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Sainsbury's Basics Cheese Singles

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      23.11.2012 01:49

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      Not for the health conscious, but a great addition to a burger.

      Normally, I don't do cheap, processed cheese. But on a big great greasy burger, where healthy, quality food is the least of my concerns, nothing else will really do. I used to get the more expensive "by Sainsbury's" range of processed cheese singles, but due to student budget really hitting hard in the run up to loan payment day, I'm having to cut costs. And I wish I'd done it sooner; these are no different to the by Sainsbury's cheese singles I'd used before.
      Don't get me wrong, I still wouldn't use these on say, a lasagne, or in a pasta bake, but for sticking on top of a burger, or in sandwiches, they're really hard to beat, and they're just 50p for a pack of 10; the by Sainsbury's ones are 3 times as much. They're perfect for when you have a BBQ and everyone wants cheese on their burger. Much less mess than sprinkling grated cheese as well, and of course at 50p, you can afford to buy more, so no more disappointed BBQ guests.
      The only downside is this is processed cheese, so will be full of all the rubbish you don't really want; slicing up some proper cheese would be much healthier. But, if you're putting it on a burger, do you really care about healthy eating?
      If you are concerned about health, then Sainsbury's now offer 10 cheddar slices, which are more like cheese sliced from a block rather than processed stuff. 12 slices for £1 isn't too bad, they're a bit thicker as well, which means they really fill out sandwiches, but don't melt as well on burgers. Unless of course, you prefer to melt the cheese onto the burger while it's still on the grill.
      In conclusion then, they're pretty good; not healthy, and not something I'd use to say, top a lasagne, but for burgers they're perfect, and I'd probably use them for cheese on toast as well.

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      05.06.2010 09:23
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      Good price for a nice tasting slice of soft cheese.

      I think cheese slices are always handy to have in the fridge for a snack and I have been buying these ones as my grandson absolutely loves them, he just eats them from the wrapper and he enjoys them very much.

      They are from the lower brands of foods from Sainsbury's basics range of products and each slice is around 4 inches square and individually wrapped in a plastic wrapper and then placed into a larger one for the packaging.

      The slices of cheese are very soft and smooth and the texture when eaten is the same, and very creamy, and that is why my grandson loves them as he can easily chew and swallow them and they are enjoyable for him for a snack.

      For 10 slices in a pack they were priced at only 58p, which is a very cheap price and I think they are a good buy and I have used them in sandwiches with onion and mayonnaise and my hubby loves them with sweet pickle in sandwiches and they are very tasty in my opinion.

      I have used these slices for cheese on toast and although they are not quite as good as the block cheese, they do taste fine toasted too, and they melt perfectly and do not taste bland.

      Even thought they are eaten straight from the fridge, they do taste soft and smooth, as I thought when I first bought them that they would probably taste like rubber and be quite hard used with bread but I found them to be quite the opposite and they were nice, soft and very smooth tastings and light.

      Each slice contains 47 calories, 3.8g fat, 1.8g saturates and 2.3g of protein.


      These slices are cheap enough for BBQs and for the amount in the packet, and the price, I think they are very good value for money and I use them with Beef burger's and Onion's I think they are nice and tasty as the cheese melts into the burger perfectly and the texture is nice and soft.

      They are very good for packed lunches and picnics and parties and I think they are a bargain price and are fine for those occasions as it can be quite expensive doing these BBQs etc as the money for the other items really can mount up and it is best to save a little money when possible and this is one of the items that I recommend for anyone to try and see if you like them too.

      I have been trying lots of other lower brands and this one is one I am not disappointed with at all.

      I give them 5 stars.

      Thank you for reading my review.

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        04.05.2010 00:18
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        Yummy!

        We had a stupid idea today and got the bbq out because my aunt and uncle was visiting, we don't see them all that often so brought loads of bbq food and made a bit of a day of it. The stupid bit it that we was dodging the rain all day and there was even a freak hail storm in Birmingham just as my dad put the pork steaks on! pmsl!

        Anyways, we had burgers and when you have burgers you've got to get cheese slices and the thing is that the processed cheese slices all taste the same and it doesn't matter what supermarket you buy them from. The Sainsburys Basics ones were in the fridge so that's what we used and they was proper nice, I had them on a burger earlier and have also munched a couple on their own tonight.

        They are easy to unwrap but one thing I've noticed about these Sainsburys cheese slices is that you usually lose a bit because the wrappers stick to the edges of the cheese.

        It's got the same rubbery texture as ALL these processed cheese slices but has got a creamy feel as you eat it instead of being 100% rubbery! lol It tastes of processed cheese, and is a bit boring on it's own but delish melted over a burger.

        If you put the cheese slice on the burger while it's still on the bbq it will melt nice but doesn't go all drippy and the edges stay quite firm. The taste is wicked melted and goes special nice with burger mustard and a bit of salad. My mouth is watering now and I could eat a bbq'ed burger right now!!!

        They are 58p for 10 cheese slices and I think that's brill value, they're mega crap quality but PERFECT for making a nice cheese burger..... real cheese doesn't do it for me on a burger but these are wicked.

        Recommended!!!

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          21.04.2010 15:00
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          A great cheese single

          I am not a huge lover of cheap cheese, but there is something about these cheese slices on a burger (veggie for me) that just make it seem complete.

          I can't eat veggie burgers, or meat ones when I ate meat, without at least one slice of this cheese, lots of mustard and a squirt of heinz ketchup.

          I have tried a few varieties of these singles and they are all pretty much the same. They all have those annoying wrappers, and they all taste very strange if you eat them on their own. I have found these are the cheapest and are no better or worse than the more expensive brands.

          A pack of 10 of these costs 58p from Sainsburys, which I think compared to other brands is a real bargain, considering there is no huge difference between brands.

          This cheese on it's own tastes pretty weird and very rubbery, but it's quite soft, and when put on a burger it melts wonderfully, and goes lovely and gooey.

          It says on the pack that each slice of cheese contains 47 calories and 3.8g of fat. Which is not great for anyone trying to watch their calorie intake, but I wouldn't say that this is something I would eat on a regular basis, so it's not too bad.

          If you are buying these slices I would highly recommend this brand. As they are the cheapest ones I have found and still taste good.

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