread on anything other than crackers or rice cakes! I got a couple of boxes of the like out of my cupboard and sat down to nom, hoping that I hadn't wasted my £1. The taste is exactly as I remember Primula - exactly as I remember it, which is a good thing as the light version didn't exist the last time I ate it! It's still sticky and a funny pale yellow colour but most of all it's very yummy. It's quite a mellow tasting spread and you might be hard pressed if you over power it with other toppings to recognise it as cheese; but it is unmistakable.
I had mine today on rice cakes with ham and some hot salsa, which worked nicely, although if I put too much salsa on the cheese taste was lost completely. The back of the tube suggests that you could use it in a small quantity instead of butter or margarine - not sure why you'd want to do this but I guess it is possible! I have to say though, it was a bit of a chore spreading it as it was so sticky, so I don't know if trying to spread it on bread would be advisable.
Per 100g, this spread has 149 calories in it, with 150gs in a tube. It has 400mg of calcium per 100g and 8.9g of fat. It's suitable for vegetarians and pregnant women and should be used within two weeks of opening.
Summary: A lovely, tasty low fat spread that I will enjoy again!
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